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All Forum Posts by Mitch Chesney

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keep it simple, stupid
KISS It's a philosophy we all live by in the UL circle. What more do you need for normal backpacking than a SAK Classic? If you are cutting large ropes or possibly doing stove maintenance ...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 27, 8:56pm

discount applies to what, exactly
Is this 40% off the already discounted prices or only for non-sale items?

In Gear Deals » 40% off coupon code for today only
August 27, 8:50pm

patent invalid
As someone who was seriously considering patenting two designs, and then deterred by the $6-8k cost for each, I can say the quoted patent above is invalid or, at least, unenforceable. A patent nee...

In GEAR » Your quilt is violating a Patent!
August 27, 8:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Are all inflatable pads measured by their deflated dimensions?
That would be a welcomed improvement for listed specs... a table showing width at various inflations: 0% (deflated) 25in wide 50% (soft) 24in wide 100% (firm) 23in wide

In GEAR » Are all inflatable pads measured by their deflated dimensions?
August 27, 2:12am

Are all inflatable pads measured by their deflated dimensions?
I found my first foray into inflatables left a sour taste and slight distrust. My new Neoair Xtherm measures on 23" inflated but the full 25" once delated. We don't measure tent foo...

In GEAR » Are all inflatable pads measured by their deflated dimensions?
August 26, 8:56pm

Re: Re: Wool
You also won't smell like a butt after two days backpacking :). Wool allows me to grab a beer at the bar after a weekend camping.

In GEAR » That 40-20F sliver?
August 26, 12:54pm

depends...
For normal trekking, even thru hikes with semi-frequent town stops, I'd say a 10,000+ mAh battery is the way to go. I'm charging my nexus 5 with it now... a half dozen refills while phone ...

In GEAR » battery pack vs solar panel
August 25, 9:12pm

Re: Yex
While active I dare say I'm wearing a light wool tee and shorts. While stopping I'd toss on a down sweater (Marmot Zeus). Stationary would be long pants, an R1 hoody over said tee, and th...

In GEAR » That 40-20F sliver?
August 25, 7:25pm

Kovea Spider
I've taken the gamble and purchased a Kovea Spider. Provided this inverted system works without much fiddling down to -4F I'll be a happy camper. In worst case scenarios I can push it ano...

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 25, 1:13pm

Re: Re: second thoughts
Stephen, is that unattended use or are you managing the canister with water, hand warmers, or a preheat loop (alpine bomb)?

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 23, 10:11pm

All Reader Reviews by Mitch Chesney

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AlpineAire Vegan Mountain Chili
imagine taking an under-seasoned chili and grinding it to a paste. No good texture, just kind of gloop, and the taste wasn't exactly chili... it was just 'off' and I attribute it to the s...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
November 18, 11:49am

AlpineAire Pepper Steak with Rice
Not bad in whole. Texture is great and pepper flavour is definitely there, but it needs more seasoning. Try adding Siracha or Tabasco to bring it up to par with expectations. Not a bad base dish.

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
November 18, 11:46am

AlpineAire Chicken Gumbo
Absolutely delicious. Rehydrates with proper texture from rice, chicken, and peppers. Looks and tastes like home-cooked meal. Just the right amount of spice to keep it interesting. Much better tha...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
November 18, 11:44am

Hammer Chocolate Peanut Butter
Unlike its brother, Peanut Butter Chocolate, this bar is actually quite delicious. It has less protein (14g vs 30g) but is quite edible and went down quick. Would buy again.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
November 18, 11:41am

Hammer Peanut Butter Chocolate
Being starved, on the verge of 20 hours without food, and having just come down from the mountains I suspected I'd eat anything. This particular bar was something I had to force down - the peanut...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
November 18, 11:39am

Hammer Almond Cacao
Chewable, being neither hard nor soft, and the almond main body is lacking flavour supplemented by the bits of cacao spread throughout. Not my first choice but edible.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
November 18, 11:36am