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Re: How much butane fuel do I need?
My experience (measurements) indicate that each cup of water brought to a boil in the backcountry demands approximately 4.5g of canister fuel. So, I understand that you intend to boil primate 30 cu...

In GEAR » How much butane fuel do I need?
August 05, 1:16pm

Re: Best one pound sleeping bag?
I owned a Marmot Pounder for a few months and ended up returning to REI because I concluded the rating was absurdly optimistic. I was never comfortable in the bag, even in the mid 40s, so I ended u...

In GEAR » Best one pound sleeping bag?
June 23, 2:12pm

Re: Montbell Down Inner Pants Mens small
I'm interested but unsure if they would fit me. The Montbell sizing chart sez 28"-30" waist for S; I'm right at 30"... so could you describe what the fit is actually like? ...

In Gear Swap » Montbell Down Inner Pants Mens small
June 13, 10:01am

Re: What do you use for light?
I carry one red and one white photon freedom on a lanyard around my neck and use the clips to attach them to my hat at night. I use the red to read and do close-distance chores, and the white if I ...

In Make Your Own Gear » What do you use for light?
June 13, 9:56am

My ibex blanket
Mine is 54" x 72" x .25". They sold out pretty quickly last year and this, from what I gathered watching the website. Actually, when I ordered mine, the color I wanted was no longer ...

In GEAR » Good Wool Blankets?
April 25, 6:09pm

Re: Sleeping shirt?
I have the same "standard" gear, occasionally minus the vest if it's warm enough, and always sleep in it all--mostly a convenience/efficiency thing. I like to just get up and be able ...

In GEAR » Sleeping shirt?
April 24, 10:07pm

Re: Fastpacking Definition?
I contemplated the definition of "fastpacking" during a solo backpacking trip last weekend... I couldn't help but wonder "am I fastpacking right now?" after reading this thr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fastpacking Definition?
April 24, 5:24pm

Re: Good Wool Blankets?
Ibex sells off their surplus material at the end of every season in the form of blankets. Last year I got one in merino wool, and it's totally great. This year, merino is all gone, but the lode...

In GEAR » Good Wool Blankets?
April 24, 5:00pm

Re: Nunatak Ghost/Special vs. Summerlite
I own (and use) a Summerlite and a Specialist. I have found the Specialist to be warmer than the Summerlite, provided I keep the opening underneath me. I have woken up a few times with the opening ...

In GEAR » Nunatak Ghost/Special vs. Summerlite
April 18, 9:36pm

Re: Re: pee bag
Wow Benjamin... 32 liters is quite some capacity! Do you pack out all of your pee as part of true LNT? ;-)

In Make Your Own Gear » pee bag
April 04, 5:40pm

All Reader Reviews by Benjamin Tomsky

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REI Peak UL
After going through three pairs of the Peak ULs in two hiking seasons, twice the lock breaking and once the shaft itself breaking, I concluded that REI had exchanged them enough for me, and I should t...

In Trekking Poles
October 21, 9:06am