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Jim Colten
(jcolten)

Locale: MN
Re: Women are superior on 01/20/2012 18:05:01 MST Print View

Matt, it isn't so much about standing up; it's about keeping your pants on.

I recall hearing somewhere, there are two skills women need to learn to become long distance hikers:

1) launch snot rockets
2) pee with their pack on

Patrick S
(xpatrickxad) - F

Locale: Upper East TN
Re: Re: Women are superior on 01/20/2012 18:46:07 MST Print View

I've known quite a few ladies who could pee without removing their pants or pack. A majority were long distance hikers though...

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Women are superior on 01/20/2012 18:59:50 MST Print View

There's something perverse about a bunch of guys having a Peeing contest over the subject of women Peeing! ;^)

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
No samples required on 01/20/2012 23:34:57 MST Print View

So a thread named for me is all about women peeing?

I love it! :)

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: No samples required on 01/20/2012 23:53:03 MST Print View

>So a thread named for me is all about women peeing?

Don't get too excited. There are vast numbers of entire websites dedicated to that very same thing.

Have I crossed the line yet?
:)

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Mike Reid - nyah nyah nyah.... - Trailstar weight on 01/21/2012 16:43:54 MST Print View

Weight of Trailstar only (no stuff sack or guy lines) on my cheapo kitchen scale: 303 grams, or about 10 and 5/8 oz.

Jim Colten
(jcolten)

Locale: MN
philosophical question: Mike Reid - nyah nyah nyah.... - Trailstar weight on 01/21/2012 18:06:20 MST Print View

Weight of Trailstar only (no stuff sack or guy lines)

Not ragging on Doug here (even though that seems to be a popular winter sport;-)but I've never understood the purpose of reporting the weight of a shelter without also reporting lines and/or stakes needed to support it. OK, it IS possible to get by without stakes sometimes but I wonder what % of us routinely do that.

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Mike Reid - nyah nyah nyah.... on 01/21/2012 19:04:03 MST Print View

But I've never understood the purpose of reporting the weight of a shelter without also reporting lines and/or stakes needed to support it.

It seems to me because there are a lot of different stakes that you can use, plus combinations of stakes for different conditions. So you would need to specify the type and number of stakes you were using each time. Also people use different weights of line. The shelter though remains std.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: philosophical question: Mike Reid - nyah nyah nyah.... - Trailstar weight on 01/21/2012 19:09:16 MST Print View

No ragging perceived. To answer your question, people use different stakes and different guy lines, so a combined weight for me isn't necessarily meaningful for someone else, whereas the basic weight of just the tarp is meaningful to everyone, IMO.

Edit: I see Jason beat me to it!

Edited by idester on 01/21/2012 19:10:13 MST.

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Re Weight on 01/22/2012 00:14:02 MST Print View

Thanks Doug.
Mine will be lighter after being kept in the customs shed without food and water for a week. :)

Edited by MikefaeDundee on 01/22/2012 00:14:34 MST.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re Weight on 01/22/2012 01:36:29 MST Print View

Mike, I hope it doesn't get too cold and nasty there... don't want to think about customs officials sitting around their oil drums warming their hands. Cuben makes for dramatic conflagration!

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Re Weight on 01/22/2012 01:56:31 MST Print View

With the fees that the Customs take, i'm sure they can do better than oil drums, Miguel.

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Weight on 01/30/2012 12:11:27 MST Print View

302g, and no Customs fees!
Told you mine would be lighter, Doug. :)

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Weight on 01/30/2012 12:55:46 MST Print View

Arrgghhhhh! I'll have to buy a new one.....

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Weight on 01/30/2012 13:00:44 MST Print View

Mike cheated. He cut off the MLD tag.

ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North; UK
Cuben Trailstar weight on 02/24/2012 08:51:51 MST Print View

299g :-)

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Git on 02/24/2012 09:11:44 MST Print View

I don't believe you, so there!

ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North; UK
cynicism on 02/24/2012 09:13:49 MST Print View

You're right not to believe me.....I brushed the breadmaking flour from the scale and now it's 198g

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Double git on 02/24/2012 09:33:16 MST Print View

I just cut a chunk out of mine, it's only 158g!

I videod it HERE

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Triple git on 02/24/2012 19:46:06 MST Print View

I never got one, so the weight is less than negligible: 0 g!

So THERE! :^)