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Re: Re: Re: Backpacking with a baby!
You're gonna have a lot of fun :-) >What advice would you give as the kid gets a little older...say, the toddler years? I know you've seen my post about roping up a toddler, so...

In GEAR » Backpacking with a baby!
April 10, 2:40am

Re: How about just one pole?
>I remember the Black Diamond Whippet, which was a hybrid trekking pole handle/pick A similar product is the Grivel Condor handle (9.2 oz), also available as a pole top section that is Lek...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL packs & trek pole usefulness?
April 09, 12:24am

Re: GPS and Trailwork
The various Garmin GPSmap 60 and76 models have an external antenna port; the eTrex and Geko models do not. An external Gilsson antenna (2.8 oz) will allow you to get a solid lock in poor conditions.

In GEAR » GPS and Trailwork
April 07, 1:14am

Re: sketchy warnings
>i would look into that warning on the bag Not to disagree with your concern, it could be well-founded, but I've found that the new California standards have led to warnings on the most...

In GEAR » New Fire Starter?
April 05, 12:26am

Re: Jetboil or normal canister ?
The JetBoil has one particular benefit that a typical canister (or any other) stove doesn't: you can hold it in your hands while you're using it. Normally this isn't a big deal, and whe...

In GEAR » Jetboil or normal canister ?
April 05, 12:06am

Re: Re: testing sure 2 burn

In User Test Forum » testing sure 2 burn
April 04, 11:38pm

Re: Re: largest wave ever ridden
That's Jaws, on Maui. It has the characteristic breaking pattern.

In Chaff » largest wave ever ridden
April 04, 11:33pm

Re: Re: Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket

In GEAR » Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
April 04, 12:18am

Re: podcast mixing
Sorry I wasn't clear on "mixing." Yes, I meant multi-track editing. It was clear that there were multiple audio sources being combined, and that was done well.

In Editor's Roundtable » Roundtable Discussion: Winter Hiking and Camping
April 03, 7:28pm

Re: Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
DropStoppers or DriDucks (and also the slightly heavier FrogToggs) are lightweight but not terribly sturdy. For on-trail use, though, they should hold up. I prefer a poncho because I hike warm; I o...

In GEAR » Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
April 03, 6:46pm

All Reader Reviews by Douglas Frick

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Petzl Zipka
I have the original 3-LED Zipka (1.9 oz with Lithium batteries). It is my regular headlamp (when there's little likelihood of hiking at night) and I always carry it with me on day hikes. It isn...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 07, 1:54pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
I grabbed a bunch of random non-Cliff bars at REI before a recent trip. A few of them were wretched, some just indifferent, and a few I thought would be worthwhile to remember for next time. And then ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 13, 1:03pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
The good points are: fast, fuel-efficient, easy, simple, and reliable boiling water. You can hold it in your hand while you boil water, if finding a place to set up a hot stove is a problem in your en...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 10:55am Premium Membership
I read all of the free articles, and after looking at the abstracts of the Premium articles, I immediately bought a membership. That was well worth it right there. I've also more than saved the price ...

In Books and Media
December 26, 10:01pm

Hiking Light Handbook by Karen Berger
This is a great intro to lightweight backpacking. She covers all of the major gear areas in an uncomplicated fashion, giving overviews of what, why and how to lighten up. The book includes strategies,...

In Books and Media
December 26, 9:56pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I refer to it as my "ugly hat," but it's the one I always grab when it's sunny. I wear this hat in Hawaii, where hiking is hot and steamy. I just tighten the headband a bit (easily and securely adjust...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 23, 9:16pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
I don't have a Brunton Helios lighter, but unfortunately there isn't a way to comment without giving a rating. I do, however, have six butane 'windproof' lighters/torches: a Brunton Firelight, a Solo ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 23, 8:27pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
This is a thick book with a lot of useful information. I found it inspiring, with a fairly well-balanced idea of hiking and camping with light gear. I've bought copies for friends, with the simple adm...

In Books and Media
November 25, 2:17pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I have flat feet after wearing rubber slippers in Hawaii for 15 years. When I got back into hiking I found I could only pack for a mile or two before my feet started screaming. Superfeet solved that p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 25, 1:47pm