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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

Re: Temperture Rating
If I'm on snow, I like to have at least R-3.5, though I often use a RidgeRest Deluxe rated at R-3.1 with a bag rather than a quilt. (A bag provides a bit of insulation on the bottom side, even...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 06, 11:45am

Re: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Review
Hi Ashley- I held the minority opinion that the limited width wasn't such a big deal. It is, after all, an ultralight sleep pad. When you compare it to alternatives of similar warmth and w...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 05, 11:44pm

Re: allitude sickness
I have a health condition that makes me particularly susceptible to altitude sickness. Diamox is standard operating procedure for anything over 7500 ft for me. It makes the difference between bei...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » allitude sickness
March 02, 7:29pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Martin

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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