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Re: Re: Re: PNW GGG is a GO!
Hey Ian, If a spot is still open, add me to the list.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PNW GGG is a GO!
January 16, 8:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Too many choices, rain jackets
Hey Ken, I tend to think that the Arcteryx Alpha SV Jacket is the best out there right now, and has been for some time. A couple of newer versions (late 2014 and 2015 versions) but I would still pr...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
January 03, 8:41am

Re: 2015
what new gear are you most looking forward to using? My ZPacks Arc ZIP Backpack -- sorry, shameless plug :-D A ZPacks Duplex Tent I got recently. Been getting really tired of narrow solo shel...

In GEAR » 2015
January 02, 6:41am

Re: Hexamid solo vs. Solplex
Alrighty, so I am going to answer the really big and direct question asked and hopefully share some additional insight along the way. Are there any DISADVANTAGES to the Solplex? Yes. But ev...

In GEAR » Hexamid solo vs. Solplex
December 30, 8:56pm

Re: Re: h2o fuel release
Thank you to everybody that has taken the time to share your personal knowledge, and those who have researched, this issue. It is always fun to see us talk about a topic that is far outside the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » h2o fuel release
December 30, 8:42pm

Re: Re: Jetboil - what is the absolute lightest Jetboil configuration?
I could remove that "stupid orange thing" from around the stove an lose around another oz, but it made my stove quite a bit unstable, so I put it back. Unstable... does not mean unusab...

In GEAR » Jetboil - what is the absolute lightest Jetboil configuration?
December 30, 8:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Jetboil MiniMo & MSR WindBoiler
@Jim, So just got around to thinking about this thread again. Looking at that photo of the melted pot, I too am very amazed that the Al did not drop down into the Reactor stove head and cause...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo & MSR WindBoiler
December 30, 8:28pm

Re: Re: Help! How do you dry your shoes overnight in winter?
Those little hand/pocket warmers can keep your shoes/socks from freezing at night, as long as its not overtly cold. ~3oz per pair, so not a viable option for a week+ long trip, but for a weekender,...

In GEAR » Help! How do you dry your shoes overnight in winter?
December 30, 8:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Backpack recommendations for a 12 yo girl...
+1 for the Deuter Fox 30 It is a really great little pack with some crazy adjustability to help it fit smaller folks (young or old). It is the pack of choice for my 40+ year old sister who is...

In GEAR » Backpack recommendations for a 12 yo girl...
December 30, 8:09pm

Re: Bottle container for hot liquid
+1 for Hunersdorf (get mine from 40below) +1 for Vargo Titanium Water Bottle with Titanium Lid

In GEAR » Bottle container for hot liquid
December 30, 8:03pm

All Reader Reviews by John Abela

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Klymit Static V Luxe
Review of the Klymit Static V Luxe inflatable sleeping pad. My overall rating is a four (4) out of five (5). The one star reduction ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 03, 6:44am

Black Rock Gear Hadron

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 02, 6:44pm

ZPacks ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp & HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter
ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp ZPacks HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter h...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 27, 10:34pm

Jetboil Sol Ti
Hello Everybody, I was able to acquire the new Jetboil Sol Ti recently and I have now had a chance to use it in the field - inclu...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 11, 3:00pm