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All Forum Posts by Lynn Tramper

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Re: "likely, the best backpacking sleeping bag in the world."
The old 'quilt versus bag' debate raises it's head constantly on this board, and I find it is always an interesting debate. But my personal experience for best weight-to-warmth sleepin...

In GEAR » "likely, the best backpacking sleeping bag in the world."
November 25, 1:44pm

Re: Re: Meh
World peace Barring that, I would settle for an improvement in the weather starting the week before Xmas.

In Chaff » Christmas wish list
November 22, 6:34pm

Re: Re: Using two bags at once with dog
It depends on what works for you. Inviting a wet dog into my bag is not something I would contemplate, so I throw a custom 'quilt' over the dogs (I carry a separate mat as well). They are...

In GEAR » Using two bags at once with dog
November 18, 1:06pm

Re: Quilt, Sleeping Bag, Loft-I have questions
I will answer the only thing that I have actual experience on: A bag design will be warmer, all other things being equal (same fabric, same top loft etc...), and if it has a full length zipper i...

In GEAR » Quilt, Sleeping Bag, Loft-I have questions
November 13, 1:56pm

Re: Who turned the lights off
It took a natural disaster for our town, and to a lesser extent the rest of our small country, to take 'preparedness' seriously. We have multiple means of lighting, heating, cooking and wa...

In Chaff » Who turned the lights off
October 18, 1:46pm

Re: Brawl
"Back to the original thread name. Next weeks debate will probably end in a brawl." The thing that amazes me about these debates is not how childish the candidates act-I expect that of...

In Chaff » Obama/Biden
October 17, 7:11pm

Re: Obama/Biden
Not this is relevant to anything, but I just came across a poll of Kiwis as to who they would vote for: Barack Obama, (D) 85.4 % Mitt Romney, (R) 8.3 % Jill Stein, (G) 4.2 % Gary J...

In Chaff » Obama/Biden
October 17, 4:50pm

Re: Who turned the lights off
Let's see...wind, snow, lightning and earthquakes can cause us power cuts-so often that we always have a flashlight handy, at home in every room, at work, at play. Stephen, you must live somew...

In Chaff » Who turned the lights off
October 17, 3:46pm

Re: Correcting Jerry's media disinfo
" Now I feel sorry for those who get their news from the US corporate media." I feel sorry for you folks too. Maybe you should use the internet more (non-US sites)and your TVs less. ...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
October 12, 12:05pm

Re: My smart phone, sleep aid.
"Then I dropped 99 cents on an itunes "song" and the power consumption went way down and I don't need to be on-line or even have 3G or wifi enabled. But I can't select a play...

In Multiple Use Gear » My smart phone, a digital swiss army knife.
October 11, 4:40pm

All Reader Reviews by Lynn Tramper

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Trail Designs SideWinder for AGG 2qt pot
First of all, apologies for cross-posting this review. I initially put it n the cookware category and can't move it (Mods feel free to delete the other review). I have been using this cook syst...

In Stoves - Other
October 18, 12:50pm

Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
I want to love this pack, I really do. It is comfortable, it is roomy enough for most trips, it fits well, carries heavier laods well, and has all the feature I could want in a pack (I got extra poc...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
October 17, 7:17pm

Trail designs SideWinder
I have been using this cook system for the last few months, and it is by far the best offering that the folks at Trail Designs has yet come up with. My system is designed to fit around, AND in th...

In Cookware - Other
October 17, 6:53pm

Packa s/m 2008 model
I thought it better to keep the Packa reviews in one place, so this applies to the 2009 medium/large Packa. To be honest, I wanted a Roger Caffin style poncho, but could see it was going to take me m...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 18, 1:57pm

Backpacking Light Merino UL Pants
I use these for around camp and sleep wear, so have not (yet) had any problems with durability. For my main use they are simply brilliant. This merino is the frist wool I've found that isn't...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
January 18, 12:23pm

Trail Designs Caldera Keg
This cool little cookset is just perfect for my solo trips. "The lightest , most stable, wind resistant, and efficient cooking system you can buy." says the Trail Designs website, and I don...

In Cookware - Other
January 15, 6:41pm

Antigravity Gear 2 liter pot
I also have the anodised version of this pot. True about the slippery issue, but a few seconds with and orbital sander on the bottom solved the problem. I have used this pot for several years fo...

In Cookware - Other
January 15, 6:34pm

Trail Designs and Titanium Goat Ti-Tri
I have carried this "stove" for 14 nights in the field now, and it has become my go-to stove. Even after 7 days of continuous rain, I was able to find enough dry-ish wood to cook AND have a ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 15, 6:25pm

Backpacking Light FeatherLite Vapor Mitts
Please note: I am reviewing the 2005 version of this glove. I found the basic design/shape of this glove to be good (I like the gauntlet style), but the insulation was a joke. Extremely flat, low l...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 07, 6:27pm

BPL Thorofare Trekking Pants
These are my all time favourites. They've kept me comfortable in everything from snowboarding to windswept ridge hikes to calm and hot uphill hikes. They are comfortable, light, and dry in an in...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 07, 11:58am