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Re: bear boxes
"I'd like to see steel storage boxes (discretely) positioned in all camping locations in problems areas of the Sierra." One bear in Kings Canyon actually found a weekness in the st...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear learns how to crack Garcia cans at Yosemite
August 26, 7:46pm

Re: Yet another cheap-o plastic tarp thread
Quest outfitters sells tyvek and it looks like they will do international shipping. http://www.questoutfitters.com/uncoated_fabrics.htm#Uncoated Fabrics Quest sells the soft structured Tyvek ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Yet another cheap-o plastic tarp thread
August 26, 10:35am

Re: Minimal drop shoes -> Regular shoes = back pain?
My problem was with arch collapse and heal pain. Haven't had any since I went to flat shoes.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Minimal drop shoes -> Regular shoes = back pain?
August 20, 5:07pm

Re: Brainstorm: Tyvek + Never Wet?
Tyvek 1443 has a hydrostatic head of 7622mm while Tyvek 1460 is 1270mm. That is enough to stop most rain. Tyvek is made from polyethylene which is naturally hydrophobic. Neverwet is Superhyro...

In GEAR » Brainstorm: Tyvek + Never Wet?
August 20, 11:01am

Re: Re: UL lake crossing
The clame in the original viral video was that water repelent shoes would allow you to run on water. The Mythbusters tested this and concluded that it was fake. The only way the Mythbusters could...

In Philosophy & Technique » UL lake crossing
August 16, 7:46pm

Re: Battery life in cold temps
Cold temperatures slow the chemical reaction that the battery uses to generate power. Cold temperatures generally do not cause permanent damage to the batteries. cold nights followed by above...

In Philosophy & Technique » Battery life in cold temps
August 09, 12:40am

Re: fuel for MSR pocket rocket
The main difference between the brands is the fuel mixture. Most canisters have a mixture of Butane and propane. Cheaper brands like coleman which might be filled with just butane. Propane has a...

In GEAR » fuel for MSR pocket rocket
August 03, 10:45pm

Re: snake gaiters
The second one got me but amazingly I didn't have a significant reaction once I got out and had a doctor look at it he assume it was a dry bite but then sucked out a ton of venom/puss. Adult...

In GEAR » snake gaiters
August 03, 12:28am

Re: right or wrong side, tyvek 1443r
The breathability of Tyvek is bidirectional, not one way. Tyvek is made by placing polyethylene plastic fibers onto a conveyor Belt and then squeezed between two rolers. The pressure from the rol...

In Make Your Own Gear » right or wrong side, tyvek 1443r
August 02, 11:56pm

No DSLR is waterproof
No DSLR is waterproof due to the fact there is hole in the body were the lens attaches. If water gets between the lens and body the sensor and shutter will get wet and probably short out. Some c...

In GEAR » How do you photo guys do it?
August 02, 5:59pm

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