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Gear choices for Patagonia/Torres Del Paine
We were there a couple of times. The first time I wore my Lowa GTX boots, but after that my ASICS Gel Nimbus (mesh, not Gortex) that I used for the entire PCT. The ASICS were fine. However, I also ...

In GEAR » Gear choices for Patagonia/Torres Del Paine
March 28, 12:10pm

Cooking in vestibule if it has a floor
I've got a Stephenson's Warmlite which is a good winter tent other than it has a floor in the vestibule. I've considered cooking with my canister stove during some dire circumstances bu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Camping in the Snow
November 28, 12:14pm

Re: Re: "SteriPEN vs H2O Amigo, a long distance hiker’s comparison"
I have the original ULA Amigo and used it for about three years. (two of us). Now I just carry the Steripen Adventurer and the Katadyn Micropur tablets for backup and time saving. The combination p...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN vs H2O Amigo, a long distance hiker’s comparison
March 09, 11:14am

State of the Market Report: Two-Person Double-Wall Tents (2010)
I'm with Tim in that I don't think mesh should be considered true double wall. The whole point of the double wall is to keep moisture off you and your gear. I found this report to be intere...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Two-Person Double-Wall Tents (2010)
November 03, 10:56am

Subscribers now a lesser category of member?
It just caught me a little wrong this morning, to get "ACCESS DENIED" when I just wanted to look at a product. I don't object to special rates, invitations, etc for lifetime members, ...

In Community Support Forum » Subscribers now a lesser category of member?
September 22, 1:23pm

Re: Re: Subscribers now a lesser category of member?
ok,maybe I exaggerated a little, but in the Sept 22 newsletter I just got, they announced the lifetime members category, with an exclusive forum I can't read, and there was also a BPL Cocoon th...

In Community Support Forum » Subscribers now a lesser category of member?
September 22, 12:34pm

Subscribers now a lesser category of member?
I'm not too happy to find out that I'm now a lesser category of member, with some content denied and reserved for the elite lifetime members. When I signed up, it was for premium access to...

In Community Support Forum » Subscribers now a lesser category of member?
September 22, 12:09pm

Re: 24: Fall Equinox in the Hyalite Cirque of Montana's Gallatin Mountains
It would be helpful if your gear list included a link to the item used, or at least brand and model of item, or a note if homemade. With a generic gear list, I am never sure that I am thinking abou...

In Editor's Roundtable » 24: Fall Equinox in the Hyalite Cirque of Montana's Gallatin Mountains
October 07, 10:15am

JMT Record
Thanks for the age info. At age 73, I find my self interested in what is possible at what age.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
October 04, 12:41pm

Re: Re: JMT Record
Brett, congratulations on your stunning accomplishment. Would you care to share your age?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
October 02, 12:30pm

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