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Re: Best lightweight footprints?
I'd totally agree that the footprints sold by the major manufacturers are rarely needed, usually overpriced and undoubtedly much to heavy. However, a Cuben floor is much more susceptible to ...

In GEAR » Best lightweight footprints?
March 25, 7:11pm

Re: Enlightened Equipment or Zpacks Quilt?
I have 2 EE quilts, an Enigma and a Revelation and love them both. I'm a 6'1", 215 lb side sleeper and use reg/wide in both. I find no need for the straps, the edges seem to naturally...

In GEAR » Enlightened Equipment or Zpacks Quilt?
March 23, 6:06am

Re: Re: Re: Zpacks "Arc Haul - Zip" in Cuben first impressions
What makes you think that Joe sleeps? Evidence indicates otherwise :)

In GEAR » Zpacks "Arc Haul - Zip" in Cuben first impressions
March 15, 6:16am

Re: shipped
John, I'd be very interested to hear your thoughts and experience with this pack. Please do post a review. It looks like it could be a good compromise of volume, weight, durability and lo...

In GEAR » ZPacks Arc Haul
March 14, 7:08am

Re: Re: Y-stakes vs. V-stakes?
I have liked every Y stake I ever used better than any V stake. Dale said it all and yes, Groundhogs rule. That said, I use Groundhogs less and less as I have settled on a combination of stakes ...

In GEAR » Y-stakes vs. V-stakes?
March 06, 8:10am

Re: Tensegrity Wind Performance
First, I heartily applaud SD and M. Glavin's initiative and engagement re: revealing/discussing their new products. I cannot imagine how anyone could fault the manner in which SDs products are ...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
March 06, 7:59am

Re: Down vs. synthetic insulation for sleeping hoods and booties?
I LOVE my GooseFeetGear down socks. Just sayin'

In GEAR » Down vs. synthetic insulation for sleeping hoods and booties?
March 05, 4:07pm

Re: Thank you
FWIW, I have both the WindMaster and the Olicamp XTS, but do not use them together. As mentioned they are not a good fit. However...the WindMaster works incredibly well with my Toaks 850ml pot....

In Gear Swap » FS SOTO Wind Master Stove
March 05, 4:05pm

Re: iPhone 6 Case for Backcountry Use?
I have owned the 3GS, 4,5 and I always just carried the phone totally nekkid...have never had a problem with scratches or broken anything. When I got the 6 I bought the Apple leather case ONLY beca...

In GEAR » iPhone 6 Case for Backcountry Use?
March 03, 3:33pm

Re: Marmot Quasar Hoody vs MH Ghost Whisperer
Have you considered Montbell? My research for each of my two puffies always lead me to Montbell for performance/weight/price. I have the UL Down Parka and the Alpine Light Parka and could not be h...

In GEAR » Marmot Quasar Hoody vs MH Ghost Whisperer
March 01, 12:26pm

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