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Re: Atsko Water-Guard
I also prefer the Atsko waterguard for woven fabrics. Their soap also works great for maintaining dwr and Epic fabrics to leave no residue. I still use wash-in Nikwax on pile just because nappy f...

In GEAR » Best DWR??
November 20, 7:02pm

Re: She Don't Need No Stinkin' Gun!
I think this story tells us more about the capabilities of the intruder (or lack thereof) than the defender. He probably didn't intend to hurt anyone, and the Japanese respect for elders and t...

In Chaff » She Doesn't Need No Stinkin' Gun!
April 22, 12:48pm

Multi-lack-of-discipline experiences
Reminds me of a recent ice climbing trip to Ouray. I briefly thought about throwing a bike in the back of the Climate Assault Vehicle but thought the better of it. Boot problems necessitated some...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lightweight it is not (multisport road trips)
March 25, 5:26pm

Re: Untrue Roger . . .
For Chad's example I'd recommend switching the order of the tops: polypro with wool over that. The wool layer should take up the moisture that the polypro layer can't handle. When you...

In GEAR » Another breathability question
January 05, 4:12pm

Re: Which windshirt for 3 season alpine touring?
Anything in EPIC won't be breathable enough for that level of activity. I like some of the thin, light polyester wind shirts for cycling. Pearl Izumi makes some nice ones (their Optik cuts th...

In GEAR » Which windshirt for 3 season alpine touring?
November 03, 1:22pm

Re: ~
Water alone doesn't cut it. So let's not forget electrolytes, sunscreen, and proper clothing. But the best recommendation I have is ...

In GEAR » going to death valley soon
July 28, 3:30pm

Re: Adding insulation to bag footbox w/o modification?
Depending on your stove/fuel/water situation one useful technique is to heat a bottle of water to slightly cooler than boiling and toss that into your bag at the feet. That way your feet's war...

In GEAR » Adding insulation to bag footbox w/o modification?
July 28, 1:17pm

Re: Benchmade 530
I estimate the clip weighs 0.15 ounces based on a density for spring steel of 0.26 lbs/in^3 and approximate dimesions of 0.040" X 0.375" X 2.25". So let's say 0.2 ounces with th...

In GEAR » UL pocketknife - what blade do you carry?
July 09, 6:56pm

Re: Walking cart
I had seen such a cart advertised years ago in Backpacker magazine. I don't know what became of it. One problem in the US is that such a 'mechanized' conveyance would likely not be al...

In GEAR » Walking cart
June 24, 2:20pm

Re: inverting space for a vapor barrier?
If the boot is too tight for all that you could just try a thin liner and a neoprene sock. Wool is great for taking up sweat but if there is a vapor barrier inside the wool, then a neoprene sock i...

In GEAR » inverting space for a vapor barrier?
June 02, 1:58pm

All Reader Reviews by Neil Bender

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Go Lite Speed
I like this pack but had to modify it to make up some deficiencies. Lack of side comptression straps or lacing makes it sloppy when less than full. The load lifter straps are uselss without a frame,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 02, 11:24pm