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$0.99. nope, sorry, lost my business if you don't include a free trial. I value my morning $1 black coffee too much to risk it on an app ;)

In GEAR » knots 3d
October 14, 11:43am

R1 hoody
That's easy - the Patagonia R1 Hoody. It is, in my opinion, one of the best-designed and most all-purpose pieces of gear. Everything from the extended 'skirt' which, conveniently, is ...

In GEAR » What is your most used piece of gear?
October 04, 1:59pm

lobster boil bags
So in LA we have this place called The Boiling Crab. They take whatever seafood you order - lobster, grab, shrimp, etc. - and a spice - cajun, ... the rest escape me so "etc.' - and boil...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So do I understand these freezer bags?
October 03, 8:00pm

warning about filters in freezing temps
Do not take filters on winter trips. Liquid water remaining in the filter apparatus will freeze, expand, and damage it beyond repair. 0.2 micron filters sudden become 10micron-rated from all the...

In Gear Lists » 4-season gear list for the Southeastern US
October 01, 12:21pm

Re: Re: Northeast
That's interesting, Bob. Is is possible to weld cuben rather than adhere or stitch?

In Winter Hiking » bivy blizzards
October 01, 11:40am

Curiouser and curiouser
Women are biological oddities. Most of the time they are (or feel) cold but at night they are little furnaces. Perhaps Montbell has yet to understand their curious nature. But yes, I think it ha...

In GEAR » Are Women's Down Jacket's Inferior to Men's Versions???
September 30, 6:19pm

Re: tarp
Joe, a bivvy should be a supplemental shelter in winter - meaning you should first construct a primary protection and let the bivvy protect from spindrift and melting snow. A snow trench is what y...

In Winter Hiking » bivy blizzards
September 30, 12:57pm

bivvy in a storm
Joe, look on YouTube for something along the lines of "survived mount Shasta storm". A guy went up Shasta with what looks like a Hilleberg Alto (or similar design) and gets completely de...

In Winter Hiking » bivy blizzards
September 29, 11:13pm

Look at alpinists
Take a look at alpinism for winter UL inspiration. shelter: Black Diamond Firstlight 45oz stakes: (x4-6 = ) ~8oz bag: ZPacks 20F extra wide regular quilt ~18oz pad: small xtherm 11oz CCF...

In Winter Hiking » UL at 0° F?
September 29, 4:48pm

Re: ZPacks Windshell vs Montbell Tachyon
With a full-length zip, water will collect and seep at the intersection of the pack belt. For this reason I prefer the Montbell Tachyon Anorak on wet climbs. It also reduces bulk around the midse...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
September 29, 4:28pm

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