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     7  -2 2014 jul 16sleeping bag comparisonSleeping Bag Comparison Matrix - Thru-HikerMfg. Model. Temp Rating. Weight. Shell. Insulation. Shoulder. Hip. Foot. Stuff Size. Mountain Hardwear. Down Bag Expander. 10 oz. Mountain Hardwear.
     8  +5 2014 oct 03lightweight sleeping bag fabric17 oz Down Quilt - Thru-Hiker: Gear and Resources for Long I made these with $1.00/yard fabric and sewed away. ... The first type of insulation , dead air space, is what is used in sleeping bags and in ... I suggest making the quilt out of two separate colors: a light color on top, and a dark color on bottom.
     9  +5 2014 aug 23best hiking ponchoPoncho Tarp - Thru- Hiker : Gear and Resources for Long Distance The road to ultralite hiking is simple: carry the lightest gear possible and carry ... In a good location and properly pitched, a poncho tarp is an adequate primary ...
     11  ~ 2014 jul 29nylon stuff sacksMake Your Own Silnylon Stuffsacks - Thru-Hiker: Gear and For this project I am using a piece of sil nylon 26" by 21". This will make a stuff sack 8" in diameter by 16 inches deep. Fold it in half along the 26" length and run  ...
     12  +5 2014 aug 31food for hikingTrail Foods - Thru- Hiker : Gear and Resources for Long Distance The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Trail Foods . Eating right is an absolute necessity for a thru- hiker . Planning and experience can help you maximize nutrition and ...
     14  -6 2014 aug 14hiking fuel canistersMSR Pocket Rocket Tests - Thru- Hiker : Gear and Resources for The fuel canister was weighed and mass recorded. The stove was attached to the canister and the pot with water was placed on the stove. The stove was lit, ...
     16  +8 2014 aug 20art loeb trailThru-Hiker | Art Loeb Trail , NCon the Art Loeb trail . We are taking about 13 boys and adults for the trip. Any information on campsites and water would be appreciated.
     17  -2 2014 aug 19bear cannister rentalBear Canister Bias - Thru-Hiker: Gear and Resources for Long A committee of park officials called the Sierra Interagency Black Bear Group ( SIBBG) are ... There's even a convenient after hours 'drop box' for rental canisters .
     18  +13 2014 sep 05hiking water canisterMSR has long been a major player in the backpacking stove industry. ... The stove was attached to the canister and the pot with water was placed on the stove .
     18  +5 2014 jul 22windshirt made of tybekThru-Hiker | would trekking poles be helpful to someone with MS?I also played with adding Tyvek to my son's tent and I had a Tyvek wrap/shawl for ... I remember they once had windshirts made of tyvek .
     19  -3 2014 aug 14msr pocket rocket stoveMSR Pocket Rocket Tests - Thru-Hiker: Gear and Resources for MSR Pocket Rocket Tests. By Curt Peterson. MSR has long been a major player in the backpacking stove industry. I imagine there isn't a long-time backpacker ...
     20  -10 2014 aug 06rip stop fabric ozMomentum 90 20d mini- ripstop - Thru-HikerMomentum 90™ MR is an ultralite downproof mini ripstop finished with a ... NOTE : this fabric has pronounced shiny and dull sides. ... Base Weight : 0.9 oz /yd2.
     21  +3 2014 aug 27rodent proof containersThru-Hiker | rodent proof containerAnybody have recommendations for a lightweight, inexpensive rodent proof container ? We're anticipating mice and ringtails in the Grand ...
     22  -6 2014 aug 11msr pocket rocket
     22  +15 2014 jul 16goose down quiltDown Quilt Kit - Thru-HikerM90 Fabric Down Quilt Materials: 900fp Gray Goose Down - $219.95. Momentum90 is an ultralite fabric with superior performance, weight, and appearance.
     23  +1 2014 jul 18water resistant quilt materialSynthetic Quilt Materials - Thru-HikerNote: M90v2 fabric is more water resistant but less breathable than M90v3 fabric . ... 2.5 oz Apex Quilt Materials : Pertex Quantum Shell and M90T Liner- $89.95
     25  -5 2014 jul 22long distance hikingThru- Hiker : Gear and Resources for Long Distance HikersThru- Hiker : The Enthusiast's Choice for Cutting Edge Materials For 13 years Thru - Hiker has been the enthusiast's choice when it comes to cutting edge ultralite ...
     25  -14 2014 jul 18fabric down jacketWhitney Down Jacket Kit - Thru-HikerSize, Chest, Sleeve, Est Weight, 0.9 oz fabric , Est Weight, 1.1 oz fabric . S, 38", 32.5", 8.7 oz ... Whitney Down Jacket Kit: 0.9 oz M90 Fabric - $129.95. M90 is a ...
     26  ~ 2014 sep 26titanium hiking gearDebunking Cookware Myths - Thru- Hiker : Gear and Resources for Thru- Hiker : Gear and Resources for Long Distance Hikers ... MSR Titan kettle ( titanium ); MSR Stowaway (stainless steel); Camping Gaz (Bluet) aluminum ...
     26  -3 2014 aug 08double layer nylon hammockThru-Hiker | Momentum HammockI hope this isn't a stupid question, but is Momentum strong enough to make into a hammock ? I currently use a double layer 1.1 ripstop nylon  ...
     28  -14 2014 sep 07lightweight backpacking fishing poleThru- Fishing the JMT - Thru-Hiker: Gear and Resources for Long If you're already a lightweight backpacker , trust your gut and extend your critical eye to fishing gear. Carry a four piece pack rod and leave the heavy case at ...
     28  +16 2014 aug 30poncho with hood patternHood Pattern - Thru-Hiker: Gear and Resources for Long Distance Adding a hood to our shell project is a quick and easy way to add warmth or additional protection from the weather. Or make a poncho tarp by integrating a hood  ...
     29  +12 2014 aug 06ray way quiltThru-Hiker | Draft stoppers on QuiltsThe Thru-hiker quilt was not wide enough so I added wide draft stoppers to ... For the Ray Way Quilt both the fabric and insulation, I started with ...
     30  -9 2014 aug 24folding stove wood burningFolding Wood Burning Pack Stove - Thru-Hiker: Gear and Nimblewill Nomad's Wood Burning Stove . Project prepared by Jeff Walters. The Design: During the latest FTA Conference many of us had a chance to meet with  ...
     34  -7 2014 sep 13exact cost to shipShipping Info and Return Policy - Thru-HikerWe do not send an additional confirmation email of your order: your receipt is the ... any excess charge over the exact cost of shipping plus $5USD for handling.
     35  ~ 2014 jul 29howies bag for saleThe first type of insulation, dead air space, is what is used in sleeping bags and in most ... If one lies on the bottom part of his sleeping bag , all of the insulation under the body is .... Hungry Howie's reported temperature rating: 20 degrees.
     35  +46 2014 jul 27esbit alcohol burnerCommon Choices for Alcohol Stove Fuel - Thru-Hiker: Gear and Esbit Stove Height vs Efficiency ... Common Choices for Alcohol Stove Fuel ... Pure ethanol also makes a good stove fuel, but it is much more expensive than ...
     36  +2 2014 sep 05how to make stuffMake Your Own Silnylon Stuff Sacks - Thru-Hiker: Gear and This will make a stuff sack 8" in diameter by 16 inches deep. Fold it in half along the 26" length and run a simple seam to join the two edges with a 1/4" seam ...
     36  -7 2014 jul 29light weight rain tarpPoncho Tarp - Thru-Hiker: Gear and Resources for Long Distance Most lightweight hikers have little problem with the former; it only makes sense ... In that and each of the storms the poncho tarp proved to be adequate rain gear ...
     37  -10 2014 aug 15backpacking weight chartStoveweight vs Time Over 14 Days - Thru-Hiker: Gear and As part of Thru-Hiker's continuing evaluation of backpacking stoves and their objective ... The bar chart shows the cumulative weight of your stove and fuel as a  ...
     38  +5 2014 aug 01hot knife fabricThru-Hiker | Soldering Iron Hot Knife ExperienceI followed several forum's on the use of hot -knifes (including those here). Hot knifes can be obtained at fabric stores for ~$45 into the $100s.
     41  -9 2014 sep 10mice proof bagcontainer? We're anticipating mice and ringtails in the Grand Canyon. ... I have heard that the air bags in cars is the same material as Ursack.
     41  +31 2014 aug 11tarp camping setupsPoncho Tarp the morning after a serious deluge ... Don't try small tarps until you' ve mastered tarp camping with an 8 x 10'. There's no margin for error with a ...
     42  -10 2014 aug 03pocket rocket stove
     42  -4 2014 jul 23sleeping bag insulationMfg. Model. Temp Rating. Weight. Shell. Insulation . Shoulder. Hip. Foot. Stuff Size. Mountain Hardwear. Down Bag Expander. 10 oz. Mountain Hardwear.
     44  -1 2014 aug 31hiking water filtersWater Purification for Long Distance Hikers - Thru- Hiker : Gear and Water Purification for Long Distance Hikers . Most long distance backpackers deal with water purification by using one of the following: iodine (usually Polar Pure) ...
     44  -6 2014 aug 23silk base layerThru-Hiker | Is silk a good choice for a baselayer ?Thus far, I have used high tech synthetics for all my baselayers. Does silk make a good baselayer ? i.e. does it insulate when wet and disperse ...
     45  -2 2014 aug 10best hiking water purifierMost long distance backpackers deal with water purification by using one of
     45  +4 2014 aug 08ripstop nylon fabricMomentum 90™ MR is an ultralite downproof mini ripstop finished with a high ... NOTE: this fabric has pronounced shiny and dull sides. ... Yarn: 100% nylon .
     46  -1 2014 sep 05high carb snackssnacks - Thru-HikerTo avoid glycogen depletion, snack frequently (20-30 grams/hour) throughout the hike, and eat a high carbohydrate meal within an hour after quitting for the day.
     46  -11 2014 aug 23tarptent henry shiresThru-Hiker | Henry Shires ' Tarptent zipper questionI am confused on zippers. It looks like the tarptent needs a separating zipper in order to tie the mesh to one side, but the instructions call for a ...
     49  -8 2014 sep 30integral designs sil domeMaster Tent Comparison Matrix - Thru-HikerUltralight Bivy Cover. 6.5 oz. Integral Designs . Sil Tarp ... Integral Designs . Sil Dome . 1-2. 1lb. 10 oz. (with pole) .... MontBell. Thunder Dome 2. 2. 4 lb. 3 lb. 8 oz.
     50  -1 2014 sep 01water filters hiking
     52  -7 2014 jul 31hot knife cutting fabricOne of the less enjoyable parts of making gear from synthetic materials, such as ripstop, is cutting the material and then heating/searing the ...
     54  -5 2014 jul 27backpacking fly fishing equipmentYet something so pure and unspoiled it'd float washed the stink of fly - fishing failure off ... backpacker , trust your gut and extend your critical eye to fishing gear .
     56  -12 2014 aug 08water purification hiking systemsMost long distance backpackers deal with water purification by using one of ... Some thru- hikers are carrying small squeeze bottles of bleach to treat their water.
     57  +25 2014 sep 27sleeping bag ratingsMfg. Model. Temp Rating . Weight. Shell. Insulation. Shoulder. Hip. Foot. Stuff Size. Mountain Hardwear. Down Bag Expander. 10 oz. Mountain Hardwear.
     57  ~ 2014 aug 07the john muir trailThru-Fishing the JMT - Thru-Hiker: Gear and Resources for Long Thru-Fishing the JMT . by Paul AYCE Nanian I have an uncanny ability to spook fish. It reminds me of my uncanny ability to create a sphere of personal space ...
     59  -18 2014 aug 24john muir trail mapI bought a copy of Steve Beck's Trout-Fishing the John Muir Trail before my trip ... stand a bit of a lesson in lightweight hiking he is an exceptional fly-fisherman.
     60  -10 2014 aug 04rodent resistant baghave recommendations for a lightweight, inexpensive rodent proof ... I have heard that the air bags in cars is the same material as Ursack.
     61  +40 2014 aug 26make your own jacketDescription: If you're looking for the perfect way to take your gear making skills to ... of hikers that make their own gear with Thru-Hiker's Whitney Down Jacket kit.
     61  ~ 2014 jul 20best rain ponchoPoncho as Shelter and Rain Gear - Thru-Hiker: Gear and Resources In that and each of the storms the poncho tarp proved to be adequate rain gear and primary shelter. ... Don't put off seeking a good location until it's too late.
     63  -3 2014 sep 14make stuff
     63  -11 2014 sep 03denatured alcohol msdsDenatured alcohol gets my recommendation for the best all-around fuel for any ... A link to a MSDS (Materials Safety Data Sheet) for each of the fuels listed is ...
     63  +1 2014 jul 25highlite sleeping bagThru-Hiker: Gear and Resources for Long Distance Hikers
     67  +7 2014 aug 21quilt fabric materialDown Quilt Materials - Thru-HikerDescription: These are collections of our 1st quality fabric and High Fill Power Down for making a quilt at an attractive bundle price. Please note that these are ...
     67  -13 2014 aug 01hiking rain gearPack LIght Eat Right - Thru- Hiker : Gear and Resources for Long Thru- Hiker : Gear and Resources for Long Distance Hikers ... Dual use of a sil nylon poncho as raingear and shelter can knock over a pound from even the ...
     68  -36 2014 sep 26tipi plansThru-Hiker | Tipi PlansHi I have searched the internet far and wide looking for some Tipi Plans , similar to TiGoat, Golit Hex 3, Kifaru. Single center pole Tipi. Does not ...
     68  -13 2014 aug 09integral designs sildomeIntegral Designs . Sil Tarp. 7 oz, 14 oz, 22oz. 40, 80
     69  -13 2014 aug 18making a silnylon tarpHenry's Tarptent & Tarptent -for-2 ... If you're using a coated material other than sil nylon , make sure the coated sides are out. Run another line of stitching along ...
     70  -17 2014 jul 29increase height tabletEsbit Stove Height Vs. Efficiency - Thru-Hiker: Gear and Resources Internet message boards often contain threads on Esbit and ways to improve its efficiency. Some have suggested that the distance between the burning tablet  ...
     76  +3 2014 aug 14montbell sleeping bagsMountain Hardwear. Polarguard Bag Expander ... MontBell . U.L. Super Stretch Down Hugger #7 ..... Synthetic Insulated Sleeping Bags  ...
     76  -11 2014 aug 04western mountaineering highliteWestern Mountaineering . Tamarak. 30° F. 15oz. 0.9 oz. ExtremeLite Ripstop. 850 + Fill Down. Western Mountaineering . Highlite  ...
     77  ~ 2014 jul 17lightweight ripstop nylon fabric
     78  +23 2014 aug 22primaloft vs downThru-Hiker | Primaloft Sport or Climashield XP in a quilt?I'm not looking for something to last as long as a down quilt, but how ... It also has the least loft per unit weight as compared to PL sport, XP, ...
     78  ~ 2014 aug 13backpacking food guideTrail Foods - Thru-Hiker: Gear and Resources for Long Distance your food bag. Here's an example of a typical day's food during my last thru- hike. ... Five Things You Should Know About Backpacking Food . 1. The Nutrition  ...
     83  -21 2014 aug 07goose down jacketThru-Hiker's 900 fill power gray goose down ; Your choice of downproof shell and liner materials ... Whitney Down Jacket Kit: 0.9 oz M90 Fabric- $129.95
     84  +17 2014 aug 06pack in phpPack Light, Eat Right - Thru-Hiker: Gear and Resources for Long I hope this information helps you Pack Light, Eat Right. For information on ... Minimize Pack Weight and Feed Active Muscles--Keep the Fat in! Recipes for the  ...
     85  +16 2014 sep 29mastertentBackcountry Gear Limited's Tent Store: Your source for high quality and specialty tents from designers like Sierra Designs, MSR, Mountain Hardwear, Marmot, ...
     85  -29 2014 aug 10john muir trail
     85  -7 2014 jul 31fabric zip pullsUsing Continuous Zipper - Thru-Hiker: Gear and Resources for Long Slide the pull onto the tape and align the two ends of the zipper tape. ... The side with two tines is the one that gets pushed through the zipper fabric . 4. Install the ...
     86  -26 2014 aug 17rain shelters for campingThe 5 x 8' Poncho as Shelter and Rain Gear ... Don't try small tarps until you've mastered tarp camping with an 8 x 10'. There's no margin for error with a small ...
     87  -3 2014 aug 09rocket stove temperatureMSR has long been a major player in the backpacking stove industry. I imagine ... 2 cups of water at room temperature (60 degrees F) were used in each test.
     87  ~ 2014 jul 26golite reed pantsThru-Hiker | 5oz XP rating of 20* with only 1.2" loft?(I wore a hat, liner gloves, long underwear,socks, a windshirt and Golite Reed rain pants ) It has worked pretty for me well summer and fall.
     89  ~ 2014 sep 20minimal loft makingofThru-Hikerand high loft goose down for making a down quilt at an attractive bundle price. ... two main characteristics: maximum core loft for minimum weight and bulk.
     89  +12 2014 aug 23hiking to lose weightProbably nothing you carry on a thru- hike represents your personality and ... 3260 calories was sufficient for me to neither gain nor lose weight during my hike .
     90  -41 2014 jul 29buy denatured ethyl alcoholDenatured alcohol is mostly ethanol with some methyl alcohol added to ... One drawback, though, of this fuel is that you must buy a minimum of 32 fluid ounces.
     91  ~ 2014 aug 18ultralight camping gearThe Workshop - Thru-Hiker: Gear and Resources for Long Distance This solid fuel stove folds up into a tiny, lightweight package and will work with ... Learn how to make the common seams used in making your own outdoor gear .
     91  +10 2014 aug 05salt tablets in dietwater - Thru-HikerSalt Content of Trail Foods . To avoid excess salt: avoid processed foods , buy reduced salt products, combine high salt foods with low ... Do NOT take salt tablets .
     91  +6 2014 jul 30losing buy fabricI made these with $1.00/yard fabric and sewed away. It doesn't ... Divide 8100 ci by 800+ fill power to get 10.12 ounces of down. ... Because down is a loose insulation, precautions must be taken to ensure insulation it covers you at all times.
     91  -39 2014 jul 26backpacking fishing pole
     92  -44 2014 sep 02best titanium camp cookwareDebunking Cookware Myths - Thru-Hiker: Gear and Resources for For a Few Calories More: the Good , Bad, and Ugly of Trail Foods ... MSR Titan kettle ( titanium ); MSR Stowaway (stainless steel); Camping Gaz ... Two cups of water were transferred to each of the pots using a cooking grade measuring cup.
     92  -13 2014 aug 26rip stop nylonMomentum 90™ MR is an ultralite downproof mini ripstop finished with a high quality DWR. Excellent shell material for ... Yarn: 100% nylon . Price: $10.95 /yd ...
     92  -18 2014 aug 18making a quiltUsing prominent industry standards, the following chart shows equivalent loft- warmth ratios. I have converted them to be relevant with making a quilt .
     95  +4 2014 sep 13powered by expressionengine member registerThru-Hiker | Powered By ExpressionEngineTotal Registered Members : 728. Total Topics: 399. Total Replies: 1293. Total Posts: 1692. Total Logged-in Users: 0. Total Anonymous Users: 0.
     95  ~ 2014 aug 29rip stop nylon wholesaleCoated Ripstop - Thru-HikerThis 210D nylon woven textile contains a white Dyneema ripstop 0.25 in (6.35 mm) grid reinforcement ... The Dyneema content equals 9% of total fabric weight.
     96  ~ 2014 sep 01space blanket insulationThru-Hiker | Climashield APEX and space blanket quiltbut failed) that described the use of a space blanket in combination with synthetic insulation . I am aware that it does not breath, but I am very ...
     97  -39 2014 jul 18lightweight backpacking sleeping bagsLightweight Backpack ... The first type of insulation, dead air space, is what is used in sleeping bags ... Use a lightweight down-proof breathable rip-stop nylon.
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