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24: Craig Meadows
The sound of a woodpecker hammering against a hollow tree reverberates through the lodgepole forest. A damp chill creeps into my bones. The sky is gray and silent as if waiting for something...

In Post-Trip Reports » 24: Craig Meadows
May 21, 7:31am

Re: How far is "too far" for an overnighter?
My rule of thumb is a maximum of one hour of driving each way for every day I'll be out. So that comes to two hours for an overnighter, three for a three-day trip and so on. Occasionally, I'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How far is "too far" for an overnighter?
May 13, 11:24am

Re: Aquamira tablets? Thoughts?
I have and use both but have a preference for tabs because there is less fiddling. Another advantage of tabs is that you know exactly how many you have left. They are more expensive than the drops ...

In GEAR » Aquamira tablets? Thoughts?
May 13, 11:15am

Re: One Pound Tripod
Dropped some weight from this tripod and made it more functional. Read how I did it at Dondo Outdoors.

In Photography » One Pound Tripod
April 15, 4:14pm

Re: r2r2r report
Wow, torrey! Sounds like it was a really intense run. Nicely done.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon- Double Crossing aka "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim"- BPL Group Run
April 15, 4:10pm

Re: Re: Is Tyvek truly waterproof?
Tyvek Homewrap is waterproof enough for everything I've encountered so far. Years ago, I tried a lighter Tyvek from a kite company and it wasn't quite up to the task. But Homewrap is great....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is Tyvek truly waterproof?
April 09, 12:32pm

Re: Re: Temple Canyon
Thanks for the comments, guys! Ike, yeah, it was long overdue. In a way, it felt like I was coming home after a long absence. Thom, it's great to still have you as a reader. HK, the w...

In Post-Trip Reports » Temple Canyon
April 09, 7:04am

Temple Canyon
A green metal gate blocks the way forward. The chain holding the gate closed has a padlock affixed to it. I’m not sure what this means. Standing there for a minute or two, I consider the poss...

In Post-Trip Reports » Temple Canyon
April 08, 11:46am

Re: Golite SL2 & SL3
Haven't used the SL3 but the SL2 is the primary shelter I've used over the last couple of years. You can find some of my thoughts on it at Dondo Outdoors.

In GEAR » Golite SL2 & SL3
March 24, 6:41pm

RE: Jam vs Vapor vs Talon
I have the Jam (and Pinnacle)and Vapor Trail but not the Osprey. The Vapor Trail is closer in size to the Pinnacle than the Jam. Both the VT and Pinnacle can handle a winter down bag and fleece ja...

In GEAR » Jam vs Vapor vs Talon
March 23, 7:14am

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