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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

Re: SteriPen Users -- Solids pre-treatment?
Another banana - oops! - bandanna user here.

In GEAR » SteriPen Users -- Solids pre-treatment?
February 05, 8:01am

re: Vampire stakes
Which witches? (Sorry, I couldn't help it!)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » General stake query
January 25, 10:49am

Bobcats just love a trail with a great view! ;) Great photos! The cat seems very focused on getting somewhere.

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
January 25, 8:51am

Re: GGG/SOCAL 2015
Bummer! I'm already scheduled for that weekend.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Southern California GGG 2015?
January 22, 10:23am

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