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wing stove
I had an esbit wing stove but it's legs fell off. Was this just bad luck or has anyone else had this problem? I am trying to decide if I should buy another or try something else. I am using ...

In GEAR » FireLite Titanium Esbit Wing Stove
October 30, 9:25am

steaks
For an overnighter I used to take 8 oz boneless fillets and a package of frozen asparagus and some boiled red potatoes. The frozen asparagus kept the meat and potatoes cold enough to last until su...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Steak!
August 22, 1:10pm

I love mine :)
I bought the flight when it first came out. They told me that they used a women's med pattern for the men's small. It would have been a poor pattern for a small man because the sleeves are...

In GEAR » WM Flight jacket sizing
January 05, 5:28pm

Recomendations
I have spent most of my adult life in the canyon. If it were me I would be wearing a white long sleeved shirt and long zip off leg pants. I would have a windbreaker and a 40 degree bag. Check we...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon Recommendations
June 11, 8:33pm

Re: Western Mountaineering Versalite and condensation
Don't rub it--you are working the moisture into the fabric. If you do not have to stuff it immediately it will dry in no time in the sun. The moisture is just on the outside. If you pack it ...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Versalite and condensation
February 12, 7:43pm

x
A fourth of an esbit tab will light wet wood. A couple of cotton balls with some vaseline works well too.

In GEAR » Ultralight fire starter
January 24, 12:36pm

Re: What's the lightest 1 liter vacuum bottle
Does it have to be a vacuum bottle? Any bottle that can withstand heat which is well wrapped it clothing or whatever for insulation will serve. Mary

In GEAR » What's the lightest 1 liter vacuum bottle
January 24, 12:32pm

Re: Windshields
Don--I do what you do with the HD foil. I use the regular width folded once and then I fold the raw edges over again about an inch giving me 4 layers at the top. I attach a "tail" strip...

In Editor's Roundtable » Taming Those Large Flexible Foil Windshields
January 17, 10:33pm

Re: Podcast: Sub-3 on the PCT with Glen Van Peski
Hey Carol--I really enjoyed listening to you and Glen talking about his gear. Really pleasant. I got curious to see what my pack weight would be using gear I already own and following Glen's ex...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Sub-3 on the PCT with Glen Van Peski
January 17, 11:28am

Chair
I carried a sling lite for years--now I carry two sections of z-rest. Weight is around 2 ounces. I fold it the wrong way for sitting and with my pack as the backrest I am comfy. It is good protec...

In GEAR » Ultralight <Titanium, CF?> camp chair
January 06, 11:24pm

All Reader Reviews by Mary Simpson

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Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
Just a note here-- I cut the leg seam up far enough to get my pants over my shoes-- it worked fine. Mary

In Clothing - Raingear
September 14, 7:24am