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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

Re: WPB Shelter Fabric
Here's the other thing to consider: condensation isn't simply a matter of breathability. You can get condensation on a very breathable fabric - one so breathable that it makes a poor windsh...

In Make Your Own Gear » WPB Shelter Fabric
January 30, 11:19pm

Re: Re: Re: thermos
Bob G - Plastic thermos? I've seen plastic insulated jugs, and plastic inside and out with a glass vacuum bottle sandwiched between, but never an actual plastic vacuum bottle. Tell us more, ple...

In Winter Hiking » thermos
January 20, 9:56pm

Re: Do Electronics Really Belong in the Wilderness ? !
For me it's simply about reliability, weight and utility. I take an electronic camera because it works great and it's light. I don't take a GPS because I have no need for one - though i...

In Philosophy & Technique » Do Electronics Really Belong in the Wilderness ? !
January 19, 11:47am

Re: WPB Shelter Fabric
IIRC, the actual Gore-tex membrane by itself, with no face or lining fabric, weighs about .5 oz/yd. The lightest Event I've seen (which I believe was a special fabric run for BPL)is about 2....

In Make Your Own Gear » WPB Shelter Fabric
January 17, 4:46pm

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