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Just wanted to back up Steven's warning about cats. Several years ago I noticed a trail of ants in my living room at home. I searched around for a can of regular bug spray like Black Flag or ...

In GEAR » Permethrin. What it will and won't do?
August 18, 9:39am

Tarptent Moment
I have had a Moment for about six months and am mostly happy with it. I get condensation also, but since this is my first single wall tent, I can't say whether the Moment is worst in this rega...

In Editor's Roundtable » Performance Appraisal of the Tarptent Moment
July 27, 2:54pm

Camera Protection
I use a LowePro Apex 30AW for my Panasonic DMC-ZS3. It is very sturdy, has a built in rain cover, and enough room for an extra card, two extra proprietary batteries and the battery charger. I usu...

In GEAR » UL Point and Shoot Camera Protection
July 14, 11:40am

Monatauk Gnat
I normally use alcohol stoves, but I do have a 10 year old Gigapower in my closet which I use occasionally. My major complaint with the original Gigapower is the slippery pot supports. One time my...

In Editor's Roundtable » Monatauk Gnat Stove Review
June 23, 8:29am

Tarptent For Himalaya
I have a Tarptent Moment, and I love it, but I would not recommend it for sustained winds above 25-30MPH. It is a fine three season shelter for the Northern California Sierra where I go backpackin...

In GEAR » Tarptent for Himalaya?
June 11, 11:31am

Extra Digits
Just thought of something else. Lexan is bogus due to toxicity issues, unless you want extra fingers on your hands and toes on your feet. I already look like a cross between Kieth Richards and Da...

In GEAR » Plastic spork vs Ti spork ?
May 24, 11:49pm

Plastic Spork
I used to use plastic sporks until many years ago I snapped one in two and deformed another one by getting it too hot. Now I use the largest titanium spork that will fit inside my Caldera Cone set...

In GEAR » Plastic spork vs Ti spork ?
May 24, 10:39pm

Best cooking system
If by cooking you mean simmering, then I recommend a canister stove such as the Snow Peak Gigapower or something similar. The flame is adjustable with these stoves. If you only want to boil wat...

In GEAR » Best cooking system
May 24, 10:24pm

Moment for tall guys
I have a Moment and have used it on three backpacking trips so far. I'm comparatively short at 6' 1'', but I have had no problem with my Moment being too small. If fact, I am amaze...

In GEAR » Moment for tall guys??
May 20, 9:30am

Socks for hot summers
After my Smartwool Adrenalines became worn, I replaced them with Darn Tough Vermont Socks due to an article by Roger Caffin about a month ago. I got one pair of 1/4 mesh and 2 pairs of 1/4 cushion...

In GEAR » Socks for hot summers
May 20, 8:56am

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