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optio w60 tease
Franco, says it is not available until 8/5/08: "Pentax Optio W60 Waterproof 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Zoom (Ocean Blue) Buy new: $329.95 Available for Pr...

In Photography » New Pentax W60
May 25, 5:58pm

Hard Drive's at altitude
My source was the Sony manual. I saw the same warning in my apple ipod manual, but had no trouble up to 12,000 feet. I suppose there is some leeway, but these things are so expensive I'm not w...

In Photography » New Sony Camcorder
May 19, 7:09pm

High definition storage and playback
I'm in the hunt for a high definition camcorder that I can take hiking. Seems the latest versions that have hard drives are limited to 3,000 meters (9800') or lower. The low pressure someh...

In Photography » New Sony Camcorder
May 18, 7:50pm

Everybody is going lighter

In Chaff » Everybody is going lighter
May 09, 8:48pm

Bear canister
Everything with an odor, including chapstick/lip balm, sunscreen, toothpaste, freeze dried food should go in the canister and away from where you are sleeping. Trash and toilet paper can be kept s...

In GEAR » Bear Canister help needed!!
April 13, 10:19am

Google Maps Adds Topographic Information
This is really cool. I just checked out an off trail route in the Fitzpatrick Wilderness. Somehow I feel like I'm cheating, by scoping out the location of small saddles and passes to get a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Google Maps Adds Topographic Information
April 04, 4:47pm

Inov-8 Roclite 390 owners-boot fit
Boot fitting is so personal, I'm not sure my experience will help you. My feet swell over the course of the day, so I have to get at least a half size or more. If I go too far though, I en...

In GEAR » Inov-8 Roclite 390 owners-boot fit question for you
April 02, 9:47pm experience?
I was googling a route in the Wind River Range for this Summer, and came across this site. Anybody used it? Good? Bad? Not helpful if you already know what you are doing?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » experience?
March 30, 6:04pm

The Beast in the Garden
I spent a night being visited by a black bear in my campsite last August after a lifetime of no problems with black bears. I posted a message about my experience on these forums. Over the holida...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » a Tasar Gun for Black Bear Protection?
January 06, 9:36pm

Backpacking Light Issue 8 stinks
No, not the substance. The magazine itself. I mean if I hold it close to my face while reading I have to stop, it really stinks. So, go ahead and start making jokes about my hygiene, but ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking Light Issue 8 stinks
December 08, 4:23pm

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