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A Better Pillow!!
I can go you one better than ziplock baggies! BPL used to offer inflatable pillows used by EMTs. About 4 years ago I found a website that offered them in bulk and a bunch of us BPL members bough...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
May 27, 12:24pm

Still for Sale?
Tim if you still have this one for sale, please answer a few questions: 1. size of bag 195 or 215 cm? 2. weight of bag 3. stuff size thanks in advance. By the Way you do not have a PM listing...

In Gear Swap » FS: Mammut Ajungilak Kompakt +20 Sleeping Bag
April 24, 3:30pm

Another use
I have been looking for a great camp shoe. Although I am content to keep my trail running New Balance or TrekSta shoes on all the time, there are many momments when I would be nice to have a nice l...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Summer Backpacking
March 31, 11:23am

Montrail Men's Stratos XCR boots For Sale
Selling these mid height boots equiped with external, protected XCR Goretex. These are size 12D and because they run small would probably fit someone with a 11 or 11.5 size foot. I only used them 3...

In Gear Swap » Montrail Men's Stratos XCR boots For Sale
March 10, 4:34pm

Both Ghost Packs SOLD!
Thanks for all the interest. The packs are sold.

March 10, 4:30pm

Both packs in purchase negotiations with McDaniel and Mortensen. So, they are off the board as of now. Will repost if either deal falls through.

February 28, 12:34pm

I am cleaning out a few lightweight gear items I no longer use: @2 Rare Mountainsmith 2005 Ghost LT (large) Backpacks. This is the last year this pack was manufactured. These packs are in very go...

February 28, 10:29am

Calculator Love
I knew it! Lightweight backpacking geeks are really closet calculator geeks, too!! I have a 41CV with all the accessories, including tape reader (museum quality) and use daily my 17B II. But I fi...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2010 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 29, 11:28am

Love my "The One" tent! Really love my AGPs by Titanium Goat!! And finally, I sleep extremely well on my Neo-Air mattress by Thermarest!!! As suggested, I am leaving it at three item...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2010 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 29, 11:08am

Amy's Share
Thanks Amy for sharing your story. I agree with the proprietor/SAR veteran. That is why I have carried a SAT phone on most of my trips. I rent it, but that has become more and more expensive sinc...

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT2 Personal Locator Review and Extensive Field Test
November 30, 4:55pm

All Reader Reviews by Mitchell Keil

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Terra Nova Laser Photon
Please remove this "Non-Review" ADDED 9/27/2007 No problem. We all make mistakes. Thanks you

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 26, 11:41am

Probar Energy Bar
I was about to write my own review of these wonderbars, when Shawn beat me to it. I have been enjoying these 350 calorie bars for about 3 months and have been using them as my lunch on the trail. The...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 19, 11:51am

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
Adding my two cents. Bottom Line on this inexpensive "Rain" suit: I got soaked clear through under my shoulder straps on a windy blow trying to get over New Army Pass two summers ago. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 09, 11:24am

Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
Reviewer Stats: Age = 58 Weight = 175 lbs Height = 6'3" Build = Athletic Waist = 34" Backpacking Experience = 30+ years Pack: Latitude Vapor Weight = 42oz size large Waist bel...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 1:25pm

Solomon XA Comp 3D
Personal Statistics: Age: 58 Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" Backpacking experience: 30 plus years Product statistics: weight: 25 ounces. Size: 12. Insoles: S...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 05, 1:45pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Personal Specs: Age: 58 Height: 6'3" Weight: 175lbs Backpacking experience: 30+ years I ordered these 7.75oz per pole all carbon trekking poles on a Monday and they arrived from the UK...

In Trekking Poles
July 02, 10:24pm

Montbell U.L.AlpineBurrow Bag #3 Long
Personal stats: age: 58. Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" backpacking experience: 30 years plus. Fitness level: athletic. This is a review of the Mont Bell, Alpine burrow bag number #3...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 1:23pm

Exped Downmat 7
I have used the Downmat 7 Shorty for 2 years now. I live in Southern CA and use it both here and in the Sierras. My scale indicates that the pad itself weighs 21oz and the foam lined stuff sack/inflat...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 25, 4:58pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Executive Summary: Of all the alcohol stoves ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 27, 3:23pm

Organic Food Bar Omega3 Flax
I posted this review baack on 2/22/2006 in a discussion about Big Sur Bars. I guess it more properly belongs here: OK, since we are considering highly dense nutritious and TASTY food bars, I thought ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 27, 1:47pm