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backpackable wood stove
A backpackable wood stove is another option, typically used with a floorless pyramid or tipi type shelter. You can theoretically dry your bag and clothing with the dry heat it provides, though I...

In GEAR » Keeping your sleeping bag dry in freezing temps
March 25, 12:37pm

Re: Paramo
So with the paramo system, as vapor is wicked to the middle of the jacket, its temperature decreases, and, like the cloud rising over the mtn, it increasingly turns to liquid and is pushed through ...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 22, 10:19pm

Re: Epic, tyvek
I've been pretty impressed with kite tyvek, though I haven't used it in the field for any real duration yet and I've heard the reports about durability, pilling, etc. Epic is another...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 22, 9:49pm

Re: DIY siliconizing treatment
Have you tried again with a non-DWR fabric? I imagine you could just do a water column test of your own and compare fabrics that way, or a coffee-filter type test in lieu of something more sophi...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 22, 9:39pm

Re: Humidity
Air holds less vapor as it becomes colder, yes, but at any given temperature, as the air grows closer to its carrying capacity for vapor, it will increasingly prevent water from evaporating out of ...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 22, 9:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Wet and cold
Justin and others, Does Cap 4 stay warm when wet? I have limited experience with grid fleece but just got the hoodie and will try it in inclement weather. Any examples of a hollow fiber microfle...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 22, 2:35pm

Re: WPB flat pack
WPB laminates are too delicate for packs, because they are prone to delamination. The better option is to keep your electronics in dry bags, use a more durable material for the pack, and use a wate...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quantum Flat Pack
March 22, 1:55pm

Re: Wet and cold
Check out possum/merino blend socks and gloves. Possum fur is hollow and traps warm air very effectively, making it amazingly warm when wet. It is slower to dry than synthetics, but far, far warmer...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 21, 2:14pm

Re: RBTR
Thanks I'll try RBTR. Jerry I did ask Paul, and he didn't have any or have a connection. I'm interested in the M90 T because Richard tested it some time ago as having a hydrostati...

In Make Your Own Gear » Looking for some old Momentum 90 T taffeta/TG Intrepid/Quarktex 20D taffeta
March 20, 8:21pm

Looking for some old Momentum 90 T taffeta/TG Intrepid/Quarktex 20D taffeta
I'm looking for some of this discontinued fabric from Thru-hiker and elsewhere. I'll take any amount up to 6 yards or so. Thanks, Ed

In Make Your Own Gear » Looking for some old Momentum 90 T taffeta/TG Intrepid/Quarktex 20D taffeta
March 20, 6:40pm

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