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Two Base Camp Hikes in the SE Wind River Range
The off-trail hiking is a big part of what makes these mountains so appealing. The entire trip took seven days but this brief report will concentrate photographically on two of those days. The no...

In Post-Trip Reports » Two Base Camp Hikes in the SE Wind River Range
September 15, 7:57pm

re: weekend trip report
Michael, Warning! Opinions ahead. I share your overall impression of The Bob. It is vast, lonely, a great place to avoid the crowds but the scenery is not exceptionally spectacula...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bob Marshall 50mi Loop Recommendations
August 18, 4:22pm

Re: Insulation for GNP in Aug
I'm not sure how well I can answer your questions but I will try. I'm not familiar with TripTease but I have to believe that almost any cord will work. There are three types of backcoun...

In Gear Lists » Insulation for GNP in Aug
August 15, 9:36am

Pay It Forward O-Rings
PIF O-Rings Skip to the bottom if you want to bypass the boring details. Yes, free 0-rings! I like to carry a reasonably complete repair kit. Having recently received one of Roger Caffin...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
August 12, 3:49pm

Re: Insulation for GNP in Aug
Stephen, It is always hard to convey meaning without writing 10,000 words, adding diagrams and photos. To clarify my previous attempt at communication I formerly would carry a light down j...

In Gear Lists » Insulation for GNP in Aug
August 11, 10:57pm

Re: Insulation for GNP in Aug
Stephen, I am one of those crazy ones that carries a recording thermometer. I can't predict what the temps will be on your trip but I think the 30 to 45 degree predicted lows are solid...

In Gear Lists » Insulation for GNP in Aug
August 10, 8:06pm

Sock Liner
I have recently quizzed some of my hiking friends to see who wears and does not wear liner socks. Two do and two don't so far (small survey). We all wear trail runners or very light weight bo...

In GEAR » Sock liner?
July 23, 11:51pm

Rodent and Snake Attack
I am taking the liberty to broaden the topic somewhat. OK, a lot. I have a couple of car-related semi-amusing animal stories, no tent guylines were involved. For the night preceding the start ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Rodents attack tent!
July 09, 7:34pm

Too many, here, too
I also have too many. With the exception of the first bag on the list, my expectations were to encounter low temps of about 25 to 45 degrees F. In roughly chronological order of accumulation: ...

In GEAR » How many sleeping bags do you own?
July 09, 12:24pm

BareBoxer Contender 101 heavier than advertised
Mine, purchased in 2010, weighs 26.5 ounces including the lid. At 31 oz. it would be much less attractive.

In GEAR » BareBoxer Contender
July 09, 11:38am

All Reader Reviews by John Klinepeter

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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
This review is based on seven nights usage. My xlite is the women's version and it has been used with a 1/8 inch thick Gossamer Gear foam pad for puncture protection. I am 5 ft. 11 inches tall...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
September 05, 10:19am