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Re: re;
Clove hitches are a little off topic from the Tarp Book thread, but they are suggested in the book. I have used clove hitches for over 25 years, tying them the standard way, the double loop way lik...

In GEAR » Tarp Book
August 19, 9:04am

Re: re;
Allen, It can be found at: or: NOTE: th...

In GEAR » Tarp Book
August 17, 5:40pm

Re: Ursack failure
It seems there are a lot of ‘unknowns’ and hearsay with this thread. 1. Did the users close the Ursack properly? 2. Was part of the inner bag protruding out of the opening? 3. ...

In GEAR » Ursack failure
August 17, 9:00am

Re: Hiking Poles - How Do I?
>> "The lightest i've seen are the Gossamer Gear Lightrek and also the Traile Stix sold on this site." << Scott, These poles you reference are fixed length. While choosing between fixed length a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Poles - How Do I?
August 16, 11:36am

Re: Tarp Book
If you have Ray’s Beyond Backpacking (BB) book, you will have all the information you need for setting up tarps “The Ray Way”. I have his Tarp book and the only additional advantage from the ...

In GEAR » Tarp Book
August 16, 10:42am

Leatherman Wave
The heaviest item I carry, that could be lighter is my Leatherman Wave at just over ½ pound (8.4 oz.). This is just a reliable versatile tool that has never been a regret carrying. Yes I could ...

In GEAR » 1 Heavy essential item you can' leave at home?
August 16, 10:28am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Drink Powder Re-Packaging
I am hooked on those CL-on-the-Go tubes. I know they are sized for 1/2 liter, but I use one per liter. Yes it is a bit thinner, but its still good and it makes it easy when tracking your water inta...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Drink Powder Re-Packaging
July 30, 12:04am

Re: any data on zippo weights
My Zippo standard brass weighs 2.0 oz. (on my postal scale) with full fuel. Other than running out of fuel, it has never failed me from sea-level to 13,000 ft. I guess I will continue to use it,...

In GEAR » Best butane lighter?
July 27, 10:21pm

Re: Best butane lighter?
Okay, I have read some opinions on lighters. I have used the Mini-Bic and while it is probably one of, if not the lightest lighter available, it does not offer an adjustable flame. They can be boug...

In GEAR » Best butane lighter?
July 25, 10:36pm

Re: Does anyone ORIKASO?
I have seen newer releases of this without the snaps. I prefer the snaps which makes my bowl very versitile. If I were to look at these for the first time with just the creased, snap-less version, ...

In GEAR » Does anyone ORIKASO?
July 18, 3:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike Storesund

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Photon Light Proton Personal Flashlight
I would give the Proton a 4 out of 5 score primarily because of its high cost ($69). It is an excellent light if you need to do any emergency signaling at night or if you need a high intensity beam fo...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 27, 9:11am

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
I like the simplicity in the concept of the design. It is a combination of bivy sack and single wall tent with plenty of room that weighs in at 25 ounces. The bathtub floor and netting along the floor...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 24, 1:11am

ULA H2O Amigo
I too am a firm believer in gravity filters. It is a blessing that you can still get filtered water with little effort while you complete some other chore around camp. I have used self made gravity fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
September 24, 12:59am

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
I believe each post have their valid points. I believe the general consensus, mine included, is that Beyond Backpacking © is something that should be on every backpacker’s bookshelf. I have read and r...

In Books and Media
September 11, 9:20am

Go Lite Speed
I rate this pack a 5. I also have its smaller brother the GoLite Race, which I gave my son. For 2 pounds, not including ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 02, 11:40am

GoLite Breeze
I have to say this is not the worst pack I ever had, but close to it. I do like the simplicity, but the straps are just killer. With 18 pounds I can carry on one shoulder and switch sides, but when ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 29, 4:05pm

Photon Freedom Micro (White)
These are great little lights! I have the White, Red and Blue with 2 clips. I wear the White and Red on my lanyard and keep the Blue on a hat clip. The Blue was bought as a joke with the Scouts... H...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 29, 3:58pm

I bought these to replace my older / heavier poles. I prefer collapsible poles so I can adjust the height with my tarps and my SMD Lunar Solo. I did the research before buying and was concerned about...

In Trekking Poles
August 25, 8:52am

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I had one of these for almost a year. I thought the four pot supports were a great idea and wish more manufacturers would do so. However I had a few issues and thanks to REI return policy I was able t...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:51pm

Brunton Crux
I think this stove is the next generation of things to come. With a collapsible burner head, it folds over for 3.1 ounces of ultimate compact ability. The oversized burner head offers a better burn an...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:21pm