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A guy who is into a little bit of everything...music (listening and making it), photography, DIY, technology, the outdoors (hiking, backpacking, climbing...), and trying to live by grace through faith. I also currently work at a high adventure camp in the Southeast where I also do a little bit of everything...


Mar
27
revised What material is the wick under the burner on a multi-fuel stove?
Changed title to more clearly reflect the content of the question
Mar
27
comment What material is the wick under the burner on a multi-fuel stove?
@Liam You sure about that cotton? Yes polyester melts (and then eventually burns too), but cotton burns for sure.
Mar
27
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Pros and cons of Tent vs bivvy bag
Mar
27
revised Pros and cons of Tent vs bivvy bag
Added section on exposing backpack and footwear to the elements and animals. and Reworded the suggested edit
Mar
25
reviewed Close In rock-climbing, how do I safely belay another climber?
Mar
18
awarded  Custodian
Mar
18
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Does a groover have to stink?
Mar
14
awarded  Custodian
Mar
14
reviewed Leave Open unbreathable single wall tent with gutters
Mar
14
comment unbreathable single wall tent with gutters
I think I get what you're asking, but it takes some deciphering, and I'm not sure if I'm right about it. So it I think it would be good to work on your question. It's just somewhat confusing. And look up sil-nylon (or cuben fiber) tarp tents.
Mar
14
reviewed Reviewed Painful leather hiking boots - persevere or give up?
Mar
14
awarded  Custodian
Mar
14
reviewed Reviewed Painful leather hiking boots - persevere or give up?
Mar
10
comment Is there any upper temperature limit for a given sleeping bag?
Ok I understand more where you're coming from now. I thought you were looking for an actual numerical threshold of where it's too warm to use a given sleeping bag. It might help to clarify your question a bit. But here's what I do: I use a lightweight, 45'F bag for summer because my winter bag, which is 15'F, is just too hot in temps above 55-65'F. I also use a thin synthetic sleeping bag liner that I can use by itself if my summer bag is still too warm. I'm also a "hot sleeper." But to each his own as they say.
Mar
9
awarded  Revival
Mar
9
comment How should I correctly use poles and other equipment to avoid back pain on long hikes?
Ah yeah, this. I used to loathe the idea of having my hands tied up with trekking poles while hiking, yet now I find them indispensable. I, like you, probably should've swallowed my pride and save my knees much sooner.
Mar
9
comment Is there any upper temperature limit for a given sleeping bag?
This is a very subjective question and I'm not sure it actually has an answer other than "Do what's comfortable and practical." The lower temperature limits are there because it's much more difficult for a body to stay warm, by maintaining a safe and usually comfortable temperature (more insulation for lower temps). When it's hot you'll shed any insulation long before your body temperature gets too hot so an upper limit rating isn't really necessary. Know your own body.
Mar
9
answered Can I upgrade my MSR Wisperlite International to also be able to burn propane?
Mar
8
revised Do bear-safe rules still apply in the winter?
Changed format of the entire answer to more clearly communicate the point. Added a few relevant links.
Mar
3
comment Sleeping with two people in one hammock
Actually the pictures you reference back up what I'm talking about. As it appears to me, those people are not trying to sleep through the night, but just lounging and relaxing. And that's totally cool, but it's when you're trying to do that for 7-8 hours each day when it becomes the real challenge.