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In memory of JohnO
I had the privilege of meeting and hiking with JohnO several times. I never saw him without a broad smile on his face. Others have spoken of his sense of humor. Visiting a gear shop with Jo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » In Memoriam: John O'Mahoney (November 8, 1946 - March 10, 2008)
March 26, 8:43am

This adds a little to the picture
This adds a little to the picture

In GEAR » Nano Material from Feathered Friends
April 01, 8:10am

Fenix vs Arc AAA
The two Fenix lights I bought are nice lights but IMHO they are Ergonomically challenged for anyone intending to use them clipped on a hat as a headlamp. You have to remove it from the hat to turn ...

In GEAR » The Case for a Flashlight
March 05, 7:46pm

Re: Silnylon "Misting" and Ray Jardine
I can't say the misting described can't happen perhaps with some defective silnylon but I haven't seen it and I don't believe it..... I consider the claims to be fear mongering. Condensation be...

In GEAR » Silnylon "Misting" and Ray Jardine
June 15, 7:13pm

It makes NO sense
"It seems that it is assumed that a quilt will have no hood. But WHY? It makes NO sense." Roger, There probably is a market for one with an attached hood. For my quilt the reasons were int...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2006 Unconventional Sleep Systems Manifesto
May 10, 5:56pm

Unconventional Sleep Systems Manifesto
This is a very good article. Some of this is so fresh it has never been discussed in print that I know of. The explanation of how conventional and unconventional systems are used including rotating...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2006 Unconventional Sleep Systems Manifesto
May 04, 6:45pm

Re: Throwing In The Towel
I look at this from a different perspective. What I find here many times amazes me. It is truly unique. It provides what I will not find anywhere else at any cost. There is a lot of value in the fr...

In Chaff » Throwing In The Towel
March 23, 7:49pm

why no quilts?
"I've decided that the nunatak ghost is probably the right option for me. I'm just wondering why there isn't more talk of quilts and top down bags?" Nunatak is a custom maker where it helps to b...

In GEAR » Ultralight sleeping bag
April 27, 8:01pm

why no quilts?
I think the concept is too foreign to most folks. Especially if just starting out. Going backpacking - need a sleeping bag right? Once one has experiance and perhaps has slept with a traditional sl...

In GEAR » Ultralight sleeping bag
April 27, 7:27pm

Pot Cozy
Lets say you take on your trip that rice that takes 20 min to cook. Instead of carrying a gear item specific to the task of being a cozy why not get dual purpose out of some other insulating item y...

In GEAR » AntiGravity Gear Pot Cozy
March 18, 6:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Donald Johnston

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i4ULENSES 2007
I have a pair from years back when these were discussed on the Backpacking light yahoo group. I like everything about them except their optical quality. The optical quality is lower than any thing els...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 07, 5:25pm