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Bikes on trails
I am opposed to mb's on trails not designed and/or intended for mb recreation. Why? Because too many bikers have too little common sense (not a slam, I personally understand what it is to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Damn those mountain bike hooligans!!!"
January 02, 5:03pm

EDC Kershaw Skyline
I find the Kershaw Skyline adequate for EDC. Sandvik 14C28N stainless, 2.3 ounces, G-10 handles, single side frame, American made. I used to carry a Wave when I was mainly doing physical jobs but...

In GEAR » EDC Knife
September 30, 7:37pm

Aluminum vs Ti, the hype continues
Apparently a lot of folks are getting smart about the marketing hype that has been pushing titanium cookware and I am encouraged to see folks pushing back against that hype and pressing forward tow...

In GEAR » Open Country 2qt pot 7.8oz. (a 15 dollar aluminum pot vs. 60 dollar 7.9oz titanium pot!)
June 04, 11:35pm

Kindling, of course
I was an enemy of the Kindle corp for several years, but, in the words of John Astin "I am much better now..." Look, the e-reader is the future. Put it (an entire library of knowledge...

In GEAR » To Kindle or not...that is the question
May 30, 10:39pm

GoLite has not lost their mind(s)
GoLite's gear market has never been Gossamer Gear's or Six Moon's or MLD's. It's pretty obvious that this guy and his woman are both way too smart too bet the farm on the bleed...

In GEAR » Golite has Officially Lost Their Mind
January 18, 6:44pm

Fixed blade druthers
I've been carrying a SOG Seal Pup for a couple of years and have found it to be adequate. However, I am currently re-grinding a Ka-Bar Marine into a much shorter knife, mainly because I...

In GEAR » Wood Stoves and Knives
September 27, 6:06pm

light boots
You might also consider the Merrell Evo Chameleon mid's. A little pricey in my view but I've had good results the past year with this design, both the mid's and the lows. The lows are...

In GEAR » Need light but sturdy boots
August 26, 11:00pm

Sustainability in gear?
There are a lot of reasons why aboriginal man did not routinely achieve long life; unreliable food supplies, inadequate shelter, insufficient clothing, disease, etc. His life was an exercise in su...

In GEAR » Sustainability in gear?
August 13, 1:54am

UL pocketknife, not even close
Flame me, flame me, you've got every right to blame me... Leatherman Wave. Yeah, seriously, it's true. God, it's gonna' get hot in here...real soon. And a SOG SealPup, which...

In GEAR » UL pocketknife - what blade do you carry?
August 12, 10:48pm

fly fishing
+1 on Curtis Creek Manifesto. "eternal foe of the work ethic". Yeah. It ain't drownin' worms. Fly fishing is hunting. Think like a predator. Be the Bug. Know Thy Knots....

In Fishing » Learning to fly fish: where to start?
July 30, 11:09pm

All Reader Reviews by John Tunnicliffe

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Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
I've never had a bad customer relations experience at REI and I've been a member for a very long time. In my view they too often get a bad rap. The fact is that today there are too few...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 12, 8:29pm

Trangia 28-5 Mini Aluminum Cook Pot
I've been using a mini Trangia for a couple of years in generally mild weather and have found it to be entirely adequate for single-person use or as an additional burner for small groups of 2 or 3...

In Cookware - Other
August 12, 7:41pm

Vargo Triad
deleted. double post.

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 13, 9:07pm

Vargo Triad
No quality control; very poor fabrication/welding; leaking seams, misaligned legs. It's pathetic. And it is a Simpleton Concept, really, a travesty in titanium. The entire stove is just too s...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 13, 9:04pm

Gregory Z-55
I have been using the Gregory Z-55 for a few months now, having carried it for a something less than 500 miles on short trips (2-4 days) in the coastal ranges of northern California and for a single w...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 04, 10:15pm