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re: Paradox Pack or Mchale?
I haven't carried the Paradox, though it looks very interesting! If I was hunting elk in Colorado and packing out the meat, I'd definitely go with the Paradox. I have and have used the M...

In GEAR » Paradox Pack or Mchale?
April 07, 5:30pm

re: Re: Re: Re Re School Spending
"But we can create an environment in which every kid is expected and required to learn, seven hours or more per day. A daunting task indeed, but you can find plenty of examples throughout this...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 06, 9:37pm

re: RE: Re: good cop
And here's a big +2!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 06, 9:35pm

re: Ultralight hunting--Goprimal
That looks really interesting, Matthew! Though a yew self bow is just so much cooler! ;)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Ultralight hunting"
April 06, 9:32pm

re: re: water
Good to know! Thanks!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 06, 9:20pm

Re: Re: Need help from side sleepers please
I doubt the evasote will do much good. Warmth, yes, but not comfort. I'm with Jesse on this: Dispacement is key, and an Exped UL7 (my choice) or some other thick , insulated air mattress is ...

In GEAR » Need help from side sleepers please
April 05, 7:49pm

re: Re: Re: Patagonia Tenkara Rods
Glenn, Tenkara works just fine with panfish and even bass. With a short heavy mono leader, I'd bet it would be fine for pickerel and small pike as well. A decent northern on Tenkara would be qu...

In Fishing » Patagonia Tenkara Rods
April 05, 8:08am

re: Bighorn Sheep
That ram doesn't look too bothered by the weather!

In Photo Gallery » Bighorn Sheep
April 03, 9:18pm

MLD Proto at SoCal GGG
Just got a note from Ron today - he's sending out a new prototype tarp for the event! This is an asymmetrical 2.5 mid that you might have seen recently on MLD's Facebook page. He's look...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 03, 3:21pm

Bear can misery - relieving pressure
A regular Swiss Army knife has an awl, which can be used to drill holes through wood, plastic, carbon, and some metals. Perhaps that awl could drill the 1/64th inch hole (actually it would be bigge...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear can misery
April 01, 2:26pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Barber

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SmarTube Drinking System for Bottles
Since having a hydration bladder spring a leak inside my pack, I have avoided all such bladders. I stuck to simple water bottles until a couple of years ago when I ran across the SmarTube - a drinking...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
May 13, 1:33pm

ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
This is the side sleepers dream bag! The bags are filled with 900 fill power goose down, outer shell is green .95 oz/sq yd Pertex Quantum ripstop nylon, and the liner is black .67 oz/sq yd nylon. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 25, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Upon receipt of the pad, I inflated it to sleeping firmness, and stood it up against the bookcase. An hour later it looked rather soft; three hours later it was in a pile on the floor. Brand new, and ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 24, 11:49pm

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've purchased from Lawson on several different occasions. I've always gotten excellent service, fast shipping (especially considering I live clear across the country!), and good interaction v...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 20, 11:47am

ULA Catalyst
I've spent the last two years trying to find a pack that is both light and comfortable, ie, transfers weight to the hip bones well. To date, i had found packs that were only one but not the other ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 8:11pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
I was able to pick up a Bushbuddy Ti used, and can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of one! I used it repeatedly this summer and have been absolutely delighted with it! It is probably...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 11:59am