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Re: Re: Re: Re: When backpacking, it pays to be small
I'm 5'8" with closer to a 31" inseam. I can also run pretty fast. I have a large stride for my height. I wonder what is average. My brother in law is almost 6' with a 29&qu...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 11, 9:31am

For a tent I would suggest a Tarptent Rainshadow 2. That is what I am considering for myself, my wife and my 10 year old daughter. Plenty of room for three and it is not too unreasonably heavy fo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Newbie to Ultralight
December 09, 10:30am

Drive in camping
Just checking, this is a drive up campground. "Everyone" is getting their own sites. I am considering bringing the MotorHome and the family. Unless that is just to "heavy". ;...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » California GGG #7 - Jan 29 to Feb 1, 2015
December 05, 6:52pm

Re: Re: Re: cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
But who is going to carry "hydrochloric acid + caustic" in their pack. I'll just take a stove! ;^) What does that change into?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
December 05, 3:57pm

Re: awesome
I use the original sawyer filter as a gravity filter (don't use hydration bladders). It works great for that and you can easily suck water through it "on-demand". The mini is the sa...

In GEAR » best water filter for water bladder?
December 04, 11:02am

Begining to run
When I first started running I couldn't jog for a full minute without stopping. My respiration was at max and my heart rate was probably also at max. This was not motivating! My wife encoura...

In Philosophy & Technique » beginning to run
December 03, 1:01pm

Heat diffuser
I've used my homemade ("tin can" top with slots cut in it) many times on my vargo ti stove. No problems what so ever. I do keep the flame very low, too low to properly bake at first.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dry Baking Set Up Questions
December 02, 4:22pm

As Rodger said, it is certainly the pad. I have the same exact pad and used it at 25. That was the temp all night, not just a low. I had just under 2 inches of synthetic quilt over me. The pad ...

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
December 02, 1:04pm

That is my size, exactly. Shoes seem to be getting smaller so for some brands I need a 9, but my size is 8.5 (measured recently, BTW). Just curious, why do you ask?

In GEAR » Who wears size 8.5, normal width shoes?
December 02, 12:25pm

I'm a cheap ***** and everything I use is cheap gear. My GG Vapor Trail is probably the closest to quality I own, but that was cheap from gear swap. My vargo ti canister stove was on sale for...

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
November 25, 1:22pm

All Reader Reviews by Larry De La Briandais

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Category Retailer
I purchased the Vargo canister stove from them at a GREAT price. They had such a run on sales because of the low price that is was sold out. They left me a personal phone message letting me know tha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 3:07pm