Frequently Asked Questions

Dyneema Composite Fabrics FAQ

Dyneema Composite Fabrics - FAQ3

What is Dyneema Composite Fabric (DCF)? Dyneema Composite Fabric is a non-woven, laminate material that is used to make ultralight backpacking gear including backpacks, tents, tarps, footprints, stuff sacks, and backpack rain covers. It is made by sandwiching ultra-high-weight-molecular polyethylene Dyneema fibers with polyester to produce an …

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Why Do GPS Navigation Apps Lie?

Why Do GPS Navigation Apps Lie

GPS smartphone navigation apps are convenient to use and a real boon for making outdoor navigation more accessible, but they’re best used alongside other navigation tools such as waterproof maps and a magnetic compass. If you’re just experimenting with navigation apps for …

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How to Train for a Thru-Hike

How to Train for a Thru-Hike

Getting ready for a thru-hike adventure can involve more than researching and buying gear, packing up some resupply boxes, and binge-watching every YouTube video made on how to be ultralight. Sure, this may be a key part of your preparation; however, making …

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Hiking Lightning Storm Safety

Hiking Lightning Storm Safety

There are three different ways that lightning can harm you: direct cloud-to-ground strikes side flashes ground currents In a cloud-to-ground strike, two arcs of energy meet, an upward leader, emanating from a high point such as a tree or mountain top and …

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What is a Bathtub Floor?

What types of tents have bathtub floors? Most double-wall camping tents, so-called because they have an inner tent with bug netting and an outer rainfly, have a bathtub floor in the inner tent. In these tents, the waterproof fabric on the floor …

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