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Latest Macro Four Thirds: Panasonic Lumix, DMC-GF6

In Photography » Latest Macro Four Thirds: Panasonic Lumix, DMC-GF6
April 09, 5:06pm

eco mesh
I wore the eco mesh daily and found, after it dried quickly in the evening, it proved to be a nice warming layer around camp. A Golite windshirt is my favorite piece of gear which I use year rou...

In Gear Lists » '13 JMT List [changes from my '12 hike]
December 22, 8:53pm

Minaret Lake Trail
Apologies, Bob. I meant the Minaret Lake trail out of Mammoth, jct with the JMT at Johnston Lake and Meadows as seen on the Harrison Map entitled Devils Postpile. Find the first 3 miles of the tra...

In Gear Lists » JMT Next Summer
December 22, 8:11pm

JMT Gear
1. I started in mid-August. No bugs! Never saw a mosquito. 2. I stopped carrying water because sources were so plentiful right along the trail. I would just stop and drink a liter. I kept m...

In Gear Lists » JMT Next Summer
December 19, 9:13am

cold rain
One of those rain storms was hail, so I was glad to have the pants and waterproof shell over my liner gloves

In GEAR » ultralight rain jackets?
November 13, 8:00pm

I carried the rented Expedition and had it stuffed for 8 days of meals after the Muir Trial Ranch. It was easy to mail back from Lone Pine. It does not need to be boxed. It arrived the week I l...

In GEAR » How much bear canister do I need/do you use?
November 13, 7:57pm

great reviews
Kai, great reviews. Very helpful. I have an Oly e-620 that probably needs replacement as it is beginning to need repair. Since I have several lenses the EM-5 will probably be my next move. It w...

In Photography » Fuji x100 vs Oly E-M5
October 18, 9:48pm

camera on the front? Others, too mention:

In Photography » full size DSLR on trail
September 24, 7:41pm

tent pole?
Since you do not use trekking poles, what do you use to support your Gatewood Cape when using it as a shelter? Do you use your umbrella as a sun shade, or just in rain. Do you support it hands-...

In Gear Lists » SUL Durable for Rae Lakes Loop, Sierras
September 24, 7:21pm

Light snow shoes
Ditto to NortehrnLites Here are some photos:

In GEAR » Lightest snowshoes on the market today?
September 24, 7:16pm

All Reader Reviews by Frank Deland

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Gossamer Gear
Ditto. When something is not in stock when you first look, just put your name on the -e-mail-when in stock list and they will let you know. They quickly and without questions replaced items that...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 21, 3:36pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Very comfortable and a pillow not needed. But, you are not supposed to blow this up by mouth because moisture will get into the fill. So, there is a blow-up bag arrangement that does work, but it is ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 12, 8:44pm

GoLite Ultralite poncho/tarp
This Golite gear is made of a rugged silnylon. It has snaps to help shorten its length when worn as a poncho. It is useful to run a guide line over the top of it between the supporting poles to help...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 30, 7:45pm

Ray-Way 3-person tarp and net tent
Att: Mrs. EW! You do not need all that extra weight of overhead netting, plus you will have even more room under your tarp without it. Just add several inches of netting along the side edges, and ma...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 08, 10:10am

Superfeet Performance Green
I do not think superfeet are supposed to prevent blisters, unless because they help correct the fit, they, by chance, correct an area that might otherwise chaffe your skin. Also, cut off about 1/8 in...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 04, 12:09pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
Note BD's final picture: the handles of the pot are directly over the opening that allows wood or fuel to be added to the stove when it is burning and the pot is ontop. When adding wood, I found ...

In Stoves - Other
March 30, 8:37pm

Montrail Vitesse
On my first pair, the coating wore off the toe top. The grey just pealed off leaving a white fabric. Also, the rubber on the front side separated from the side of the shoe. I repaired it with Shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 12:06pm

Merrell Mesa Ventilator II Cross-Training Shoes
Ditto. I am about to head to the REI nearest me where they are on sale for $57 (Jan. 5) It will be my second pair having switched over from the Montrial Vitesse (see above). I had avoided this shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 11:50am

Littlbug Wood Burning Stove Littlbug Junior
First, to find the website note that Little Bug is spelled with no "e". The efficiency of this stove amazed me. I have tried homemade versions of woodburners with little success, so I was ...

In Stoves - Other
December 12, 9:45am

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Same as Phil Barton above. The tip broke off on the first day. I returned the pole, it was repaired at no cost and a spare basket and extra tip was also included. I had lost a basket as well as the...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 2:18pm