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Hipbelts Forever!
I still remember the first time I wore a pack with a hipbelt! It was a miracle of comfort and ease! I've never gone back, and I never intend to. FTW, I also think a well-designed frame-and-h...

In GEAR » Do you ever use a hip belt?
May 14, 2:41pm

Re: Video of stalking mountain lion..
Fantastic, Kat!

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
April 19, 8:34am

Flora and Fauna Forum!
Yes, please! That's an excellent idea!

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Could we please add a new Forum for the The Natural World, for discussion of flora, fauna, geology?
April 13, 5:23pm

re: IMHO footprints are a waste
Dean and I think alike on this issue. A footprint simply isn't needed. Don't waste your money, time, and energy.

In GEAR » Best lightweight footprints?
March 25, 6:52pm

I'd say the first (larger) pack is the correct size, but... 1. You need to take out the center aluminum stay and bend it closer towards your shoulders, then... 2. You need to really tight...

In GEAR » ULA Pack fits strange in the shoulder - thoughts?
March 12, 9:51am

re:hammock or tent preference
For me, there are theoretical advantages to a hammock, but two real life problems: 1. I could not get a hammock setup, when all the ropes, ti biners, etc, were weighed, that weighed less than my...

In Hammocks » Rainy weather - hammock or tent preference?
March 10, 10:39am

re: ULA Ohm 2.0 Questions
I have an Ohm 2, skinnier than normal, for really quick light trips. I do tie a quick slip-knot at the top of the compression string, but have had no problems with it. Carries real nice for what I&...

In GEAR » ULA Ohm 2.0 Questions
February 23, 9:58pm

Dogs and humans in a pack
One of the reasons dogs work so well with humans is that dogs are pack animals, and they are happy to be part of a mostly human "pack." But when the humans disappear all day, going of...

In On the Web » Your dog is not a human being. Stop treating her like one
February 10, 7:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Animals
"We don't dress each other up anymore...." Snort! Chortle! Guffaw!

In On the Web » Your dog is not a human being. Stop treating her like one
February 10, 6:53pm

Hey Max! While I have a drawer full of wool socks, I've ended up going with nylon cycling socks as hiking socks. Of course, that's here in sunny SoCal, and I avoid serious snow these days ...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 4:43pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Barber

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SmarTube Drinking System for Bottles
Since having a hydration bladder spring a leak inside my pack, I have avoided all such bladders. I stuck to simple water bottles until a couple of years ago when I ran across the SmarTube - a drinking...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
May 13, 1:33pm

ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
This is the side sleepers dream bag! The bags are filled with 900 fill power goose down, outer shell is green .95 oz/sq yd Pertex Quantum ripstop nylon, and the liner is black .67 oz/sq yd nylon. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 25, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Upon receipt of the pad, I inflated it to sleeping firmness, and stood it up against the bookcase. An hour later it looked rather soft; three hours later it was in a pile on the floor. Brand new, and ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 24, 11:49pm

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've purchased from Lawson on several different occasions. I've always gotten excellent service, fast shipping (especially considering I live clear across the country!), and good interaction v...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 20, 11:47am

ULA Catalyst
I've spent the last two years trying to find a pack that is both light and comfortable, ie, transfers weight to the hip bones well. To date, i had found packs that were only one but not the other ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 8:11pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
I was able to pick up a Bushbuddy Ti used, and can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of one! I used it repeatedly this summer and have been absolutely delighted with it! It is probably...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 11:59am