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Re: Darn odd-ball feet! Help
Chad - I have the exact same problem. In fact I read to see which of your feet is larger so we could maybe work a deal but sadly my L foot is my biggie too. To date, the shoe that works best ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Darn odd-ball feet! Help!
June 04, 2:46pm

sighting compasses / declination adjustments unnecessary
I'm solidly with the "fancy stuff is fun extra weight but not critical" camp on this one. Errors in declination settings are easily avoided by scribing Mag North/South lines acro...

In Editor's Roundtable » Brunton 7DNL Compass Review
May 28, 9:19am

Foothills trail tune
This just tickled my funny bone. Gillian Welsh has a tune called Acony Bell ( which I am fairly sure is a reference to Oconee Bells, (http://p...

In Post-Trip Reports » Foothills Trail Notes - April
May 18, 6:13pm

re coating of soap
ah - another old boy scout :~P

In GEAR » Trail Designs Ti-Tri Caldera Stove test
May 18, 6:07pm

Black Pots
Too late now but once you have it clean, try wiping the outside of the pot with dish soap, then drying the soap over a fire. Clean the outside of the pot only when you get home. Most (usually not...

In GEAR » Trail Designs Ti-Tri Caldera Stove test
May 10, 9:49am

Spreadsheet Suggestion and Shelter Catagory Covered
Ben - can I suggest that as Don is PMing responses requesting gear (i.e. he'll take the Tarptent), that you add a way to indicate that the catagory is done. Burying him in gear is probably not...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker in Need!! can you help?
February 22, 9:08am

Re: Hiker in Need!! can you help?
Hey Don - I have plenty of stuff that I can send as well but it's looking like things are getting pretty well covered! I can add a Tarptent Cloudburst to the mix, evafoam sleeping pad, size la...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker in Need!! can you help?
February 19, 10:15am

Re:"My "storm" camp"
I'd like to add my compliments and suggest to the editors that this kind of detailed "day in the life" is a good format for how too articles that can generate a lot of good back and f...

In Winter Hiking » My "storm" camp
January 27, 11:09am

Re: A few newbie winter camping questions - emptying water bottles
If you have to melt snow for water, instead of dumping water bottles which you are sure will freeze into the snow, consider dumping into your cooking pot and then burying that under as much snow as...

In Winter Hiking » A few newbie winter camping questions
January 07, 2:27pm

Re: A few newbie winter camping questions - Boots
I'm in the same school - they go inside the sleeping bag, or worst case, under the bag under my knees. There is NOTHING worse than putting on frozen boots. Tho I have to admit that I've n...

In Winter Hiking » A few newbie winter camping questions
January 07, 2:24pm

All Reader Reviews by john flanagan

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Penny Stove soda can version
I have finally cracked the nut on an alcohol stove that I actually like! The penny stove ( has consistently boiled 24 oz of water on 1 oz of fuel with ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 27, 2:47pm

Antigravity Gear 2 liter pot
Pros - inexpensive - good weight : volume ratio - durable non-stick anodized finish Con This pot is SLIPPERY when in it slides off stove supports unless they're dead level. I had ...

In Cookware - Other
August 26, 7:51pm

Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
I've been using spinntwin as a hammock tarp with great success. The dimensions are roughly 8x10, give or take a bit so coverage is competative against most hammock tarps with the advantage of gre...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 01, 2:34pm

Integral Designs VB socks / Vapor Barrier socks
I'll mirror PJs remarks with a focus on their intended use as vapor barriers for winter use. In fairness, they work as vaporbarriers. So do produce bags! These are poorly tailored - I don&...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 04, 6:45am