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Re: Re: Re: Nice
"1.1 oz/yd2 is good. Makes it harder to justify Cuben" Yes, particularly when the Argon Sil is $6 per yard. I think it may pack smaller than cuben too. I had initially planned to us...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon Silnylon Pyramid Tarp - Hex
July 27, 7:39pm

Re: Nice
They're isosceles triangles with dimensions: Height = 81.36'' Width = 58'' In total, I used 15 yards of fabric. I thought about making 12 right angle triangles to reduce ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon Silnylon Pyramid Tarp - Hex
July 27, 6:28pm

Argon Silnylon Pyramid Tarp - Hex
I am just about finished with my 6-sided pyramid tarp. It has the same footprint as the GoLite SL3, but is 2 inches taller (so 64 inches tall when pitched to the ground). It is made up of 6 triangl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon Silnylon Pyramid Tarp - Hex
July 27, 4:20pm

Re: Re: 2014 Outdoor Fair
Regarding Haglofs bag: apparently I'm the only person who thinks being able to vent your feet at night would be nice :) I do suppose the idea may not be new though.

In GEAR » 2014 Outdoor Fair
July 27, 9:50am

2014 Outdoor Fair
I haven't seen anything posted about the 2014 Outdoor Fair in Europe yet. Here are some articles from Hiking in Finland: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Things I thought were interesting: Da...

In GEAR » 2014 Outdoor Fair
July 27, 9:36am

Re: Is this it?
This article seems to feature the tent (as well as a few more interesting designs from other companies): http://www.snewsnet.com/trade-show/outdoor-retailer-summer-market-2014-preview-tents/

In GEAR » SNEAK PEEK: 2015 Sierra Designs TENSEGRITY ShelterS
July 27, 9:15am

Tie-out and Peak Reinforcement Questions on Hex - Rev 2
I'm making progress on my Hex. I just finished sewing the main ridgeline seams and hemming the bottom edges. I decided to try using Argon silnylon - the material seems plenty waterproof from my...

In Make Your Own Gear » 5-Sided Pyramid Tent - Almost Done
July 24, 8:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Disposing of fishy parts
I don't see what would be wrong with putting fishy parts in the lake. As mentioned above, fish die in the water all the time. I would think any body of water with lots of fish already has a lot...

In Fishing » Disposing of fishy parts
July 20, 9:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Unconnected
I'll agree about PLBs, etc. I can honestly say my PLB has never affected my "wilderness experience". As for being unconnected on the trail, my cell phone remains off or in airpla...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 19, 9:16am

Re: Re: Zpacks Arc Blast: Max load carrying?
What would Arc Blast users say is the limiting factor in the pack's max load? Is it padding (too thin?), frame collapse, hipbelt sag, etc?

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Blast: Max load carrying?
July 15, 8:44pm

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