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Re: What kind of stove do YOU use for lightweight backpacking?
Coleman F1. Easy, fast, clean, fuel efficient, nothing to pour or spill. Can be used even when fire restrictions are in effect. All components, including fuel, fit neatly inside small pot inside yo...

In Editor's Roundtable » What kind of stove do YOU use for lightweight backpacking?
March 12, 11:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Canister stoves
I'd like to invite comments or critiques of my canister stove windscreen set up. With a couple of inches of space on the bottom, a reflector, and 3/4 wraparound it's designed more for safety than e...

In GEAR » Selecting a Canister Stove for Cold Weather Backpacking
Part I: Stove and Fuel Fundamentals

March 12, 12:28pm

Re: What is your "luxury" item?
A few years ago I was a tarp-sleeping, Mt. Washington pad-carrying zealot. I've backslid a bit since those days. Last night I slept on a InsulMat MaxThermo 3/4 for the first time and I think I've ...

In GEAR » What is your "luxury" item?
March 04, 4:13pm

Re: Winter Footwear for a newbie
I discovered this thread fairly late but here are more ideas: I wear smartwool light hikers inside of trail runners. Over that goes fleece-lined neoprene over-booties made for winter cyclists. Size...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear for a newbie
February 08, 9:43pm

Re: Help Plantar faciitis!!!
Check out "Fixing Your Feet, Prevention and Treatments for Athletes" by John Vonhoff. Lots of great advice in here on Plantar fascitis and a number of other foot problems. Highly recommended.

In GEAR » Help Plantar faciitis!!!
February 07, 4:43pm

Re: Re: Crossing Snow Fields
scott writes: "I could not determine the weight of the stabilicers from the sites I went to." Here are some weights, all in size medium: stabilicers,24.6 oz. stabilicer sports, 12 oz. ya...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Crossing Snow Fields
February 05, 8:40am

Re: Re: Ti Stakes in winter
Mike, I took a good look at The Vargo Ascent stakes last week at REI, thinking they would be ideal when you weren't sure whether you would be camping on snow or bare ground. Ultimately, I bought th...

In GEAR » Ti Stakes in winter
January 30, 12:34pm

Re: Ti Stakes in winter
You can't really get the lightweight ti stakes into very hard, frozen ground without drilling pilot holes with a heavier ti nail stake. For me, the weight savings of using the lighter stakes is not...

In GEAR » Ti Stakes in winter
January 30, 9:59am

Re: Re: Re: conflict of interest: Manufacturing V reviewing
Robert, I understand your concerns about conflict of interest. However, I've found reviews of gear that I have experience with to be very accurate. Two recent shelter reviews, of the Tarptent Virga...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » conflict of interest: Manufacturing V review
January 19, 8:15pm

Re: hammer/mallet for tent stakes
David, I also use small ti stakes and a ti nail stake to drill pilot holes. Normally, it works O.K. But last week I encountered ground so hard and frozen it was a real pain to drill the pilot hole,...

In GEAR » hammer/mallet for tent stakes
January 19, 6:34pm

All Reader Reviews by Dondo .

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Montbell U.L.AlpineBurrow Bag #3 Long
Nice review, Mitchell. After our discussion here about this bag back in April, I had a serious hankering after this bag. I really had no need of another bag and managed to resist until the Memorial ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 8:38pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
Mine fit well. Size 10 slips right over a thin pair of wool socks and my size 9.5 feet. They are comfortable inside my trail runners and do what they claim to do--keep my feet warm and dry in wet, col...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
February 27, 8:01pm

Pacer Poles
Here's something I just posted at the Editor's Roundtable forum. It occured to me that it belongs here as well. Heather, here's something I posted on the TLB general discussion forum a...

In Trekking Poles
December 12, 8:28pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
This is the book I recommend to friends and folks I meet on the trail who are interested in going lighter. It's fun, unpretentious, and lays out the basic ideas in ways that are easy to understand. Do...

In Books and Media
November 23, 8:15am

Eastern Mountain Sports
Craig, good news. The last EMS store in Colorado closed a few months ago so no more tax for you. It was two miles away from my home in Denver and I miss it but I'll admit that I took full advantage o...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 21, 9:20pm