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re: Don't do as I do
Thanks for taking a hit for the dehydrating team, Bob. It's a good thing that I hate bell peppers, or I might have had that experience first. Maybe you should contact the Pentagon about your fi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Don't do as I do
October 01, 5:35pm

Re: Replacing my gears
I'm with you, Ken--you can replace your gear, but there's no replacing the Linkster. I've missed your presence, Anna Marie.

In GEAR » Replacing my gears
October 01, 8:27am

Stackable ti cups
Here's an option--Snow Peak's stackable double wall cups without handles:

In GEAR » Recommendation for a titanium cup?
October 01, 7:49am

Basin Point
Go for it, Kelly, and be sure to report back to us on your experience. Also...pray to those snow gods, and talk sweet to any griz that might wander along your shoreline at Shoshone Lake, hoping for...

In Pre-Trip Planning » One Night in Yellowstone
September 29, 8:07pm

Old Faithful area
Why don't you hike to the Shoshone geyser basin, and spend the night on the lake at campsite 8R5? This takes you to the Lone Star geyser along the way, which is fun if you are able to time it r...

In Pre-Trip Planning » One Night in Yellowstone
September 29, 9:34am

Kelly, where will you be based in the YNP area, or are you just passing through? Yellowstone is a huge park, and where you will be staying when you arrive might dictate a logical backpack trip. Als...

In Pre-Trip Planning » One Night in Yellowstone
September 29, 7:50am

Re: Tubing length
Rebecca, I have found that the optimal setup for my 4 L. "dirty" Big Zip Platy is 36"-42" from the outlet hose to the filter. Then I have a short 6" tube to connect from th...

In GEAR » Sawyer mini filter as a camp gravity system?
September 26, 10:03pm

Re: shoe stink
I find that baking soda pretty much takes the stink out of my shoes. I pour a bunch into the toe box and heel areas, shake it up to contact all moist surfaces, and let it go to work overnight.

In GEAR » Synthetic Stink: Scientifically proven
September 08, 10:56am

Re: Advice and therapy for a broken ankle
Jack, I'm sorry for what you are going through. I think the key is to do what your doctors tell you to do, so that heals properly. It won't probably help you much, but think on this--you ha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice and therapy for a broken ankle
August 27, 5:02pm

Re PIF bear spray
It is good of you to offer this PIF. I usually just give it to someone at a permit office or ranger station if I am flying home--they can use it for sure, or they might give it to some other hiker ...

In Gear Swap » PIF Bear spray (Madison, WI)
August 25, 8:02am

All Reader Reviews by Gary Dunckel

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Mountain House's Pro Pack meal bags fit perfectly in the PCS cup. After adding the boiling water to the bag, stirring it up, and resealing it, you can empty the remaining water from the PCS, drop ...

In Stoves - Canister
March 18, 11:41am

Hilleberg Akto
I agree that the Akto is a very strong and high quality 4-season solo tent. But I must add an anecdote to illustrate the what I feel is the tent's main weakness. In early October of '06 we wer...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 28, 9:08am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
What the previous posts have neglected to mention is that the Amphib is perhaps the lightest (24 ounces/pair)"running shoe" that can be taken on a standard extended backpack trip (not fast packing) fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 18, 7:45pm