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In Post-Trip Reports » Dusy Basin, John Muir Wilderness, Sierras, CA
August 06, 11:32am

Re: Re: Re: Re: What if green = heavier wallet?
Brian, to my knowledge it has only been used on farm lands in Colorado. I.e. local treated hard sewage spread on farm land as a fertilizer. When the idea was introduced neighborhoods close to the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Green and Light?
August 04, 10:19am

Re: Re: What if green = heavier wallet?
Humanure - they have used this in Colorado for a while.

In Philosophy & Technique » Green and Light?
August 04, 9:52am

Brian - Socialist/Marxist Attitude?
"I would just like to comment on something brought up here that I hear alot- That the US uses more resources per capita than the rest of world and so on. First this is a socialist/marxist att...

In Philosophy & Technique » Green and Light?
August 04, 7:26am

Re: Green and Light?
Really depends how much greener. Driving 55 mph instead of 65 mph or turning your thermostat down to 65 probably has a greener impact than the green factor on one jacket over its useful lifespan...

In Philosophy & Technique » Green and Light?
August 03, 11:03am

Melanzana Hoody
True no zipper, but a great hoody none the less. Really like mine for cold weather fishing or a little something for day hiking in cooler weather.

In GEAR » Patagonia fall line!!
August 03, 8:00am

Re: Komperdell C3 Compact weight.
Half the weight of my ancient Leki Super Malaku. I found a pair of Women's C3s for $110 but they are listed as 14 oz per pair.

In GEAR » Komperdell C3
August 03, 7:51am

Re: R1 Hoody showed up tonight
For those considering a hoody, Melanzana makes a Micro Grid Hoody for $61 and comes in at 11.4 oz for a large after replacing the shock cord with a lighter version.

In GEAR » Patagonia fall line!!
August 03, 7:35am

Re: Patagonia getting heavier!!!!!
Bummer about the MicroPuff. Glad I picked up one of the older versions up. I would definitely go for a Cocoon PO or Hoodie before I bought the latest version MicroPuff. Patagonia pretty much...

In GEAR » Patagonia fall line!!
August 03, 7:24am

Re: Ring of Fire Stove
Scott, I have a ring of fire stove that I have used in the field with my Heineken pot. I really like the how easy the stove is to set up. I am not so thrilled about the weight. 2.25 oz for just ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heineken / Tealight Cookset
August 03, 7:06am

All Reader Reviews by Steve .

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Driducks rainsuit
Tested: - size: small - jacket weight: 5.5 oz - pants weight: 4.4 oz Pro: - price - weight - functionality Con: - fragile - zipper Having used Driducks for 2 years in ...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 28, 11:15am

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
Had a small hole form on the ankle of one of my Darn Tough Full Cushion Boot socks that I use mostly for fishing. Surprising since I have a pair of Micro Cushions that I have hiked the heck out of wi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 10:44am
Learned about here and have dealt with their customer service twice. First time I purchased a Granite Gear Vapor Trail on sale and the waist belt was out of spec - this true for all...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 10:31am

Granite Gear Vapor Trail
Overall a nice pack with the exception of the huge extension collar and the fact that the Men's Medium waist belt length significantly differs from what Granite Gear says it is. Granite Gear sp...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
May 09, 9:43am

Sahalie Men's Ultralight Tights
I ordered a pair of the Sahalie's Men's Ultralight Tights (medium, 1.8 oz) and the siz...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 28, 3:49pm

Inova Microlight
Last summer I lost a Photon that had faithfully served me for several years and hav...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 03, 3:40pm

Jim Wood SuperCat
Although I haven't used it in the field yet it works great in the house. Brings 2 cups of cold tap water to a rolling boil in about 6 minutes (prime: 1 minute; cook 5 minutes) using less than 1oz...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 30, 7:57pm

Ordered a Contrail during the holiday sale. Followed up with an email asking for some scrap material. Communication was great. Order was perfect. Delivery exceeded expectations. If the tent i...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 28, 1:53pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
Lighten Up is an entertaining introduction to lightweight backpacking. Lots of good material for the beginner and a nice review for experienced lightweighters. The illustrations really make the book...

In Books and Media
December 27, 4:44pm

Mont Bell
13 years ago I purchased a lightweight Montbell Parka. It served me well until the Gortex started to delaminate this year. I called the Boulder office hoping to find a place to have it repaired. Th...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 10:50pm