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Lightening up your pack weight :)
Your base weight is lots higher than your gear listed. I suspect you have way too many clothes, and accessories. For spring/fall backpacking for 3-4 days --- everything should fit in a 50 liter...

In GEAR » Transition from Traditional to Ultralight
September 02, 6:09pm

45-50 lb pack
Are you sure you need the capability to carry 50 lbs ? That's really heavy... No pack will make your hip sockets, knees, or ankles happy at that weight. But a bad pack will make your shoul...

In GEAR » No compromises pack... does it exist?
August 17, 8:35pm

Not convenient
It was hard to wrestle my camera in and out of the hipbelt pocket - and it smacked the ground when I took the pack off and set it on the ground, or moved the pack towards me when sitting at a rest ...

In GEAR » Hip belt pockets yea or nay?
July 29, 10:06pm

Squared spine
A stainless knife will throw sparks from a ferro rod just fine. It just needs a square spine, rather than a rounded spine. If the stainless is hardened/tempered very soft, then the edge will roun...

In GEAR » Knife and ferro rod
July 20, 1:09pm

Gear for scouts
Here's a link to one of the best articles on what gear scouts need. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/boy_scout_gear_list.html#.VaRwIIr3ZR4 If I understand your qu...

In GEAR » Gear advice.
July 13, 8:29pm

Fire Pan
I use an aluminum pie plate. It works well and weighs about 1-1.5 ounces. I buy a 9" deep dish apple pie. For some reason the 9" pie pans are about twice as thick and hold up to fires a...

In GEAR » flame resistant cloth for low impact cook fires?
June 23, 7:33pm

Tarp and bivy sack
Seems better in your situation. The bivy can be used for the indoors and outdoors with a roof nights. Just get one with a very breathable non-waterproof top fabric. The tarp can also be ha...

In GEAR » Tents for hard surfaces? Pegless?
June 01, 6:28pm

Silnylon advise needed
I've seen some folks have used thru-hiker.com and owfinc silnylons and had no complaints. Has anyone tried the silnylon at ripstopbytheroll ? Was it good stuff ? Also, I see they have a s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silnylon advise needed
May 31, 6:34pm

Old spice high endurance "gel"
I've had the same problems with old spice high endurance "gel" causing purple staining on the under arms of my shirts (all types of shirts). I wash everything with tide he detergent, ...

In GEAR » Best deodorant to use with Icebreaker shirts?
May 30, 3:48pm

Pack
If you have all your clothing in the pack already in your pics, and only need 2 days of food - then I'd look at the CDT instead of the Ohm. I think the size / torso length of the Ohm in you...

In GEAR » How should my backpack fit?
May 10, 7:51pm

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