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All Forum Posts by Mitchell Keil

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Re: Re: GoLite LightSpeed vs Ghost
MIguel: Sorry about not posting an immediate response to your very useful comparison of the ghost and the Lightspeed. I have been swamped at work and home... I really don't want to have to ...

In GEAR » Anyone bought/tested Golite Lightspeed Pack
July 21, 2:15pm

Re: Re: Bronze Ghost Also Available
Thanks for the headsup on Miguel's purchase of a lightspeed. I have private messaged him to request an update on his experience and hope he responds on this thread. Those of us who are panel ...

In GEAR » Anyone bought/tested Golite Lightspeed Pack
July 19, 12:09pm

Re: Weighing gear?precision vs accuracy
If people in Japan have to worry about gravitational anomolies when weighing in then there is something seriously wrong with body awareness there. One might almost believe Japan has been reading to...

In GEAR » Weighing gear?
July 19, 11:04am

Re: Franco's stove
Thanks,Franco. Much better pictures to show the construction and operation features.Pretty cool little stove idea -- two fuel types -- one to boil and one to simmer. Well done!

In Make Your Own Gear » Franco's stove
July 19, 10:57am

Re: Franco's stove
Very Interesting Franco, but help us out here. What is the fuel used? How does the candle fit into the picture and the wick? And how do you use the piece of coat hanger in the stove? Is it a pot ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Franco's stove
July 18, 4:48pm

Re: Weighing gear?
I would go with the wisdom of buying a digital scale with sub-1oz precision and max of 5 lbs weighing capacity that will switch between metric and English. Almost everything you will weigh will ...

In GEAR » Weighing gear?
July 18, 4:31pm

Re: Re: Bronze Ghost Also Available
Benjamin: You ought to know me better by now. Of course, I hunted high and low for a LARGE Ghost -- to no avail. Both hyperlinks you posted are to Mediums. How sad the larges are gone for good....

In GEAR » Anyone bought/tested Golite Lightspeed Pack
July 18, 4:10pm

Re: Concerning MIA PJ
I, too, miss my old forum buddy's posts. Where is Cletis Trout -- I mean PJ?

In Chaff » Concerning MIA PJ
July 18, 3:18pm

Anyone bought/tested Golite Lightspeed Pack
My Ghost is close to giving up the ghost. So I am looking for a new panel loader. Has anyone purchased and used the new Golite Lightspeed? If so, please comment on the hipbelt, sizing (I would prob...

In GEAR » Anyone bought/tested Golite Lightspeed Pack
July 18, 3:16pm

Re: Layering observation
Back to the Thread! I have been wearing an Ibex 200 crew long sleeve shirt in a steel blue even during summer hikes in the San Gabriels in Southern California. These mountains ring LA and are us...

In GEAR » Layering observation
July 11, 11:39am

All Reader Reviews by Mitchell Keil

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Terra Nova Laser Photon
Please remove this "Non-Review" ADDED 9/27/2007 No problem. We all make mistakes. Thanks you

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 26, 11:41am

Probar Energy Bar
I was about to write my own review of these wonderbars, when Shawn beat me to it. I have been enjoying these 350 calorie bars for about 3 months and have been using them as my lunch on the trail. The...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 19, 11:51am

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
Adding my two cents. Bottom Line on this inexpensive "Rain" suit: I got soaked clear through under my shoulder straps on a windy blow trying to get over New Army Pass two summers ago. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 09, 11:24am

Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
Reviewer Stats: Age = 58 Weight = 175 lbs Height = 6'3" Build = Athletic Waist = 34" Backpacking Experience = 30+ years Pack: Latitude Vapor Weight = 42oz size large Waist bel...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 1:25pm

Solomon XA Comp 3D
Personal Statistics: Age: 58 Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" Backpacking experience: 30 plus years Product statistics: weight: 25 ounces. Size: 12. Insoles: S...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 05, 1:45pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Personal Specs: Age: 58 Height: 6'3" Weight: 175lbs Backpacking experience: 30+ years I ordered these 7.75oz per pole all carbon trekking poles on a Monday and they arrived from the UK...

In Trekking Poles
July 02, 10:24pm

Montbell U.L.AlpineBurrow Bag #3 Long
Personal stats: age: 58. Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" backpacking experience: 30 years plus. Fitness level: athletic. This is a review of the Mont Bell, Alpine burrow bag number #3...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 1:23pm

Exped Downmat 7
I have used the Downmat 7 Shorty for 2 years now. I live in Southern CA and use it both here and in the Sierras. My scale indicates that the pad itself weighs 21oz and the foam lined stuff sack/inflat...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 25, 4:58pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Executive Summary: Of all the alcohol stoves ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 27, 3:23pm

Organic Food Bar Omega3 Flax
I posted this review baack on 2/22/2006 in a discussion about Big Sur Bars. I guess it more properly belongs here: OK, since we are considering highly dense nutritious and TASTY food bars, I thought ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 27, 1:47pm