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flexon frame eyeglasses go in ziplock bag for me. Prescription sunglasses , will stay on my face or around my neck pretty much. They were insanely expensive, even with 40% insurance discount.

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunglasses case
May 21, 6:09pm

My experience: Overuse, ie too many miles not accustomed too, results in some tendonitis or muscle strain somewhere in the leg. This causes pain, and makes a muscle limit its firing. Once thi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » IT Band issues
May 19, 4:58pm

roclite 295s
Well, my last pair of Inov8 flyroc 310s have about 300 miles on them. Im worried they wont make it thru the JMT this summer without wearing the sole away under the forefoot where most of the wear o...

In GEAR » roclite 295s
May 18, 1:46pm

Well, they wont let you use Amstell for the main bear rope. The Amsteel is too hard to grip, requires wrapping it around sticks. It could slide thru someones hands and cut them badly under tension...

In Philmont » Bear Bagging Throw Rope - Custom Bag for Amsteel Rope
May 18, 1:33pm

well , this doesnt doesnt work for hiking, or in wind. But I can say this, HANDS DOWN, THE MOST EFFECTIVE MOSQUITO REPELLENT THAT EXISTS IS THE THERMACELL DEVICE. This is a little $25 device t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » DEET
May 18, 12:53pm

lightening colors on clothing for direct sun use
Lets say that you can only get the uberlight hiking shirt you want in the one color nobody wanted, maybe dark brown or such. But you want it for hiking in bright sun, where a light tan would be po...

In GEAR » lightening colors on clothing for direct sun use
May 18, 12:13pm

Ummm....your homemade stove is FORBIDDEN. Doesnt matter what fuel it uses. No, stoves made of RECYCLED materials not for the original use, particularly soda cans, etc. are expressly forbidden. ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » The easiest, cheapest, robust Scout backpacking stove ever?
May 18, 12:05pm

Obviously there are different points of view, sometimes conflicting, as to the cause, and best treatment. Well, not the BEST treatment, because that it to rest and let it heal. Like any tendoni...

In GEAR » Help Plantar faciitis!!!
May 18, 11:45am

At certain places, like Fish Camp or Hunting Lodge, that is an activity. And they give you gear. The rest of the time, I wouldnt expect to have much time to do that anywhere. Hike, crew activiti...

In Philmont » Fishing + Philmont?
May 16, 8:58pm

To beak, or not to beak, that is the question. Beak.

In GEAR » Hexamid tarp With beak or without.
May 16, 5:25pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm