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Re: Re: Direkt2
Could be hyperbole. Even 20MPH can feel like a lot more if the tent's exposed.

In GEAR » Lightest Bomber Tent/Shelter Options?
September 23, 4:22pm

So they make those credit card swiper dohickies for the iPhone. I could easily see a detachable UV tube light that affixes to the bottom port for power. You still have to waterproof it. Honestly...

In GEAR » Steripen and iPhone light
September 23, 2:05pm

REI Acme Schoeller
If REI still makes them, look for the Acme in the Schoeller fabric. It's a 4-way stretch, nano-texture soft-shell at around 16oz, with zippered cuffs and stirrup grommets. And they were one o...

In GEAR » winter pants suggestions?
September 23, 12:15pm

Liner vs clothes
A silk liner lasted all of 5 minutes from time of purchase to being sent back. I have never been a fan since. Mimicking twisting/turning as I usually do throughout the night, the thing constricte...

In GEAR » Adding warmth - more clothes vs bag liner
September 23, 12:11pm

a niche market that needs filling
I hate any kind of lined glove so pile is amazing under the right shell fabric. I'll usually wear leather-palmed climbing gloves with a fabric or powerstretch back for venting, and keep an over...

In Winter Hiking » Glove shells and liners
September 20, 2:00am

Most people I see on the trails prefer subdued colors - greens, reds, earth tones... Perhaps they're still recovering from the 90's pallette. I prefer a highly visible yellow, orange, or...

In GEAR » color of pack, sleeping bag,...
September 20, 1:53am

Re: Cuben Floors
"Why would we assume this?". Because Greg only gave two measurements. Perhaps you didn't see the giant grains of salt with which these measurements must be taken?

In GEAR » Cuben Ground = Sieve
September 20, 1:45am

some math
50# = 22.67kg Waterproof measurements are based off a 1x1" square test space and how many mm of standing water it will support. Let's assume you put all 50# on 1"x1", which i...

In GEAR » Cuben Ground = Sieve
September 19, 3:39pm

Mirage vs Alpine Light
I have the Alpine Light from last year, fit is a little boxy but serves as a puffy in mild winter activities. I wish I saw that Mirage earlier... a lightweight box construction puffy would have be...

In GEAR » Upgrading Fall and Winter Jackets
September 17, 12:56pm

XLarge is too large but oh so comfy
I own an XLarge XTherm and I had plans to lob off ~7" off the foot end. But then I thought about the lifetime warranty Thermarest offers and how that would be voided if I go Dr. Frankenstein....

In GEAR » Therm-a-rest Xtherm - What size?
September 13, 12:30am

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