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Re: Re: re: Questions about Thru-hiker Quilt
"1.) Going to make it out of M90 instead of M50, as that is what the Thru-Hiker kit contains. 2.) Going to make it wider than Jamie's, probably around 55 inches wide. 3.) Going to sew in...

In Make Your Own Gear » Questions about Thru-hiker Quilt
April 15, 5:49pm

centrifuge
I was thinking about this on my hour drive home from work today (sad I know), I think I'm going to give it a go this weekend, just toss a little dirt from the backyard in a water bottle, fill i...

In Philosophy & Technique » My plan for drinking the Colorado River- suggestions?
April 14, 6:38pm

wild idea
no idea if this is feasible, I've never traveled in a high-sediment water area, but a possibility for, if nothing else, some trail fun: Take a bottle, platy, other sealable water containing ...

In Philosophy & Technique » My plan for drinking the Colorado River- suggestions?
April 13, 8:23pm

MH 45
I think you quoting the EN lower limit spec as if it were the comfort rating is as misleading as the arbitrary ratings many manufacturers slap on their bags. If you want to be closer to apples to ...

In GEAR » Summerlite alternative
April 10, 8:52pm

depends...
on your style, the climate (lots of precip, but what elevations and temps?), etc. Buggy low elevation heat versus higher elevation (cooler?) areas might demand drastically different kits. Perso...

In GEAR » Backpack for a tropical climate
April 10, 5:51pm

braid
I definitely wouldn't use superline for a bear cord for the tree damage thing (and because it's a pain to handle and tangles easily) but I do use it very regularly for the drawcord in my ti...

In GEAR » Braided fishing line as cord
April 10, 5:37pm

Re: Re: ..
"but for all the thing you can do with a simple piece of pad, at a weight penalty of 2oz or something... I'd take one anyway" This ^^ My smallish pads are my ultimate multi-use ge...

In GEAR » Trying to figure out a backpack?
April 10, 2:21pm

frameless, padless
You need (in my opinion) some sort of pad, framesheet, etc. with a frameless pack, or you're likely to end up with things poking you in the back. Tough sleeper or not, it makes no sense to car...

In GEAR » Trying to figure out a backpack?
April 10, 1:09pm

polycryo
If you buy it from the hardware store, it comes with a role of double-sided tape, a short length of this, the height you wish your bathtub to be, would do the trick, and leave you with a triangular...

In GEAR » Polycro
April 08, 8:27pm

stakes
Picked up a set of the 1/8" dia 6" L ones...we'll see how they work I considered the slightly smaller diameter ones, but figured the slight increase in weight was worth a little be...

In Gear Deals » $1.50 Ti stakes at myDIYgear.com
April 06, 6:44pm

All Reader Reviews by Mat Tallman

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e-OMC (Oregon Mountain Community) Customer Service
Bought a pair of shoes from them (Montrail Mountain Masochists) and got them quickly, as advertised, for a good price. Ordered an Integral Designs Siltarp which leaked terribly out of the box (not ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 26, 1:32pm