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GPS no compass?- Not for me.
Certainly there is no right or wrong answer here, but I can not imagine going into the backcountry without a compass and map. I carry a Brunton 9020G baseplate, a Garmin 301, and a Casio altimete...

In Philosophy & Technique » GPS no compass?
November 26, 7:34pm

Thanks again Richard!
This thread has been very informative. I'm going to replace the mylar bag in my day hike kit with the small Blizzard bag.

In GEAR » BlizzardBag; Richard N. help with Togs
November 26, 6:26pm

BlizzardBag; Richard N. help with Togs
Richard, or anyone else who wants to take a stab at this.. This company is claiming their foil bag has more than twice the insulation/weight ratio of goose down. (They mistakenly call it "war...

In GEAR » BlizzardBag; Richard N. help with Togs
November 25, 6:28pm

Thanks Jeremy
I just got some lightweight goretex Inov8 390s for about $77 plus shipping, about 1/2 of the full retail price. THANKS!

In Gear Deals » REI - Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS $219.95 & eTrex Legend Cx $184.93
November 25, 1:57am

Inflatable pillow?
Brett, another vote for the Montbell. It has toggles you can use to attach to your mattress, or attach as designed to the Montbell mats. It is asymetric. One side has a notch for your head so it wi...

In GEAR » Inflatable pillow?
November 22, 1:08pm

Sig,Layering Sleeping Bags?
Sig, I just saw your post. Ill edit this post with answers tomorrow, sorry; really busy today!

In GEAR » Layering Sleeping Bags?
November 19, 2:01am

Richard: Loft of the #2 Burrow
Richard, Maybe because the bag was packed until a few minutes before the test, the Exceloft was still compressed. I tried to fluff it up as much as possible. I will check another stores stock whe...

In GEAR » 0* Or Lower Womens Bags?
November 19, 1:57am

Kind of new to lightweight backpacking
Craig, Welcome to lightweight backpacking. You wondered aloud if this is for you. If you do enough backpacking, you will develop the motivation to make it happen. You might even start to enjoy the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Kind of new to lightweight backpacking
November 19, 1:53am

Waterproof gloves - Komperdell, SealSkinz
I'm still looking as well. Waterproof,, uninsulated, breathable gloves which do not absorb significant ammounts of water. It is quite possible there are none on the market.

In GEAR » Waterproof gloves - Komperdell, SealSkinz - know any others?
November 15, 2:13am

How do you Purify Water? coffee filter + micropur
Jake, I'm a process geek myself; I make a living off it. But no need to make this complicated. I suggest leaving your heavy filters at home. Have you ever been forced to drink water so polluted...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How do you Purify Water?
November 15, 2:06am

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5.11 gear Tactical nylon pants
These pants weigh in at 720grams, that's a pound and a half, folks. I bought them as winter hiking pants because I do not need the convertable feature of my other pants in winter, but I found thes...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 05, 10:00pm

Petzl Tikka XP
In preparation for a night hike I wanted to buy a new headlamp. Technology has come a long way since my old Zipka Plus.. (and I couldn't find it!) After a few hours of research including

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
September 04, 11:58pm

Cilogear Schoolbag
I got my second Cilogear last week, what Graham calls the "Schoolbag". Here in BPL land it makes for a very nice day-hiking pack and I bet many BPL members could fit a weekend kit into its 3...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 04, 3:30am

tiny BIC lighter (the cute one)
I carry various types of fire making gear for my own educational and practice purposes, but I always have one of these 11 gram bics taped to my keychain or in my pot set. They won't flame when soa...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 06, 10:53pm

SnowClaw Backcountry Shovel Racer Backcountry Shovel
My snow claw is one of the more recent models. I used it on one winter trip for bivy prep; I can move snow at a higher rate than with a shovel due to the low inertia of the blade; I dug into a 45'...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 05, 11:44pm

Montbell Versalite rain pants
Just bought these today and tested them in a thunderstorm tonight. My usual test sequence is based on recommendations from one of our members. 1. The sitting test applies about 10,000mm head; 2. kneel...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 30, 9:25am

Lite my fire firesteel scout firelighter
This device reliably makes sparks as advertised; even when wet. But so will an 11 gram mini-bic. So I carry the bic. Also, the tiny spark-maker from a Spark-lite is also a fraction of this item'...

In Cookware - Other
July 30, 9:07am

Petzl Zipka
If I only kept one light out of my selection; I would keep this one. Additionally, if someone requested my advice on one light to buy, this would be it. It is my default flashlight for any situation. ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 30, 8:55am

Montbell U.L. 90 Sleeping Pad U.L. 90
I own the 120cm version, but aside from the dimensions and weight, it is identical. This pad is not remarkable on its own, but as part of the Montbell sleep system, it is. The toggles mate with the...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 19, 2:04am

Sealskinz gloves
Sealskinz absorb water like a big fat sponge, and weighing them on my scale, they did indeed double in weight when wet. Totally unaceptable, and uncomfortable. Returned to REI.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 09, 9:32pm