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Re: point of diminishing gains v.s. Bear Cannister
Actually, most of the JMT does not require a bear canister (yet...), and a fast-and-light hiker could traverse the canister-required areas, perhaps sleeping at existing bear lockers within them, wi...

In GEAR » Have we hit the point of diminishing gains?
August 14, 5:53pm

Re: FBC
Easy Mac is easy to prepare in a zip-lock bag with hot water. The noodles in Easy Mac are not the same as in the normal boxed product. If I recall, it's about 1/2 cup of water per pouch of Ea...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Macaroni and Cheese...
July 06, 4:08pm

Re: Bridges and River Crossings
The USGS 7.5 minute topos generally will indicate backcountry bridges with a "footbridge" notation and symbol. It does seem that only substantial bridges, and not those "bridges&quo...

In Gear Swap » Sierra High Route Maps!!! Help!!
July 05, 4:35pm

Re: River crossings
There are two significant crossings in this area of the SHR: the outlet of Twin Island Lake, and the Lyell Fork of the Merced River, which sounds like the crossing above. Lyell Fork can be byp...

In Gear Swap » Sierra High Route Maps!!! Help!!
July 01, 10:25pm

Re: Goose Creek TH Loop, Lost Creek, CO
James-- Great writeup! It brought back memories of several childhood hikes I did in the area with my father... As for your navigational side-trip, if I recall, the old (1970's?) McCurd...

In Post-Trip Reports » Goose Creek TH Loop, Lost Creek, CO
May 19, 11:15pm

Re: Batteries
FWIW, the Steripen website has some data from their testing of various CR123 batteries: http://www.steripen.com/batterytesting.html The Energizers, Kodaks, and Sure Fires come out on top. Th...

In GEAR » Steripen Usage
October 27, 11:48am

Re: MSR Hyperflow Microfilter Review
The idea is that the walls of the tubes are the filter media--water is filtered as it passes from the outside of the tubes to the inside, where it can emerge through either open end of the tubes. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » MSR Hyperflow Microfilter Review
October 22, 11:44am

Re: Something better coming?
I remember reading a comment from one of the Berikade/Wild Ideas people (Allen DeForrest?) that he didn't expect to be able to make any significant weight reductions to the Berikades. Given th...

In GEAR » Bear Canister Rental on JMT
October 21, 4:47pm

Re: MSR Hyperflow Microfilter Review
The outlet of the Hyperflow will fit into the opening in a Platypus bladder, which can make filling such bladders easier. However, my experience with this filter in the Sierra is that even with cl...

In Editor's Roundtable » MSR Hyperflow Microfilter Review
October 21, 4:30pm

Re: bear canisters
For short solo trips, I'd recommend the BearVault BV450 (www.bearvault.com) or the Bearikade Scout (www.wild-ideas.net). The latter is lighter, but is also a lot more expensive. For solo over...

In GEAR » bear canisters
September 19, 11:07am

All Reader Reviews by Aaron Wallace

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Backpacking Light STIX (2008)
Unlike other Komperdell-made poles, the tips of the STIX poles are not a separate somewhat flexible plastic part. Instead, the basket retainer is reduced to a ring of plastic around the CF, and the c...

In Trekking Poles
September 24, 3:15pm

REI Peak UL
These poles suffered (and maybe still do) from some quality control issues, but once fixed are solid and reliable--and can be an excellent bargain if you take advantage of these problems... First, ...

In Trekking Poles
November 04, 6:29pm

Seychelle In Line Eliminator
I had hoped to use the Seychelle to replace the no-longer-available SweetWaterAnywhere inline filter, which IMHO was a superior product. I have two concerns about the Seychelle: 1) The threaded nipp...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
December 12, 12:01pm