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define "partner"
When I'm with my wife, I carry one cook kit, specifically because I am obligated to provide coffee, hot meals, wine, and whatever else she commands. Such is my lot ;) However, when with any ...

In GEAR » does anyone hike with their partner and carry two instead of one cook kit?
October 02, 10:55am

doesn't change the fact it is off topic, unsolicited advice, and generally had a condescending bend to it. Ti mugs, people. If you are cooking hot food, maybe a larger pot is the way to...

In GEAR » Recommendation for a titanium cup?
October 02, 9:48am

Not entirely sure what the OP is asking for, but I have a few options for PNW winter- Lightweight REI polartec baselayer under REI Sahara nylon pants for mild temp/wet Above baselayer under S...

In GEAR » winter pants suggestions?
September 23, 9:20pm

if I'm understanding you, you are looking for a sleeping bag (like a mummy), not a quilt? I use a Sierra Designs Cal 30 for 3 seasons in the PNW. 1lb 7oz for the long, compresses really smal...

In GEAR » Try to choose a sleeping bag and jacket
September 21, 11:51am

trekking poles
I'll second that thought on no carbon trekking poles. I've heard countless stories- and witnessed first hand- many carbon trek pole failures, too many for my anxiety ridden mind. I wouldn&#...

In GEAR » carbon fiber tarp pole breakage.
September 20, 11:01pm

I can relate on the short distance/solo/early camp deal. I recently went on my first multi-night solo, and really didn't plan enough miles to fill the day. Read my book cover to cover the first...

In Post-Trip Reports » Midway Trail to Aspen
September 15, 12:53pm

what temps? In the PNW, 1/8 inch under an inflatable is more than enough, generally down to 5-10deg. Probably different elsewhere.

In GEAR » regular ccf pad under large inflatable pad.
September 02, 10:29pm

I know how we feel about "extra" things here, but I carry two extra ti hooks, and man have they been worth the extra 0.38oz in a couple of situations. Call it blasphemy. Also, when yo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stake techniques
September 02, 9:33pm

so far so good?
Just got back from a week long trip, one of the very experienced members of the group was using one. He really likes them, says they are a big improvement over the older model. I was jealous of tha...

In GEAR » New Exos 48 feedback
September 02, 8:48pm

Lunar Duo
We use a Lunar Duo, and the two vestibules are just big enough for shoes/packs/etc. It's nice to have the flap over the door open, and the other one closed with gear under it. That way gear is ...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 02, 8:44pm

All Reader Reviews by Ozzy McKinney

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Six Moon Lunar Duo
After spending a few weeks in this tent I feel like I can write a comprehensive review. -All concerns about wind have been calmed. The tent has seen very strong winds (blowing the pot over, lose y...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 18, 1:07am