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I would really be concerned for my feet, if I were not wearing insulated footwear even on a day hike.

In GEAR » Trail Runner use in Winter with Overboot?
August 27, 6:59am

up a half
I wear a 10.5 comfortably around town in a Merrell "Moab Ventilator", low cut. On the trail they are too short. I have to wear size 11. So, I bought a pair of Inov size 11. I have the...

In GEAR » Help on Shoe Fit Please...
August 27, 6:44am

Yosemite loop hike with an SHR section
Here is a Yosemite loop hike mostly north of Route 120 ie. Tuolumne that begins with a few miles on the Sierra High Route (Roper) with an added extension that takes you on a scenic hike down to Lit...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite loop hike with an SHR section
August 26, 2:12pm

no sleeves
For awhile the Cape was my favorite shelter (replaced with the SMD Wild Oasis), but it was not my favorite as raingear. First you need to remove the webbing the pole fits into, then you have to ...

In GEAR » A new cape/poncho
August 26, 6:33am

hammock tarp
Since you have a tarp for the hammock, if you want to sleep on the ground, why not just use the tarp? I made a hammock with removable netting. so the netting can be left at home when the bugs are g...

In Multiple Use Gear » ground sleeping in a hammock
August 25, 5:07pm

smoky views
Never had a view in the Smokies that wasn't smoky. Gave up umbrellas for the reasons mentioned by Tom C and when I had it waving above my head when lightning was banging about. Somewhere, how...

In Post-Trip Reports » Smokies AT Traverse
August 25, 5:00pm

resources for Swiss/Austrian Huts
Google:" Foot Loose in the Swiss Alps" and "Hut Hopping in the Austrian Alps"

In Post-Trip Reports » Graubuenden, Switzerland, June 2010
August 23, 1:06pm

hiking kids
Just by coincidence I met a woman along the JMT who said she had hiked the entire trail with two kids aged pre-teens. I remembered her remarks, " A three year old can walk three miles, they j...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite North Rim Traverse with an 8 year old
August 23, 12:46pm

shepherd style stakes
For Sierras (JMT/Yosemite) I found the shepherd style, thin stakes the best for the hard rocky soil. Easton nails work fine in the woods, but the small stakes were best in the hard packed rocky ar...

In GEAR » Tarp Stakes
August 22, 9:45am

steri pen
I carry my one liter cooking pot on the outside of my pack and use my steripen in that, then pour the contents into a paltypus water bolttle (2+L). I have also done this using a 1/2 liter pot. ...

In Gear Lists » 4day/3night late October AT
August 22, 9:38am

All Reader Reviews by Frank Deland

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Gossamer Gear
Ditto. When something is not in stock when you first look, just put your name on the -e-mail-when in stock list and they will let you know. They quickly and without questions replaced items that...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 21, 3:36pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Very comfortable and a pillow not needed. But, you are not supposed to blow this up by mouth because moisture will get into the fill. So, there is a blow-up bag arrangement that does work, but it is ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 12, 8:44pm

GoLite Ultralite poncho/tarp
This Golite gear is made of a rugged silnylon. It has snaps to help shorten its length when worn as a poncho. It is useful to run a guide line over the top of it between the supporting poles to help...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 30, 7:45pm

Ray-Way 3-person tarp and net tent
Att: Mrs. EW! You do not need all that extra weight of overhead netting, plus you will have even more room under your tarp without it. Just add several inches of netting along the side edges, and ma...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 08, 10:10am

Superfeet Performance Green
I do not think superfeet are supposed to prevent blisters, unless because they help correct the fit, they, by chance, correct an area that might otherwise chaffe your skin. Also, cut off about 1/8 in...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 04, 12:09pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
Note BD's final picture: the handles of the pot are directly over the opening that allows wood or fuel to be added to the stove when it is burning and the pot is ontop. When adding wood, I found ...

In Stoves - Other
March 30, 8:37pm

Montrail Vitesse
On my first pair, the coating wore off the toe top. The grey just pealed off leaving a white fabric. Also, the rubber on the front side separated from the side of the shoe. I repaired it with Shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 12:06pm

Merrell Mesa Ventilator II Cross-Training Shoes
Ditto. I am about to head to the REI nearest me where they are on sale for $57 (Jan. 5) It will be my second pair having switched over from the Montrial Vitesse (see above). I had avoided this shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 11:50am

Littlbug Wood Burning Stove Littlbug Junior
First, to find the website note that Little Bug is spelled with no "e". The efficiency of this stove amazed me. I have tried homemade versions of woodburners with little success, so I was ...

In Stoves - Other
December 12, 9:45am

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Same as Phil Barton above. The tip broke off on the first day. I returned the pole, it was repaired at no cost and a spare basket and extra tip was also included. I had lost a basket as well as the...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 2:18pm