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Over compressing gear
Ian, I have found that using stuff sacks that are too small reduce the effective use of pack space. Tight, rounded edges leave a lot of unused, dead air space. Your soft gear will utilize this...

In GEAR » Stuff sack for sleeping bag
October 18, 7:49am

Gear color preference
For me the color of gear is a very important factor. I personally would not buy gear whose color is not at least somewhat stealthy. My personal preference is for greens or black depending on the ...

In GEAR » Perfered Tarp Colors
October 18, 7:38am

I use the REI mesh boxers and they hold odor pretty bad. I also have a pair of Terramars that aren't bad. I have used Duofold T's before and they seem to perform fair as far as odor goes ...

In GEAR » Most comfortable least odiferous synthetic briefs/T's
October 02, 10:26pm

Wet Down vs. Wet Synthetics
Has anyone here been really wet in a synthetic bag? I have and I can tell you that I didn't notice much in the way of thermal properties. While synthetics (and excuse me here cause I ain'...

In GEAR » What's the benefit of synthetic?
September 20, 1:17am

I carry 4 titanium Y stakes and 4 Vargo Ultralight titanium shephard hooks for hiking/camping in the Midwest primarily. sells nice titanium Y stakes for a reasonable price.

In GEAR » which stake do you carry?
September 17, 3:31am

I don't take deodorant. Especially when I'm solo. If I'm with a group and get too funky I just use Campsuds. No worries.

In GEAR » Deodorant/Anti-Perspirant... what do you use?
September 17, 1:05am

alcohol stove DIY
Kyle, I third the Zen Stove website. That's where I started. The site is a little tricky to navigate IMO but there's lots of great info and DIY instructions. My current favorite is a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » soda can stove designs
September 04, 9:01pm

I always carry a bandana. I usually wear it on my head to combat bed head but also use it as a wash cloth, pot grabber, water pre-filter, sweat band, dish rag, dish towel, glasses defogger/cleaner...

In Multiple Use Gear » Sarongs, Bandannas, and 'Head tubes'
September 04, 8:55pm

I wear a Bison belt. 1.9 oz.

In GEAR » Anyone wear belt?
September 04, 8:38pm

FYI- Just found the GG G4 at for $84.95 if you're not into making your own gear.

In GEAR » Which backpack w/ a hammock
September 04, 8:16pm

All Reader Reviews by Wayne Teipen

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Hennessy Hammock Asym
This is the first year that I have used the Hennessy Hammock so my experience is that of a novice. The comfort is definitely far better than any tent/pad combo I have ever used. It also is superior ...

In Shelters - Hammocks & Accessories
August 10, 2:32pm

Repel Lemon Euculyptus Insect Spray
I am in agreement with the other reviewers so far with the exception of the smell. I, for one, don't particularly like the smell. I would say that in comparison to Ultrathon or MaxiDeet it has o...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 10, 2:24pm

Vasque Breeze GTX
Great lightweight hiker. Comfortable right out of the box. No break-in time required. I have slopped through mud and stream crossings and have stayed bone dry every time. They are remarkably breat...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 09, 6:35pm

Snow Peak Mini Solo Ti Cookset
I bought this set a year ago and used it twice and here's why: For the weight and function it's just more than I need. I boil and freezer bag cook so all I need is something that can effecti...

In Cookware - Titanium
August 09, 3:55pm

MSR Titan Cup
The MSR Titan Cup is an integral piece of my cooking system. It's capacity is 0.4L and it weighs 1.9 oz. My alcohol stove, windscreen, Sparklite, syringe, pot (cup) stand, and 8 oz fuel bottle, ...

In Cookware - Titanium
August 09, 3:41pm

GoLite Ultralite poncho/tarp
The GoLite Ultralight poncho/tarp is a great multi-use item. It can serve as raingear, pack cover, ground tarp, rainfly, gear loft, and tarp shelter. It's silnylon construction is very lightweig...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 3:29pm

North Face Beeline 900
This is a pretty nice bag. Very lightweight. It packs down to the size of a grapefruit. It holds up to it's rating if you are a warm sleeper. I was very toasty on Mt. Sterling down to approx. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 09, 3:15pm