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As a soloist and often using a bivy a good routine helps, but generally I never see anyone when I’m out. Occasionally a good night’s sleep but mostly only for the first few hours then it is fit...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Does anyone find they sleep LESS in the woods?
July 24, 11:16am

The manufacturer does not claim that OPSAKs are 100% odor proof, that being said the disclaimer hidden below the glowing Backpacker Magazine endorsement for OPSAKs on the their site. However I woul...

In Editor's Roundtable » How Safe Is Your Food? Investigating the effectiveness of odor-proof bags
April 14, 1:11pm

Where were the OPSAKs obtained for the study?

In Editor's Roundtable » How Safe Is Your Food? Investigating the effectiveness of odor-proof bags
April 11, 2:11pm

Re. Re. Re. Warmlite Pitch
As stated in a previous post Stephenson tents are a specialty item in a niche market; it’s a love hate relationship and they cost a ton of money and I can’t think of a single reason why a light...

In GEAR » Warmlite vs ultralite wind video - compare/contrast
October 13, 11:28am

Re. Re. Re. Warmlite Pitch
Stephenson tents go up as a single unit; all one has to do is purchase their video to see how effectively Stephenson tents are pitched. They are not tunnel tents, they receive their strength and su...

In GEAR » Warmlite vs ultralite wind video - compare/contrast
October 13, 12:03am

Klean Strip
It has to be the brand of mineral spirits. Having sealed two Stephensons using GE Silicone 2 with a good mineral spirits my mixture was dry within hours. I used a 50/50 mixture but more mineral sp...

In GEAR » Silicone and Mineral Spirts Problem
October 11, 10:49am

Beginning Winter Mountaineering
Picking isolated incidents out of the haystack because an individual did not get her plastics fitted correctly, implying plastics are inferior, or someone ascended Mont Blanc in some kind of “jog...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Beginner advice - Socal mtns in winter and Whitney
October 06, 12:53pm

Standalone Bivy
Sorry Dale I couldn’t resist as a fellow resident of the PNW, no disrespect intended, I think we just go different locations where I often can’t find a place to pitch a tent unless I’m on sno...

In GEAR » Standalone bivy?
September 11, 1:17pm

Standalone Bivy
John, I think you have the right idea, trying out a new idea. I have multiple shelters including bivys; I use the Integral Designs Salathe, easy in, easy out and no condensation on any of my numero...

In GEAR » Standalone bivy?
September 10, 1:47pm

Pack Fit: Slowly Slides Down Back
Andy, the one thing Mc Hale states about guys with a few extra pounds on their waist is that they will be more comfortable buckling the belt under their belly, not across it. This isn’t rocket sc...

In GEAR » Pack fit: slowly slides down back
August 22, 12:51pm

All Reader Reviews by Scott Toraason

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Great stuff and just a step below real Starbucks but in the mountains I don’t know the difference; real easy to fix at:

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 02, 11:41am

Leki Super Makalu
I bent the piston that operates the shock system in the lower section of my 2008 Super Makalu pole when it came loose in some very wet snow descending Cashmere Mountain Alpine Lakes Wilderness. All it...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 09, 1:19pm

REI Ti Ware Long Handled Spoon
Just saw this review and have been using this spoon the last two years with my Enertia Trail Food dinners and my home made cereal breakfasts. I could not agree more with the previous post that it is g...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 20, 12:08pm

Kahtoola KTS Aluminum crampons
I’ve been looking for a lightweight traction device for training hikes on Mount Si in Washington State and to use when my Grivels would be over kill. I chose the Kahtoola Steels mainly because of all ...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 19, 11:44am

MSR/Cascade Designs Customer Service
I recently busted a hole in one of my MSR Denali Ascent snowshoe binding straps and after contacting MSR/Cascade Designs (who are here locally) received a free replacement strap in the mail within one...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 22, 6:52pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
The directions that came with the lighter sucked, however there is a good explanation at that explains high altitude/cold operation. At select Butane Lighters, Wind...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 20, 11:58am

Java Juice Coffee Extract
I posted a comment on Java Juice in a different thread a while back so I’ll bust in here and say that I’ve tried just about everything I can think of for a cup of morning joe from packing a small Fren...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
May 05, 10:26am