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Wow +1
Miles, that's one aggressive itinerary, and a noble one. What are the dates of your RMNP trip? Hopefully, it will be in late July or August, since there's a bunch of snow up there right now...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 6 Days in Rocky Mountain NP
May 22, 9:33am

Re: ULA Circuit - Navy Blue Dye Success
That's a great result, Virginia. Be proud. I am curious--how did this post end up being here twice? Didn't you first post it this morning? No matter, as it was fun to see what you did a sec...

In Make Your Own Gear » ULA Circuit - Navy Blue Dye Success
May 21, 5:07pm

May I?
"...which is good for one full priced item at REI AND one item at REI outlet." You can take 20% off one full price item at REI, and also 20% off an item at REIOutlet.com. So, 2 separa...

In Gear Deals » REI Dividend
May 21, 4:42pm

Year long trip
You have very noble plans--it should be a great year for you. New Zealand will be starting their summer in December, and the nighttime temps should be above 45* F. The huts require reservations usu...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Year long trip - Wonderland Trail --> Arizona Trail --> Te Araroa ---> CDT
May 21, 1:35pm

Here's the Lowe Alpine story
Lowe Alpine history, from the web site: http://www.lowealpine.com/our-story

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » News of Jeff Lowe
May 20, 9:54am

Wait, you forgot one, Delmar
Isn't Eric holding a tot in his avatar? So, my humble offering: "At first, the little tot tried to taunt me for my sloppy tarp, but then he taught me how to get a taut pitch." T...

In GEAR » Taut, Taught, & Taunt Pitches
May 18, 4:04pm

REI Base camp 4
The REI Base Camp 4 will also do 3 big guys quite well. No real need to go with the Base Camp 6, unless you also want a table and a couple of chairs, ala Hemmingway in Africa.

In GEAR » Basecamp and large
May 16, 10:21pm

Wet pack added weight
The following is a post I wrote on 6-11-11. For the full thread, click on this: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=49136 Pack...

In GEAR » Wet Pack Questions
May 15, 1:21pm

They wear what they want
I asked my Saudi neighbor when I lived there why the men wore white and the women covered themselves with the black abeyas. He told me, "We like it that way." Most Saudi bedu men (and ...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 14, 4:58pm

UL BPL coffee
OK, so each cube weighs .5 oz., and it takes 2 cubes (1.0 oz.) to make a real cup of joe, right? That same ounce will get you 7 packs of Starbucks Via, and they don't have that foo-foo sweet st...

In Editor's Roundtable » Jiva Coffee Cubes
May 14, 12:37pm

All Reader Reviews by Gary Dunckel

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Mountain House's Pro Pack meal bags fit perfectly in the PCS cup. After adding the boiling water to the bag, stirring it up, and resealing it, you can empty the remaining water from the PCS, drop ...

In Stoves - Canister
March 18, 11:41am

Hilleberg Akto
I agree that the Akto is a very strong and high quality 4-season solo tent. But I must add an anecdote to illustrate the what I feel is the tent's main weakness. In early October of '06 we wer...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 28, 9:08am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
What the previous posts have neglected to mention is that the Amphib is perhaps the lightest (24 ounces/pair)"running shoe" that can be taken on a standard extended backpack trip (not fast packing) fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 18, 7:45pm