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All Forum Posts by John Holmes

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Re: Re: Manufacturers
>>I love Zpacks products and trust them to perform, but I've always >>been surprised at the general lack of quality on their sewing skills. I am very happy with the design, fu...

In GEAR » What manufacturers do you trust?
September 15, 9:18am

Re: Re: What manufacturers do you trust?
>None of them. >They are, after all, profit-making entities. >I might trust some gear items, but that is different. >Good reps are hard to get, but can be ruined so easily by some id...

In GEAR » What manufacturers do you trust?
September 10, 12:20pm

What manufacturers do you trust?
I've been prowling the BPL forums for several years now. Recently I came to a (now rather obvious) revelation...that the most valuable aspect of these discussion is the consensus building that...

In GEAR » What manufacturers do you trust?
September 09, 3:43pm

Re: ZPacks Hexamid™ Solplex Tent vs. Skyscape X
Michael, You may have noticed the preponderance of recommendations for ZPacks tents...not only do they really make a great product, but their customer service is A+. Regardless of which Zpacks te...

In GEAR » ZPacks Hexamid™ Solplex Tent vs. Skyscape X
September 09, 3:26pm

Re: ZPacks Hexamid™ Solplex Tent vs. Skyscape X
In my world there is a lot of rain. The Solplex door is designed to prevent rain from entering/dripping into the tent. If oriented with the back side into the wind, the doors can be left completel...

In GEAR » ZPacks Hexamid™ Solplex Tent vs. Skyscape X
September 09, 12:42pm

Re: New Black Diamond Ion headlamp
I've always really liked BD's headlamp hardware, but the UI always lets them down. Don't know why Princeton Tec can get it so right with the Vizz, but BD struggles. Looking at the...

In GEAR » New Black Diamond Ion headlamp
September 09, 12:14pm

Re: How to get stink out of tent?
Spring for the Mirazyme. Works like magic.

In GEAR » How to get stink out of tent?
September 09, 12:09pm

Little Deuce Scoop
I second Carol's nomination of WoodenWizard's "Little Deuce Scoop". Wish I was that creative...still laughing.

In Gear Deals » Name the Potty Trowel
September 08, 9:29am

Interesting
I wonder what the performance differences are between this "pure" butane and the 80/20 Butane/Propane mix in the canister stove specific offerings? Please keep us updated on how it wor...

In GEAR » Small gas canister (50g)
August 31, 2:17pm

Re: Washing - Lost Down Loft
Only thing I can suggest is that it is not yet fully dry and that the down is still clumped up. Every down wash manufacturer I know of advises to wash and dry in large commercial front-load machine...

In GEAR » Washing - Lost Down Loft
August 30, 5:39am

All Reader Reviews by John Holmes

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Java Juice Coffee Extract
I love coffee. Let me rephrase that. I *LOVE* coffee. I own just about every coffee making appliance for backpacking imaginable...MSR MugMate, GSI one cup espresso maker, french press, etc. etc. T...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 28, 5:12pm