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Pairs of socks
Three, for all of the sensible reasons offered above.

In GEAR » How Many Pairs of Socks Do You Carry?
February 19, 3:30am

Re: Thanks Greg & Clayton; Clayton - winter too? Inferno helpful?
I have two Ti Tri cones (.9 and 1.3 litre) and while they both burn wood satisfactorily without the Inferno insert, I must say that it is better with the Inferno. I have no scientific data, but it...

In GEAR » Does anyone use their Caldera Cone w/alcohol or esbit for 2P, and if so, what's your setup?
December 05, 2:33am

Re: Calling Backpackin' Bartenders: Need Alcohol for a Lightweight
You should be able to purchase small packets of apple cider powder/crystals. This makes for a very nice hot drink, especially with a shot (modest, in your case) of rum or vodka.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Calling Backpackin' Bartenders: Need Alcohol for a Lightweight
August 28, 5:34am

Re: Re: Soylent: Could this be useful to backpackers?
That's only the Soylent Green . . . Soylent Red would be perfectly OK for backpackers.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Soylent: Could this be useful to backpackers?
August 18, 9:50am

Re: How much money have you spent in the last 5 years on gear?
Far, far, far, far, far too much.

In GEAR » How much money have you spent in the last 5 years on gear?
August 18, 9:47am

Re: pee bottle
The beauty of those Gatorade containers is that they have a very secure (water/pee tight) screw top. I wouldn't mess around with something that might easily spill.

In GEAR » Favorite REPUROPSED Containers...
August 01, 10:50am

Re: Favorite REPUROPSED Containers...
And those gatorade containers make a nice wide topped midnight pee jar as well . . .

In GEAR » Favorite REPUROPSED Containers...
August 01, 4:09am

Bug bivy
Perhaps you could look at MLD's Bug Bivy - six ounces for silnylon floor - five for cuben finer.

In GEAR » Bug net/bivy
July 26, 7:11am

Re: Learn to Packraft! Episode 1: An Introduction to Packrafting
Well done!

In Editor's Roundtable » Learn to Packraft! Episode 1: An Introduction to Packrafting
July 10, 10:43am

Arc Blast questions
Not to cause confusion - this is the non-USA Duane Hall, but I do have an Arc Blast, and like my namesake, I've only used it for a short time. I can attest that this packs handles a 25 pound l...

In GEAR » Arc Blast
June 07, 9:34am

All Reader Reviews by Duane Hall

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
The previous reviewers have covered all the bases, and I'm not going to improve on them. This is a fine piece of clothing; well designed, well made, and extraordinarily comfortable. Love the usef...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
April 06, 6:08am

Thermarest Neo-Air
I would second or endorse all of the enthusiastic comments concerning the comfort and warmth of the Thermarest Neo-Air, but unfortunately this is irrelevant, as I cannot keep air in the thing over the...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 30, 6:30am

I'll just chime in with my agreement. I never would have imagined that I would consider instant coffee, but this stuff is very good. The price however, takes some of the joy out of the brew.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
August 28, 1:32am

BPL Blow-Up Pillow
I've used the dual chamber version of a couple of years now, and I like it. I had durability concerns of course, but the fact is I am only on my second pillow. I agree that partial inflation is ...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 01, 4:52am

Mountain Laurel Designs Grace Duo Spectralite Tarp
At current prices for Spectralite 60, this tarp makes for a credit card statement to hide from one's wife! This is not a complaint - just a simple statement of fact. What can I say? The tar...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
May 29, 9:53am

This was my first experience with a frameless pack, and I must say I am very pleased. The construction/workmanship is as expected with Brian Frankel's products - flawless. I did have reservation...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 29, 9:09am

Kelly Kettle
The boys in the office presented me with one of these kettles as a retirement gift, and I must admit it sat in my gear closet for quite a while - I just couldn't see the utility of the thing. I h...

In Stoves - Other
June 17, 4:56am

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
As with the previous reviewer, 5/5 for efficiency, simplicity and ease of use. It is an absolute delight not to have to fiddle with flimsy windscreens. I have the cone fitted for the .9 litre Vargo p...

In Stoves - Alcohol
June 11, 1:40pm

Six Moon Designs StarLite
I am in absolute agreement with the previous reviewer as to the qualities of this fine pack. Mine has seen heavy use for the past two years with no sign of wear. I differ in one respect in that I do...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 08, 4:45am