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Re: MYOG Hydropel
Read Brian Barnes' post. Looks like 30% dimethicone, 10% starch, 60% petrolatum. He goes further to explain how to make it http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thr...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Hydropel
March 06, 7:37am

Re: Re: m90 + 2.5 apex quilt
True, but you'd probably still want to anchor the apex on all four sides. While 3 sides will probably work, it may allow the shell to be pulled away from the insulation and eventually for the i...

In Make Your Own Gear » m90 + 2.5 apex quilt
March 05, 5:23pm

Re: Pop Bottle Potential
Stove carrier/protector that double duties as a gravity filter? Just punch two holes in the bottom (maybe reinforce them) and run a string through them... Not sure how the "squeeze" fi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pop Bottle Potential
March 03, 8:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Integral designs still kicking
Huh? The lightest bivy I see is 18.5 oz (and ID states it's the lightest in their product line). Can you link directly to the model you reference? And I agree with David, every Rab garment I...

In GEAR » Integral designs still kicking
March 03, 8:43pm

Re: hornet 46
Bobby, the original Hornet was considered too small by most users, even people with short torsos. Probably due to Osprey not accounting for torso collapse with a frameless pack when fully loaded. ...

In Gear Deals » Osprey Hornet 2012 (3 sizes!!) $98
March 02, 11:53am

Re: Where are you traveling?
If in developing world where viruses are actually a concern, then katadyn makes a few bottles with integrated filters. http://www.katadyn.com/en/service/news/detail/article/2010/04/20/the-katady...

In GEAR » water filtration
March 02, 12:01am

Re: Re: Re: Patagonia
Sorry Sumi! Although women's cut aren't really my expertise in outdoor clothing ;) I would go so far as to say that women's cuts probably don't suffer as much as the men's cuts ...

In GEAR » Patagonia-Just curious
March 01, 11:52am

Re: Patagonia
That's the crux. Old patagonia was excellent, just like The North Face. But when they branched into the mainstream market they diluted their brand name and quality as a whole suffered. They sti...

In GEAR » Patagonia-Just curious
March 01, 10:48am

Re: Neoair All-Season questions
I find a lot of gear shop salespeople aren't very knowledgable, even at the good local shops. They just aren't as analytical about gear as much of the BPL community, instead relying on what...

In GEAR » Neoair All-Season questions
March 01, 10:30am

Re: First time I weighed my 3 season clothing worn
Nick brings up some good points, and if 28F is your daytime high...well that's a different ball game (although looking at average temps for Stockholm I think its a low with highs in the 40s at ...

In Gear Lists » First time I weighed my 3 season clothing worn
March 01, 10:24am

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