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All Forum Posts by Douglas Frick

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Re: Ultralight Timepiece
Thanks for posting this. I've been using the heavier Hog Wild Pocket Watch (0.5 oz) because it had a steady white light. (The blinking light on the Watch Light wasn't useful.) I see they no...

In GEAR » Ultralight Timepiece
April 27, 10:06am

Re: Re: Re: throw away your boots and socks
I have Vibram's original Five Fingers (size 43: 13.0 oz). They felt comfortable while hiking, although not as much protection underfoot as a regular shoe of course. But I had a hot spot on my f...

In GEAR » throw away your boots and socks
April 22, 2:25am

Re: Bushbuddy
>For a cross-country trek through the Pacific Northwest however the stove is about ideal. Fires (including in this type of stove) are often banned throughout various national parks and fore...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
April 19, 11:55am

Re: Re: SPAM REMOVAL REQUEST
shally parkar is a spammer. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_post/6971/52967/forums/thread_display.html http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackingl...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » SPAM REMOVAL REQUEST
April 18, 2:10am

poles
>Pole question...I typically set my poles at 128cm. Am I better off buying a fixed length of 130cm or 125cm, or does it really matter? I am leaning towards the 130cm so I can pitch the Gatewood ...

In Gear Lists » 2007 AT thru hike
April 18, 1:58am

Re: Re: Printing TOPO! maps
>while HP inks are not. My HP inks have always been waterproof. I test them, plain paper as well as Teslin. Please keep up the discussion. I'm sick of HP drivers and want something b...

In GEAR » Printing TOPO! maps
April 18, 1:23am

Re: Warm head wear for using w/quilt?
>I'm looking for the right head wear to complement... I wear a Ray-Way Bomber Hat (1.0 oz) by itself to about +20F.

In GEAR » Warm head wear for using w/quilt?
April 17, 12:55am

Re: Re: Re: Poles - simpler without em
>Poles with no straps or non-functional straps are a huge loss in my opinion. Oddly enough, I find I can still use the Nordic-walking technique (essentially the same flat-terrain technique ...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL packs & trek pole usefulness?
April 13, 7:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Backpacking with a baby!
You're gonna have a lot of fun :-) >What advice would you give as the kid gets a little older...say, the toddler years? I know you've seen my post about roping up a toddler, so...

In GEAR » Backpacking with a baby!
April 10, 2:40am

Re: How about just one pole?
>I remember the Black Diamond Whippet, which was a hybrid trekking pole handle/pick A similar product is the Grivel Condor handle (9.2 oz), also available as a pole top section that is Lek...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL packs & trek pole usefulness?
April 09, 12:24am

All Reader Reviews by Douglas Frick

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Petzl Zipka
I have the original 3-LED Zipka (1.9 oz with Lithium batteries). It is my regular headlamp (when there's little likelihood of hiking at night) and I always carry it with me on day hikes. It isn...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 07, 1:54pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
I grabbed a bunch of random non-Cliff bars at REI before a recent trip. A few of them were wretched, some just indifferent, and a few I thought would be worthwhile to remember for next time. And then ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 13, 1:03pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
The good points are: fast, fuel-efficient, easy, simple, and reliable boiling water. You can hold it in your hand while you boil water, if finding a place to set up a hot stove is a problem in your en...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 10:55am

BackpackingLight.com Premium Membership
I read all of the free articles, and after looking at the abstracts of the Premium articles, I immediately bought a membership. That was well worth it right there. I've also more than saved the price ...

In Books and Media
December 26, 10:01pm

Hiking Light Handbook by Karen Berger
This is a great intro to lightweight backpacking. She covers all of the major gear areas in an uncomplicated fashion, giving overviews of what, why and how to lighten up. The book includes strategies,...

In Books and Media
December 26, 9:56pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I refer to it as my "ugly hat," but it's the one I always grab when it's sunny. I wear this hat in Hawaii, where hiking is hot and steamy. I just tighten the headband a bit (easily and securely adjust...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 23, 9:16pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
I don't have a Brunton Helios lighter, but unfortunately there isn't a way to comment without giving a rating. I do, however, have six butane 'windproof' lighters/torches: a Brunton Firelight, a Solo ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 23, 8:27pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
This is a thick book with a lot of useful information. I found it inspiring, with a fairly well-balanced idea of hiking and camping with light gear. I've bought copies for friends, with the simple adm...

In Books and Media
November 25, 2:17pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I have flat feet after wearing rubber slippers in Hawaii for 15 years. When I got back into hiking I found I could only pack for a mile or two before my feet started screaming. Superfeet solved that p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 25, 1:47pm