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misting silnylon
Well, if you're lying in a hammock with the tarp just above your head and the misting keeps spraying your face for over three hours, it gets fairly annoying. Not dangerous or anything, just rea...

In GEAR » "Misting" Silnylon!
July 24, 6:45pm

misting silnylon
There seems to be huge differences in the quality of silnylons, based on my experience making my own tarps. Personally, I fail to see what all the hullabaloo is about a little misting or conden...

In GEAR » "Misting" Silnylon!
July 23, 10:16pm

How much bigger do you buy your shoes
>That said, normal activity induced swelling may result in some noticeable change in foot volume, but this is in volume, not length My understanding is that some people arches collapse due to...

In GEAR » How much bigger do you buy your shoes?
June 26, 11:54pm

mosquito headnet
Though I haven't used my headnet in years, I will NEVER, EVER again hike without it, at least when temperatures are above freezing. Not only can mosquitos and other flying insects drive you cra...

In GEAR » Mosquito shirt protection
June 26, 11:45pm

loop hikes in Tahoe area
Tahoe rim trail: http://www.tahoerimtrail.org/. It's longer than 35-45 miles, but nothing says you have to do the whole thing. You can take the greyhound bus from downtown sacramento to truc...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Loop hikes in the Tahoe area
June 21, 11:25am

Altimeter
Get yourself a Garmin Foretrex 101. Weighs 80 grams (not counting the annoying wrist-strap, which I discarded), including 2 AAA alkaline batteries. Lasts at least 12 hours on those batteries. If yo...

In GEAR » Altimeter watch
June 21, 10:44am

trail shoes for wider feet
Phil: The Belleville Army model is 390 and NOT the model 600 and that may be part of the problem. The Model 600 (Air Force) incorporates everything Belleville and the military has learned in field ...

In GEAR » Trail shoes for wider feet
June 21, 9:51am

trail shoes for wider feet
you'll probably scoff at this suggestion, but my suggestion is the Air Force jungle/desert combat boot, model 600 or 600F for women, available at www.bellevilleshoe.com. Unlike ordinary boots a...

In GEAR » Trail shoes for wider feet
June 20, 10:22pm

field notes
I just got back from hiking about 1000 miles in the mountains of Central Spain using this stick. Some comments: 1) I absolutely need to be able to put my hand on the top of the stick during cert...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 LuxuryLite Big Survival Stik Walking Staff REVIEW
June 14, 1:26pm

moisture absorption in textiles
There is a certain amount of truth to the statement that fabric construction/weight/thickness is more important than the fiber used to construct the fabric. However, fiber has a strong influence on...

In GEAR » Moisture absorption in textiles
January 08, 9:15pm

All Reader Reviews by Frank Ramos

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Nunatak Custom design
I had used a Nunatak Arc Alphinist several years ago for almost an entire season, but that was before I knew how to keep clean outdoors and I ended up stinking the thing up with foot fungus so bad I h...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
March 04, 9:03pm