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First MYOG Synthetic Quilt
After making some stuff sacks, a groundsheet, and some synthetic insulated mittens, I decided to try making a quilt. I used 5oz Climashield Apex from Thru-Hiker for the insulation and some Argon fa...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG Synthetic Quilt
March 10, 10:09pm

re: montbell bags
12 oz of fill in a 25 degree bag that weighs 24 oz does not seem very impressive.

In GEAR » New Montbell bags
March 08, 7:36am

Re: Need recommendations for backcountry ghost towns in the "Old West
Here's a trip report I made: http://hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=23907&start=30

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need recommendations for backcountry ghost towns in the "Old West"
February 28, 10:28am

Re: 20 yards of silnylon for $60 shipped, Oware
What width are your rolls of silnylon?

In Gear Deals » 20 yards of silnylon for $60 shipped, Oware
February 27, 7:33pm

Need recommendations for backcountry ghost towns in the "Old West"
Check out the Galiuro Mountains in Southern AZ. Lots of old mining equipment, some mines, a couple old cabins, an old farm, etc...probably one of the most remote places in the state.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need recommendations for backcountry ghost towns in the "Old West"
February 27, 5:40pm

Re: Thunderstorms in the wilderness – What to do
Another thing I have done is camped near the bottom of a tall ridgeline (with the hope being that the ridgeline will attract most of the lightning strikes).

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunderstorms in the wilderness – What to do
February 26, 1:57pm

Re: HMG Ultramid & MLD Duomid: Couple's use?
Well a mid for couples may have arrived. See MLD's facebook page for photos of a 7'x9' asymmetrical mid (pole height is 5.5' tall). Here is what the post says: "Prototyp...

In GEAR » HMG Ultramid & MLD Duomid: Couple's use?
February 26, 1:07pm

Re: Thunderstorms in the wilderness – What to do
I've posted this before. It's a good read: http://www.vaisala.com/Vaisala%20Documents/Scientific%20papers/4.Gookin.pdf Basically, the amount of electric potential involved in a lightn...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunderstorms in the wilderness – What to do
February 26, 12:26pm

Re: Re: Re: SMD Fusion info has been released
"Perhaps there is a trick?" Simply put your trekking pole tip in the loop, then rotate your pole once or twice like a clock hand. Secure the handle at the top of the bag with whatever ...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 25, 7:18pm

Re: Re: Android Smartphone as GPS?
I had read about the iPhone 5S battery drain. Thankfully, I am on Verizon. Based on the responses here, I will likely be going with an Android phone. Just need to check on some features when at...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Android Smartphone as GPS?
February 25, 7:10pm

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