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*Disclaimer: I have made purchases from Thru-Hiker, TiGoat, and enLIGHTened Equipment and would not hesitate to do so again* Being an engineering nerd (as many on this site are) I found the abov...

In Make Your Own Gear » M50 MyoQuilt air vents
July 10, 6:06am

Dive In!
My approach when converting from traditional backpacking to my current SUL setup was to choose the lightest possible item in each category and eliminate as many items as I could on the first go rou...

In GEAR » A starting backpacker looking for advice
June 09, 6:14am

Works Great
I believe I have the interior kit although the package I purchased didn't really seem to indicate whether it was intended for exterior use or not. I have spent a handful of nights on this mate...

In GEAR » Window shrink insulation as ground cloth? Same as Gossamer Gear Polycryo?
June 06, 2:57pm

I did some testing of CT0.3K.08 on a tensometer a few years ago and was shocked at how tough it is. A 1" wide strip required 11 pounds of force to snap in tension. I wouldn't hesitate to...

In Make Your Own Gear » quilt v2.0
June 04, 2:38am

Color Me Skeptical
I seriously doubt that malto is bad after 12 months of "optimal" storage. In fact my maltodextrin that I use for homebrewing is 4 years old and hasn't killed me yet. I think this is...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Awesome Maltodextrin Deal
May 18, 1:16am

Awesome Maltodextrin Deal
Honeyvillegrain is selling a 50lb bag of 100% maltodextrin for $55.48 delivered anywhere in the CONUS right now! That is $1.11/lb shipped! This includes a 15% discount through 5/22/2012. Tate &a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Awesome Maltodextrin Deal
May 17, 11:41pm

Weightless Measuring Cup
I'm not sure if this is an original idea; I highly doubt it given how obvious it is yet I can't recall seeing this suggestion here before. I'm getting into freezer bag cooking and so n...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Weightless Measuring Cup
May 16, 5:11pm

Lawson's Glowire?
How about this: ? EDIT: Sorry, I didn't notice that you asked for black. If you could live with orange this seems to mee...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where Can I Find 2mm Black Reflective Cord?
May 16, 8:29am

Trust Tim
You can take anything Tim says about quilts to the bank! Tim the wife and I love our custom revelations; thanks again.

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt for AT thru-hike (MYOG)
May 15, 7:05pm

Excessive DAM Fill
I am curious why it seems that virtually all manufacturers use an excessive amount of down to fill their DAMs. I cannot for the life of my work out why a DAM would need a larger mass of down than ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Excessive DAM Fill
May 15, 5:57am

All Reader Reviews by Chris Lucas

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
So Santa brought me a men's small for Christmas. The fit for me is perfect. I'm 5'6" 130 pounds and typically wear a 14.5 32-33 dress shirt. I have full range of motion in this siz...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 25, 3:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Men's Size small: 114 grams Dries completely in a few hours and is very soft and comfortable. Of course, since it is synthetic it stinks to high heaven after two days of light use.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
June 12, 9:39am