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All Forum Posts by Lynn Tramper

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Re: Canister failure: has this happened to you?
My first ever canister on my first ever canister stove developed a leak in my backyard when i was *playing* with the new toy. Discharged its contents in less than a minute. Even though I'm an...

In GEAR » Canister failure: has this happened to you?
April 11, 9:01pm

Re: The Hype of Dehydration and Heatstroke
Though I don't doubt the hype of heatstroke caused by dehydration, for me, even mild dehydration can cause a migraine. I am not alone in this. So I drink regularly, before I am actually thirst...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Hype of Dehydration and Heatstroke
April 10, 10:19pm

Re: How to enjoy wet weather? Rain is nature's embrace
"I really love the rain, it doesn't matter if I'm walking the dogs, yard work, or out in the wild." I enjoy gardening and walking the dogs in the rain. I can keep the exertion...

In Philosophy & Technique » Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather
April 10, 2:43pm

Re: Enjoying the wet
I can't say I've honestly ever enjoyed wet weather hiking. Like Rick, in these parts it generally turns into type 2/3 fun pretty quickly. Problem is, the weather here can barely be predic...

In Philosophy & Technique » Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather
April 09, 7:11pm

Re: Re: This is our America
Uh Oh Ben, you are in danger of starting another gun debate! Yes, America is insecure. Seems to be true no matter where you go in the world that those that *feel* they have the most to lose fee...

In Chaff » This is our America
April 04, 5:10pm

Re: Re: Re: This is our America
Yes, Ben, that graph is scary, and when you add it to the graph of GDP spending on health care, it is no surprise that America is suffering economic hardship. I guess the most reliable jobs are in...

In Chaff » This is our America
April 04, 12:57pm

Re: This is our America
"I also think 'we' really get off on being THE superpower. Has a nice ring to it. " Yeah, does sound good. I think this is now what North Korea wants too! I have to admit, ...

In Chaff » This is our America
April 03, 7:30pm

Re: Re: Re: This is our America
"I think it would be more meaningful if the U.S. bar was split somehow to reflect how much of those defense dollars are being spent to help other countries' defense needs " I have ...

In Chaff » This is our America
April 03, 3:57pm

Re: Carry both
I also carry both. 15 gram folding knife for camp chores, chopping salami etc... and a light pair of scissors. They both get lots of use! I also carry tweezers for pesky splinters. Guess I'...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 21, 2:52pm

Re: Enlightened Equipment cuben is back
"Have you ever noticed any condensation between the cuban fiber layers with the down fill? I believe the right combination of temperatures and moisture could produce this effect." Davi...

In GEAR » Enlightened Equipment cuben is back
March 14, 12:34pm

All Reader Reviews by Lynn Tramper

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Trail Designs SideWinder for AGG 2qt pot
First of all, apologies for cross-posting this review. I initially put it n the cookware category and can't move it (Mods feel free to delete the other review). I have been using this cook syst...

In Stoves - Other
October 18, 12:50pm

Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
I want to love this pack, I really do. It is comfortable, it is roomy enough for most trips, it fits well, carries heavier laods well, and has all the feature I could want in a pack (I got extra poc...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
October 17, 7:17pm

Trail designs SideWinder
I have been using this cook system for the last few months, and it is by far the best offering that the folks at Trail Designs has yet come up with. My system is designed to fit around, AND in th...

In Cookware - Other
October 17, 6:53pm

Packa s/m 2008 model
I thought it better to keep the Packa reviews in one place, so this applies to the 2009 medium/large Packa. To be honest, I wanted a Roger Caffin style poncho, but could see it was going to take me m...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 18, 1:57pm

Backpacking Light Merino UL Pants
I use these for around camp and sleep wear, so have not (yet) had any problems with durability. For my main use they are simply brilliant. This merino is the frist wool I've found that isn't...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
January 18, 12:23pm

Trail Designs Caldera Keg
This cool little cookset is just perfect for my solo trips. "The lightest , most stable, wind resistant, and efficient cooking system you can buy." says the Trail Designs website, and I don...

In Cookware - Other
January 15, 6:41pm

Antigravity Gear 2 liter pot
I also have the anodised version of this pot. True about the slippery issue, but a few seconds with and orbital sander on the bottom solved the problem. I have used this pot for several years fo...

In Cookware - Other
January 15, 6:34pm

Trail Designs and Titanium Goat Ti-Tri
I have carried this "stove" for 14 nights in the field now, and it has become my go-to stove. Even after 7 days of continuous rain, I was able to find enough dry-ish wood to cook AND have a ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 15, 6:25pm

Backpacking Light FeatherLite Vapor Mitts
Please note: I am reviewing the 2005 version of this glove. I found the basic design/shape of this glove to be good (I like the gauntlet style), but the insulation was a joke. Extremely flat, low l...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 07, 6:27pm

BPL Thorofare Trekking Pants
These are my all time favourites. They've kept me comfortable in everything from snowboarding to windswept ridge hikes to calm and hot uphill hikes. They are comfortable, light, and dry in an in...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 07, 11:58am