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Re: Battery backup for iPhone
Unfortunately the AA backups don't fully recharge the unit. The best bet are the cases that have external batteries in them. Last summer I went on a 4 day hike in the Sierras, used the GPS a...

In GEAR » Solid iPhone GPS App
December 12, 6:53pm

Re: Gaia maps
Gaia uses free downloadable 24K topo maps, and adds a shaded relief to help identify the contours. You can get all the maps in the US for the price of Gaia ($6.99). The maps are easy to download, s...

In GEAR » Solid iPhone GPS App
December 12, 1:37am

Re: is this still for sale?
Mark, I didn't get an email, and apologize that I didn't see your post here. It is still available. I will check my account to make sure my settings are correct for receiving PMs. -John

In Gear Swap » FS: Golite Shangri-La 2
November 25, 11:03am

Re: September Around Mount Hood
Yes, those are the same location! What a dramatic location; it just feels so huge when you are there, these pictures don't do it justice. Jerry, thank you for the first really detailed photo...

In Editor's Roundtable » September Around Mount Hood
November 16, 10:13pm

Re: September around Mt. Hood
Very nice report! I've wanted to do this for years, but have at this point only sectioned hiked portions of it. Forgive me if I add a few photos of my own; I don't mean to upstage your phot...

In Editor's Roundtable » September Around Mount Hood
November 16, 4:27pm

FS: Golite Shangri-La 2
I'm selling my 2010 Go-Lite Shangri-La 2 (bamboo color), used on two backpacking trips, but in new condition. This is a great wind-resistant tarp with lots of room inside when you don't use...

In Gear Swap » FS: Golite Shangri-La 2
November 07, 4:20pm

Re: Re: If you could only have one tent/shelter what would it be?
Yet another vote for a Doble Rainbow. I've owned 9 lightweight shelters and ths is the most versatile of the bunch. Rarely do you find a shelter at this weight that is as roomy yet equally adep...

In GEAR » If you could only have one tent/shelter what would it be?
October 25, 10:14pm

Re: iPhone GPS apps
I've tried 5 programs, and Gaia GPS is my favorite. This is because Gaia has seamless USGS topos with a shaded-relief overlay, which I find very helpful. It also has a nice screen that shows a ...

In GEAR » Iphone GPS apps
October 22, 6:27pm

iPhone 4 GPS much more sensitive
I've been using an iPhone 4 for about a month and can verify the new GPS is much more sensitive than previous iPhones. I took it backpacking in dense northwest forests with the SIM card removed...

In GEAR » Solid iPhone GPS App
July 29, 11:54am

Re: iPhone
"I despise materialism and, in particular, loathe the iPhone. While it is nice and rather functional it seems like more of a status thing than anything else." Larry, I enjoyed your ...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
July 29, 11:34am

All Reader Reviews by John Carter

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Shires Tarptent Rainbow
I've never purchased an item where my initial thoughts were so negative, but my final thoughts so positive. I have truly come 180 deg. on this tent! Initial thoughts: too heavy for solo use, la...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
January 21, 2:11am

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
I give the Caldera Cone a 5 for it's simplicity and wind resistance. It provides the best compromise between lighter weight but wind-prone alcohol systems and heavier but more wind resistant canis...

In Stoves - Alcohol
April 01, 2:00am

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I wholeheartedly agree with the above posts. The ProLite Gear team was extremely helpful both before my order and after a return. When I ordered two Integral Designs eVENT Thru Hiker Jackets during...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 09, 8:34pm