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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

Just ask the other instructors
I'm sure several have tried down vs synthetic in the field in that area. Pretty much everyone agrees that down is about 10-12 degrees warmer for a 20 degree bag rating, and packs into 1/3 o...

In GEAR » Down bag in SE Alaska?
October 05, 1:21pm

Thicker base layer
I find a base layer warmer than a liner. It creates a cozy micro climate. I wear 100 wt fleece long johns and a 200 wt fleece jacket when it's cold. They do double duty as sitting around in cam...

In GEAR » Adding warmth - more clothes vs bag liner
September 24, 8:34pm

Mora clipper
I have several moras that I use for bushcraft tasks including notching branches with a baton so they can be broken off the (down) tree, section info the wood into 2 ft lengths, and splitting one in...

In GEAR » Good lightweight fixed blade knife + sheath, preferably straight + serrated blade
September 24, 8:25pm

Freezing rain clothes
Your system should work. Here's what I use: A light weight base layer and either a 100 or 200 weight fleece during the day. 100 if lots of effort or mid day. 200 (or a second 100) if it'...

In GEAR » how to handle base layers in freezing rain
September 05, 7:10pm

One base layer
And 2 mid weight insulation layers rather than 1 thick one. Wicking base layers are heavy for their warmth, and warm fleecy mid layers are clammy next to your skin. One or both can also supp...

In GEAR » 2 base layers vs 1 thicker layer.
September 03, 8:25pm

CCF on top
Is Very noticeably warmer feeling in the winter on cold ground. Not sure on snow because once I noticed this, I didn't try it the colder way when it snowed :) To see for youself, just lay on...

In GEAR » regular ccf pad under large inflatable pad.
September 03, 8:14pm

Constant Rain
How to pack tent when it's raining: Very carefully :) I grab the apex and lift so the shelter looks like a pyramid. This prevents any of the outside surfaces touching the inside surfaces. T...

In GEAR » Packing a wet single wall tent
August 30, 9:14am

All Reader Reviews by John Gilbert

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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