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Don't panic - things get better (then bad again, then better....)
You'll cope in the end - if determined. PT and exercises will help. I have a bulging lumbar disc. And several dehydrated discs. Had hard times for years, - it's manageble between ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Encouragement Needed
June 11, 5:47am

agree
What David says certainly no lower. Generally at most, a 4*C comfort rating is given for bags with cheap generic synthetic fillings of 200gsm. Primaloft will be better. Do the maths. Work...

In Make Your Own Gear » Synthetic sleeping bag, how much insulation?
June 03, 12:43pm

practice
I find any style of lotus position takes too much of the lumbar curve out of my back for long term comfort. _______________________________ That's because you aren't 'fit' enou...

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
June 03, 4:18am

Re: Is it possible to do a DIY Epic like process?
of course. Just take the thread of your choice, soak it in silicone, then weave your fabric.... ;)

In Make Your Own Gear » Is it possible to do a DIY Epic like process?
May 31, 12:16am

strap is first aid/crutch for ITB pain
I had very painful ITB issues 5-3 years ago. Apart from stretches, Chiro trigger point massage (and dry needles) in my gluteus medius(?), I also used a strap to suppress symptoms when hiking. It...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » IT Band issues
May 29, 7:27am

wet
If almost no wind, can conditions be really 'bad'? Or just very wet? ;) fabric wise, I think I'd choose almost new silnylon over a 25year+ old tent. (uv degradation? ) My 3 yr old...

In GEAR » A tent's ability to withstand heavy rain
April 28, 1:08am

Re: Footbox
When I made my quilt I also went for sewn footbox with oval end panel. Tried drawstinbg and the Rayway but didn't like them at all - needed the foot room (size 13 feet!)

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewn footbox design
April 25, 10:12am

sil polyester
is available e.g. http://www.extremtextil.de/catalog/Ripstop-Polyester-silicone-coated-40den-60g-sqm-2nd-choice::2188.html more on that site... Paramo favour Polyester over nylon for their...

In Make Your Own Gear » determining fabric type
April 23, 12:23pm

re polyester
it could be polyester. Plenty of polyester clothing out there. E.g. microfibre windshells, lightweight linings. .. Some tent flys use polyester - it is much more UV stable than nylon if i...

In Make Your Own Gear » determining fabric type
April 23, 1:07am

Re: How do you stake your bivy if needed? Pics
Seems to me that those stake loops are located in the wrong place? Surely best at ground level on each corner. edit to add: but I've never used stakes with a bivvy!

In GEAR » How do you stake your bivy if needed? Pics
April 21, 10:34pm

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