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McHale Pack
Nick, I got a McHale pack for some of the very reasons you are looking into them. I have a number of packs, all except the McHale would be considered lightweight (even a Zpack Blast cuben fiber pa...

In GEAR » McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
September 28, 4:06pm

Re: Joe Valesko Cuben Fiber Tarp
pm sent

In Gear Swap » Joe Valesko Cuben Fiber Tarp
August 03, 11:31am

Water Treatment
In my opinion, weight is only one variable in the water treatment issue. Others are convenience, time, taste, volume and effectivness. I like the Steripen because it is quick, effective, reasona...

In GEAR » Lightest water treatment/filtration
July 10, 12:20pm

Re: Patrol / Crew Backpacking
"Backpacking with a Scouting unit and backpacking solo or with some friends are very different beasts because their aims and methods are different." I totally agree with the above. I j...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Solo Tarps and Gear
July 10, 12:02pm

Where Scouts get their gear
>my Scoutmaster pointed out that I would not be able to help others by carrying some people's gear who packed like idiots< Most Scouts have gear that was purchased for them by their pa...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Solo Tarps and Gear
June 29, 12:54pm

Re: Balaclava question for Roger Caffin and other cold weather experts
For temperatures that are no colder than the 20's I use a Turtlefur blalclava in camp and to supplement my sleep system. I found that one to be the warmest and most comfortable of the 'flee...

In GEAR » Balaclava question for Roger Caffin and other cold weather experts
June 09, 7:10am

Re: Canister Stoves and Fuel
They do have MSR isobutane canisters in addition to the Powermax. Last year we used a white gas stove and a MSR Windpro. The Windpro was better by far.

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
June 05, 7:11am

Re: Cheapest and Lightest rain gear
I 2nd the Dri Ducks option. Just got a set (jacket and pants) on sale at Bass Pro. $10 The newer version is also lighter than the older set.

In GEAR » Cheapest and Lightest rain gear
June 05, 7:00am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Hammocks & Lightning
And Nothing Good can come of being in a tent piched next to that tree either. I suspect that the mathmatical odds of lightning injury are pretty much the same whether you are in a hammock or no...

In GEAR » Hammocks & Lightning
June 05, 5:37am

Dri Ducks
+3 on the Dri Ducks. This is my preferred rain gear. Light, packable, breathable and also good for wind. I got mine on sale for $10 (jacket and pants) and prefer it over my $99 Marmot Precip. Th...

In GEAR » Frogg Toggs
May 19, 9:21am

All Reader Reviews by John Myers

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Zpacks Exo with external stays
I recently returned from a 10 day trek at Philmont Scout Ranch and took a ZPack Exo external frame pack. My base weight was 10 pounds but I wanted a pack that could handle the extra weight and volu...

In Backpacks - External Frame
June 26, 1:55pm