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Re: re
I agree Greg. Now granted I stopped watching at around the 8 minute mark. He had already pulled out machete, a 4" or so fixed blade knife for batoning, a folding saw, full size leatherman, and...

In Gear Lists » Heavy Gear List
February 23, 12:27am

Re: Zpacks carrying pertex quantum
Connor, the fairer comparison would be with Thru-Hiker's M90 (same price point and both around 1.0 oz/yd^2 whereas m50 is noticeably lighter). Honestly I think at this point we are splitting...

In Make Your Own Gear » Zpacks carrying pertex quantum
February 22, 10:56pm

Re: Inov-8 Bare-Grip 200
The mud and gravel it will handle well because it has great big lugs reminiscent of cleats. Flat hard dirt will be like walking on stilts. Where I live I see mostly flat hard dirt, even x-country (...

In GEAR » Inov-8 Bare-Grip 200
February 22, 10:36pm

Re: R-values for uninflated air mats?
Pretty much only foam core mattresses will have some r value, though minimal (specifics would require testing data that I don't have and can't acquire). The reflective coatings really on...

In GEAR » R-values for uninflated air mats?
February 22, 12:29pm

Re: Re: That does it
Rob, you have fun in your reflectix, I'm going to make a thermos suit of armor!

In GEAR » How effective are Cozies?
February 22, 10:18am

Re: MYOG mummy bag
Excellent job, pretty much looks like a WM Ultralite or FF Swallow (in other words very high praise). Should keep you mum nice and toasty!

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG mummy bag
February 22, 9:48am

Re: Re: Re: gear weights
True on the QC, I'm just used to climbing gear where they spec ultra-conservatively. Wouldn't that be something, if companies posted the mean weight for a size and the standard deviation...

In GEAR » gear weights
February 22, 9:37am

Re: Price dropped...
The OR Helium is on clearance and going for $70-$85 on many sites right now because the new OR Helium II is coming out. It'll be hard to sell a used jacket (regardless of condition) for same pr...

In Gear Swap » Outdoor Research Helium Hardshell (WPB Pertex Sheild) Jacket - 6.4oz - Mens M
February 21, 11:03pm

Re: help finding a lightweight, warm bag for my wife
A bivy is really great for cutting wind/water splash under a tent. In a tent this "warmth" benefit isn't felt so much. It does add a few degrees of warmth just by merit of being an...

In GEAR » help finding a lightweight, warm bag for my wife
February 21, 10:58pm

Re: gear weights
I've definitely had this concern. When I got my MB down inner it was nearly a full oz lighter. I wear a small which accounts for most of that but I definitely worried that I may have lost some ...

In GEAR » gear weights
February 21, 10:54pm

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