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distress
Satellite based distress signals are a luxury we have today. Unfortunately they replace common sense and discretion too often. It is important to remember that NOBODY has any obligation to come...

In GEAR » Another Data Point for Those Considering SPOT (vs PLB)
June 28, 6:06am

2012
half the country is having multi day highs above 100f, unprecedented. It was 105 again today where I am, at 5000'. No, I wouldnt say NOAA was lying to you, its freaking hot.

In Philmont » Sleeping Bags - 2012 / Crew 1st aid kit
June 26, 7:33pm

trail shoes
Runners are superior to boots everywhere, not just at Philmont. Seriously. If you dont believe, hike a few hundred miles of rocks, roots, water in each to make up your mind. I have hiked so...

In Philmont » A couple questions on Phlmont (tents, gaiters, boots).
June 22, 6:03pm

Re: Re: My first hiking shoes!
"My Terroc 330's look like they're done after only about 200 miles. The tread in the forefoot is almost worn down. There are holes in the uppers near my pinkies. The liner behind my he...

In GEAR » My first hiking shoes!
June 21, 5:37pm

nylon
the black fabric is 1.9 nylon, it is probably PU coated, not sil It is still fairly fragile stuff when abrasion or pointy things is concerned. I wrap my cookpot in a bandana to make sure t...

In GEAR » Ohm / Ohm 2.0 - Long Term Durability?
June 20, 6:53pm

weight
The issue I see is that the listed weight is an important criteria which people use to make their purchase decision, relative to their other purchase options, and they expect only normal possible ...

In GEAR » Cuben Haven arrived
June 20, 6:45pm

ohm
mine is durable enough. I have the older 1.0 with smaller belt. The stretchy material for the rear pocket is not real durable, snags easy, gets holes Dont drag it thru briars or across rocks ...

In GEAR » Ohm / Ohm 2.0 - Long Term Durability?
June 20, 5:08pm

pot
sp600 is my 1P pot

In GEAR » smallest pot you would consider for one person?
June 20, 4:58pm

knife
I have a couple I leave around my hunting camp . They are cheap and flimsy and can be broken easily. But I dont cry if I lose it in the woods either. I have a $4.99 knife I bought at walmart ma...

In GEAR » The one dollar Wal-Mart knife
June 18, 7:53pm

base
If you get rid of the camelback and just carry 2x1L water bottles (=1.6oz) you can save more wt. If you get rid of the filter and just carry aquamira (1.25oz for a week when repackaged), you sav...

In Gear Lists » To shave a pound off of an 11lb base weight or not ?
June 18, 5:19pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm