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Re: Best road hiking shoe?
Altras, for the marvellous toe box.

In GEAR » Best road hiking shoe?
October 10, 12:57pm

Alcohol fuel container
I agree the flat profile Bettix containers are very convenient. For most of my trips the 8 oz bottle is of sufficient capacity, but for long trips, or trips where I am carrying fuel for more than ...

In GEAR » Alky stove fuel container?
September 21, 3:28pm

Cleverest thing since edible

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Evolution of Packweight for a Typical BPL'er ... warning, not serious at all
August 09, 9:58am

Re: Re: Re: Re: MLD Bug Bivy & Mids
Tony: just a reminder that the bug bivy pairs very nicely with MLD's Patrol Shelter. Cheers

In GEAR » Thinking about a bug bivy...
March 10, 3:21pm

Re: Re: MLD Bug Bivy Top Entry with a Tarp?
I am not Chad, but: you unclip the bug bivy, slip inside it, and then reach up through the top opening and re-clip the bivy to the tarp. You can do this while sitting in the bivy. Then lay down,...

In GEAR » Thinking about a bug bivy...
March 09, 4:10pm

Falling Loonie
Yes I am hurting, and there is more pain to come.

In GEAR » Canadian dollar hurts, ouch!
January 24, 1:10am

Re: Best size UL caldera cone for solo?
I prefer a .9 litre or even a 1.3 litre pot as I often boil extra water for tea or coffee before cooking my main meal. They really don't weigh much more, and add flexibility to the cooking bus...

In GEAR » Best size UL caldera cone for solo?
July 08, 4:40am

Re: Pillow slipping out under my head
Slide a spare T-shirt over the end of your sleeping pad; slip your pillow under the shirt. It will remain in place. Cheers

In GEAR » Pillow slipping out under my head
June 08, 2:07pm

Re: Re: Cuben Tarps - HMG vs MLD?
I have used an MLD Grace Duo for several years and it has been fine, and while I don't own a HMG tarp per se, I do have an Echo II shelter and it is very well made. You might also consider Zpa...

In GEAR » Cuben Tarps - HMG vs MLD?
May 19, 3:42pm

Re: Re: This is new! Is good or is it bad?
It also nicely solves the old hammock sleeping pad problem. I'm thinking a NeoAir-XTherm would provide a warm and comfortable sleep with this hammock. I note that some of the Hennessy hammock...

In Hammocks » This is new! Is good or is it bad?
May 19, 3:32pm

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