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RE: Bad Encounters
The worst encounter I had was not even a real encounter, but an act of vandalism / theft to my vehicle left at the trailhead. Had a window smashed, the stereo, CB radio, and a 4 D-cell mag lite sto...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bad Trail Encounters
December 07, 1:08pm

Cold Camping with Scouts
Having been with Scouts on many Klondike Derby’s and winter camps, hypothermia really is an issue with the kids. Keep up on signs of hypothermia Remember C.O.L.D. Keep you and your clothes ...

In GEAR » Any suggestions for warm weather Scouts trying cold weather camping?
December 04, 11:01am

Pee Bottle
I agree some of these threads of this topic offered way too much information. However, sometimes it’s a bit too cold and wet to get out of the bag, put on shoes/boots, unzip tent (if it’s that ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » pee bottle
December 04, 9:53am

Mixing Aqua Mira
I use the 0.25 oz Mini Vials sold on this site to mix my Aqua Mira. I also place the Part A and Part B into their own mini dropper too. This way when I do a 3L bladder it is easier to mix all at on...

In GEAR » Replacement caps for Aqua Mira?
December 04, 9:34am

Winter Water
The Denver Area Council (BSA) has a camp in the Rocky Mountains that holds Okpik (pronounced oo-pick)cold weather training. They also recommend the 1L platy bag hung from the neck between your body...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Keeping water / food from freezing on day hikes -
December 02, 2:08pm

Backpacking Lantern - Brunton Liberty
I have had the Brunton Liberty for a year now, and like the ratings in the review posted on this site, it scores a little low. I think the idea of a mantleless lantern is a good idea, but the perfo...

In GEAR » backpacking lanterns
November 29, 5:50am

Re: Knife or Tool
I too carry a Swiss Army Classic as part of my First Aid Kit, always in it. Then, depending on if I feel the need for pliers I bring a Leatherman Juice xe6 (6.6 oz.) which has a good selection o...

In GEAR » knife/multitool
November 28, 7:47pm

RE: ULA - Bottle Holsters
I suspect they will be something like GoLite's reflective webbing strap with velcro to hold part of the bottle, along with an elastic cord with spring lock to hold another part. Works great with bi...

In GEAR » ULA New Packs for 2006
November 21, 4:03pm

Re: re aluminium can
The picture shows a "Trails End" popcorn can, the same as the Boy Scouts sell. If yours is steel it must be very old, as all of them in recent years have been heavy gauge aluminum. It is a great...

In GEAR » Wood Stoves
November 21, 11:54am

Re: Splenda-Nutra Sweet- Spouse Education
Like Tim… I’m divorced so no need to educate. However, if I were still married, I would remind of all the little shiny sparkly things she collected, in much smaller packages and much easier to ...

In Philosophy & Technique » splenda,nutrasweet,spouse education
November 18, 2:59pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike Storesund

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Photon Light Proton Personal Flashlight
I would give the Proton a 4 out of 5 score primarily because of its high cost ($69). It is an excellent light if you need to do any emergency signaling at night or if you need a high intensity beam fo...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 27, 9:11am

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
I like the simplicity in the concept of the design. It is a combination of bivy sack and single wall tent with plenty of room that weighs in at 25 ounces. The bathtub floor and netting along the floor...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 24, 1:11am

ULA H2O Amigo
I too am a firm believer in gravity filters. It is a blessing that you can still get filtered water with little effort while you complete some other chore around camp. I have used self made gravity fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
September 24, 12:59am

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
I believe each post have their valid points. I believe the general consensus, mine included, is that Beyond Backpacking © is something that should be on every backpacker’s bookshelf. I have read and r...

In Books and Media
September 11, 9:20am

Go Lite Speed
I rate this pack a 5. I also have its smaller brother the GoLite Race, which I gave my son. For 2 pounds, not including ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 02, 11:40am

GoLite Breeze
I have to say this is not the worst pack I ever had, but close to it. I do like the simplicity, but the straps are just killer. With 18 pounds I can carry on one shoulder and switch sides, but when ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 29, 4:05pm

Photon Freedom Micro (White)
These are great little lights! I have the White, Red and Blue with 2 clips. I wear the White and Red on my lanyard and keep the Blue on a hat clip. The Blue was bought as a joke with the Scouts... H...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 29, 3:58pm

I bought these to replace my older / heavier poles. I prefer collapsible poles so I can adjust the height with my tarps and my SMD Lunar Solo. I did the research before buying and was concerned about...

In Trekking Poles
August 25, 8:52am

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I had one of these for almost a year. I thought the four pot supports were a great idea and wish more manufacturers would do so. However I had a few issues and thanks to REI return policy I was able t...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:51pm

Brunton Crux
I think this stove is the next generation of things to come. With a collapsible burner head, it folds over for 3.1 ounces of ultimate compact ability. The oversized burner head offers a better burn an...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:21pm