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"ideas for testing down insulation's reaction to water/humidity?"
Craig, You could test down in a large cigar humidor to compare measured humidity effects on different down samples. For applications such as sleeping bags, the bigger issue is extended exposure to...

In GEAR » ideas for testing down insulation's reaction to water/humidity?
March 07, 9:59am

"How do I shorten my spoon and toothbrush?"
Cut the excess length off with a pair of side cutters or shears and sand edges down with a grinder/dremel/sandpaper.

In Philosophy & Technique » How do I shorten my spoon and toothbrush?
March 04, 6:41am

"Best way to survive bug season?"
Treat your clothing and headnet with Permethrin, use DEET on any exposed skin. Wear tightly knit fabrics that bugs can't bite thru. Use a netted shelter. Avoid areas where biting insects will b...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best way to survive bug season?
February 19, 6:39am

"Where would you like a midwest GGG be held"
Hi, Mike here from the far-West Chicago suburbs. I think an ideal spot to hold a Midwest GGG would be southern Wisconsin perhaps a section of the Ice Age trial, such as Kettle Moraine, I think this...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Where would you like a midwest GGG be held
February 07, 12:32pm

"Four Point Five Pounds."
I have heard many times from many reputable experienced ultralight hikers that the goal of ultralight backpacking is going as light as you can without compromising comfort or safety. Skills, specia...

In Philosophy & Technique » Four Point Five Pounds.
February 07, 12:22pm

"Help with 3 Season List!"
Nix Wool Hoodie, use what you are wearing as your baselayer 10 Nix Poncho 1.7 Nix Houdini, use your rain jacket as a wind breaker 4.2 Baseball hat is heavy and why is it packed instead of worn? ...

In Gear Lists » Help with 3 Season List!
February 05, 8:10am

RE:Foam pad(s) for side sleeper
I am a side sleeper also and I use a ridgerest which I find comfortable enough, but I am also content to sleep on harder surfaces than most. In my observation most people find that in order to reac...

In GEAR » Foam pad(s) for side sleeper?
January 29, 11:46am

RE: Any advice for bear bagging?
I am unsure why you are having trouble with a PCT hang unless you are trying for a branch that is over 25' up or you are using way too heavy rock(s). Try to keep the weight of the throw sack to...

In Philosophy & Technique » Any advice for bear bagging?
January 28, 8:55am

"F/S Sixmoondesigns Skyscape Scout"
pending sale

In Gear Swap » F/S Sixmoondesigns Skyscape Scout
January 28, 6:35am

F/S Sixmoondesigns Skyscape Scout
Bump w/ price drop

In Gear Swap » F/S Sixmoondesigns Skyscape Scout
January 27, 5:50pm

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