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Der Todt Marz
I also did the trail in 3 nights (3 1/2 days) back in 2005 For me, the Hansen Township section is where it starts getting hard, then the desce...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Killarney, LaCloche trail advice
August 21, 8:43am

I'll be hiking all week next week and will be back on Saturday to check my email. I thank all inquiring parties for they're patience.

In Gear Swap » Some gear items 4 sale
September 04, 7:11am

Some gear items 4 sale
Cleaning out the gear closet today... so here are some bargains for those looking to lighten up. Gossamer Gear Spinnshelter (SOLD) -white spinnaker -ridgeline and tieouts sealed with McNett ...

In Gear Swap » Some gear items 4 sale
September 03, 10:28pm

Cat vs non-cat tarps
For a while I was convinced that cat-cut tarps were the way to go but now I'm not so sure. My main shelter of choice is now an ID Siltarp 2 (8 x 10) with lots of tie-outs, a center tie-out, and no...

In GEAR » Oware CatTarp 2
August 13, 7:30pm

Woolly Pully for insulation?
Anyone have experience with the old style SAS Commando sweaters? Looking at the specs it doesn't look half bad for fall insulation you can sleep in and not worry about crushing. If the world's el...

In GEAR » Woolly Pully for insulation?
August 09, 7:57pm

1 heavy essential item you can't leave @ home?
Me... and getting heavier by the decades.

In GEAR » 1 Heavy essential item you can' leave at home?
August 09, 9:07am

Might be an expensive combo but you might also want to look at some of Nunatak's latest offerings. They now offer a "elephant-foot"-like arc bag (for your lower torso) and coupled with they're S...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag ? Last of the Big 3..
August 03, 10:16am

Maybe its a typo... maybe the decimal is in the wrong place. If its true though, that would definitely be a bit of kit in the unobtainium category!

In GEAR » The new headnets on the home page
August 02, 7:27pm

MSR titan kettle.
I've had great luck using this bit of kit with a energy drink can stove. I think it will work with the Pepsi can stove but there might be some side flames.

In Gear Swap » FS: Titanium pots and cups
August 02, 7:19pm

MBD Trek 3?
Anybody try Tinny's Trek 2 or 3 alcohol stoves? I'd like to get some feedback on them in terms of what size pot to use, fuel efficiency claims vs real world, ease of use... TIA.

In GEAR » MBD Trek 3?
July 30, 12:41pm

All Reader Reviews by John Chan

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Integral Designs Siltarp 2
This is now my preferred mode of tarping. After experimenting with cat-cut tarps, hammocks, tee-pee tarps, I have concluded that the most versatile configuration is the standard flat 8 x 10 silnylon ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 12, 9:41pm

Montbell Breeze Dry-Tec UL overbag (M)
I have used this bivy for 1 full season now. Compared to the BMW Vapor bivy this overbag has several plusses and minuses. The advantages 1. No stakeout points. This may seem counterintuitive, ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 12, 9:33pm

MiniBullDesigns Trek 3
The MBD Trek 3 is the fully pressurized version of their original side-burner. There is no priming cup. You must add the denatured alcohol via small hole on top of the stove after unscrewing a wing-...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 09, 7:11am

Vargo 1.3 L Titanium Pot
Very well made item. On the bottom of the pot it says "made in Japan" which from the dimensions, suggests that its an Evernew pot without the pot handles. I'm not sure how long the non-stick surface...

In Cookware - Titanium
August 09, 6:59am

Mountain Laurel Designs Prophet 25/30
Recieved my MLD Prophet 30 the other day. Its a pretty simple design but will probably do what I envisioned it to: carry a UL 3-day summer kit. I had Ron make some small modifications to my pack lik...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 9:17am

Nunatak Skaha Plus
Recently took delivery on my much anticipated Skaha Plus down sweater. Two long, anxious months from concept to delivery but boy, was it worth it. I had Tom build a sweater in Quantum shell/ 0.8...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 24, 7:53pm

Golite Hex 3
I recently applied UL philosophies to group camping so I replaced my MH Trango 2 tent with a Golite Hex 3. This week, I took the Hex 3 on a planned circumnavigation of the 100 km LaCloche Silhouette ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 26, 5:09pm

Princeton Tech Aurora
Probably the best overall LED headtorch on the market. Ample light, ample light settings, great battery longevity.

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
November 08, 1:13pm

MSR Titan Kettle
Great primary pot for 1 or 2 if you are going to boil water and add. I have even used it for cooking rice (you'll need a pot cozy). I gave it a 4 because of the flimsy handles but I guess for UL coo...

In Cookware - Titanium
November 08, 1:11pm

Montane Featherlite
I've been using the Montane Featherlite Smock as a replacement for a bulky hardshell and its worked great so far. The Pertex fabric with DWR really does well in light precipitation and even in the oc...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
November 08, 10:34am