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In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 06, 2:52am

Re: Rab Alpine, Ascent, or Storm bivy with a thick air pad?
I had an older Ascent (same dimensions as the Storm ). With 3" pad I reckon it would be pushing it. Especially at the feet. Aren't these bivis designed for climbers? (who I guess prefer...

In GEAR » Rab Alpine, Ascent, or Storm bivy with a thick air pad?
April 05, 9:12pm

looks interesting There is a conflict between his metric and imperial figures. I guess the 1.06 oz is the correct one? Site states 1.06oz/yd. and also 48g. 1.06oz/yd = 29.7g/yd or 35.5g/m...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 03, 1:35am

Re: no quilting needed?
I don't believe it is. I made a quilt years ago with Rays insulation, and 'stabilised it' his way as you describe. Many of the threads pulled out cos my inner fabric was too loose a we...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG Synthetic Quilt
March 11, 11:51am

grid out
apparently, grid outwards has it's own advantages. Especially if worn with a windproof. These products hav...

In Make Your Own Gear » size of grid in waffle fleece
March 03, 1:25am

Jam vs Jam
the 2009 Jam that I have is heavier than my original Jam because: 1 it is greater capacity - say 50-55 litres as opposed to the original's 40-45 litres 2 it has a whole lot of 3D mesh p...

In GEAR » Some questions on a Golite Jam 50L
February 19, 1:38pm

balls v esbit
I have used vaseline/cotton balls many times. Even if well soaked in vaseline they can easily light with a spark if teased out. A moderately soaked ball will burn for 3-4 minutes. Does esbit l...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 12, 12:55pm

Brad. Had you considered the Oware pyramid tarps? I have a 9x9 which is the same size as the SL5 or Luna4. Cheaper new. No vent though. But I generally leave the zip undone unless rainy or very w...

In Gear Swap » WTB Shangri La-5 or Bear Paw Luna 4/5
January 31, 1:54pm

simple method shown here
A simple method illustrated here. Scroll down to the post by Ptarmigan. I used this method for a fe...

In GEAR » Anyone use trekking poles with a Golite Shangri-la 3?
January 14, 1:35am

Check out this fellows blogs for Scottish packrafting trips. several packrafting trips.

In Packrafting » Routes in the UK ... ideas ?
January 08, 2:18pm

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