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Polar bears
I was with a friend who just retired as Chief Scientist for the eastern National Parks in Canada. He told us about all the polar bears up there in the Torngats, how the bears can stalk humans, and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker mauled by polar bear during trip through park in Labrador
July 27, 7:12am

Camp Magic wind pants
After ruining my old wind pants this summer, I decided to get new pants and to go ultra-light, as they spend most of their time in my day pack or back pack awaiting the right conditions. I was down...

In GEAR » Camp Magic wind pants
December 01, 1:46pm

Just little stocking stuffers
All I want for xmas is a little ranchito, ranchero, or even a small cottage somewhere between Mammoth, WY and Bozeman MT. That and whirled peas would make me a happy camper. Well, to be hones...

In Chaff » Christmas wish list
November 25, 8:33am

Thanks Ryan
Thanks Ryan for sharing your insight and your very personal story. It takes more real courage to tell the truth than anything in this world, any adventure, any wilderness challenge. You are courage...

In Editor's Roundtable » Depression and Wilderness, Part 2: Wilderness May Not Be Enough
November 18, 7:06pm

FS: New BA Fly Creek UL-2
Brand new with tags and never taken out of the stuff bag. $235. Great light tent for one or two--but you know that. Bought this summer thinking that the lady and I would do some backpacking togethe...

In Gear Swap » FS: New BA Fly Creek UL-2
November 15, 7:41am

FS: New Montane Featherlite Pants L Sold
I have a pair of Montane Featherlite Pants size L for sale. $42.50 including postage. They are new with tags and never worn. Very light and includes stuff sack. I bought them this summer but never ...

In Gear Swap » FS: New Montane Featherlite Pants L
November 15, 7:37am

Image quality on the G3 is supposed to be significantly better than the EP2. The G3 sensor is better at higher ISOs and more good pixels, which makes it easier to crop or blow up pictures. The view...

In Photography » panasonic g3 vs olympus e-p2?
August 14, 2:00pm

Thanks and agree
Thanks for your thoughts everyone. It's unanimous that one doesn't want to skimp on bear spray. I can see that if I am going to carry bear spray it should be the real thing, probably Counte...

In GEAR » Lightest Bear Spray?
August 14, 6:30am

Lightest Bear Spray?
I'm headed out to Yellowstone country to spend more than a month backpacking and car camping. I've been several times before, but not for any length of time in about 10 years. Clearly the n...

In GEAR » Lightest Bear Spray?
August 13, 6:15pm

It ain't over 'til its over
Twenty years ago I was up in Alaska for four months of driving around, camping, and backpacking when, thankfully towards the end of my stay, my foot started becoming more and more painful to the po...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Knee Replacement - are my hiking days over?
June 22, 12:07pm

All Reader Reviews by Mark Primack

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Montbell Thermawrap Vest
This is the single most versatile piece of gear that I own. As a very active outdoorsperson who lives in the mountains with a second home in the far north by the sea, and who backpacks, day hikes, xc ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
March 25, 8:39am

TNF Verto Jacket
First of all, this jacket really deserves a four or even a three and a half, but I give it a five for one reason: It is the wind jacket I reach for, take along, and use. Why? The weight and compressib...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
October 08, 7:31am

Montbell UL Super Spiral Down Hugger #5
I have used this bag for a four-day and a three-day trip in the White Mountains(NH) over the last month. Temps varied from 26-52 degrees F. The bag is rated for 40F. I was definitely chilled when the ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 23, 4:15pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I had already placed a web-site order over the weekend and paid extra for second day shipping when I decided I needed a few more things for an upcoming venture. As the package was being prepared but w...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 04, 12:51pm

Equinox Lite Tripper Organizer Pouch
This is the best solution I have found to the problem of where and how to store small items in a big backpack. I was getting so tired of losing things in my own pack and having to unpack everything to...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 11, 1:58pm

Leatherman PS4
If ever there was a multi-tool designed for backpacking light, this is it. The PS4 is the newest of the smallest and lightest Leatherman line. The previous models gave one a choice of either pliers or...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 04, 9:34am

Go-Lite Quest
I've now used my GoLite Quest internal frame backpack for two four-day winter mountaineering trips and could not be more pleased. My wonderful older Dana Designs Terraplane was eight pounds on the...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
January 02, 11:52am

Hermits Hut
I'm headed for northern Canada and wanted the WM Down Pants. My time was very short before departure and I couldn't find my size in stock anywhere. HH got WM to drop ship the pants 2nd day air...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 23, 6:53am

Western Mountaineering The Company
As I head out to northern Canada for two months, I thought I should have down pants. But my time was short. Hermit's Hut didn't have them, but got Western Mountaineering to drop ship them seco...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 23, 6:49am

Marmot Precip Jacket Mens
I currently own three Gore-tex jackets: older Marmot 3layer, which I love; Cabela Pac-lite, and TNF Mountain Light XCR. When I put an overnight backpack on, the jacket I take is my Marmot Precip. Its ...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 08, 7:46pm