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Only a little fuel . . .
I have the Internationale, and I make sure from the time I open the valve until I close it is only a couple seconds. It really doesn't take much. When the flames are just dying out I open the...

In GEAR » MSR Simmerlite Non-Hair Removing Techniques
January 09, 5:19pm

Middle East
I don't know how much it will help you in the middle east to just take off the logo. I was in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Aman, and all over the west bank in April and May of 2005. No matter what yo...

In GEAR » Out, Damn'd Logo! Out, I say!
January 09, 5:15pm

Down Bag Repair
My Western Mountaineering Highlight has a small hole in one of the chambers on the top of the bag. It is just big enough to see some down poking out. I am wondering how best to go about repairing...

In GEAR » Down Bag Repair
December 25, 2:02pm

No not when I'm hiking. I have no reason to. Useless weight. If it's my time to go by a rouge bear, then so be it. I shall bang on my pot with my spoon. The most trouble I've had wi...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 16, 6:05pm

I experimented this afternoon. I boiled it, then pouched it. It worked ok, but I think cooking it up then dehydrating it and boiling it would work well. Organic to boot . . . this might be worth ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Quinoa
December 16, 5:50pm

Anyone take quinoa on the trail? Its over 100cal an oz (111) and has about 5 grams of protein per serving (1/4 cup) one cup dry makes about 3 cups after it's cooked. Quinoa is a good grain, a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Quinoa
December 16, 2:38pm

Usually I use the extension collar on my pack. All the things I need for a day (poncho, water treatment and water, lunch) are on the outside pockets of my backpack. So I don't pack past my e...

In Philosophy & Technique » Protecting your bag from compression?
December 16, 2:22pm

The ULA packs look nice, but are a little heavy, and expensive. I'll look at them more closely though. Maybe I should be looking at making my own backpack.

In GEAR » Need advice on a Backpack
December 13, 5:32pm

The breeze is 3950ci in total I think. Which is pretty big and why I am considering it as an option.

In GEAR » Need advice on a Backpack
December 13, 11:31am

I'll have to look more into the Z1, I had seen it before but forgotten about it. I think what I like about the Golite Breeze is its durable material and generous outside mesh pockets. I like ...

In GEAR » Need advice on a Backpack
December 13, 11:00am

All Reader Reviews by Chad Ellertson

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Keen Sandal models
I have a pair of these, the leather, not the H2 model. I wear then all the time. Every day. They have a lifetime warranty, so if you can break them, keen will replace them. As far as hiking goes...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 24, 11:46am

Kelty Redwing
This is one of the older redwings and it is about 3000 ci. First off let me say that this is not a lightweight backpack. It weights a little under 3 lbs. I was given this pack for next to nothing. ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 24, 11:22am

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
This is a 4 season pad, with a 3.2 r value and it weighs 24 oz. That being said, people who are expecting to use it in situations of ultralighting in the summertime are going to be disappointed. I l...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 13, 7:18am

MSR Titan Kettle
I bought this when I bought my MSR Pocket Rocket about a year ago. I really baby this pot. Its great for boiling water for pouch meals. its capacity makes it a stretch for 2 people if your want hot...

In Cookware - Titanium
December 13, 7:05am

Western Mountaineering Highlite
This bag has exceeded my expectations. It was my first experience with a piece of really ultralight gear and I have to say it has proved to be one of the best pieces of gear I own. The bag itself...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 08, 9:09am

MSR Pocket Rocket
This stove is about 3 oz. I really enjoy using it. I pair it with my MSR .85L Ti Kettle, and it works like a charm. I boil water mostly and simmer with it. It is a great little stove. You do ha...

In Stoves - Canister
December 06, 4:42pm