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Re: Gear for freezing rain
Justin, I mentioned that using the plastic UPS bags on my feet were like a vapor barrier. The advice about using a thin sock liner, plastic bag, and then sock over the plastic bag is sound ad...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 25, 4:57pm

Re: Gear for freezing rain
I have found using the "free" plastic UPS bags that are cut down to sock size is a very effective and tough vapor barrier to keep your feet dry. Dry is relative because sweat does make...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 25, 2:23pm

Carrying Olive Oil
On my JMT trip, I brought olive oil with me and took "shots" of it with my meals to add calories. Yeah, does not taste great, but worked for me. However, I found that using these di...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking food
August 19, 1:04pm

Re: x-cords makes buckles with integrated whistle AND flint
Adam, Looking forward to getting your impressions on this. Gotta love the price. Tony

In GEAR » x-cords makes buckles with integrated whistle AND flint
August 19, 12:45pm

Re: x-cords makes buckles with integrated whistle AND flint
Great idea....very clever for sure. My concerns would be: 1. Would the fire steel fall off/out from the repeated pressure placed on it while scraping the striker over it. 2. Looks like the...

In GEAR » x-cords makes buckles with integrated whistle AND flint
August 18, 5:06pm

I have a 2008 MLD eVent Soul Side Zip paired with a small tarp. With the duomid, an eVent bivy would be overkill and eVent does not breath as well as the momentum fabric of the superlight. I ...

August 07, 5:12pm

Re: Supply at VVR or MTR going south
+1 On what Bob Says. In 2011 I did the JMT Southbound the exact same way. That said, I would highly recommend that you swing by VVR to spend a zero day there, if you need it. The staff is ...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
July 31, 11:15am

Re: Renovo Trio water filter?
Great idea....basically a mini sawyer with a active charcoal element for removing chemicals and improving the taste of poor water. Minor weight penalty for having the active charcoal filter. ...

In GEAR » Renovo Trio water filter?
July 29, 5:03pm

Re: New bottles by Hydrapak
Pretty cool idea for those who don't care for platypus bottles. Always like to see innovation on old ideas. Tony

In GEAR » New bottles by Hydrapak
July 29, 12:53pm

Re: Punching a hole into sawyer water bladders
Dennis, I did this years ago on my 1st generation Sawyer "black" inline filter. I reinforced the holes with metal grommets from Joann's Fabrics. Think they were gold/brass co...

In GEAR » Punching a hole into sawyer water bladders
July 28, 12:42pm

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm