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All Forum Posts by James Pitts

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Re: What is the best wicking t-shirt?
I pretty much get anything for running and use that hiking. The Coolmax stuff is acceptable... I have a lot of Brooks stuff and I think I like this the best. I just get whatever is on closeout. ...

In GEAR » What is the best wicking t-shirt?
April 01, 12:27pm

Re: Bear Valley
I mean that's 'pemmican' as in a brand name, right? It's not pemmican as in the food. I have been interested in pemmican after reading a history book a few years ago but short of ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 3000 Calorie Reserve Ideas?
April 01, 12:24pm

Re: UL quickdraw <$10
I have several of the CAMP Nanowire quickdraws and the specs aren't significantly different. I think you can get lighter... I was looking at these a while ago. http://www.mtntools.com/cat/r...

In Gear Deals » UL quickdraw <$10
April 01, 10:10am

Re: Pepsi-Chimney stove
My thoughts exactly!

In Make Your Own Gear » Pepsi-Chimney stove
April 01, 9:53am

Re: Soot Factor ?
I don't think of it as the next evolution but rather the old ways coming back to prove they can still work. I am always amazed how fresh ideas on old concepts often yield the best results. ...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
March 31, 8:57am

Re: pemmican
i thought it had dried berries in it as well.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 3000 Calorie Reserve Ideas?
March 30, 10:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: New Vango Ultralite 100 Tent
Very cool tent... http://www.outbacktrading.co.uk/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=30&ccSID=ccf84ac6fb8ebad9a1a4c42d76bd6a73 $190 USD (+ Shipping) Body: Protex® SPU-SL3000 Groun...

In GEAR » New Vango Ultralite 100 Tent
March 30, 10:26pm

Re: Best pillow?
I use a pair of "water wings" that I split down the middle on a seam. It works really well. Here is a photo of my sleep setup and you can see the pillow. This was the only night I used...

In GEAR » Best pillow?
March 30, 3:19pm

Re: pot size
I pretty big one.. 6.25d x 4.25h inches. Certainly larger than I would use when backpacking. I was just fooling around with the stove the first time I lit it.

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
March 30, 7:34am

Re: Lighting the Bush Buddy...
I lit my Bushbuddy today on the picnic table in my backyard. I used a bunch of sticks, nothing larger than my index finger. It wasn't totally dry wood but close. Frankly I was amazed. One t...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
March 29, 11:04pm

All Reader Reviews by James Pitts

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Pro-Tick Remedy Pro-Tick
I am so glad someone posted a review of this gizmo. First let me say that you can remove a tick with a pair of tweezers. The Pro-Tick Remedy tool is not multi-use like tweezers. That said, it w...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
May 26, 11:18am

Repel Lemon Euculyptus Insect Spray
I am a huge fan of 3M Ultrathon largely because the stuff works REALLY WELL... for what I use it for. So this is sort of my "gold standard"... encapsulated DEET lotion. That said, differ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 26, 10:24am

Mountainsmith Wisp
I forget when I bought this. It was on an uber-closeout type deal. This sleeping bag is not made anymore. The facts: - 750+ fill down - Size Long (6' 6") Weight: Says 24 oz, 23 oz in ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 08, 9:27pm

Marmot Atom
Let's get down to the facts: - Temp rating: 40 degrees - Size Long (6' 6") Weight: 20 oz on the box, 22 oz in my kitchen. - Shell: Pertex Quantum N-090 Ripstop - Lining: Pertex ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 08, 9:14pm

Martin Backpacker Guitar
Now here is a review you don't see every day. This was a very thoughtful gift from my dear wife. I am an avid guitar player but leave my music at home when I hike because a flat-top 6-string ...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 08, 8:54pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
What's with people that review gear they have never owned nor tested in the field? This is a mystery to me. Anyway, on to the Jetboil. I bought this because... I had an REI dividend and the...

In Stoves - Canister
January 08, 7:58pm

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
This was my default insulating layer until I bought the MontBell Down Inner Jacket. This jacket is very warm, as is the vest. I prefer the older models (05 and later) to the newer ones. I recall ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 08, 7:49pm

WalMart
What is there to review? Be careful driving in the parking lot because people seem to switch off their brains when they walk about outside the store. Seriously, they take anything back and there a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 08, 7:46pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
...and they really mean it. I have seen people hopelessly abuse the return policy but REI stands by it. The prices are fair, especially if you use an REI Gold Visa. The dividend makes for a nice gi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 08, 7:43pm

Therm-A-Rest Lite Seat
Works great and is light but very comfortable. It takes quite a beating and will eventually get a hole in it. I have had to make two repairs to mine. I use it to extend my sleeping pad setup when I...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 08, 11:52am