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200D Oxford vs. 210D Dyneema X?
Anyone able to comment on the difference in durability/abrasion resistance between these two fabrics? Specifically, I'm interested in the coated oxford offered by questoutfitters and the dyneem...

In Make Your Own Gear » 200D Oxford vs. 210D Dyneema X?
January 10, 7:35am

Big Sky Stakes
Ben, I haven't seen those Big Sky stakes before - they look sweet. How easily do the bend? Thanks.

In GEAR » Tent Stakes for the High Sierra
January 09, 7:46pm

Daiwa Minispin
Just thought I'd also mention the Daiwa Minispin. For $50 it's a pretty cool setup. The rod breaks down into 5 pieces that are about 10" long I'd say. The spinning reel it comes wi...

In Fishing » BPS Microlite spinning reel
January 09, 6:34pm

Wilson Creek +1
Just thought I'd chime in with my recommendation for the Wilson Creek area as well. So many great falls and some really nice campsites throughout. Can't really go wrong. If you happen to fi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help from the North Carolina contingent
January 07, 2:35pm

Nice!
Beautiful pack Chris! I have a question for you about the 4mm foam/mesh you used for the straps. Is 4mm the thickness of the foam used or does that measurement pertain to the mesh? Basically just t...

In Make Your Own Gear » My first DIY Backpack
January 05, 8:58am

Aluminum Tubing
I've read in several threads about people using aluminum tubing for internal pack frames/stays. Where does a person buy this stuff? I'm particularly intrigued by the type of tubing mentione...

In Make Your Own Gear » Aluminum Tubing
December 16, 4:09pm

re: more articles...
I don't know John, I think on average I get $25 worth of information and enjoyment from this site in a couple of weeks tops. I mean it 25 bucks - that's a burger and a few beers - I don'...

In Editor's Roundtable » Black Diamond Infinity 60 & Innova 50 Backpack Review
December 15, 8:50pm

iPhone 4 Sim
Here's a link about removing the iPhone 4 sim card. Looks like a paperclip works fine. The question is, does it void the warranty to remove the sim card? If anyone knows, please post. Thanks.

In GEAR » Solid iPhone GPS App
December 14, 5:37pm

Driducks Sizing
Just for another sizing viewpoint since these things to run quite large. I'm just over 6' and weigh 150lbs. The small fits me fine - plenty big in the body and just a tad short on the sleev...

In GEAR » Dri Ducks?
December 14, 8:00am

Wider Sil
Rockywoods sells what they call 'Ultra-Sil' in a width of 67-68". It's supposedly lighter (1.15 oz/sq.yd.), stronger and more waterproof than regular silnylon. Sounds too good to b...

In Make Your Own Gear » "Make Your Own Trailstar?" or "Where can I buy wide silnylon?"
December 09, 7:49am

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