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spectra cord strength issues
Are you drop testing or slow pulling to failure?- couldn't tell from your post...

In GEAR » Spectra cord strength issues
July 27, 10:25am

bics etc
Two bics will light hundreds of fires, so length of trip is a non-issue. You can carry multiple bics/ matches and some soaked cotton balls as a back up... it's what I do. I may be mistaken,...

In GEAR » Bic: The lighter lighter
July 22, 6:47pm

Rab options
I second Tom in looking at a "bivy tent" (ID Wedge, Rab Summt tents). Note that Rab has an Event hooped bivy called the Rideg Raider. I like my ID Unishelter in Event: no condensation in...

In GEAR » Recommendation for a hooped bivy?
July 22, 2:56pm

Daniel, Check out Driducks- under $30 for jacket and pants. These are very light, breathe very well, but are also fragile. They are an option if you are careful. As for freezing at night, tak...

In GEAR » She sells down shells by the trail store
July 22, 2:40pm

general info
You're right- windproof does not equal waterproof, but waterproof is (for our purposes) windproof. And yes, there are SO many options that it quickly gets confusing. As posted, start with h...

In GEAR » She sells down shells by the trail store
July 22, 12:59pm

use what you have
Unless you are engaged in high altitude mountaineering you will only wear the down jacket while in camp- and its out fabric should be rather windproof already. Abrasion should not be an issue- just...

In GEAR » She sells down shells by the trail store
July 22, 11:14am

Terra Nova using Cuben... Scroll down about halfway for a pic of the new Laser Ultra. I assume it will be prohibitively expensive, but is interesting nonetheless.

In GEAR » Terra Nova using Cuben...
July 20, 5:05pm

Cheaper option
I occasionally use a plstic lawn bag with the bottom cut open as a rain kilt and partial ground cloth... I cut it short so it is 4-5 inches below the knee. Anything farther and it gets restrictive....

In GEAR » ULA Rain Wrap
July 15, 3:30pm

convex sharpening?
Yes, size is relative- but these small knives do not seem to promote the Rambo-syndrome where people feel the need to chop and cut everything they see. That said, I agree that the need for batoning...

In GEAR » Neck Knife Conundrum
July 14, 4:13am

down issues
Jardine is a highly intelligent but also highly opinionated man who sometimes confuses anecdote with data. Many of his absolute statements really should be qualified... for instance, as many have n...

In GEAR » Wet Down vs. Synthetic Fill
July 12, 4:50pm

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