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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

Re: DWR treatment vs Permethrin compatibility
In order for the Permethrin to work is has to be on the outside with the DWR under it. Same goes for the DWR it has to be on the outside to work with the Permethrin under it. With the Permethrin ...

In GEAR » DWR treatment vs Permethrin compatibility
September 11, 1:13am

Re: Cabin gone
Sorry to hear about your cabin. Today I hear on the new that they identified the cause of the fire. Apparently a hunter light a campfire and it gout out of control. they apparently know his ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California Rim Fire is getting BIG!
September 05, 4:58pm

Re: UL Trail Notebook
If you already carry a smart phone or an e-book (such as a kindle), for no extra weight you can get note book apps for them that would eliminate the need to carry separate paper and pencil.

In GEAR » UL Trail Notebook
September 05, 4:49pm

Re: Re: Tyvek
The only tyvek that may work well of a wind shirt is 1600 series Tyvek. !600 is pin perforated specifically to improve its breathability. But like most wind shirt material is not waterproof, only...

In GEAR » Most Breathable Windshirt -- Squamish, Houdini or Tyvek?
September 05, 4:41pm

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