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Needle Stakes
I really like MSR Needle Stakes. Apparently everyone else doesn't feel the same way because MSR discontinued them.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » favorite stakes
June 26, 7:08pm

Am I over reacting?
Yes you are over reacting. The odds are that he is at more risk at home than he will be in the back country as long as you are prepared and use good practices.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Am I being responsible?
June 25, 12:11pm

Try this
From Sawyer: A1.4: Non-backflushed Filters - In case you forgot to back flush your filter after your last outing and flow seems to be little to diminished, soak the filter in hot tap water (not bo...

In GEAR » My beloved Sawyer Squeeze failed me. Anyone else experience this?
June 25, 12:02pm

If you really need a knife...
The Gerber Ultralight LST is a nice knife for the size/weight/cost. The ultralight is 0.6 oz and if you wnt something bigger the biggest of the LST line is about 1.2 oz.

In GEAR » Which sub 0.5 oz knife: Spyderco ladybug or ?
June 25, 8:42am

I too like the Toob. http://www.rei.com/product/737990/aurelle-toob-brush

In GEAR » Travel toothbrush that isn't terrible?
June 25, 8:36am

The Marmot Kompressor Plus looks like a good deal for that price. I have not used one so I can't say much about it. Not sure what you mean about being compressible. The Flash 18 and Flash ...

In GEAR » Marmot Kompressor Plus for a small pack or something else
June 25, 5:16am

That video shows what I was awkwardly trying to describe, but much more clearly. Good luck sorting out what works best for you.

In GEAR » PCT Bear Bag Hang
June 24, 4:18pm

Audio books
"Is there anyone who use MP3 audio books instead of reading ebooks?" Yes I have on multi week and multi month bicycle tours. I used an older model iPod Shuffle and later my phone. I ...

In GEAR » eBooks for the Trail
June 24, 7:55am

The reference to having to pull all the line through a clove hitch is bogus in the case of tying it on a stick. You throw the two loops and put the stick through. The clove hitch is actually easi...

In GEAR » PCT Bear Bag Hang
June 24, 5:11am

I would have said a bit more than 5 degrees are added by the bivy, but it probably depends on how windy it is and how well sheltered you are. I do know that when cowboy camping on top of the bivy,...

In GEAR » When is a bivy sack necessary?
June 24, 4:54am

All Reader Reviews by Pete Staehling

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Thermarest Neo-Air
I love my NeoAir (size regular). It is light, comfy, and packs small. I agree that for the price a patch kit should be included, but I don't miss the stuff sack. I have been using a ziploc ba...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 23, 12:04pm