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Re: Dogs on a long hike
Patrick, Take your dog whenever you can on a long hike. They make the best hiking partners. I have had my own dog on the PCT and have never been told he could not be out there with me. Just b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dogs on a Long Hike?
December 20, 10:35am

Re: One simple thing
Sarah, I have read your recent posts on carrying a gun into the wilderness and I totally agree with your point of view. You have obviously thought this through and are doing what you feel i...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 20, 10:24am

Re: Doesyour kit need a gun?
Adding my two cents worth... If you feel you have to have a gun in your kit make sure: 1. You have the proper training on how to use it. 2. Its readly available to use. A gun in your pack ...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 17, 11:59am

Re: Looking for a Down Jacket
Ben, Good post, I too a, looking for a light weight down jacket. Your requirements are the same as mine. I will follow this post with great intrest. By-the-way, Feathered Friends in Seattle (f...

In GEAR » Looking for a Down Jacket
October 04, 10:03am

Re: Which stove do you use most?
Seva 123, summer and winter.

In GEAR » Which stove do you use most?
September 15, 10:30am

Re: Sorry? I think not
JT Your just greedy and your actions are totaly UNethical! You offered the bivy for $150 and accepted $150 for it. If you wanted $175 for the bivy you should have asked $175 for it! And NO,...

In Gear Swap » Bozeman Mountain Works Side Zip Vapr Bivy Long Left zip
September 07, 10:45am

Re: Black Diamond Tents
I love my Black Diamond Hilight. I got my HiLight in May and have used it on 6 trips this past summer ranging from over nighters to 6 days. Yes there was minor condensation but nothing to comp...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Lighthouse
September 02, 2:28pm

Overnight With Dogs
Kelley, First off, you have a gorgeous Vizsla. That said, Remember Vizsla Rule #3. A Vizsla sleeps whereever they want too. That includes under the covers at home and in our sleeping bags on t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who Takes Their Dog On The Trail?
August 30, 8:09pm

Overnighting Dogs
If your dogs have never been trail camping before; I agree with Larry's suggestions about first trying a few nights in your backyard and a few car camps before taking your dogs on a trail hike....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who Takes Their Dog On The Trail?
August 30, 12:50pm

Re: Lower Cost BSA List
Larry, as a ASM, I agree completly with your comments about serarching out clothing and gear at thrift shops. But I would add never buy "official" BSA Gear. It is to expensive and heavy...

In Editor's Roundtable » Boy Scouts and Lightweight Backpacking
August 25, 10:03am

All Reader Reviews by Charles Bilz

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Feathered Friends Customer Service
I have bought 3 sleeping bags and 2 down jackets from Feathered Friends in the last 6 years and each time their customer service has been excellent. Never had a problem getting the items in the color...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 09, 10:48am
I have ordered several items form Backcountry in the last few months. Always great service and the items have arrived when they said they would. Have also experienced great CS when I had to return...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 31, 1:40pm