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Customized Single Wall Tents Ratings Summary
Great and helpful report. I was wondering if it was technologically possible to produce the evaluation chart on this site in a format that would allow us to do what Patrick has done: eliminate ...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Single Wall Tents (2008)
November 19, 5:15pm

Black Diamond Axe
How long is the axe?

In Gear Swap » FS: Alpine Gear (not UL)
November 10, 6:14pm

Marking volumes on titanium pots
What are you using to mark volumes? I'd prefer an indentation, but as thin as some of these pots have become I'm concerned I'll do damage. What kind of tool do you use? If you u...

In GEAR » Marking volumes on titanium pots
October 05, 9:31pm

bear protection for 15 lbs

In Chaff » bear protection for 13.5 ounces
August 26, 3:52pm

bear protection for agile people confronted with de-clawed bears
Clearly, the knife that freezes the griz's innards at the push of a button has been rejected by some sissies and tightwads. Accordingly, I suggest a multiple use jug for the hiker in close ...

In Chaff » bear protection for 13.5 ounces
July 30, 3:00pm

bear protection for 13.5 ounces
For those that favor combat at close range with the griz...

In Chaff » bear protection for 13.5 ounces
July 23, 5:19pm

REI MTS for a week and I was temporarily speaking in the falsetto range
Maybe they've been re-designed now, but they wrapped me up so tight... I've been happier in patagonia and smartwool.

In GEAR » Briefly Speaking...
July 02, 9:08pm

hip belt comfort
I've found the Mountain Hardwear pants comfortable when I have a lot of weight on the hip belt.

In GEAR » Hiking/Trekking Pants
June 09, 4:45pm

Backpacking Light Issue 9 smells much better
Don't know what you did, but this issue is readable.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking Light Issue 8 stinks
June 09, 4:42pm

video camera
Ryan, Were you happy with the video camera and the equipment you used to keep it dry?

In Editor's Roundtable » Packraft Trekking in Montana's Bear Trap Canyon (Videocast)
June 04, 5:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Tim Cheek

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Mountain Laurel Designs 850 ml Cup
Perfect because it does what the advertisement says it will do. It holds enough water to reconstitute your freeze dried food, and your hot drink. Boil the water for both, pour whatever is needed for t...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 05, 10:07pm

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
I feel like I have to choke down energy bars. They are just too dry for me. And, these things didn't seem appetizing to me because they had the consistency of gummy bears and the political cor...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 05, 10:01pm

Amazon Kindle
Some people fish, fly kites, chat with their hiking mates, or mull over their route and equipment when they aren’t hiking. Some hike from dawn to dusk and have no time for such weighty pass times. If...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 05, 9:54pm

Garmin Oregon 550t
This review is by a first time GPS user, so I can’t offer a comparison to other units. I’m also not familiar with the technical aspects of GPS units, so I can’t offer you performance data. What I ca...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
September 05, 9:53pm

Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Firestarter
Plastic broke while trying to use it the first time. Apparently, the spring wasn't strong enough for the plunger to pop out when I squeezed the case. Super gluing it back would likely prevent m...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 25, 8:19pm

Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure by Peter Stark
Okay, maybe this is engaging and educational, but it gave me the creeps. How many ways can you kick the bucket in slow motion?

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:32pm

Alone Across Alaska 1,000 Miles of Wilderness DVD DVD $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping. This is a DVD of a solo hike from the east end of the Brooks range to the west. Six hundred miles of hiking and four hundred on an inflatable canoe. ...

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:30pm

Inov-8 Roclite 390 XCR
I bought my pair from REI in case I needed to return them. I'd have preferred a pair without gore tex, but it was fun to splash through water without drying out. I was worried that the description...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 06, 9:37pm

Cocoon Vest Vest
I ordered the medium because that is what I wear in a Patagonia Micro-Puff, but the neck was too big for me, too. I have replaced it with a small, and the fit is perfect. I prefer the zipper over t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 05, 7:56pm

Equinox Lite Tripper Organizer Pouch
The irony of repackaging stuff into smaller containers is the accumulation of a whole lot of little containers. I have tried to keep track of them all a variety of ways, but always feared I'd mis...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 28, 10:00pm