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Re: Re: JRB Quilts
>I'm thinking this might the year to try a hammock, too. I use a Hennessy Hammock with a JRB Nest as my under-quilt (or as top-quilt with the HH UnderPad/UnderCover insulation system). ...

In GEAR » Quilt or top bag versus reg. bag
April 03, 6:40pm

Re: podcast volume
You might mention to the participants not to breath into the microphone. One person was doing that for several minutes while someone else was speaking. Evidently this isn't mixed. Still, I e...

In Editor's Roundtable » Roundtable Discussion: Winter Hiking and Camping
April 03, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Foam pad question
I recently posted some comments on another thread about sleeping pads, about the Gossamer Gear 1/8" ThinLight with GG NightLight and/or BMW TorsoLite. But since the discussion was about insula...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Foam pad question
April 03, 5:37pm

Re: alcohol container?
I often use small water bottles, and my most recent bottle has had alcohol stored in it for 1.5 years with no problem.

In Make Your Own Gear » alcohol container?
April 03, 5:25pm

Re: Re: Super Ultra Light "Off Set" Certificates
I'm going to submit an expense voucher to my company for 15.0 oz worth of certificates for the satellite phone I carry.

In Chaff » Super Ultra Light "Off Set" Certificates
April 01, 10:36am

Re: Re: What is the best wicking t-shirt?
>I can't exactly afford a wardrobe of merino wool, I should have mentioned above that the WalMart Athletic Works wicking tees cost less than $10. I wear mine for 3-4 days at a time, day...

In GEAR » What is the best wicking t-shirt?
April 01, 9:50am

Re: Montrail Nitrus
># The son of Hardrock I hope this doesn't mean the end of the Hardrock!

In GEAR » Montrail Nitrus
March 31, 11:26am

college outings
>I need the certification to run outing programs through my college You should carry more of a first aid kit than you think if you're going to be responsible for students. To offset lia...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wilderness First Aid
March 31, 12:32am

Re: Planning on going with Brunton crux for first stove-Recommendations for cooking pot?
A typical pre-packaged freeze-dried "two-serving" (yeah, right) meal or packet of Jello (drink it hot in the winter) requires 16 oz, which is two cups or 1/2 quart (0.5 liters or 500ml). ...

In GEAR » Planning on going with Brunton crux for first stove-Recommendations for cooking pot?
March 30, 11:20am

Re: What is the best wicking t-shirt?
>What's a great product that I can use on the trail, and also for working out Try WalMart's Athletic Works tees; they're made of 80% polyester/20% lycra and they flash off persp...

In GEAR » What is the best wicking t-shirt?
March 30, 10:53am

All Reader Reviews by Douglas Frick

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Petzl Zipka
I have the original 3-LED Zipka (1.9 oz with Lithium batteries). It is my regular headlamp (when there's little likelihood of hiking at night) and I always carry it with me on day hikes. It isn...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 07, 1:54pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
I grabbed a bunch of random non-Cliff bars at REI before a recent trip. A few of them were wretched, some just indifferent, and a few I thought would be worthwhile to remember for next time. And then ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 13, 1:03pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
The good points are: fast, fuel-efficient, easy, simple, and reliable boiling water. You can hold it in your hand while you boil water, if finding a place to set up a hot stove is a problem in your en...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 10:55am Premium Membership
I read all of the free articles, and after looking at the abstracts of the Premium articles, I immediately bought a membership. That was well worth it right there. I've also more than saved the price ...

In Books and Media
December 26, 10:01pm

Hiking Light Handbook by Karen Berger
This is a great intro to lightweight backpacking. She covers all of the major gear areas in an uncomplicated fashion, giving overviews of what, why and how to lighten up. The book includes strategies,...

In Books and Media
December 26, 9:56pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I refer to it as my "ugly hat," but it's the one I always grab when it's sunny. I wear this hat in Hawaii, where hiking is hot and steamy. I just tighten the headband a bit (easily and securely adjust...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 23, 9:16pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
I don't have a Brunton Helios lighter, but unfortunately there isn't a way to comment without giving a rating. I do, however, have six butane 'windproof' lighters/torches: a Brunton Firelight, a Solo ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 23, 8:27pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
This is a thick book with a lot of useful information. I found it inspiring, with a fairly well-balanced idea of hiking and camping with light gear. I've bought copies for friends, with the simple adm...

In Books and Media
November 25, 2:17pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I have flat feet after wearing rubber slippers in Hawaii for 15 years. When I got back into hiking I found I could only pack for a mile or two before my feet started screaming. Superfeet solved that p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 25, 1:47pm