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Iridium satellite system
Last year, I rented an Iridium Sat phone for a solo section hike of the PCT in the North Sierras, to appease my husband after I had exited the trail a day late the year before on a solo high Sierra...

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 02, 1:50pm

Re: Tent comparison
I agree with Eric. Let's not bash a new contributor for appealing to a larger audience or missing the mark of what many of us would consider UL. My Cuben fiber tent weighs 14 oz., but a m...

In Editor's Roundtable » Top Ultralight Tent Review
April 16, 1:08pm

Gaiter breathability
Hi Will, It's always nice to read your reviews. While it's good to have a gaiter that perform well in all conditions, I have a difficult time finding one that works well in hot, dry we...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Gaiters: State of the Market Report 2013
June 26, 12:09pm

Re: Impact of Wind on Insulation Loft
Great article. However, I have a hard time imagining that applying a stack of weights onto fabric in a horizontal plane in a static environment represents what happens under wind compression condit...

In Editor's Roundtable » Impact of Wind on Insulation Loft
February 27, 1:53pm

Re: Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions
Can anyone comment on their experience with the MSR cyclone stakes? They look like a twisted red-rope licorice. A tad heavier, but look like they'd be even better than some of the stakes revi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions
October 17, 2:29pm

Re: Sunshine Prepares for the Appalachian Trail
Re: Cuben rain chaps--I scuffed holes in mine at the inner ankles within a day or 2. You might want to reinforce the bottom or rig a strap closure. I had Dirty Girl gaiters but the chaps always s...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sunshine Prepares for the Appalachian Trail
March 28, 11:54am

Re: re: foot training and conditioning the skin
Regarding Flat feet--it's important to strengthen the feet as much as possible. One exercise is to put a towel on the floor and use your toes to scrunch and draw the towel towards you (put a we...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Shoulder Season Footwear Tips
February 22, 4:29pm

downhill/hand straps
When I hike downhill, I usually take my hands out of the straps and turn the poles backwards. I wrap my hands around the straps and the palm of my hand rests on top of the pole. This does several...

In Editor's Roundtable » Effectively Using Hiking Poles: The Gas-Brake-Coast Method
October 12, 1:53pm

Consider a bulk order, and does grit get in the joints
Did you have any occasions where grit or sand got up inside the junction between the sections? The taper of the plastic joints on my carbon pole sections seems to keep some of the grit out. I...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fizan Compact Trekking Poles Review
August 03, 11:15am

re: gaiters
I'm wondering if you use your gaiters every day or how you decide when to use them? (Desert, Sierra snow, rain, volcanic dust, etc.) I have used gaiters on and off for many years. Great in...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking Through Hyperbole: A Walk in the Clouds
February 17, 3:18am

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