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Re: Please elucidate
Eric, I can't help wondering Why? if you want a nice controllable white gas stove why not just get a Dragonfly?

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 14, 4:39pm

bivy or not
For most Sierra use I'd skip the bivy and get a Hexamid with netting and floor. But if you really want to camp in some exposed spots for the views (and I'm all for that) a bivy may be a goo...

In GEAR » Bivy versus bathtub floor, and what tarp for high Sierra?
February 14, 4:30pm

Re: Quilt/bag shell condensation
If the dewpoint is within your insulation then you will have condensation within your insulation. When you used the overquilt you effectively moved the dewpoint out of the bag and into the quilt be...

In GEAR » Quilt/bag shell condensation
February 11, 6:18pm

Re: Taking off old seam seal to replace....
Most of those seam tapes are applied with hot-melt adhesive. If yours was, tyring to get it all off is hard because you have to hit a temperature that is just enough to melt the old adhesive withou...

In GEAR » Taking off old seam seal to replace....
February 10, 12:30pm

Re: BAY AREA - Bearikade Questions
I've had all food for 9 days for two people (one a teenager) in a pair of bearikades, one each size. Also have done 5 days 4 nights for 2 people in the weekender just barely. So I would say if ...

In GEAR » BAY AREA - Anyone have a Bearikade I can take a look at?
February 10, 12:21pm

closing in
They reached Walker Pass a couple days ago. Which means they have made it through the High Sierra during the unseasonably non-wintry weather window and are practically home free. Still some mountai...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT SOBO in Winter
February 07, 6:56pm

Re: So about that snow loading...
My experience with a mid on the snow is with an old Chouinard megamid, but this applies pretty generally: IF you get serious overnight snowfall, like 6-12", then you're up during the night...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 Shelter Review
February 07, 2:53pm

Re: MSR e-wing as emergency shelter
I'd be thinking that an emergency shelter for dayhiking should be something I can set up when I'm exhausted, or stupid from near hypothermia, or injured - because otherwise I'm going to...

In Philosophy & Technique » MSR e-wing as emergency shelter
February 07, 2:43pm

Re: MB UL Shell Jacket
Can't give you any numbers, but I do own one of these and I'd say it's not as warm as 100 wt fleece or expedition weight undies, but warmer than medium weight t-neck when worn as a warm...

In GEAR » MB UL Shell Jacket
February 04, 9:19pm

grippy stuff
OWF has Slipknot The Rainshed has a few types

In Make Your Own Gear » Where can I find textured Rubber for mitten palm?
February 01, 2:33pm

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