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6 months ago?
Nice pack, check the photo's of all the other packs, that Chris has already made. Many like mine, have a dyneema grid top flap, front pocket. Nothing new really, my (2) McHale packs have the sa...

In GEAR » Zimmerbuilt does it again (and again...)!
November 25, 11:39am

As some of the others have already mentioned, REI is probably your best bet, the Northville store is probably the largest of the 3 store, Ann Arbor, and Troy being the other 2 stores. Here's...

In GEAR » Michigan Outdoor stores
November 19, 10:52am

Double Rainbow
I'll 2nd the TT mine, and the option to set freestanding (with 2 trekking poles) is nice too.

In GEAR » shelters with more hight at the head/feet
November 17, 10:25pm

Here ya go, they make a mitten too, BTW, fleece will keep your hands warm when wet, you just need to occasionally wring the water from them, ...

In GEAR » Possum Down Gloves — Ethical Alternative?
November 17, 9:29am

Twin Alum. stays
Meh, Twin 7075 alum. stays are still the best way to go. But, instead of plugging them in behind your back, you spread them wider apart, more to the sides of your back. Add load lifter straps direc...

In GEAR » No one wants a 40 liter 15 ounce framed pack right ?
November 12, 8:02pm

Esbit position
You have the keg at its lowest position which is meant for Esbit. You should have received (2) silicone beer bands with the system, (1) is for a lip guard around the top rim, and the other is to se...

In GEAR » Caldera F-Keg Tail
November 06, 6:38pm

Nice, but I like the the Ti Sidewinder with an Evernew Ti 600 or 900ml UL pot. Everything will nest into the theses pots and you can burn Esbit, alcohol, or even wood. Side note: the (2) Ti stakes ...

In GEAR » Stove of the Week: The Caldera Cone
October 30, 8:37pm

Tapered alum. sleeve
I just made some tapered alum. sleeves for my pole jacks, both for my longer Supermid jack pole and the shorter Duomid pole. Here's the dims./ .500 I.D. at the large end and .420 I.D at the...

In GEAR » Duomid Users: How loose is the supplied 6" pole jack on the end of your trekking pole when pitching?
October 29, 4:27pm

I'll cast a vote with my McHale Chasm. 41" circumference top to bottom, holds everything you need for a week plus and carries 40lbs like a dream. If you wanted to carry loads at or over 50...

In GEAR » Going back to big packs
October 18, 11:49pm

I'm sticking with my MSR Simmerlite, I only use it for winter trips, which are getting fewer and far between, so I don't have any need for a stove like the Soto Muka. As for a canister s...

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal -- Review
October 11, 9:48am

All Reader Reviews by Michael Fogarty

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McHale Chasm
I bought my McHale Chasm pack to be my one and only do-all pack, and I've not been disappointed in the least. First off, the workmanship is second to none. Next and most importantly is the fit. ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 14, 11:39pm

As with all of ULA's gear, their workmanship is excellent. Load transfer is good, and I could remove .9L plattys, from the side pockets, without needing to remove the pack. I would have scored th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 14, 8:29pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
I just recently received my Zip pack, delivered as promised, within 8 weeks. First off the workmanship is probably the best I've seen, easily on par with ULA. The Green Sil-nylon is thicker th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 22, 5:32pm