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soliciting bivy advice
I finally used my MYOG silnylon/propore bivy this past week, the last night of a trip in the Emigrant wilderness. What I loved was the warmth it provided (I'm a very cold sleeper), not to ment...

In Make Your Own Gear » soliciting bivy advice
August 18, 11:09am

Re: "Thunder: How close is too close?"
I was at Lake Virginia (JM wilderness) last Wednesday and got hit with an electrical/hailstorm about 30 minutes after we first heard distant thunder. We made camp just as the rain and thunder star...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 12, 10:01pm

Re: Mammoth
I've been obsessively checking the particulate matter graphs for Mammoth for the past few days - I was supposed to go up for a week starting tomorrow but have decided not to go, at least not ye...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
August 02, 10:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
There are webcams at Mammoth http://mammothweather.com/live-current-conditions/live-mammoth-webcam/ but the site doesn't seem to be working right now, at least from my computer. The one pic...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
July 29, 9:50am

Re: How gross is it to you when people put their fingers in their...
Soap and water, just like at home (well, except that the soap comes out of a dropper bottle rather than a bar in a soap dish beside the sink). No reason to obsess about the horrid outdoor bugs, IMO.

In GEAR » How gross is it to you when people put their fingers in their...
July 21, 9:28am

Re: MeFOTO daytripper tripod
Would something like this work for you? http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=14867 It's plenty strong for the RX-100. But ...

In Photography » MeFOTO daytripper tripod
July 18, 7:33pm

Re: bearvault
oops, n.m.

In Gear Swap » Can I rent someone's BearVault? (Bay Area)
July 17, 12:36am

Re: Plastic trumpet
The p-bone plastic trombones are awesome; someone in my orchestra prefers them for jazz playing, and I've heard him play it - it sounds very good indeed. I saw someone playing a "french h...

In Gear Lists » RTW gear brainstorming
July 16, 4:37pm

Re: Dioctophyme renale
"Fresh water fish are carriers of all sorts of neat parasites." +1 Might I add that these parasites are not destroyed by stomach acid, so presumably lemon juice might not destroy th...

In Fishing » How to cook fish above 10K ft without fire?
July 16, 1:37am

Re: sleeping bags
I have 4: My WM Versalite rated as 10 degrees, (34 oz) which is what I use pretty much all the time. GoLite Down quilt, 26 oz I think, supposedly 20 degree but definitely not that warm for ...

In GEAR » How many sleeping bags do you own?
July 11, 1:57pm

All Reader Reviews by d k

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Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak Elite AC petite
I liked this mat a lot; the only thing I've liked as much that I've tried is my old Thermarest Deluxe LE which I think is 26 oz, almost 3x the weight of this pad (10.5 oz on my scale). The fa...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 20, 3:46pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
I got this on a Steep and Cheap sale, and so far have only used it twice sleeping on the floor at my parents' house, since my old bedroom has long since been converted to a sewing room for my mom....

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 26, 4:34pm