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Re: REI Flash 45 - Another review - Lots of pictures
>"One caveat with this pack is it really doesn't compress down well. If you have it only half full it flops around a lot." I just let my sleeping bag and clothing expand to fill...

In GEAR » REI Flash 45 - Another review - Lots of pictures
August 27, 5:28pm

REALLY Fresh Fish
I notice the same thing with really fresh fish. On my recent Sierra trip the fish were sometimes not even minutes, but seconds between killing and hitting the pan and the curling was pretty extrem...

In Fishing » fish related questions
August 20, 7:17am

Old Loggers Path
Thanks. That sounds like a good suggestion. I have actually hiked the OLP before and enjoyed it pretty well. I wasn't really in to fishing at the time so I didn't even think about fishin...

In Fishing » MD, VA, PA, and WV small stream fly fishing?
August 14, 5:25am

MD, VA, PA, and WV small stream fly fishing?
I did a great trip in the Sierras and really enjoyed fishing the small streams along the trail. It was fun catching oodles of small trout. I'd be interested in good destinations for that kind...

In Fishing » MD, VA, PA, and WV small stream fly fishing?
August 13, 7:59am

Wind River rod
First, bear in mind that I am a complete novice fly fishermen, so take my comments with that in mind. This was my first fly fishing trip and I had a blast catching lots of small trout. >&quo...

In Fishing » Gear thoughts after a Sierra trip
August 10, 10:29am

Gear thoughts after a Sierra trip
I had planned to take my Tenkara (11' Fountainhead Caddis) on my JMT hike, but... On the way out to California, I picked up a 4 wt flyrod (Cabelas Wind River) on sale. On the spur of the mo...

In Fishing » Gear thoughts after a Sierra trip
August 10, 9:11am

Re: Looking for a lightweight, affordable, waterproof, all-weather bivy...advice greatly appreciated
Not sure any bivy really matches those requirements. The REI Minimalist Bivy (Long) comes close. It is a little heavy at 17 ounces and $9 over your limit. I found it works pretty well except in ...

In GEAR » Looking for a lightweight, affordable, waterproof, all-weather bivy...advice greatly appreciated
July 11, 8:00am

New Stuff
I am kind of a cheapskate, but do splurge just a bit on a few items. I'd probably buy most of the same stuff I am currently using. 1. Shelter system - A simple flat tarp, probably another i...

In GEAR » Start from scratch hypothetical gear shopping
July 05, 7:59am

No.
I trail run pretty much every day and my trail runners have been left soaking wet overnight many times and it has never been a problem. Are they really shrunk, or maybe did they just get stiff aft...

In GEAR » Do your trail runners/synthetic light hikers shrink after soaking in water?
July 03, 2:11pm

Re: Plus one
"Sucks to hear that they discontinued them." Yeah, At least I was able to buy a bunch on closeout sale.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » favorite stakes
June 29, 10:08am

All Reader Reviews by Pete Staehling

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Thermarest Neo-Air
I love my NeoAir (size regular). It is light, comfy, and packs small. I agree that for the price a patch kit should be included, but I don't miss the stuff sack. I have been using a ziploc ba...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 23, 12:04pm