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Re: Mylar VBL failed
Mylar 'space blankets' tend to be pretty worthless; they are noisy and shred very easily as you've found. You could make a liner from an AMK heatsheet which is polyethlene iirc. Or they...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mylar VBL failed
March 28, 1:47pm

Re: Pattern for large 2008 Golite Jam2 or similar? Pretty please?
If you already have a medium and are willing to cut it up, you could use it as a pattern and just add 2-3" in the body of the main bag to make it a large? Thru-hiker.com has a dyneema ripstop ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pattern for large 2008 Golite Jam2 or similar? Pretty please?
March 28, 1:42pm

Re: Personal Location Beacons, spot vs mcmurdo
I would also hate if I had a real life threatening emergency but SPOT or the local SAR were tied up due to this kind of idiocy: This Third Time Was Anything But Charming – SPOT Misuse At Grand Ca...

In GEAR » Personal Location Beacons, spot vs mcmurdo
March 26, 7:15pm

Re: Re: old Adverturer
"I am curious what practical advantage the opti has over a metal sensor -- in terms of water treatment ease of use and effectiveness?" I have a traveler and used it in the sierra. I fo...

In GEAR » Steripen Traveler?
March 26, 6:39pm

Re: Can't Sew Silnylon...HELP!
Is the needle big enough for the thread? I found this out the hard way, the 'regular' thread usually can fit in needles from size 65/9 to 80/12. The thick Gutermanns likes to be in a much l...

In Make Your Own Gear » Can't Sew Silnylon...HELP!
March 26, 5:49pm

Re: Personal Location Beacons, spot vs mcmurdo
The way I would see it is that the McMurdo and ACR PLBs are like a 911 call whereas the SPOT is more like an alarm monitoring company. See this website and discussion: What Price Your Life? Dist...

In GEAR » Personal Location Beacons, spot vs mcmurdo
March 26, 4:24pm

Re: Tarp/Bivy Redux
This setup worked great when I got light snow, though i had to rerig the polycryo during the night to keep the snow out. I have a better front door now..:

In GEAR » Friendly expertise on camping. Please READ!!
March 24, 4:55pm

Re: Under what conditions would you abandon your gear?
I think the correct answer is never (barring getting knocked over in a river, and even then trying to make some effort to keep it as a flotation aid.) The pack and all your stuff is basically a lif...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Under what conditions would you abandon your gear?
March 24, 2:51pm

Re: Using Dr Bonner’s for toothpaste?
I've tried it a few times, usually use just water now. As previously mentioned, the mechanical action of breaking up the bacterial biofilm is the main point. One thing I did observe: Dr. Bro...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dr Bonner’s use for toothpaste?
March 24, 2:35pm

Re: Re: Again, wow
"What I'd really like to know is how come REI stores MOVE STUFF AROUND so much?" I bet they've learned the IKEA technique. Similar to windowless, clockless casinos, they want y...

In GEAR » Friendly expertise on camping. Please READ!!
March 23, 3:14pm

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