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Re: cleaning
"No amount of boiled water will rid the stench!" What kind of material was the bottle made of? When I used the Aquafina bottle (I think the recycle code is #1), I dumped it in the...

In Make Your Own Gear » pee bag
April 05, 11:41am

Re: pee bag
I last used a 1 qt Aquafina bottle (<1 oz) that has a wide lid. The bottle takes up volume not being truly compressible but stored in the outside pouch of my backpack it was a non-issue. "...

In Make Your Own Gear » pee bag
April 04, 5:21pm

Re: Ground Cloth
What are the alternate uses for a Tyvek groundsheet?

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Material for Groundsheet?
March 19, 2:36pm

Re: Cotton sun protection
For the most part, the trade-off you speak of is correct. However, the commercial UV protection shirts can be quite comfortable and breathable without oversizing. While I had a bit of trouble pay...

In GEAR » Cotton and sun protection
March 15, 4:37pm

Re: Cotton and sun protection
It depends on a couple of things. First is how tight the weave is on the shirt. I would think an oxford-style shirt that was not overly worn down would be fairly good. The other factor is the co...

In GEAR » Cotton and sun protection
March 14, 1:30pm

RE: Light sleeping bag/quilt for 10yo child
Thanks for all the feedback. She has 6 yo twin brother and sister, so growing out of it is not a big issue. The night time movement may, indeed, make a quilt of less use so I'm now inclined t...

In GEAR » Light sleeping bag/quilt for 10yo child
March 10, 9:03am

Light sleeping bag/quilt for 10yo child
My daughter wants to go backpacking with me this summer. The combined weight of our packs will be critical for mutual enjoyment. I enjoy my WM 32 Phantom at 20oz, but that was a splurge in my boo...

In GEAR » Light sleeping bag/quilt for 10yo child
March 09, 5:01pm

Re: So many Crocs to choose from...?
Based on recommendations on this site, I took them to complement my heavy high-cut boots on a 1 week Ansel Adams wilderness trip. The Crocs were invaluable. With socks, my feet were protected fro...

In GEAR » So many Crocs to choose from...?
February 07, 4:51pm

Re: why not a separate poncho and ground sheet?
After my original post, I saw the incredibly light and cheap Gossamer Gear groundsheet for the first time. I would have to agree now that combining a poncho and ground sheet does not make sense wi...

In Multiple Use Gear » poncho/ground cover
January 28, 10:48pm

Re: Re: poncho/ground cover
Duane, Thanks for the warnings on spinnaker and cuben. I was worried these super-ultralight fabrics would not hold up to my intended use. I'm considering the new Six Moons Design Wild Oa...

In Multiple Use Gear » poncho/ground cover
January 26, 5:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Stein

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Gregory Z-Pack
I loaded up about 38 pounds for an 8 day Sierra Club hike near Yosemite. Those last 3 pounds or so were pushing things a bit, but overall a great pack for me. It handled a fully loaded full-sized be...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
October 12, 12:28am