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Winter hiking boot use tips
If you are using pac boots, you remove the liners and dry out perspiration by putting them in your shirt while you sleep. If you treat the boot leather with wax, it doesn't absorb much water- ...

In GEAR » Help! How do you dry your shoes overnight in winter?
December 17, 7:41pm

Pros n cons
Heres my experiences with both: Topping off the self inflating matress with 3-4 breathis WAY moe convenient than blowing up a 2.5" thick inflatable. The inflatables are WAY more comfy. It...

In GEAR » Inflatable mattresses vs. self-inflating mats
December 07, 6:56pm

Deuter Act Lite
My daughter tried on every pack REI had with a 25 lb load, walking up and down stairs. The deuter act lite was the most comfortable for her. The granite gear blaze was in 2nd place. The osprey ...

In GEAR » Backpack recommendations for a 12 yo girl...
December 05, 5:28pm

AT pack
I'm not sure about current packs - but here are some insights that may help you. I think the granite gear vapor trail was the best pack I used on the AT. It had a 1/8" piece of flexib...

In GEAR » When is a frameless pack practical?
November 26, 8:09pm

Tent for kids
I found that a tent with 2 seperate, equal length poles was MUCH easier for kids to manage than any tent with a hubbed pole system. Also, 1 door was fine for 2 people that were as flexible as kid...

In GEAR » 2 person lightweight tent
November 22, 8:34pm

Fleece advice
I have some generic fleece jackets from walmart/target Sears, and the school sports teams. They are approximately the same thickness as my polar tech fleece jackets from lands end, ll bean, and Sea...

In GEAR » Lightest warmest fleece out?
November 11, 8:18pm

Shorts, tights, rain pants
I mostly only wear the shorts when hiking. The expedition weight base layer tights are for camp and sleeping when it's cold. The rain pants are for cold rain, and cold wind.

In GEAR » Thru-Hike Pant System
October 22, 4:56pm

Dueter
My wife tried on every pack at REI and several UL packs I mail ordered. The Deuter was the winner for her. The granite gear blaze and osprey Ariel were close runners up. The others were intolerably...

In GEAR » Women with large breasts: what backpack do you use?
October 14, 8:54pm

1 now, 2 later
I used 2 tents when my kids were small. 1 would have been much better. Each kid wanted to sleep in "moms tent". Small children don't talk and giggle all night. When the kids...

In GEAR » One Tent or two for a family of four
October 10, 9:36am

Re: Tax advice
I know something about US federal taxes - and Roger's advise is spot on. Work tools and uniforms are fully deductible on the 1040 form. It's not an itemized deduction, so it's not j...

In GEAR » Down bag in SE Alaska?
October 05, 1:24pm

All Reader Reviews by John G

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm