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Duofold compared with?
No offense taken. I'm just trying to make everyone's hiking and backpacking experience that much better : ) Nothing against the Duofold, especially since it's not expensive. I want ...

In GEAR » Most comfortable least odiferous synthetic briefs/T's
September 24, 12:35pm

BPL Stink Test please
Hi Benjamin, How are you? I knew someone eventually would get back with "it could be you." Skin chemistry, sweat composition, diet, etc. - all are factors. But seriously, having logg...

In GEAR » Most comfortable least odiferous synthetic briefs/T's
September 24, 12:03pm

Most comfortable least odiferous synthetic briefs/T's
I should start by saying that I use wool Ibex briefs for colder weather hiking, running, skiing, etc., but 1) I find wool underwear too hot and uncomfortable for warmer weather hiking 2) the Ibex u...

In GEAR » Most comfortable least odiferous synthetic briefs/T's
September 23, 9:58pm

Inviting Mary Wingfield for an interview
A lot of good points have been made, most important that your brain is your #1 survival tool. I just wanted to suggest to BPL Staff - how about inviting her for interview in which she can share ex...

In GEAR » Missing hiker wouldn't drink untreated water
September 23, 9:38pm

wrist compasses
Anyone ever use any wrist style compasses, at least for quick course check? Suunto M-9 Wrist Compass 1.2 oz http://www.rei.com/product/408083

In GEAR » Compass recommendation?
September 19, 9:53pm

light Brunton model; lighter models?
Thanks - wow 1.2 oz with all those features? Very impressive. REI raised price to $24.95, but I'll look around. Are there lighter choices that have almost as many features (to go lighter a...

In GEAR » Compass recommendation?
September 17, 6:20pm

can anyone recommend a small lightweight but dependable backup compass?
I haven't yet read the whole post yet, but it is something I was just starting to research for small lightweight backup compasses. I used the Suunto MC-2G as my main compass, it's excellen...

In GEAR » Compass recommendation?
September 17, 5:04pm

Good lightweight fixed blade knife + sheath, preferably straight + serrated blade
There was a great thread on this topic that I was following a while back, but it wasn’t specifically on fixed blades. I’m looking for a good lightweight fixed blade knife and sheath as a comple...

In GEAR » Good lightweight fixed blade knife + sheath, preferably straight + serrated blade
September 17, 4:42pm

Rab Vapour-Rise sizing
Also Mark, how's the sizing? You wrote on your site that the Rab Vapour Rise Trail Jacket "runs narrow." I'm 6 ft tall, 185 lbs, slim fit build with a 42 in. chest and typically...

In GEAR » The best clothing combinations for backpacking or hiking?
September 14, 2:26pm

thanks, Rab Vapour-Rise usage; where to get
Thanks Mark, that was very helpful (and I've learned a lot from your excellent website). Can you share a little more specifics about activity level and temperature range in which you use the Ra...

In GEAR » The best clothing combinations for backpacking or hiking?
September 14, 2:21pm

All Reader Reviews by E J

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eBAY.com
Craig, How do you set up an auto search on eBay? Not familiar with that feature. Did you set up an outside program to crawl eBay? eBay is not only useful for acquiring used and new gear at low...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 20, 7:51am

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
My wife has had such good experience with her Houdini that I'm going to switch over from my Montane Lite-speed. I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The material has excellent ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:40pm

Montane Lite-speed
I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The fit is quite good, with plenty of room to layer underneath, without being way too big. I'm 6 ft 180lbs, 42 chest and I do fine with the ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:31pm