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Re: Full neoprene wetsuit
I've spent a fair number of days paddling in both wet and drysuits, as well as swam hundreds of miles in trisuits. 1) Wetsuits are miserably uncomfortable to wear all day...especially for mu...

In Packrafting » Full neoprene wetsuit
October 23, 7:27pm

Re: Cold weather baselayers for those who sweat regardless of exertion level?
I second Roger's recommendations on thermo-regulation -- if she's sweating, then she has too much insulation for her exertion level. If she has cold extremities, then she needs to insulate...

In GEAR » Cold weather baselayers for those who sweat regardless of exertion level?
October 19, 6:51pm

Re: Still, the math is interesting
Thanks, Lance. That's an interesting analysis. So, are you suggesting that a curved ridgeline (catenary or otherwise) is only warranted with a stretchy fabric? (I don't know...haven...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG Technical Note - Catenary Curves
October 18, 11:07pm

Re: MYOG Technical Note - Catenary Curves
Thanks, Roger. Still, the math is interesting. With an A-frame tarp made out of an ideal non-stretching material, supported on each apex by a guyline, and uniformly tensioned along two edges, I...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG Technical Note - Catenary Curves
October 17, 9:06pm

Re: MYOG Technical Note - Catenary Curves
Roger- I realize that in practical application it doesn't matter -- especially, say, when a tarp is tensioned by multiple guylines and such...but for academic interest: Does your spreadsh...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG Technical Note - Catenary Curves
October 17, 4:14pm

Re: Stream crossings with one pair of shoes?
Wearing one pair of shoes is a classic ultralight technique: 1) Chose well-draining shoes made from non-absorbent materials. 2) Wear thin socks (preferably wool). 3) If you're prone to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stream crossings with one pair of shoes?
July 24, 11:17pm

Re: Insulation Warmer Than Down...
I met with the guys from Klymit at a prior Outdoor Retailer show, and have spoken to them very recently about their vests. Stay tuned, a short article is in the works... :-)

In GEAR » Insulation Warmer Than Down...
July 23, 3:35pm

Re: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
Brad writes: "...is the honeycomb material made out of impermeable material that would restrict airflow within the pad, or is it permeable and would allow airflow at will?" I don...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 08, 6:13pm

Re: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
Hi All- As several forum members have suspected, Cascade Designs has indeed increased the width of the NeoAir. The "20 inch" production pads are approximately 1 inch wider than the pr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 08, 6:09pm

Re: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
Hi Brad- I have high confidence that the pad will perform at R-2.5 as claimed. The "poo-poo"-ing is really a technical discussion as to how much the reflective layer contributes to th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 07, 7:15pm

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
If you just bend the arms up slightly, it will support a Heineken Pot cleanly.

In Stoves - Other
May 26, 3:06pm