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Pentax Optio alternatives
At the moment, I have an old Canon Digital Elph S110 (2.1 mp) that I use for "webshots" or whenever I plan on prints in the 4x6" size. Personally, I'm not inclined to upgrade because the tool fits...

In GEAR » Pentax Optio WP
August 28, 10:47am

Re: Re: Montbell Bivy, The Best Part $$$
I considered the BMW and Oware bivies but I'm not sure if that's the best option for me. The reason I say this is because both ARE true bivies with zip-out noseeum and head peaks. This means th...

In GEAR » ultralight bivies.
August 26, 5:39pm

ultralight bivies.
Has anyone tried the new Breeze Dry-Tec Montbell ultra-light bivy sac? I'm considering it as an alternative to the BMW bivy... they are essentially the same weight but the Montbell is waterproof...

In GEAR » ultralight bivies.
August 25, 6:15pm

Re: Looking for cheap and accurate food scale.
You can go into any Radioshack or Circuit city and pick up a NexxTech digital scale for less than 20 USD. I'm in Canada and I got one for 24.95 CDN. It goes up to 5 lbs, measures in 1 g incre...

In Chaff » Looking for cheap and accurate food scale.
August 21, 4:18pm

field cameras...
I've had limited exposure to monorail and field 4x5s Rich. I'm unfortunately spoiled by asymmetric tilts and swings when I toyed around with a friend's Sinar X. That has to be the easiest large f...

In Photo Gallery » Keepers.
August 21, 4:08pm

Re: Setting food aside.
I don't think its a very good idea unless the species you are going to plant is indigenous to the area. In Ontario provincial parks there are strict rules and regulations forbidding the introducti...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Growing Food on the Trail?
August 21, 10:24am

Re: What kind of stove do YOU use for lightweight backpacking?
I've experimented with alot of variations of the Pepsi can stove concept. The one that I've settled on is based on Red Bull cans with an aluminum flashing windscreen and aluminum foil reflector. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » What kind of stove do YOU use for lightweight backpacking?
August 20, 9:44am

Eider down @ Nunatak?
Tom Halpin is a great business man and I really respect his ethics and acumen... but Eider down? Is there really a market for this in the ultra-light circles? Opinions

In GEAR » Eider down @ Nunatak?
August 19, 8:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Fluke info Good point about the tapeworm relatives made. For lake water you can get the parasite by eating fish as well (since they are part of the life cycle...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Growing Food on the Trail?
August 19, 7:58pm

Re: Re: Escargots... aux Canadiennes
I was thinking a double dose of Miox (2 L dose for 500 mL), then letting them sit for 1 hour.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Growing Food on the Trail?
August 19, 7:18pm

All Reader Reviews by John Chan

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Integral Designs Siltarp 2
This is now my preferred mode of tarping. After experimenting with cat-cut tarps, hammocks, tee-pee tarps, I have concluded that the most versatile configuration is the standard flat 8 x 10 silnylon ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 12, 9:41pm

Montbell Breeze Dry-Tec UL overbag (M)
I have used this bivy for 1 full season now. Compared to the BMW Vapor bivy this overbag has several plusses and minuses. The advantages 1. No stakeout points. This may seem counterintuitive, ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 12, 9:33pm

MiniBullDesigns Trek 3
The MBD Trek 3 is the fully pressurized version of their original side-burner. There is no priming cup. You must add the denatured alcohol via small hole on top of the stove after unscrewing a wing-...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 09, 7:11am

Vargo 1.3 L Titanium Pot
Very well made item. On the bottom of the pot it says "made in Japan" which from the dimensions, suggests that its an Evernew pot without the pot handles. I'm not sure how long the non-stick surface...

In Cookware - Titanium
August 09, 6:59am

Mountain Laurel Designs Prophet 25/30
Recieved my MLD Prophet 30 the other day. Its a pretty simple design but will probably do what I envisioned it to: carry a UL 3-day summer kit. I had Ron make some small modifications to my pack lik...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 9:17am

Nunatak Skaha Plus
Recently took delivery on my much anticipated Skaha Plus down sweater. Two long, anxious months from concept to delivery but boy, was it worth it. I had Tom build a sweater in Quantum shell/ 0.8...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 24, 7:53pm

Golite Hex 3
I recently applied UL philosophies to group camping so I replaced my MH Trango 2 tent with a Golite Hex 3. This week, I took the Hex 3 on a planned circumnavigation of the 100 km LaCloche Silhouette ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 26, 5:09pm

Princeton Tech Aurora
Probably the best overall LED headtorch on the market. Ample light, ample light settings, great battery longevity.

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
November 08, 1:13pm

MSR Titan Kettle
Great primary pot for 1 or 2 if you are going to boil water and add. I have even used it for cooking rice (you'll need a pot cozy). I gave it a 4 because of the flimsy handles but I guess for UL coo...

In Cookware - Titanium
November 08, 1:11pm

Montane Featherlite
I've been using the Montane Featherlite Smock as a replacement for a bulky hardshell and its worked great so far. The Pertex fabric with DWR really does well in light precipitation and even in the oc...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
November 08, 10:34am