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Quilts vs Bags
Since you sleep extra cold, I recommend trying to use your existing sleeping bag as a quilt (by unzipping the zipper all the way) before you buy the new bag or quilt. I love the roominess, but f...

In GEAR » Roomy, warm quilt alternative to Montbell UL Super Spiral Down Hugger #2/#3
July 11, 3:02pm

tips
Can you post Ron's tips ? They may help the rest of us get better pitches too :)

In GEAR » MLD grace duo taught pitch?
July 02, 7:16pm

Tilley LTM6 Feedback
Anybody have the Tilley LTM6 ? (Nylon, 3-3.5" brim, 1" of mesh at the top). Is it cool feeling in hot, humid weather ? Or would a hat with an all-mesh crown be better ? Thanks.

In GEAR » Tilley LTM6 Feedback
July 02, 12:46pm

Tilley LTM6 Hat Advice Needed
I'm currently using a booney-style hat with sides made completely of mesh, the Columbia Omni-shade Bora-Bora (http://www.rei.com/product/778057/columbia-omni-shade-bora-bora-booney-hat). I&#...

In GEAR » Tilley LT4 Hat Advice Needed
June 30, 9:23pm

Fire with wet wood
Shave off the wet bark and 2-3mm of wood to get to dry wood, then make a generous handful of dry shavings (ie: tinder). Also make 2 generous handfuls of 3-6mm diameter "twigs" (ie: kindl...

In GEAR » Bush Buddy Ultra - What fuel when really wet ??
June 27, 5:23pm

Tent
Tarptent.com, Rainshadow.

In GEAR » 3 person tent/tarp
June 27, 4:41pm

Bilgy Tent & modern spin-offs
I wrote: Is there an advantage to sewing the bug net to the tarp 12-18" in from the edge ? Wouldn't sewing the bug net to the edge of the tarp eliminate a seam that could leak and create ...

In GEAR » DIY Tarp Shape
June 25, 10:11am

Bilgy Tent & modern spin-offs
Is there an advantage to sewing the bug net to the tarp 12-18" in from the edge ? Wouldn't sewing the bug net to the edge of the tarp eliminate a seam that could leak and create more elbow...

In GEAR » DIY Tarp Shape
June 24, 6:39pm

Basic pack needed
I'm looking for a basic pack for LW backpacking. Here's my criteria, in order of priority: 50-60 Liters capacity Wide & cushy hip belt & straps 3-4" of torso length adjus...

In GEAR » Basic pack needed
June 10, 9:04pm

1st Tarp for Couples
My advise is to get a 10x12 flat tarp in silnylon to start with if you know you'll have 2 people often, and you are a beginning tarp user. It's not that hard to pitch a flat tarp taugh...

In GEAR » Help me pick my first tarp
June 10, 8:26pm

All Reader Reviews by John Gilbert

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm