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Jam vs Jam
the 2009 Jam that I have is heavier than my original Jam because: 1 it is greater capacity - say 50-55 litres as opposed to the original's 40-45 litres 2 it has a whole lot of 3D mesh p...

In GEAR » Some questions on a Golite Jam 50L
February 19, 1:38pm

balls v esbit
I have used vaseline/cotton balls many times. Even if well soaked in vaseline they can easily light with a spark if teased out. A moderately soaked ball will burn for 3-4 minutes. Does esbit l...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 12, 12:55pm

Brad. Had you considered the Oware pyramid tarps? I have a 9x9 which is the same size as the SL5 or Luna4. Cheaper new. No vent though. But I generally leave the zip undone unless rainy or very w...

In Gear Swap » WTB Shangri La-5 or Bear Paw Luna 4/5
January 31, 1:54pm

simple method shown here
A simple method illustrated here. Scroll down to the post by Ptarmigan. I used this method for a fe...

In GEAR » Anyone use trekking poles with a Golite Shangri-la 3?
January 14, 1:35am

Check out this fellows blogs for Scottish packrafting trips. several packrafting trips.

In Packrafting » Routes in the UK ... ideas ?
January 08, 2:18pm

Interesting experience. It's not the linelocs that are the real problem, but the line that Tarptent supply. It's too narrow in diameter - also the stopper knots are tied so close to the...

In GEAR » The Notch, in the wind, on a platform
January 08, 2:14pm

Side entry is easiest
It works ok with the Scarp1 for my girl and me. Tight but can be done. (I'm 6' she is 5'10) a side door each helps. I've cooked meals inside the vestibule with doors closed i...

In GEAR » 1P tent for 2P? Anyone doing it?
January 02, 10:32pm

I've used sighting compasses (MC1) a lot. For intensive use - at night, poor weather, repetitious bearing checking/taking (inc from map), using a large Baseplate is more useful than sighting...

In GEAR » Best baseplate compass
January 02, 1:58am

Finland? and more compass ruminations
Silva is a Swedish company! from Wikipedia: At its production facility in Haninge, Sweden, and in mainland China,[8] Silva of Sweden AB manufactures a wide variety of portable compasses for recre...

In GEAR » Best baseplate compass
January 01, 1:18pm

I would have a look at Silva compasses. The basic baseplate compasses are fine for general use. (In future, can upgrade if necessary) Their website has some basic info on use. If very rusty on t...

In GEAR » Best baseplate compass
January 01, 8:58am

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