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Windproof fleece
I don't use fleece for torso insulation, but a thin windproof fleece balaclava is very warm and versatile, and I often bring it, with a down vest, for overnights around the Columbia River Gorge...

In GEAR » Is there any room for a windproof fleece?
November 03, 12:16am

Samuel, have you followed Lawson's thread about his shelter material? I haven't followed it closely, but that material sounds similar to the 2 oz DP laminate you have. Somewhat heavy for a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » .34 ounce Cuben over 10d nylon
November 03, 12:04am

Aaron, thanks for the diagram. Your design is unique, and I understand it better now that you provided an image. It is similar in some ways to some prototype Mountain Hardwear tent/bivys that were ...

In Make Your Own Gear » .34 ounce Cuben over 10d nylon
November 02, 7:00pm

Aaron, I'm confused by several things in your post. First, you say that you are so hard on your gear that a 0.75 oz cuben tarp is not tough enough. I'd note that the tear strength of 0....

In Make Your Own Gear » .34 ounce Cuben over 10d nylon
November 02, 2:42pm

I agree with Bob that the larger canisters, which are also often more squat in shape, probably have a higher fuel weight to canister weight ratio, but not by a very significant amount, I'd gues...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lightweight canister for lightweight stove
November 01, 5:18pm

I don't know the answer, but my Westcomb Shift hooded full zip jacket weighs 11 oz (size medium). The fabric on the Shift is fairly robust and it has some four-way stretch. It is also very quie...

In GEAR » Lightest Neoshell Jacket and Pants on the market.
October 30, 11:07pm

Heat Exchanger
"A mid-sized grease pot with a built in "fresnell" style heat exchanger to increase the bottom area by about 15-20%, and a tight fitting wind screen is what I use on most camping tri...

In GEAR » My Latest Alcohol Stove Design
October 26, 10:21am

I agree that it seems prudent to be cautious about using plastic or plastic lined containers with hot food or water. It seems to me, though, that some are likely safer than others. My reading in th...

In Make Your Own Gear » PB jar vs hot water...
October 23, 10:05am

Plastic containers
I've done that same experiment. It seems that about 20% of ultralight backpackers will eventually feel compelled to shrink a peanut butter jar with hot water. The Glad Lockware and Ziploc T...

In Make Your Own Gear » PB jar vs hot water...
October 21, 9:11pm

Food bag leader
When I was hunting for line for this purpose, I considered bowstring, "fused" fishing line, monofilament fishing line, and metal wire. I chose the bowstring because it is stronger than an...

In GEAR » Does slick Spectra bear bag line deter rodents climbing down it?
October 21, 10:12am

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