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Re: BagBowl Turns a Ziplock into a Bowl
I suppose you could make a Reflectex cozy version of it too, with the benefit of more insulation.

In GEAR » BagBowl Turns a Ziplock into a Bowl
October 14, 7:32pm


In Gear Swap » FS/Trade: MLD Solomid Cuben Fiber, New
October 14, 6:44pm

BagBowl Turns a Ziplock into a Bowl
Anyone tried these? Looks pretty cool for a freezer bag cooker. BagBowl - See it Work. Not affiliated.

In GEAR » BagBowl Turns a Ziplock into a Bowl
October 14, 5:45pm

Re: Looking for old BPL Titanium Short-Handled Spoon
Thanks @cobberman for the link to our spoon. @regultr, I will have some of these included with our Nov 1 order that includes the new stove, if you can wait until then. It's the same 127mm th...

In Gear Swap » Looking for old BPL Titanium Short-Handled Spoon
October 08, 3:52pm

Re: Highest Lake in N America via Shepherds Pass, Mt Whitney High Country Indian Summer, Solo
Thank you for sharing Brian, the Sierra never disappoints. I've been interested in using Shepherds Pass as an entry point. Congrats on finding a good balance of lightweight gear.

In Post-Trip Reports » Highest Lake in N America via Shepherds Pass, Mt Whitney High Country Indian Summer, Solo
October 06, 8:43pm

Re: MLD Solomid support.
The thing with a solomid is that it takes 2 poles/sticks/supports to pitch well, unlike a duomid or other mid-type shelter which can be well-pitched with one. With a duomid or speedmid, there is...

In GEAR » MLD Solomid support.
October 06, 4:51pm

Re: Backpacking and the Bruin Mind
Thank you for the excellent article. We encountered two black bears on our Sierra outing last weekend and tips like these helped to make it an eventless episode, though exciting. I've ordere...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking and the Bruin Mind
October 03, 11:06am

Re: Small NeoAir Xlite...actual weight?
7.65 oz for mine. I have no problem with the drop off since I use my pack under my lower legs, but I could see how a larger person could find it like ice skating on top of a barrel.

In GEAR » Small NeoAir Xlite...actual weight?
September 29, 1:48pm

Re: Rae Lakes Loop, Sept 21-23
You can download my gearlist for this trip as a PDF and read more about my thoughts on the list in this thread: Gearlist: SUL Durable Sierras

In Post-Trip Reports » Rae Lakes Loop, Sept 21-23
September 28, 6:20pm

Re: NEW: LiteTrail Titanium Solid Fuel Cook System - sub-3 oz
@regultr Good q. No extinguish. I just grab the top of the pot, pour half the water in one ziplock and half in the other. Make sure ziplocks don't spill. Put pot back on stove, pour in 5-6 oz m...

In Gear Deals » NEW: LiteTrail Titanium Solid Fuel Cook System - sub-3 oz
September 28, 4:54pm

All Reader Reviews by J W

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Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Just received these poles so this is a pre-trip review. Superb craftsmanship, super light and exactly what I would have made if I could do it myself. The adjustable mechanism is easy to use and ...

In Trekking Poles
July 04, 10:45pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip Pack
The perfect balance between light weight and durability with features like side pockets, padded shoulder straps and dyneema spectra grid fabric, all for under 10 oz. I have a second generation one,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 25, 7:10pm

Patagonia Men's Wool 2 Crew long sleeve
I love this shirt more than any other I own. The only problem is the durability. I'm on my second one and have had numorous holes 1/8" to 1/4" in diameter pop up all over on both. Also, ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 25, 11:43am

Adventure Medical Kits Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy
Rating 4/5 because the construction was under par. They use tape to form the bivy shape from a single piece of material. The tape job was sloppy with some holes in the bottom. Other than that a great ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
December 18, 12:05pm

Gossamer Gear
Thumbs up to GG. They don't make a lot of items, rather a few quality niche packs and other gear. I really like their sourcing of other industry items and presenting them for backpacking, such as the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 7:38pm

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
Initial Review Oct 2006: Out of the box I love it, light as a feather, VERY well made and sized perfect for my intended use. I really like the shape, it's like a slim aerodynamic sled. GG's products a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 16, 8:00pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
Just got mine in the mail and tinkered with it a bit. Like the previous reviewer, the rivet looks very suspect. I will write more after some use. Drilled the rivet out to remove the pan. The pan we...

In Stoves - Other
August 16, 8:03pm