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combining two poncho/tarps
I have done this in the past using two of the older military ponchos with snap buttons. If I remember correctly, in high winds and driving rain I did experience some leaking along the buttoned ridg...

In GEAR » Shelter For JMT
August 23, 2:25pm

GoLite Speed
I do not use any additional padding. The built in chimney pad and the water bladder are all I find to need. I do place softer items closer to the back as a force of habit. The waist belt for me is...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for new pack: input needed
August 23, 1:09pm

Tilley Hats Online
Paul - I have gone to Tilley direct at Each time I have received via ups within 3 days of the order.

In GEAR » Tilley LT5 vs. LTM5
August 23, 9:39am

GoLite Speed with Bladder
Ron - I use a Platypus 3L Hoser instead of the bladder that came with the Speed. It works with my gravity filter so I do not have to remove it from the internal sleeve. With food for a weekend and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for new pack: input needed
August 23, 9:34am

Two Trees and Bear Hooks
I found some BearHooks Wilderness Food Hangers at REI. These look like they would work for hanging between two trees by placing them in branches with a long stick or treking pole.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » bear bag bust
August 22, 9:58am

Tilley LT5
I have the Tilley LT5 and the Tilley TH5. During the summer I tend to perspire from the head quite a bit and the headband from both are quite absorbant. Enough so that you can literally 'ring out' ...

In GEAR » Tilley LT5 vs. LTM5
August 20, 9:53am

Bear Bagging in Winter
Richard, Looking through the list, it seems all food and smellables are placed in Aloksak bags, which are odorproof, so perhaps the need for hanging was not considered. Myself, I tend to be a lit...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bear Bagging in Winter
August 20, 9:37am

Re:Re: Dress for the expected conditions
Paul, My EPIC experience is with my Bibler Winter Bivy, where ground moisture absorbed through and soaked my bag. The bottom part of the bivy extended beyond the poncho tarp and the exposed top wa...

In Gear Lists » Pants dilemma
August 20, 9:16am

Bear Bagging in Winter
I still hang my smellables in Winter using the PCT method. There are still racoons, cats and other vermin out there that would want your bounty.

In Philosophy & Technique » Bear Bagging in Winter
August 19, 10:08am

Dress to the expected weather
In the past, I have expereienced over 6 inches of snow the first week of September in the San Juans. I have also had beautiful fall weather as well. I would go with a hard shell pant, with long joh...

In Gear Lists » Pants dilemma
August 19, 10:01am

All Reader Reviews by Mike Storesund

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Photon Light Proton Personal Flashlight
I would give the Proton a 4 out of 5 score primarily because of its high cost ($69). It is an excellent light if you need to do any emergency signaling at night or if you need a high intensity beam fo...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 27, 9:11am

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
I like the simplicity in the concept of the design. It is a combination of bivy sack and single wall tent with plenty of room that weighs in at 25 ounces. The bathtub floor and netting along the floor...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 24, 1:11am

ULA H2O Amigo
I too am a firm believer in gravity filters. It is a blessing that you can still get filtered water with little effort while you complete some other chore around camp. I have used self made gravity fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
September 24, 12:59am

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
I believe each post have their valid points. I believe the general consensus, mine included, is that Beyond Backpacking © is something that should be on every backpacker’s bookshelf. I have read and r...

In Books and Media
September 11, 9:20am

Go Lite Speed
I rate this pack a 5. I also have its smaller brother the GoLite Race, which I gave my son. For 2 pounds, not including ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 02, 11:40am

GoLite Breeze
I have to say this is not the worst pack I ever had, but close to it. I do like the simplicity, but the straps are just killer. With 18 pounds I can carry on one shoulder and switch sides, but when ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 29, 4:05pm

Photon Freedom Micro (White)
These are great little lights! I have the White, Red and Blue with 2 clips. I wear the White and Red on my lanyard and keep the Blue on a hat clip. The Blue was bought as a joke with the Scouts... H...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 29, 3:58pm

I bought these to replace my older / heavier poles. I prefer collapsible poles so I can adjust the height with my tarps and my SMD Lunar Solo. I did the research before buying and was concerned about...

In Trekking Poles
August 25, 8:52am

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I had one of these for almost a year. I thought the four pot supports were a great idea and wish more manufacturers would do so. However I had a few issues and thanks to REI return policy I was able t...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:51pm

Brunton Crux
I think this stove is the next generation of things to come. With a collapsible burner head, it folds over for 3.1 ounces of ultimate compact ability. The oversized burner head offers a better burn an...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:21pm