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All Forum Posts by Greg Vaillancourt

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Makes the vegans and bunny huggers go ballistic. Elk jerky is my favorite.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is jerky an appropriate ...
June 02, 3:20pm

I laff at dain bramage! Hash washing things beat the Nalgenes to the punch.

In GEAR » Throw away your Nalgene waterbottle!
April 09, 11:36am

No backpacking this weekend
I'm going to rent a jacked up truck and run over little bunny wabbits in the desert. WOO-HOO!!! Maybe I'll pull an Ed Abbey and fire beer bottles out the window while I'm at it. The ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Affluenza: Fact-Heavy Book Carries a Lightweight Message
April 09, 10:08am

Ditto on the MH Canyon shirt
I have not modified mine because I like it's ability to give great sun protection (can't stand sun screen). This shirt has mesh in all the right places too.

In Fishing » Best Fishing/Hiking Shirt
April 06, 9:02pm


In Editor's Roundtable » Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
April 05, 6:16pm

Ditto on Oware
Great service and products.

In GEAR » Large Tarp recommendations
April 05, 6:03pm

Re: I don't know...
"Ah. I'm on fire this morning." Where is that snare drum rimshot sound when you need it?

In GEAR » The Swiss Army Knife NOT to carry for BPL'ers
April 05, 6:01pm

"I have used lithium batteries in my Princeton Tec headlamps for a couple of years now without issue." Yep me too. Ditto on Rick's observations re: the EOS.

In GEAR » Petzl Myo XP disaster: a word to the wise
April 05, 5:35pm

That has to be a POS retail display item
I'd guess it is supposed to show all the tools offered.

In GEAR » The Swiss Army Knife NOT to carry for BPL'ers
April 05, 10:40am

Re: The philosophy of ultralight and Affluenza
"I am perplexed why someone would want to cancel a subscription (or threaten it) because of the contents of one article." Not because of one article. "But what about the BPL...

In Editor's Roundtable » Affluenza: Fact-Heavy Book Carries a Lightweight Message
April 05, 10:28am

All Reader Reviews by Greg Vaillancourt

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Nesco American Harvest Food Dehydrator
Cheap Chinese junk. I'm using my oven at 140 degrees with equal or better results.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 15, 2:19pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
And very nice workmanship.

In Stoves - Other
April 14, 10:04am

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
but these are quite good. I eat them for dessert on trips.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 05, 5:56pm

Wiggy's Super Light
This bag was purchased for winter car camping trips to the desert. I was not concerned with the bag's considerable weight and bulk for this role. The materials that make up the bag should be qu...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 18, 6:15pm

Patagonia DAS Parka
A 4 because the main zipper pull looks pretty fragile. I like the breathability of this parka. Reminds me of my MH Chugach (also Polarguard 3D) in the way it dries your other layers after you put i...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 24, 6:27pm

Backpacker's Pantry Kung Pao Chicken
For an "All Natural" meal this thing tastes like a chemistry experiment. Not good at all...maybe the worst FD meal I've ever tried. They obviously tried to hide the disgusting flavor ...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
January 19, 6:06pm

This stove is heavy and loud. Surprisingly loud! It doesn't simmer and it is downright bulky. Why the 5 rating? Because for melting vast quantities of snow (or ice) this thing cannot be beat un...

In Stoves - White Gas
November 19, 7:36pm

Penny Stove soda can version
I "geeked out" on DIY alcohol stoves and built probably 50 over 2 years. The Penny performs well but in my tests it only beat an openjet Pepsi can stove by 30-35 seconds. I also played wi...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 12, 8:42pm

Snow Peak Trek 700
The lid from the Vargo mug fits fairly well and it is Ti. I think the SP 700 is a nicer pot. I switch to an aluminum foil lid unless I plan on draining pasta. The steel lid is really secure as a st...

In Cookware - Titanium
November 12, 8:31pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
I've found that placing my shoes near the mattress so my elbows have a place to rest makes for a much more comfortable night. I hate having my elbows dangling off the sides or locking my finger...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 08, 11:47pm