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Re: "bear canister best practices?"
Jeffrey, Good question and point. I tend to be a bit anal and I have this fear of some small creature making off with any of my stuff. So I find that I have plenty of space above my head i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » bear canister best practices?
July 21, 3:16pm

Re: bear canister best practices?
Linda, I have only backpacking in the Sierras and always have a bear canister and I cook with esbit. I also carry soap/camp suds and deet. If I have room in my canister, I will put esbit i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » bear canister best practices?
July 21, 1:10pm

Re: Immuno-Response
Max, Yeah, I am with you....dirt does not hurt and living in a sterile environment is not good for you. I wash my hands after going to the restroom, but otherwise, I am eating that M&M th...

In GEAR » How gross is it to you when people put their fingers in their...
July 21, 12:44pm

Re: Brought back a souvenir from Rae Lakes Loop
Jack, Great trip report and your pictures are making me want to buy more gear from Jon so I can bake with his stove. I have the simmering ring for my MSR Titan Kettle, but did not get a pan f...

In Post-Trip Reports » Brought back a souvenir from Rae Lakes Loop
July 10, 5:36pm

Re: there's FAT in my JERKY!!
Jennifer, I have used my dehydrator only twice to make jerky and used flank steak. I had read to partially freeze the meat to make it firm enough to slice into thin strips, which is easier wh...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » there's FAT in my JERKY!!
July 10, 5:09pm

Re: Bay Area GGG Host
@John, No offense taken at all....I know you and talked to you. Would never think that you would be blame anyone. We are on the same page....we both wanted to do right by Dan. @everyone...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
July 09, 12:26pm

Re: Bay Area GGG Host
John, Regarding Dan from Zelph....after the trip report was done, I found out about all the gear that Dan had donated and solicited people for photos. Couldn't get any. However, I did ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
July 08, 3:07pm

Re: What gear makes you happy?
The constants of my backpacking universe put a smile upon my face: My hiking poles are old friends without which I could not complete my trips. The strap around my wrist is like an old and comfo...

In GEAR » What gear makes you happy?
July 07, 1:45pm

Re: Ultralight luxuries
1.5 or 1.3 ounce Monkey Pillow Used it for the 1st time on a weekend trip. Soooo much nicer than using a sweaty stuff sack or putting my shoes under ...

In GEAR » Ultralight luxuries
July 02, 11:48pm

Crazy Alcohol Stove Torture Test
I was just browsing youtube for information on Jon's Flat Cat Gear cooking systems and came across this crazy video he has on abusing his standard alcohol stove. One of them involved driving...

In GEAR » Crazy Alcohol Stove Torture Test
June 15, 10:07am

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