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Re: eureka spitfire?
Take a look at this review: http://www.thebackpacker.com/gear/tents/johnson_outdoors_eureka_spitfire.php

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for light solo tent: your help needed
July 08, 7:39pm

Re: Review of Montbell UL Super Stretch #4 Sleeping Bag
Thanks for the thorough review, Mitchell. I just got back from a three-day trip in Colorado's Lost Creek Wilderness where I used Montbell's synthetic version, the Super Stretch Burrow Bag #4 for th...

In GEAR » Review of Montbell UL Super Stretch #4 Sleeping Bag
June 24, 2:52pm

mozzie repellant
I tried one of those a number of years ago. You're right, it sounds like a great idea. Think of the possibilities. Unfortunately, the one I tried didn't work at all. I'm glad I tested it in my ba...

In GEAR » mozzie repellant.
May 25, 5:43pm

goose down ethics
No reason to lose sleep. Just something to possibly factor in next time you choose a sleeping bag.

In Chaff » goose down ethics
May 22, 3:35pm

goose down ethics
Well, anonymous, I now know your feelings about PETA but am not sure how you feel about the plucking of live geese. For those who are curious about the practice, just Google "live plucking" as I di...

In Chaff » goose down ethics
May 21, 10:00pm

goose down ethics
Here's something: http://www.upc-online.org/livepluc.html

In GEAR » the new $1600 benchmark?!
May 21, 5:47pm

Silshelter Bug Liner
Glenn, as a long time user of the Silshelter, I am eagerly awaiting your report on the Bug Liner. Currently, I use a piece of tyvek(4 oz.) with my Silshelter and add an A-16 bug bivy(6.5 oz.) whe...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardwear Waypoint tent?
April 09, 7:29pm

Sierra Designs Mach 1 Tent (weight understated
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In GEAR » Sierra Designs Mach 1 Tent (weight understated)
March 12, 6:10pm

alcohol stove at altitude
I've used alcohol stoves at about 11,500' and have not noticed any problems. Cold, however, does make a big difference.

In Editor's Roundtable » What kind of stove do YOU use for lightweight backpacking?
March 11, 7:26pm

stink prevention
Frank, Thanks for the suggestions on fungus control. I think you're right about exposing your feet to as much fresh air and sunshine as possible. A few months ago I was having a problem with f...

In GEAR » X-static or other silver fiber t-shirts?
February 27, 8:38am

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