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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

Re: Re: What Would BPL Do...
No food was a requirement; had to skip dinner the evening before as well. I had a light lunch ~3pm. Didn't really notice being hungry all that much. The shivers were strong, but were contr...

In Philosophy & Technique » What Would BPL Do...
October 23, 2:02am

Thanks
Thanks everyone for the feedback. I was considering leaving the cotton off, and the damp merino. I figured, perhaps incorrectly, that the extra layer(s) would help even if damp. Adding more ...

In Philosophy & Technique » What Would BPL Do...
October 22, 6:10pm

Tyvek bivvy
It was the heavy HomeWrap stuff. It does not compress as well as other options. It is heavier than other options. It is insanely loud. It may quiet down through more use, or so I'm told....

In Philosophy & Technique » What Would BPL Do...
October 22, 3:01pm

What Would BPL Do...
Not sure if this should be in here, or General, but since this covers " Technique" I thought it may be close. Mods please move as you see fit. Background: We had a survival exercise ...

In Philosophy & Technique » What Would BPL Do...
October 22, 2:42pm

overkill...
You don't need copper jackets for this. Wasted cost/weight ... you're not going to be doing super-long range shots and you're not going to end up melting lead from .22s. The copper j...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » hunting to lighten pack load by eating meat?
October 22, 1:46pm

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