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Color is important!!!
First off, great test. I have one comment, especially about the SmartWool products. They do not make shirts in a light enough color, the albedo of a base layer plays a *huge* role in warm weather...

In Editor's Roundtable » Comfort and Moisture Transport in Lightweight Wool and Synthetic Base Layers
July 26, 1:32pm

Sprint Aquatics arrived...
So the crazy mesh shoes showed up today, I'll second what Dave has said so far: 1. Ridiculously light - 2 oz for a pair. 2. They size to the small side, what I ordered was listed as 9-11 and ha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » fording rivers..crossing creeks
July 03, 9:15pm

You could try the Cave...
The GoLite Cave is 2 oz more than the Lair and significantly larger and longer. GoLite appears to be out of stock, but I do have one for sale on the gear swap forum. It is compatible with the Lai...

In GEAR » Golite Lair
June 27, 7:10am

Airwalk wieghts...
Old thread, just adding info for the archive. I did bring a scale to Payless and compared the Airwalk sandles to the clogs. For a men's size 9 the clogs wiegh 1 oz less for each shoe (so 2 oz les...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » fording rivers..crossing creeks
June 26, 6:24pm

FS: Golite Cave 1 and Lair Nest 1

In Gear Swap » FS: Golite Cave 1 and Lair Nest 1
June 24, 9:04am

So a hiker is flying out to a remote site in Alaska talking to his bush pilot. He tells the pilot he's brought a 45 with him in case he runs into a bear. The pilot looks at him knowingly and says...

In GEAR » what is bear spray?
June 18, 11:49am

Vapor trail & 3L Big Zip II?
I've got one of the newer Vapor Trail packs that has a internal pocket for a platypus. Dimension wise it looks like it would just barely fit a 3L Platypus Big Zip hoser, but it'd be tight. I kn...

In GEAR » Vapor trail & 3L Big Zip II?
June 15, 7:07pm

Moosejaw 20% off coupon..., 20% off til this Monday. Coupon code is POTATO (see their site). Got some good gear. Get a Vapor Trail for $120, shipped free with the coupon code. Ken

In Gear Deals » Moosejaw 20% off coupon...
April 07, 5:46pm

Re: GoLite Dawn Med - NEW
Pack is sold!

In Gear Swap » GoLite Dawn Med - NEW
April 04, 11:33pm

Re: The answer (I think)...
Well I just doubled the number of holes and tested it out and sure enough the "breathing" effect stopped! Ken

In Make Your Own Gear » My pepsi stove "breathes", any ideas?
April 01, 12:54pm

All Reader Reviews by Ken Walsh

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Travel Light - Eat Heavy Bill McCartney
Hmmm.... I like the technique. Just boil water and cook in a cozy. Also most recipes use items found in any store. Some other good information. The recipe section, however, is rather lacking. S...

In Books and Media
July 12, 6:42pm