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Canister fuel. How many boils?
I'm used to Esbit, but am trying out my canister stove (a cheap Chinese Snowpeak knock-off) on the next trip. Is there a rule of thumb for how many days/boils a particular size of canister s...

In GEAR » Canister fuel. How many boils?
July 17, 9:15am

brand name?
What is the brand and model name of the bag you are looking at? Sometimes, manufacturer bag ratings are optimistic. Maybe there are some user ratings around the Web that would help you ascertain...

In Pre-Trip Planning » North Lake South Lake Loop (JMT) July
June 16, 12:15am

PIF: Tarptent Squall Classic. Fixer-upper.
I have an older (10 years old?), two-person Tarptent (Squall Classic?) with the sewn-in floor and the optional pole. I've come to realize I'm never going to get around to repairing it. ...

In Gear Swap » PIF: Tarptent Squall Classic. Fixer-upper.
June 14, 9:16pm

WTB Ultralight daypack: Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Daypack, or similar
I'd like to buy an ultralight daypack. I have the Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil daypack, and I'm happy with it. I'd happily buy one of those. But I'm open to others, as well. Lightl...

In Gear Swap » WTB Ultralight daypack: Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Daypack, or similar
May 28, 11:11am

Removing smelly spill from electronics
I managed to slather the entire contents of my daypack with the stench of sardine oil, when my can of sardines leaked. The clothes can be washed in vinegar/lemon/baking soda and hung out in the ...

In GEAR » Removing smelly spill from electronics
May 27, 12:15pm

Sierra from Bay Area - tomorrow (Wed. the 14th)
I got a break from my workweek, and can get away to the Sierra TOMORROW. I'm driving from the Bay Area. Wed. and Thurs. (an overnight); or I can return very early Friday morning. Somewhere t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Sierra from Bay Area - tomorrow (Wed. the 14th)
May 13, 5:44pm

other tapes
Never heard of Nomex patches. I'll look into it. I have some other tape at my disposal, at home. Gorilla tape. Electrical tape. Etc. etc. Anyone know if the Tenacious Tape is significantly s...

In GEAR » patching a down jacket
May 12, 5:22pm

Tenacious tape vs. Tenacious patches
Hmmmm. So are the Tenacious patches identical materially to the Tenacious tape? The patches are just rounded versions of the tape? If so, I'll do like you and definitely just get the tape. ...

In GEAR » patching a down jacket
May 12, 4:28pm

patching a down jacket
How do you folks patch a down jacket? I keep, you know, forgetting to roll up the sleeves when I'm handling the stove. This has happened over and over. Is it worth shelling out for the Te...

In GEAR » patching a down jacket
May 12, 4:18pm

Utah: Best backpacking books?
What are some of the best backpacking books for Utah? - for experienced people. I see plenty of day-hike books, but am looking for overnight options. Trips about the southern half of Utah pre...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Utah: Best backpacking books?
May 05, 6:08pm

All Reader Reviews by Elizabeth Tracy

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Recently two repair issues came up with my 8-year-old Tarptent. I wrote the company asking for repair advice. In both cases Henry Shires wrote me back immediately, and offered to send me tent ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 17, 11:53am

Prana Bliss Capris/Pants
These capris/pants are not *quite* full-length; and they have no zippered pockets. In spite of that, I rate them a "5" for backpacking, simply because they are unparalleled in comfort/str...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 29, 10:06am

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Ether Thermo 6
This is the one area where I've added weight to my pack. I used to be able to sleep on just closed-cell foam; but my back can't take it anymore. This POE pad is ridiculously comfortable in ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 29, 9:58am

Sea to Summit Ultrasil Backpack
This little daypack has lived up to my expectations. I've only had it for a month but it has proved its excellence both in a backpacking and an everyday life context: - It's a surprisingly ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 29, 9:50am

Photon Micro-Light 1 White light
These photons are cute little guys, but they are best left on your keychain at home, for occasional use. I've tried to change the battery on two of these photons. On the first one, I just gave ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 29, 9:33am

Fenix LDO1
This is an extremely bright flashlight, particularly when compared to headlamps of similar weight. I can turn it into a headlamp by clipping it to a headband (or a neckwarmer jacked up like a headb...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 29, 9:28am

Patagonia Barely Bikini
I had to create a review for the ladies ;) I've tried EVERYTHING in the way of panties, over nearly 20 years of backpacking. Moving Comfort; Patagonia; Icebreaker wool... After trying Patagonia...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 05, 1:30pm