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All Forum Posts by Heather Pisani-Kristl

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Cleaning glasses
Doug, I enjoyed the article. Wish we had done something like that in Girl Scouts. To clean my glasses, I use a dribble of water to remove sandy particles, and polish the lenses with a woven micr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Philmont Scout Ranch: How Light Can You Go?
July 05, 10:17pm

Backpacking made my needs simpler
I looked at the ultralightliving website and didn't get too excited, but I love the discussion we're having here. I read about simple living and decluttering for years before I even conside...

In Editor's Roundtable » Website Review: UltralightLiving.com
March 09, 11:09am

Rain gear
Hi Brittany, I can't speak to any of the AT besides the Whites, but you might want to check out Ben & Lauren's blog at http://bltadventure.blogspot.com/. They were '07 NOBOs and ha...

In Gear Lists » AT 2008 SOBO gear list!!!!
February 18, 6:07pm

Problem w/Golite Jam2 ComPacktor clips
Anyone else had these break? I just used the clips for the first time, and they were so stiff that when I tried to pull the fabric loop into one of them, it broke... and I'm no Samsonite gorill...

In GEAR » Problem w/Golite Jam2 ComPacktor clips
January 10, 6:48am

Platys, drybags
Email sent from Hotmail account. :-)

In Gear Swap » Gear Closet Cleanout
January 10, 5:16am

Cover it
Sew a scrap of 1.1 black nylon over it. I wonder if your Kelty pack has more international cachet than my Rick Steves daypack? :-D

In GEAR » Out, Damn'd Logo! Out, I say!
January 03, 6:19am

The Not-So-UL-Kit
For your viewing pleasure, I submit the following, found on Ebay: http://tinyurl.com/2q9uqx Only $589 with shipping! Relive the good (?) ol' days of waxed canvas and bedrolls!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Commercially Available UL Kit
December 29, 4:18pm

Lots to consider with hammocks
Hi Kyle, Here's a BPL thread on Bill Fornshell's cuben hammock: http://tinyurl.com/2wdunh. Hammock weight has so many variables: rigging, bug protection, insulation, tarp, and the ham...

In GEAR » Lightest Hammock
December 08, 4:03am

Re: Has anybody used Cashmere in the Backcountry?
You wouldn't be the first to use cashmere for hiking -- a backpacker in one of Lynne Whelden's videos recommended a cashmere sweater as an insulating garment. I think this was in the pre-f...

In GEAR » Has anybody used Cashmere in the Backcountry?
December 04, 5:12pm

Dale hit the jackpot
That was a great haul, for sure. It pays to live in an area with a lot of outdoorspeople. The most exciting thing I've found lately was a 1-liter Platy with sport cap for 25 cents. This was in ...

In Gear Deals » Thrift store raid
October 26, 11:35am

All Reader Reviews by Heather Pisani-Kristl

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TNF Prophecy Trail Runners (Women's)
Disclaimer: Despite the moniker "trail runners," I haven't done a bit of running in these, just walking & hiking. Pros: Dry very quickly, lightweight, aggressive tread. Cons: D...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 30, 7:24am

Camp Inn (Cerf Bros. Bag Co.) Ultra Light Poncho
Pros: multiple sizes available; price is comparable to other silnylon ponchos; construction is durable; rustproof heavy plastic snaps; available in blue, red or camo. Cons: weighs more than adverti...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 23, 6:36am