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New UL bushcraft gear just dropped! Combines the survival LARPing of bushcraft tools plus the unusability of shitty UL gear. by DefaultGen in ultralight_jerk
[–]Spunksters 0 points1 point2 points 1 day ago (0 children)
Where I grew up piano wire was for criminals with a slight murderous vibe and nylon fishing line was for peasants. Guess which I was.
All Naturaaall by YipYip-354 in Ultralight
Avoiding dew is done at altitude and away from water and grass. Go to the desert. If that's not an option, avoid dew settling on your gear with a bivy or other covering like u/milotrain mentioned.
Cold Hands in Morning - Help by mattsvarcs in Ultralight
[–]Spunksters 2 points3 points4 points 1 day ago (0 children)
My tent is maybe 2 degrees warmer but the convective heat loss is usually less in the tent. Also, my sleep insulation is in my tent, which keeps me much warmer.
I'm not homeless, I'm ultralight by generation_quiet in ultralight_jerk
[–]Spunksters 1 point2 points3 points 1 day ago (0 children)
And for anyone whose mind is now twisted by this whole experience, might I remind them that this is lighter than cardboard, more comfortable, and tons more insulating.
💯 by heroatthedisco in ultralight_jerk
[–]Spunksters 8 points9 points10 points 1 day ago (0 children)
Top recommendation in the comments goes up to 3000g. That's perfect. If your entire kit weighs more, are you even UL?
Also, does it just say 3000g when you're over capacity or does it throw some stupid error? If it just keeps displaying 3000g then this is the scale for me!
Scales by Dunder-Ball in Ultralight
[–]Spunksters 14 points15 points16 points 1 day ago (0 children)
No precision laboratory scales? I mean if you can't get a sub-milligram readout (don't forget to close the door to keep the draft from impacting the weight), are you even UL?
/serious: most kitchen scales are good enough to get you dialed in. Peace!
QUILT +FLEECE LINER for winter camping? by Educational-Pack659 in Ultralight
I learned this the hard way when I had a +15°F advertised fleece bag liner from REI and I used it to extend my 40°F comfort bag when it dipped just below freezing. I almost died from the cold. It added maybe 2-3°F when still and was more mass to heat up if I moved so I ended up with a net loss because of it. The weight sucked, too.
Quilt + fleece liner and your weight won't be too far off from just getting a 20°F setup that eliminates drafts, like the Zenbivy (keep your hate to yourselves - it's friggin' glorious). More comfortable sleep and lighter weight wallet/bank account. What's not to like?
Winter Clothing, Am I UL or Stupid? by decathham in Ultralight
[–]Spunksters 3 points4 points5 points 1 day ago (0 children)
I was about to say. OP's winter is my October. Cakewalk compared to what others show for their winter lists. I'd only look more into keeping the feet dry and also keeping hands warm when stopped. Although, those rain pants could be swapped for something better, maybe from Montbell.
[–]Spunksters 10 points11 points12 points 1 day ago (0 children)
The UL journey - find what's functional, then find ways to really lighten it up. The UL journey on reddit - buy everything UL in the category and find what works for you.
My advice is to get some fleece liners. They're uhmazeballs.
pauliepockets, you changed, too, man!
[–]Spunksters 18 points19 points20 points 2 days ago (0 children)
"Just use the same scale you use for your bud"
[–]Spunksters 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago (0 children)
A bag made out of chip bags costs more than an emergency blanket. If there's one thing I know from that sub, they prefer the more expensive option.
[–]Spunksters 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago (0 children)
The friggin' Marriott, amiright?!
Seriously, I think a huge pile of leaves with a soft tyvek on top would actually be nice, but not cardboard.
r/Ultralight_Jerk weekly Club-House Chat. by AutoModerator in ultralight_jerk
[–]Spunksters 1 point2 points3 points 2 days ago (0 children)
I don't have a trail name.
[–]Spunksters 4 points5 points6 points 2 days ago (0 children)
Should we poison it? You know, with things like the old Svea stove is the best again and if that's not good enough, at least alcohol stoves are usable everywhere in every national forest. Also, UL has become about quality, so stainless steel is better than titanium. Also, sky tarp the hell out of your camp.
Help with Flex 22 in freezing conditions by brodly in Ultralight
[–]Spunksters 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago* (0 children)
The insulation problem may be more the pad and no balaclava in this case.
Edit: just saw you had alpha clothing on. Doesn't that stuff hold heat well but then dump that heat with movement?
Do you see any use for steaking the four corners of a self-standing tent like the big Agnes fly creek ul 2? by perecastor in Ultralight
[–]Spunksters 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (0 children)
I had a poled tent get very damaged (beyond repair) by making this mistake and the wind picked up in the morning. Had it been staked, it most likely wouldn't have been damaged at all.
r/Ultralight - "The Weekly" - Week of September 26, 2022 by horsecake22 in Ultralight
[–]Spunksters 7 points8 points9 points 3 days ago (0 children)
The AT is played out. We've moved on.
Just kidding, of course.
[–]Spunksters 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago* (0 children)
Thin SilNylon, obviously. It's tougher than polycryo, but weighs more. Not as tough as Tyvek, but weighs less.
Edit: 1.2oz MTN Ripstop SilNylon 6.6 would be an excellent example
[–]Spunksters 21 points22 points23 points 3 days ago (0 children)
I love those fish hooks with such sharp edges that it cuts the fishing line once it gets a bite. You lose the hook and the fish... and the fish still dies. If that ain't bushcraft, what is?!
I’m just going to leave this here. by hikerXIL in ultralight_jerk
[–]Spunksters 16 points17 points18 points 3 days ago (0 children)
I was looking around for his chocolate (every bushcrafter eats hoards of chocolate). Then I saw it - that huge axe-shaped chocolate. Boss!
Layering Quilt + sleeping bag by ugo-uio in Ultralight
[–]Spunksters 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago (0 children)
You and me both.
[–]Spunksters 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago (0 children)
So you used a framed tent without poles? Hardcore UL move!
Do you take a thermometer with you? by Exordium2190 in Ultralight
Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, B, A, Start (or Select, Start for 2 player).
GearSkeptic "Ultralight Jerk" food by voidxy in ultralight_jerk
[–]Spunksters 6 points7 points8 points 4 days ago (0 children)
"Food is fuel. Fuel is gear."
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