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B.S. is still B.S.
I think that people just have given up on Bob, I have. I ordered Feb. 06 and have not seen my jacket and do not think I will. To his credit he has taken the items off his order page that he has no...

In GEAR » Big Sky International Update
October 18, 6:29pm

Re: Re: URsack in the Grand Canyon
I hike in the Big Ditch a couple times a year. Mice are the biggest problem, I'm not sure how well the ursack works against them. The next critter to cause a problem is the ravens, I have hear...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » URsack in the Grand Canyon
July 13, 7:37pm

BS epic jacket
Ordered 2/19/06 Claimed dilivery date is moving (started with May 06) Heard nothing, but then The E-mail adress that we had then has gone inactive.

In GEAR » I'd Like to start a new BIG SKY (BS) thread.
June 15, 3:27pm

I use embossing foil that I got at a craft store. It is thinner than MSR's foil but thicker than the kitchen foil. It works good for me with an Esbit stove.

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen foil
May 08, 10:14pm

no responce
I have called with out a return call; yes I did leave my name and number. E-mailed and did not get a return. Has anybody gotten an epic jacket from them lately? I know some that have gotten tents i...

In GEAR » Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's?
December 08, 3:15pm

platy drying
I have a fish tank air pump that I use to get some small amout of air flow in the bag. I drop the tube in the bag all the way to the bottom and in a hour the bag is dry. This works well hear in AZ,...

In GEAR » How to Fill a Platypus?
November 29, 7:10am

The best price that I found for the Vapor Trail was at Backpacking Deals $110 A...

In GEAR » REI UL 60 pack
November 27, 4:06pm

lots of water
I'm desert hiker, and it depends on how far it is to water on how much I carry, at the most it has been 10L. To carry that much it is 2-2L platys in the hydration sleeve, 1-L in the side pocket, an...

In GEAR » H20 location in pack - front, side or rear?
November 25, 8:15am

rat sack
I have used and still use a rat sack they are great at keeping out Grand Canyon pests. I think they would stop a racoon if hung in a tree. Weight is not bad, better than a canister.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nalgene Cantene for Food Storage?
February 16, 2:35pm

G.C. Hikes
Good luck on getting a permit for greater than 10 per day, the backcountry office will fight you on this one even with history in the canyon. The best web page to check for canyon trips is kaibab....

In Chaff » Grand Canyon Trip Suggestions
January 02, 10:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Doug Hile

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Big Sky International
Ordered a jacket last Feb and still I've not seen it. The promise date just keeps moving, now it is 4-6 weeks, but from when. I have call Bob a couple times only to here of supply problems. His wear...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 24, 9:12pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
I have only found the help at REI better than Waly World. They do have a good selection if you are a main stream hiker. If they don't have what you want they will order it for you. But then if I'm goi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 18, 4:15pm

Black Diamond Winter Bivy
I have used this bag twice and happy so far. I have not had any rain yet. This summer (Aug) in the Grand Canyon I slept in it with a bag liner and did not get clammy so beathablity is good. I have hos...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
November 13, 1:50pm

Coleman F1 Ultralight
I have been using my F1 for about three years and it is still going strong. I got it as it would fit in my MSR Titan Kettle with a 110g canister, lighter, and a bandana.

In Stoves - Canister
December 20, 9:48am