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Re: Re: Re: Re: How do you tarp?
I agree with Jerry. The general distinction is that a tent has an integral floor. It's that simple. --B.G.--

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 05, 1:04pm

Re: Re: alternatives
For cuben fiber up to about 1 ounce, I would go with tape only. Cuben fiber has tiny internal strength threads, and there are different amounts depending on which weight of fabric it is. In the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » no-sew CF skirt - possible?
September 05, 1:00pm

Re: stoves
Keep in mind that as the temperature gets colder, a butane blend stove will suffer in performance. However, as the altitude gets higher (atmospheric pressure is reduced), the butane blend "com...

In Gear Swap » wtb: liquid fuel stove for winter
September 05, 12:51pm

Re: Re: LEAVE NO TRACE
"Does the depletion of downed wood make that much of a difference?" In some national parks like Yosemite, there is a lot of forest well below timberline. However, around timberline, th...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 05, 11:42am

Re: wtb: liquid fuel stove for winter
A similar stove that you might look for is the MSR Simmerlite. --B.G.--

In Gear Swap » wtb: liquid fuel stove for winter
September 05, 12:26am

Re: Re: no-sew CF skirt - possible?
I guess you know that .51 ounce cuben fiber is awfully flimsy and is relatively transparent. To improve the wearability, I think that you would want to step up a notch or two on the weight. --B....

In Make Your Own Gear » no-sew CF skirt - possible?
September 04, 5:06pm

Re: thanks!
"What thread/needle should I use to stitch velcro to CF?" As previously stated, you want to first decide what weight of cuben fiber you intend to use. If it is the thin stuff, you may ...

In Make Your Own Gear » no-sew CF skirt - possible?
September 04, 12:13pm

Re: Re: And now you have to deal with this if you live in So Cal!
In Northern California there are some California Mountain Kingsnakes that kill rattlesnakes, so we should send some of them to go after the cobra. --B.G.--

In On the Web » And now you have to deal with this if you live in So Cal!
September 04, 12:32am

Re: no-sew CF skirt - possible?
It is best not to discuss sewers. It is too emotionally draining. It has been my experience that cuben fiber can be sewn very practically, but mostly in the heavy weights like the cuben fiber hy...

In Make Your Own Gear » no-sew CF skirt - possible?
September 03, 11:52pm

Re: Viruses
"Do viruses even exist in North American water sources?" Yes, although this is not very common. It might be downstream of some civilization. Bacteria and parasites are a little more...

In GEAR » Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
September 03, 10:55pm

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