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carrying olive oil
I use Nalgene Transparent Lexan Square Storage Bottles. They are strong enough, don't leak, and don't affect the taste of the olive oil. They're available in 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and...

In GEAR » Carrying Olive Oil
March 03, 11:19pm

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