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@ Ron Bell
With regard to your statement that "That’s a heck of a lot of field use with next to zero online reports of major issues in waterproofness or strength", the problem may be that not all ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 07, 4:43am

Na Na No
If the NanoSeeUm had true nanoscale components, then one would expect electrical and magnetic effects simply from the nano scale. But in this case, I imagine that static energy is the cause, and...

In Make Your Own Gear » NanoSeeUm? No thanks.
April 03, 1:39am

Do a course.
Many years ago, at the ripe old age of 50 or so, I did the New Zealand Alpine Club training course, which was spread out over several weekends and various locations. It covered all kinds of climbin...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » How to start mountaineering?
March 27, 9:39pm

Tongariro Traverse,Tongariro National Park
The Tongariro Traverse, in Tongariro National Park, center of the North Island, is quite spectacular, and I think a World Heritage Trail. It would take one longish day, from hut to hut, or you coul...

In Pre-Trip Planning » recommend me some New Zealand hikes
March 26, 11:05pm

Definitively D^2
Not knocking the other ideas, but indubitably, Dan D's decisive deliberations are decidedly dandy. I would just have the mesh door on the outside of the inner, so that the opening of the sol...

In GEAR » Solid vs Semi-solid vs mesh interior
March 04, 3:09am

Y horizontal venting layers?
Derrick: Why vertical stratification into horizontal layers? i.e. It seems to me there are qualitative differences between the front and the back of a tent, and the sides; for example, where ...

In GEAR » Solid vs Semi-solid vs mesh interior
March 03, 4:43am

J-UL shopping
I can hear that sweet sound of purse strings loosening...

In GEAR » Gear shops in Japan
February 27, 11:50pm

Hybrid mid inner
I'm considering a similar problem at present, but for less extreme conditions, and in particular able to handle excessive heat at night (with bugs), as well as colder conditions and also some p...

In GEAR » Solid vs Semi-solid vs mesh interior
February 26, 12:29am

Then again...
Very interesting article; but what can compare with the all-too-occasional grace and elegance of fluent telemarking?

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
February 19, 3:09am

3D scans...
You would think in this day and age, that 3D scans of one's feet could be compared with standard 3D scans of the interiors of ski boots... it might not be perfect, but would have to be an impro...

In Winter Hiking » Help finding wide ski boots
February 17, 9:36pm

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