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class I water PFD?
Dan, Do you feel that you need a PFD on a lake? I'll confess I didn't use one last summer on a trip in the Wind River Range. I pieced together a route that was arguably safer on the wa...

In Packrafting » MYOG PFD - Round 2: Foam/Bottle Hybrid
May 11, 7:50pm

Hey, I broke one of mine on a glacier last year, so I'll take it! Sending a pm.

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks, OR, Patagnoia, REI, Golite, etc.
April 28, 3:59pm

Dinwoody Creek
Thanks, Eric. This photo had given me hope:

In Pre-Trip Planning » Dinwoody Creek - Wyoming
April 24, 4:26pm

Dinwoody Creek - Wyoming
Does anybody know if the Dinwoody Creek is navigable/floatable by Alpacka Scout raft in late August/early September? I'm considering a route from Blaurock Pass to Downs Fork. Thanks!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Dinwoody Creek - Wyoming
April 21, 6:21pm

Really really waterproof

In On the Web » Really really waterproof
February 13, 8:47am

Fastening paddles with compression straps
Ryan, I guess I'm in the pocket or "slot" camp for packs. When I tried blade up the blades were so wide they kept the compression straps from compressing the pack. Not an issue in...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter 4400 Backpack Review
January 21, 8:45pm

Fastening packraft paddles to pack without pockets
Ryan, Would you post a picture of how you lashed or secured your packraft paddles to your pack? I have alpacka's Sawyer paddles and used one of McHale's bottle pocket with success, but ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter 4400 Backpack Review
January 18, 6:30pm

Google trail views
Something about planning a trip with this much information in advance strikes me as wrong. I remember Colin Fletcher complaining that guidebooks were a step in the wrong direction. http://www....

In Pre-Trip Planning » Google trail views
October 26, 10:10am

Knifepoint Glacier in Wind River Range
I'm sympathetic to your partner. I went ahead with my trip notwithstanding a head cold and I'm still recuperating... The glacier was slick. I was on it at noon on a partly cloudy day. Th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Knifepoint Glacier in Wind River Range
September 06, 4:36pm

glacier microspikes
I needed mine! Did you?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Knifepoint Glacier in Wind River Range
September 05, 2:17pm

All Reader Reviews by Tim Cheek

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Mountain Laurel Designs 850 ml Cup
Perfect because it does what the advertisement says it will do. It holds enough water to reconstitute your freeze dried food, and your hot drink. Boil the water for both, pour whatever is needed for t...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 05, 10:07pm

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
I feel like I have to choke down energy bars. They are just too dry for me. And, these things didn't seem appetizing to me because they had the consistency of gummy bears and the political cor...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 05, 10:01pm

Amazon Kindle
Some people fish, fly kites, chat with their hiking mates, or mull over their route and equipment when they aren’t hiking. Some hike from dawn to dusk and have no time for such weighty pass times. If...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 05, 9:54pm

Garmin Oregon 550t
This review is by a first time GPS user, so I can’t offer a comparison to other units. I’m also not familiar with the technical aspects of GPS units, so I can’t offer you performance data. What I ca...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
September 05, 9:53pm

Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Firestarter
Plastic broke while trying to use it the first time. Apparently, the spring wasn't strong enough for the plunger to pop out when I squeezed the case. Super gluing it back would likely prevent m...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 25, 8:19pm

Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure by Peter Stark
Okay, maybe this is engaging and educational, but it gave me the creeps. How many ways can you kick the bucket in slow motion?

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:32pm

Alone Across Alaska 1,000 Miles of Wilderness DVD DVD $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping. This is a DVD of a solo hike from the east end of the Brooks range to the west. Six hundred miles of hiking and four hundred on an inflatable canoe. ...

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:30pm

Inov-8 Roclite 390 XCR
I bought my pair from REI in case I needed to return them. I'd have preferred a pair without gore tex, but it was fun to splash through water without drying out. I was worried that the description...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 06, 9:37pm

Cocoon Vest Vest
I ordered the medium because that is what I wear in a Patagonia Micro-Puff, but the neck was too big for me, too. I have replaced it with a small, and the fit is perfect. I prefer the zipper over t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 05, 7:56pm

Equinox Lite Tripper Organizer Pouch
The irony of repackaging stuff into smaller containers is the accumulation of a whole lot of little containers. I have tried to keep track of them all a variety of ways, but always feared I'd mis...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 28, 10:00pm