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Re: hammer/mallet for tent stakes
On rare occasions I use a rock. Usually foot pressure is sufficient, even in very hard ground. Here's my technique: heel on the ground, toe on the stake; besides pressing with my leg, I stoop dow...

In GEAR » hammer/mallet for tent stakes
January 21, 11:20pm

Re: carrying load on your belt
Besides interfering with arm swing, such items will tend to swing independently if not tightly secured. This can be quite annoying. Experimentation is the best way to determine whether it will wo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » carrying load on your belt
January 09, 3:13pm

Re: PJ Come Back
Paul, I've been away for a while, so I'm joining the discussion without context. However, I sincerely doubt you could have done anything to merit a flap of this magnitude. Your posts always ca...

In Chaff » PJ come back!
January 08, 11:01pm

Re: 1.2oz Wood Stove
Bill, Did you angle the holes in the bottom tin as in the cyclone-flame stove series. It looks like you might have.

In Make Your Own Gear » 1.2oz Wood Stove
December 01, 12:01am

Re: Survivorman in Temagami
> "What nourishes me also destroys me". Killed by hot chocolate; what a way to go!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Survivorman (not about UL... but interesting)
October 23, 9:50pm

Re: Nunatak Arc Ghost Sleeping Bag REVIEW
It seems possible to use this to extend the temperature range of an existing bag. Does anybody do this? Does the top bag go inside or outside (inside looks better to me)? How much would it add t...

In GEAR » Nunatak Arc Ghost Sleeping Bag REVIEW
October 19, 1:10pm

Going without navigation aids
This is a fascinating topic. I have never used GPS for navigation on the trail. However, I have noticed that when using it to get around in strange cities, I observe and remember far less about m...

In Editor's Roundtable » On Going Mapless in a Digital World: Engagement, Simplicity, and the Art of Real-Time Navigation
October 18, 11:43pm

Re: A good night's sleep
I'm a bony side-sleeper with a proclivity for camping on hard ground. The Big Agnes Insulated Air Core mattress has made a huge difference for me. I would expect similar products would do just as...

In Chaff » A good night's sleep
October 13, 12:10am

Re: Golite Ether hood size
The Ether runs a little small. I'm 5'10", 145 lbs and I pretty much fill up a medium. There's plenty of volume in the hood, but not much extra length. If I wear my hood over a Tilley hat, it pull...

In GEAR » Golite Ether hood size
October 09, 10:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Silnylon Poncho vs. Precip, etc.
Thanks, Paul, I found her page. It's quite informative and answers my question really well. It rained 8" here today, and I certainly want to be practiced and prepared before having to set up unde...

In Philosophy & Technique » Silnylon Poncho vs. Precip, etc.
October 09, 12:50am

All Reader Reviews by Alex Orgren

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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Likes ----- 1. Far more comfortable than most Thermarest variants and Z-rest for side sleeping. This alone far outweighs the dislikes below. 2. Blows up in about 20 puffs, just a few more than...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
September 12, 5:46pm

MSR Superfly
Likes ----- Piezo ignition is great! Stays lit pretty well in the wind Supports big pots Can use a wide variety of canisters Seems reasonably fuel-efficient Dislikes -------- Doesn't fold u...

In Stoves - Canister
August 07, 6:26pm