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Re: Anybody not Seam Seal their silnylon shelters?
I have three DIY silnylon tarp/tarptents, one of them isn't seam sealed. I've been through a few long rainy nights in it and had no leaks. It's a simple ridgeline tarp, made with a fel...

In GEAR » Anybody not Seam Seal their silnylon shelters?
July 01, 12:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "Footwear coming back from an ankle injury"
I don't think that the weight of the boot/shoe is a factor. After all, I've been lugging around a knee-high cast and then a big clunky orthopedic boot for the last 3 months. The issue is...

In GEAR » Footwear coming back from an ankle injury
June 18, 11:17pm

Re: Re: "Footwear coming back from an ankle injury"
Broken fibula. No surgery. We actually worked pretty hard to avoid surgery. My doc x-ray'ed and re-casted me for 6 weeks before pronouncing that I wouldn't need surgery. And just to be c...

In GEAR » Footwear coming back from an ankle injury
June 18, 7:53pm

Re: Asolo 520
@Mike, can you give me more detail on how the stiff sole helps your ankle? Did you normally wear high boots before you broke your ankle?

In GEAR » Footwear coming back from an ankle injury
June 18, 10:42am

Re: thanks for the report
@Bill, actual break. My mother has osteoporosis so it's something I'm aware of and am being screened for. As for getting out, I was probably as lucky as you can get. Some guys hiking out...

In GEAR » Footwear coming back from an ankle injury
June 18, 10:36am

Re: how?
@Bill, I broke it in the Grand Canyon, going down Tanner trail. We were about 5 miles into the Canyon, close to the bottom of the Redwall descent; steep, loose trail. My forward foot slipped a litt...

In GEAR » Footwear coming back from an ankle injury
June 18, 9:35am

Footwear coming back from an ankle injury
I broke my ankle while hiking 2.5 months ago but am finally on the cusp of starting physical therapy. I have good sports medicine connections and am getting great care BUT their attitudes about hik...

In GEAR » Footwear coming back from an ankle injury
June 18, 7:40am

Re: Re: Re: Very unpleasant experience with Six Moon Design (SMD)
My thoughts, FWIW. I read your post as well as the email thread. I don't know that you were as "clear" as you seem to think in expressing what your specific needs and expectations...

In GEAR » Very unpleasant experience with Six Moon Design (SMD)
May 29, 12:41pm

Re: ULA S-curve vs. J-curve?
Links to previous discussions that you may find helpful: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=45999 http://www.backpackinglight....

In GEAR » ULA S-curve vs. J-curve?
May 29, 10:54am

Re: Cheap gear upgrade advice!
Suggestions, for what they're worth: Backpack. GoLite is running a 15% off sale right now that would put their Quest (framed) or Jam (frameless) packs right around $100 in the volume she...

In GEAR » Cheap gear upgrade advice!
May 21, 9:09am

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