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Feb 21, 2021 at 9:49 pm #3700832
Don’t have anything to help you with your specific problem, but I do agree with you that Garmin support is the worst!Jan 16, 2021 at 6:45 am #3694064
Packed tight like this they do crash into each other. Predators will run after large groups of snow geese that have landed and in their panic to take off the geese collide. It’s not uncommon for a goose or two to suffer a broken wing in the melee and become an easy meal.Jan 2, 2021 at 7:33 am #3691778
Another great article Maggie!
My gear “philosophy” is this:
Sounds like your’s is similar.Dec 7, 2020 at 6:05 am #3687620
Thanks for doing this.
I would expect a new garment to do better than a used one, so no surprise.
Are you planning to “monitor” how the new Micropuff does after 5 uses? 10? 20? Be interesting to see if there’s any sort of degradation curve (how quickly the R and Clo change).Nov 8, 2020 at 10:04 am #3682943
I’ve noticed the Thermodrop takes a long time to equilibrate if I take it from one temp to another (like inside to outside, 15-20 minutes). But I also considered that if it’s hanging off my pack that really shouldn’t be an issue.
I may look at picking up one of those Acurites. More what I want at half the price!.Nov 7, 2020 at 9:42 pm #3682902
Closed cell foam? Or are you looking specifically for an inflatable?Nov 5, 2020 at 5:14 pm #3682528
I have a Hammock Gear quilt I bought a few years back (one of my first “big” backpacking gear purchases). Did a 67 taffeta inner and 90 Ripstop outer. Don’t know how that compares to the deniers you’re looking at. I can tell you this though. I love having the different fabrics because I can feel which is the inner vs the outer in the dark. Makes it so easy to orient the quilt and slide back in correctly after a middle-of-the-night trip to water the bushes. Couldn’t tell you if the 7 and 10 D fabrics would give you a difference in feel. They’re pretty close. I do know when I order another quilt this will be high on my want list!Nov 5, 2020 at 5:02 pm #3682527
So if I’m understanding this, if I imagined a point in the middle of the fabric, 4-way stretch would mean I could stretch the fabric “up,” “down,” “left,” and “right” (or north, south, east and west as mentioned above) from my imaginary point(?). And if I stretched it in all of those directions simultaneously I could see how they get 4-way stretch out of that.Oct 24, 2020 at 10:00 pm #3680979
Spare O-ring for my Sawyer
Needle (I’ll use my dental floss for thread)
Spare water bottle cap
Small tube of superglue (Although honestly I haven’t found superglue to be all that super except to glue your fingers together!)Aug 16, 2020 at 7:28 am #3670950
Couple of thoughts—
I’ve tried the Neoairs and have the same issue. Same with Ryan Jordan’s beloved Nemo Tensor which also has horizontal baffles. When I go to ground I found the Exped Synmat UL to be the most comfortable pad I’ve used. Vertical baffles. Not exactly UL at 21 oz (LW), but comfort beats weight here.
Second, the idea to try a hammock is a good one. I have a hammock set up as well and although it’s fairly on par weight-wise than my ground setup it’s noticeable more comfortable. I use a Warbonnet Ridgerunner bridge style.
As suggested hammockforums.net is a good resource. There’s an excellent book called “The Ultimate Hang 2” by Derek Hansen that you’d find helpful. The vendor websites are helpful too..warbonnetoutdoors.com, dutchwaregear.com, dreamhammocks.com, Hammockgear.com, and simplylightdesigns.com to name just a few. And don’t forget Youtube as a source. Look up “Shug.”
Just try not to get too overwhelmed!Jan 29, 2020 at 9:30 pm #3629276
I still think there is a place for better insulation. Something with a higher R value in a thin, light, hydrophobic fiber or plumule than an equivalent thickness of down. Oh yes, and inexpensive. Imagine a legit 0° bag the thickness of say a 50° bag! Might be going against some laws of thermodynamics here though.