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All Forum Posts by Inaki Diaz de Etura

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No compass!
Agree about not needing a compass but it seems difficult to find one of these watches without that function that's also a quality watch. It seems the compass thing sells well. I've been try...

In GEAR » Pyle PAW1 alti/baro/compass/thermometer watch
March 30, 12:18pm

Re: Asked about backpacking gear
What's important about the "it's just 2 oz" is not the weight itself but the mindset that takes you there. If you're strict about UL and do things well to build a light pack, ...

In GEAR » Asked about backpacking gear
March 30, 5:49am

Re: Pyle PAW1 alti/baro/compass/thermometer watch
Thanks for the report, I'll keep an eye on this. It's deceiving how difficult it is to find a simple watch with just those few functions (I'm also interested only in temp, altitude and ...

In GEAR » Pyle PAW1 alti/baro/compass/thermometer watch
March 30, 4:13am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Canister Refiller -- WARNING
> It is safe until one blows up. There are many factors, a big one is how many refills can the valve accept in a canister or cylinder? I guess a valve failure would turn into a gas leak, not ...

In GEAR » Canister Refiller -- WARNING
March 29, 5:38am

Re: Also, can you buy foil zip bags?
I guess you can re-use a Mountain House one or the like. I use the bottom part of a discarded Platypus (they usually break first somewhere around the mouth), original idea from some BPL editor. It ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite freezer bag recipes?
March 29, 5:01am

Re: Re: SUL and cheap rain mitt
I've used those as well as the dish washing gloves. Both work but I eventually went for something else (silnylon mitts). The thin plastic ones are too flimsy, and they tend to ride up. The dish...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL and cheap rain mitt
March 28, 3:02pm

Re: Re: Getting into bed under a minimal tarp while its raining
Jim described it well, let me just stress the (by now) probably obvious: there's no hidden trick as with mostly everything regarding rain: you get wet, you forget about a completely, pristine d...

In GEAR » Getting into bed under a minimal tarp while its raining
March 28, 1:49am

Re: HRP 2012
1. When backpacking abroad in a place where I don't have at least medical insurance, I've always used some generic travel insurance with cover for hiking activities. I've used This one ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Haute Route Pyrenees, Atlantic to Mediterranean, Summer 2010
March 27, 4:19pm

Gastro/intestinal problems and self infection
In the recent thread about the missing hiker with gastro/intestinal problems, one of the suggested, possible causes was a self infection due to poor hygiene after a toilet run. It sounds counter-in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gastro/intestinal problems and self infection
March 23, 9:27am

Re: Cairns and LNT?
Climate, topography and others, cairn utility depends on several factors and it may be difficult to assess correctly. Some locales may benefit from cairns more than others. It's common that a ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cairns and LNT?
March 23, 6:05am

All Reader Reviews by Inaki Diaz de Etura

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Golite Hex 3
Not a full review but just a small addition on what's already been said regarding winter use. While skis make for wonderful stakes on deep snow, unfortunately the tie out loops at the end of the 6 mai...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 18, 7:47am

Nunatak Arc Ghost
I was torn between Ghost and Alpinist before ordering and eventually ordered something in between, quite like the former X from BMW. It has the loft of the Ghost with the dimensions of the Alpinist an...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
September 05, 11:08am