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Recipes - put 'em on the wiki
For long term access to these recipes, it would be best to put them on the wiki, under the recipes page.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » sauces for dinner (pre-made)
January 29, 7:37am

Re: Re: did you really leave no trace?
Madeleine - A couple of more comments re the LNT topic. This is something both Alan and I are very careful with. And I for one have become more and more careful over the years. As Alan s...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sierra Prime: Off Trail in California's High Country
January 21, 9:43am

Re: A trip on the move!
Tom - We probably spent just about half the trip off trail, maybe a bit more. But we definitely did more miles on trail, as some of the off-trail hiking was pretty slow. We walked about 20 mi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sierra Prime: Off Trail in California's High Country
January 20, 7:22pm

Music for videos
The music came from Garageband (from Apple). With some practice, you can generate a lot of different music fairly easily. I supplement the built in loops with their World Music Jam Pack, which gi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sierra Prime: Off Trail in California's High Country
January 20, 7:11pm

Re: Sierra Prime: Off Trail in California's High Country
Hey everyone - Thanks for all the feedback. Some responses and comments below: Andy is correct that MS Excel is definitely part of our planning toolset. The tools we mentioned here were pr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sierra Prime: Off Trail in California's High Country
January 20, 6:07pm

Re: Sierra Prime: Off Trail in California's High Country
Hi Brad - The bearvault fits into the Ohm reasonably well. It takes up a lot of space, but there's still plenty of space for what I need. I have a 1/4 closed cell foam pad in my Ohm, and th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sierra Prime: Off Trail in California's High Country
January 19, 4:40pm

Earliest digitized photo - AT 1975
That's my dad and my brother and me (second from left) and a couple of friends. On the AT in PA in about 1975. Gotta love the 70s. I'm pretty sure I bought that pack I am wearing at KMar...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo
January 16, 7:20am

Re: Where's Don?
Hey Pete - I'm still here. Just got too busy to send in my picks. My picks for 2009 would probably be: Montrail Mountain Masochist Trail Running Shoes. Light. comfortable, durable....

In Editor's Roundtable » 2009 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
January 10, 5:00pm

re: Thought so
I'd say go with a 30 degree bag, and wear more clothes at night if you need it. A 20 degree bag is overkiil on the JMT in summer - assuming you use your clothes as part of your sleep system. JMO.

In GEAR » Good summer JMT sleeping bag?
September 21, 1:34pm

Exit survey
Hey all - Two comments. First, the survey was sent to the wrong mailing list, so it included a number of current subscribers - that's our fault. It was meant to go to expired premium memb...

In GEAR » Anyone Get The "Exit Survey"?
August 20, 7:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Don Wilson

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Western Mountaineering SummerLite
Agreed. A superb bag - at the top of the pile for light mummy bags. See our review at:

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 21, 10:57am

Nike Lava Dome
Thanks for that blast from the past Randy. I wore a pair of Lava Domes for several years, including over 20 days of climbing on El Cap in Yosemite. Nothing is tougher on shoes than time spent aid cli...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 27, 7:20pm

Complete Walker by Colin Fletcher
His writing is unforgettable. In The Man Who Walked Through Time he describes a day spent lying naked on a beach along the Colorado, in a remote section of the Grand Canyon. I'll never forget his desc...

In Books and Media
November 21, 9:56pm

Montane Featherlite H2O
This jacket certainly caught our attention at BPL. We recently obtained a test sample from Montane and we'll be doing a full review. I'm anxious to get in into some nasty conditions. If it even has re...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 02, 3:56pm

Western Mountaineering Flight Jacket
I agree but of note for potential buyers - the XL is 13 ounces, more additional weight than I would have expected. But it is an excellent jacket. I'm still giving it a 5 also.

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
October 29, 1:27pm

GoLite Virga
We'll be taking a closer look at the Virga in the near future. But the prototype version we tested was an exceptionally light jacket at 6 ounces, and performed reasonably well. It is lacking in du...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 24, 8:24pm

Nunatak SkahaPlus
Hope you all have seen our SPOTLITE review of the SkahaPlus, published last December. The Skaha is really a superb performer in loft per weight. And the new optional features give you a chance to mak...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
September 01, 11:41am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
I've had mine for 6 months or so. I find I use it more than any other piece of insulating clothing. I've used it in the desert, mountains, rain forest - you name it. It stuffs easily into its own pock...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 07, 5:27pm