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I liked Esbits on my thruhikes
I used Esbits on three thruhikes and a lot more. Since I often did more than just boil water I used a .9 liter titanium pot. With its wider bottom relative to its height it absorbed heat faster an...

In Editor's Roundtable » Still My Favorite Cook Kit
June 25, 11:23am

the simple design is best for me
I have used what is basically a sack with shoulder straps and hip belt for many thousands of miles. I keep the total weight under 32 lbs, usually well below, and pack it tightly. The weight transfe...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Contoured Side Panels for Improved Load Carry in Frameless Packs
October 26, 9:27am

Re: Vapor Barriers
I have found that a vapor barrier adds significant warmth when used in the west, but adds little or no warmth when used in the east. I guess you don't lose much heat to evaporation in the damp ...

In GEAR » Vapor Barrier question
December 07, 10:59am

Re: Grand Canyon in December
In December the temperature on the south rim typically goes from 18 to 41 but I have seen it go to minus 7 and it can go into the 60's. Toward the bottom the average is 36 to 56 but it can go f...

In GEAR » Grand Canyon Water
November 09, 12:28pm

Re: Grand Canyon Water
You asked for "any clever tricks for quickly and easily removing sediment prior to filtering/purifying?" I responded with "a better way is to add a small amount of alum to the wat...

In GEAR » Grand Canyon Water
November 08, 3:42pm

Re: Grand Canyon Water
The sediment in the water should be removed because that is necessary if you want the chemicals or UV to kill the pathogens. It is a necessary step toward making the water safe to drink.

In GEAR » Grand Canyon Water
November 08, 12:03pm

Re: Grand Canyon Water
The water in the Colorado is usually clear but sometimes very dirty. When it is dirty you can let the dirt settle for a couple of hours and then pour off and treat the clean portion. Or, a better w...

In GEAR » Grand Canyon Water
November 08, 12:02am

All Reader Reviews by Maurice Ostrov

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The Sublite I ordered was delivered quickly and in perfect condition. Almost immediately I managed to put a big tear in it. Henry repaired it and had it headed back to me in around a day and at no ch...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 09, 11:46am

Mountain Laurel Designs
The pack, tarp, and mitts I purchased over several years were all well made and arrived as scheduled. The pack and tarp were custom and made exactly as requested. When I needed a change in the pack he...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 09, 11:33am