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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

Happy Feet
I very much like my EE, MLD, Katabatic, GG and all the other cottage gear. Light, efficient, comfortable. Looking beyond hiking and backpacking, one of the best things I have bought in the last...

In GEAR » What gear makes you happy?
July 07, 9:54pm

MLD Bug Skirt
My Solomid has the MLD bug skirt option and my short answer to your question is that I like it and would make the same choice again. I have been using it as my primary shelter for Montana and Wyom...

In GEAR » Bug Skirt?
July 07, 2:48pm

50L Pack
I made a mental comparison of the volumes of the items in your gear list vs. my gear list used last year for a five day trip into the Wind River Range. Similar to Adam's comments the main vol...

In Gear Lists » Newbie Gear List - Weighed and Listed
July 05, 11:24pm

something to check
Not directly addressing what you asked about, but double check the listed weight of the UL 7 sleeping mat. Your final weight will look better, more bragging rights!

In Gear Lists » Newbie Gear List - Weighed and Listed
July 05, 8:52pm

My "R" Progression
Back in the old days (1970's and 1980's) I just used a TAR foamy self-inflatable with an R value of probably 4 to 5 in temps from about 0*F and higher. I can't remember having been col...

In GEAR » personal experiences about warmth of uninsulated air mattresses
July 05, 11:37am

Scanning Effort
Warning! This post could cause death by boredom or maybe brain damage! I will join this discussion and party. About four years ago I finished scanning several thousand slides taken by m...

In GEAR » old film camars and slides... what to do?
July 03, 2:48pm

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