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Oct 12, 2020 at 1:18 pm #3679334
My wife and I use the Stratophire Li. We use a exped duo double mat ( Or a drop/klymit) and a EE accomplice quit. There are 3 or 4inches in either side to fit larger pads. We bring 1/2 of our gear into the Li at night, the rest fits in the very room vestibules nicely. We “downsized” from a Triplex. I prefer the StatosphireSep 23, 2020 at 1:34 pm #3677190
This kind of person generally ends ugly. Give him a few years. Karma always wins.Sep 17, 2020 at 10:59 am #3676532
Damn you Henry. Tonight I have to go set mine up in the backyard and play with it. My wife expects me to weed a flower bed. Looks like that is not going to happen. I’m blaming you.Sep 16, 2020 at 9:59 am #3676343
>I plan on taking my oldest (3.5 yrs old) on a daddy-daughter trip for a local overnighter when it gets MUCH colder.
The best single night of sleep I ever had was when my 3 year old somehow managed to crawl into my sleeping bag with me. Hes 24 now. Grab hold of those moment!Sep 15, 2020 at 9:40 am #3676170
I have both a Stratospire Li and a Triplex. I vastly prefer Henry’s tent. With two caveats.
1. It’s a pain in the butt stacking it vertically inside of a gossamer gear Mariposa. The Z packs fits horizontally
2. Set up is a bit more complex with the Stratospire. But I don’t think in avoid this because it is a double wall. And the complexity comes in at the pitch locks and hanging the inner mesh. The Z packs doesn’t have any iner mesh
Having said all of this I don’t know why I keep the Z packs around. Since I bought the Stratospire I’ve been on 4 trips. And when pulling gear out of the closet I don’t even think about pulling out the triplex anymore.Sep 15, 2020 at 9:30 am #3676169
My situation was rather unique. So the going costs may be a little skewed in favor of cheap. I had to separately purchase the stem cells from a laboratory in San Antonio Texas and have them shipped on dry ice to my doctors office in Austin. Basically the stem cells were FOB San Antonio. If they didn’t make it to my doctors office well I still have to pay for them.
I paid $1000 for the sales and another $2500 for the procedure. Then of course there’s all the follow up visits and physical therapy visits that are 250 bucks here and 500 bucks there. All and I think I’m into it for $5000(?). Perhaps a little less.
I’m told that imaging the knees is not accurate enough to actually see regeneration of cartilage. And whenever I said “hey the cartlidge has been regenerated”, everybody involved said” you can’t prove that.”. But everyone also says it’s likely that some of the Cartlidge has regenerated.
The cells I used were derived from umbilical cords. There’s lots of arguments either way about which is better. Umbilical derived, or extracting them from your own body. There’s arguments on either side. As of a year ago I could not find any data that addressed the issue one way or another. Probably simply because the data does not yet exist. Not enough clinical trials have been done. And that’s why I was part of a clinical trial.Sep 11, 2020 at 9:00 am #3675686
A solution in search of a problem that does not actually exist.Sep 10, 2020 at 10:15 am #3675542
My wife and I have 2 Mariposas and a Gorilla pack. They are excellent.Sep 8, 2020 at 5:16 pm #3675276
These are no-no’s even off the trail. If you have to mix it, you shouldn’t be drinking it. Dont get me started on Jello shots…Sep 8, 2020 at 4:15 pm #3675262
While we saw evidence of the burns, That particular section has been recovering quite nicely.Aug 19, 2020 at 12:09 pm #3671623
We were using the Triplex for the two of us, but we have switched over to the Tarptent Stratosphire LiAug 14, 2020 at 1:09 pm #3670767
If it was a “little critter” having the handle in the muck is a bad idea.
But a deer is tall enough to have eaten it right side up.
Henrys upside down poles have made me grumpy too. A handful of mud fist steps in the morning……Jul 22, 2020 at 2:25 pm #3665860
@Richard Reno. Do you have any formal training in cardiology? I’m not throwing rocks here. Just looking for a starting place to sort the wheat from the chaff..Jul 14, 2020 at 11:56 am #3664096
I “snuck” up on a guy who was wearing earbuds at about mile 60 of the 100 Mile Wilderness. I scared the pee out of him. The fool probably wore them all the way from Springer Mountain.
Even though he didn’t have a boom box, it did make me chuckle.May 28, 2020 at 3:31 pm #3649787
I got a small piece from Aircraft Spruce. They are aimed at the homebuilt/experimental aircraft crowd. They may have too big a minimum for you however. I had other items coming from them.May 14, 2020 at 11:30 am #3647119
I have used bear spray on 5 or 6 feral dogs in the Ouachita in Arkansas. It was highly effective. The dogs, mostly pit bull mixes, tucked tail and ran like hell.May 9, 2020 at 3:41 pm #3646007
The thing to note with GlobalStar the satellites are equatorial. At higher or lower latitudes like Patagonia, Greenland, ANWAR Baffin Island. You must have open sky towards the horizon, to get the coverage they show on their map. With a ridge in the way, you get nothing even if you can see sky above.May 8, 2020 at 2:15 pm #3645823
Absolutely incredible trip. I am insanely jealous.May 8, 2020 at 1:07 pm #3645809
I did — but I’ve decided to do southern Greenland instead of the Arctic Circle trail.Mar 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm #3636814
I visited the GEOS facility in Texas and had a chat with some of the folks there. They do the emergency coordination for SPOT InReach along with others. A few of my take aways:
1. Two way devices are better than just a pin in the map. With a one way device you can’t hear the following. “The helicopter should be right above you, can you see it” . ” The fire is moving east at 30 miles an hour. Get out of there” or “Rescue will take at least 3 hours. take cover until then”
2. The time delay on many of the inReach devices depends on how often the device polls the satellite. On SOME devices if you push the SOS the time between polls is dramatically shortened.
3. The protocols for GEOS to communicate with rescue services, government or private, vary wildly given from where on the planet you need to be plucked.
4. If you do push the rescue button, expect to pay the deductible.Mar 18, 2020 at 8:55 am #3636564
I just got a message from Real Graphene USA:
“Our 10,000 mah model weighs about 300 grams.”Mar 13, 2020 at 11:11 am #3635650
We had a nice windy day here in Austin so I set up a “V” shaped elastic extension to my current ( the yellow green in the photo is elastic) Then I simply grabbed a beer and watched as the wind hit it.
Unfortunately I came up with no “Eureka” moments.
I noticed that the wind loads up the forces way faster than it unloads. And that the elastic seems to reduce the “Wind hammer effect”.
There are just so many damn variables to isolate here.Mar 11, 2020 at 12:50 pm #3635296
I have a permit for the Escalate Route in the Grand canyon starting Saturday. I was going to spend a night in Vegas on the way there. That plan is scrapped. Vegas, more than most other places, just seems like a place I dont want to be given the pathogens.
Southwest canceled my flight for credit w/o question. The Vegas hotel guys will never give a nickle back. Ever.
Rather than drive the 19 hours from Austin. I think I’ll go do the Eagle Rock Loop instead.Mar 6, 2020 at 2:47 pm #3634550
I have noticed that the peg holding the pitch-lock corners that Tarptent uses on the Stratosphire and other tents did not come loose on a recent trip. The non pitch-lock corner did. The panel that was perpendicular to the wind should have loaded both corners/pegs equally. ….. I can already hear my wife asking why I’m farting around in the backyard this weekend with “all those strings and all those tent pegs” and “what is the fish scale for?”Mar 6, 2020 at 2:35 pm #3634547
I now this is the photography thread. (really nice work guys!) But could someone capture the song of the Hermit Thrush in its full fidelity? Waking up to them on the Long Trail was incredible. Their vocal cords must be made of crystals.