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Maps
I'd use a map, watch, and piece of string. Note the time you started and the place you started on the map. At th end of the day, note the time and place you stopped. Use the piece of ...

In GEAR » What do you use to keep track of distance travelled/steps taken/calories burned on a thru hike?
January 30, 5:30pm

REI flashback
30 liters, narrow single compartment, drawstring top, 500 denier Cordora with a leather bottom for no worries when sliding it around on bus floors. It's basically a way cooler version of a jans...

In GEAR » City travel 30L packs?
January 30, 2:58pm

Mesh walls
Approximately how many inches of space are between the fly and mesh covering the foot area ? In the pic it looks like it's about 1 inch, but from the TT site description of the benefit, I imag...

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
January 30, 11:43am

Durability
I have a Totes brand collapsible umbrella that I've used for decades - both for everyday use and hiking. It's been turned inside out by wind many times, but the telescoping shaft isn't ...

In GEAR » convince me: collapsible vs non-collapsible trekking umbrella
January 29, 7:03am

Wind resistance ?
When you say Alpha is nearly as breathable as fleece, does this mean Alpha lets the wind blow through nearly as much as fleece too ? Do you usually need a wind shirt with alpha ?

In GEAR » Polartec Alpha durability
January 25, 7:59am

How's alpha compare to 300 wt fleece or 60 gm primaloft ?
In terms of breath ability and warmth ? Is it any better than 200 wt fleece under a wind shirt ?

In GEAR » Polartec Alpha durability
January 24, 10:23pm

Kelty packs
I still have my 1974 Kelty frame pack. It weighs 3 pounds and has a padded hipbelt and shoulder straps. The are just a layer of 5/8" CCF inside a 500 denier poly canvas tube with a 2"...

In GEAR » UL ideas that Died
January 22, 7:25pm

Contrail pro
Are there guy-out loops midway along the long edge of the tarp ? They would be nice in the wind to prevent flapping, and in the rain - to pre tighten the sides so they don't say inward too muc...

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
January 18, 12:32pm

They seem durable
Half the kids on my sons hockey team switched to the Gatorade squeeze bottles this year. They were breaking regular pull top sports / bike bottles every 2-4 weeks. The Gatorade bottles have had no ...

In GEAR » Gatorade 32oz Squeeze Bottles (As Seen On TV). Anyone use them?
January 17, 9:54am

Re: cheap
The Big Agnes and Sierra designs tents mentioned aren't sil nylon. They are PU coated nylon with a "silicone-treated" outer surface (otherwise known as DWR coated). Marketing at its...

In GEAR » MLD Mid Tauntness Cuben vs. Silnylon
January 01, 7:44am

All Reader Reviews by John G

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm