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Re: Re: Re: Squeeze Filter and Tannins
""I'm surprised they'de clog the filter." My experience on this issue, with various filters, has varied and I'm not sure I understand what all is going on." Tann...

In GEAR » Squeeze Filter and Tannins
September 27, 8:05pm

Re: q
"I would much prefer to be able to screw something on both ends." If I had designed it instead of the fittings it has I ould have put Luer lock fittings on both ends. Syringes have Lu...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini rocks!
September 27, 5:53pm

Re: Applying DWR to winter softshell: Hood + Top Shoulders/Arms or All Over?
DWR will have minimal to no effect on breathability. Spray the entire jacket. Note no DWR treatment will make a jacket water proof. Note DWR only prevents water from sticking to the fabric. It...

In GEAR » Applying DWR to winter softshell: Hood + Top Shoulders/Arms or All Over?
September 26, 3:42pm

Re: "I know I can't wiggle/crawl into a 2-foot opening in the middle of winter."
The opening is bigger than 2' and it's really not that much of a physical feat. i'm sure even you can inchworm. with any kind of specialized gear there are +/- that come along with the ...

In GEAR » Is anyone making eVent bivy's anymore?
September 26, 12:30am

Re: gore-tex
"It seems like Gore-tex lets some moisture through from outside after a while." The only way water can get through the gortex laminet is through a hold in the laminet. Water will not...

In GEAR » gore-tex
September 26, 12:22am

Re: Is anyone making eVent bivy's anymore?
I would discourage getting a Si Nylon floor. In my experience with a old Gortex bivy with a waterproof nylon floor, most of the condensation I get is on the nylon. What little condensation I get ...

In GEAR » Is anyone making eVent bivy's anymore?
September 24, 10:29pm

Re: Latest bear can requirements for SEKI/Yose?
"Backcountry are more practical so if you happen to have something like the Bearikade Scout or a custom sized Bearikade that are not officially approved I highly doubt and there would be any q...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Latest bear can requirements for SEKI/Yose?
September 23, 11:00pm

Re: emergency use of Starlyte Stove
keep in mind that there is a big difference between alcohol and petroleum fuels. Petroleum fuels are mix of different hydrocarbons fuels. Alcohol is Ch3oh (methanol or C2H50h Ethanol, and ideal...

In GEAR » emergency use of Starlyte Stove
September 15, 9:11pm

Re: Re: Re: My (failed) attempt at a SHR section.
"But I would also strongly encourage you to get a cardiology work up. No, they don't need to bring you to altitude, but an EKG, echocardiogram, holter monitoring, stress test, etc can brin...

In Post-Trip Reports » My (failed) attempt at a SHR section.
September 13, 10:52pm

Re: Re: Re: PU and silicone coated fabric and heat
I have a couple of old backpacks that have a failed PU coating. Both were stored inside at room temperature most of the time. I don't think it is temperature that does it. It's probably a...

In GEAR » PU and silicone coated fabric and heat
September 11, 1:21am

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