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Not sure what triggers the negative emotions but i always bring out the worst in those that i pack with. Friends always lift my pack and suggest the I should better prepare myself,that i go over...

In Philosophy & Technique » Going solo? How has ultralight made you an outcast?
January 19, 8:15pm

Re: Re: Lighten up a little -- But Only if You Want To!
Great post, Incase anyone is curious i'm 49 and started backpacking at the age of 13. Age is my motivation to lighten up, yes...much more enjoyable lugging less weight especially through...

In GEAR » Lighten up a little!
January 05, 7:51pm

"lighten up a little"
Thanks for the replies. Well...i seldom carry water as most of my backpacking is in WV/VA where streams are plentiful so I've been carrying a Katadyn and boil water straight from the stream ...

In GEAR » Lighten up a little!
January 05, 6:38pm

Lighten up a little!
Ok...i realize this is a site with serious weight conscious members,more dedicated then i see myself ever becoming but i will admit after reviewing many threads I've made an attempt to lighten ...

In GEAR » Lighten up a little!
January 05, 3:38pm

Trekking poles and gear weight?
I've recently revamped all my gear,got my base weight down to 10# not including my Leki's. When i consider where i do all my backpacking,Rugged mountains of WV and western VA i really re...

In GEAR » Trekking poles and gear weight?
January 03, 9:38am

Hitch hike the next time
then sneak in the basement door. I had to bail in early spring,the wife picked me up at midnight at the same location she dropped me off earlier. It was a humbling experience as she kept challe...

In Philosophy & Technique » bivy sack = not fun
January 02, 4:41pm

"buying a new GPS"
I personally prefer units free of previously installed maps. I like creating my own routes,drawing,color cordinating trails,yes...i like to play. I use Mapsource and Topo USA. I've alway...

In GEAR » Buying a new GPS, please advise.
January 02, 4:19pm

Winter only. I always carry rain pants on extended trips and use them as a wind barrier. Condensation does become an issue at times though.

In GEAR » rainpants worth carrying?
January 02, 3:49pm

My favorite
You can save a considerable amount of weight by simply going with a 2-man tent. My favorite is the Sierra Designs lightning 2 with two large doors and lots of mesh for star gazing. I timed my...

In GEAR » Tent vs. Shelter
December 24, 9:50am

Never 0
I use a TR Trail pro under a Z-rest all winter in comfort but can't say i've tried these pads in CO.

In GEAR » Pad System for the Cold
December 21, 6:28pm

All Reader Reviews by Mark Stalbird

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MSR Pocket Rocket
I'm a long distant solo backpacker and found holy grail with this stove,just what i was looking for. I use a lot of Mtnhouse/Bp pantry meals and experience quik boil times. Pro's.... Sm...

In Stoves - Canister
November 22, 7:52pm