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All Forum Posts by Tony Wong

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Re: Bay Area GGG Host
John, Regarding Dan from Zelph....after the trip report was done, I found out about all the gear that Dan had donated and solicited people for photos. Couldn't get any. However, I did ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
July 08, 3:07pm

Re: What gear makes you happy?
The constants of my backpacking universe put a smile upon my face: My hiking poles are old friends without which I could not complete my trips. The strap around my wrist is like an old and comfo...

In GEAR » What gear makes you happy?
July 07, 1:45pm

Re: Ultralight luxuries
1.5 or 1.3 ounce Monkey Pillow Used it for the 1st time on a weekend trip. Soooo much nicer than using a sweaty stuff sack or putting my shoes under ...

In GEAR » Ultralight luxuries
July 02, 11:48pm

Crazy Alcohol Stove Torture Test
I was just browsing youtube for information on Jon's Flat Cat Gear cooking systems and came across this crazy video he has on abusing his standard alcohol stove. One of them involved driving...

In GEAR » Crazy Alcohol Stove Torture Test
June 15, 10:07am

Re: Sawyer filter: do they work well in CA, UT & AZ
Jon, I have been using the 1st generation Sawyer inline filter since 2009 or 2008 with no problems. This year, I moved to the mini....have yet to use it, but no reason for it not to as it is ...

In GEAR » Filter Recommendation
June 09, 4:18pm

Monkey Pillow...Functionally Cute
I also bought one of these a few months ago and I am going to be taking it out for the 1st time this month. For some like 1.4 ounces (mine is likely lighter as I opted to NOT have the straps to ...

In GEAR » Pillow slipping out under my head
June 09, 4:00pm

Re: JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts with built in liner
You are going to have an amazing trip! I did the JMT in 2011 in the same time frame, late August to Sept over 15 days, one of those being a zero day at VVR. (Great place, highly recommend it.......

In GEAR » JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts with built in liner
May 28, 4:03pm

Re: Rambling the High Sierra
Love these types of show all we need to know with just a few carefully worded captions. Please have more articles like these. Better to be inspired to actually get out on ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rambling the High Sierra
May 21, 11:03am

Re: Alky, Esbit, Wood multi-fuel set-up
A multi fuel stove generally refers to liquid fuels. Mind you, to switch from gasoline to kerosene would require swapping out a nozzle/part in the stove, which requires tools, but it means you a...

In GEAR » Wood-burning stove, denatured alcohol stove or a Solid-fuel tablet stove?
May 20, 4:59pm

Re: Wood-burning stove, denatured alcohol stove or a Solid-fuel tablet stove?
I would also agree with the poster above....avoid a wood burning stove unless you really can get some experience using it in good and bad/rainy situations. Even for myself, I have limited experi...

In GEAR » Wood-burning stove, denatured alcohol stove or a Solid-fuel tablet stove?
May 16, 5:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm