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Drying wet gear ... inside a down sleeping bag...
eVent-type bag inside a garbage bag. Put your wet stuff into the eVent, the eVent into the plastic and the whole thing goes into the down sleeping bag with you. Works, or since you heat the who...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Drying wet gear ... inside a down sleeping bag...
November 21, 12:40pm

Yup
Yes, you can use housewrap. The lighter Tyveks will leak if touched and full of water, but I haven't seen this with housewrap. I do not believe anything will leech into the water. It's...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek for a water bucket
November 21, 12:27pm

Soon...
Soon we'll all be wearing inflatable-strut-parkas(made of carbon nanotubes) with vacuum chambers. More insulation? Pump up the struts! Less? Deflate them to thin out the vacuum chambers. ...

In GEAR » So who else is going to wait and not buy an insulatig jacket this year?
November 20, 5:23pm

Gore-Tex gaiters, $20 at Cabela's
Here

In Gear Deals » Gore-Tex gaiters, $20 at Cabela's
November 19, 1:43pm

Department of Goods - Stoic 700ml Ti pot w/lid for ~20
Here -mox

In Gear Deals » Department of Goods - Stoic 700ml Ti pot w/lid for ~20
November 15, 1:33pm

Mountaineering pack materials
I see a lot of packs made with 500D and not 1000D. I'm guessing it's due to 500D's tighter weave and lighter weight? Is something like the MH ThruWay 50 (http://www.mountainhardwear...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Mountaineering pack materials
November 05, 5:59pm

Gear
Yes, I had the gloves for rope work. Hikers may have had extra food, maybe even a lighter, cell phone, etc. Give and take, lots of wiggle room. It wasn't Survivor ... just a drill with s...

In Philosophy & Technique » What Would BPL Do...
October 23, 2:12pm

Urination
Interesting point about urinating before sleeping. I'd always thought that have the fluid in you actually helped. Once it was warm it was not exposed to outside elements so it actually acte...

In Philosophy & Technique » What Would BPL Do...
October 23, 12:57pm

Fire and medical
It was to simulate what it's like to be a lost day-hiker who gets stuck out overnight. Most lost day hikers have even less than what we were allowed, so we cannot complain too much. Thus, sol...

In Philosophy & Technique » What Would BPL Do...
October 23, 12:54pm

Hmm...
I had taken 2 Aleve (NSAID painkiller, naproxen sodium) earlier. It's possible that I was colder than I actively recognized, but masked by the painkillers. Might have been a good thing. :)

In Philosophy & Technique » What Would BPL Do...
October 23, 2:17am

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