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Pack Input
I think the GoLite Speed is a great choice. I have one and love it!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for new pack: input needed
August 18, 5:08pm

Duplicate entry

In Make Your Own Gear » Any Tricks for Working with Down?
July 28, 10:06pm

Working with down
Not having done this myself, I read that someone set up a tent in their living room and put a stool, the sewing machine, a vacuum cleaner, and a small table inside... zipped temselves in and went t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Any Tricks for Working with Down?
July 28, 10:06pm

RE: How do you UL
PJ I made the kit myself. Got items from EMT supply,, Walgreens, local medical supply stores. Some items I had to buy bulk, so resupply is going to be easy. Use various aloksaks to o...

In Gear Lists » How do you UL ?
July 28, 9:56pm

How do you UL?
Two things I carry regardless of weight are: 1. 15 oz. Deluxe Custom First Aid Kit - I choose to carry this so I can deal with almost any issue with our scouts, because it is inevitable the scouts...

In Gear Lists » How do you UL ?
July 28, 12:07pm

OR Rain Claw Mitt
I believe the only shell model Outdoor Research makes any more is the 3.2 oz/pair OR Rain Claw

In GEAR » PossumDown Glove Shell
July 27, 10:36pm

CT Weather
Randy, We have been having a lot of rain the last 2 days. Afternoon thunderstorms are common in this area even if it is only for a short time. 5:15 am on a Saturday morning you will not be experi...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Colorado Trail Start
July 26, 4:39pm

Lyme Disease
FYI, there has been an outbreak of Lyme Disease in the region, so you might want to pay close attention to ticks.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Colorado Trail Start
July 25, 5:42pm

Bus into Denver
Randy, Coming in at 10:30 at night to get a room, I would suggest getting off at the Englewood Bus Stop, take a taxi (Yellow 303-777-7777 or Metro 303-333-3333) to the Days Inn at 3440 S. Vance ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Colorado Trail Start
July 25, 12:10pm

If you are taking the train and bus to Denver, you are likely not driving to the trailhead. The posted times are for vehicle traffic. I live 5 miles from the CT TH for Segment 1 and can get you wha...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Colorado Trail Start
July 25, 11:07am

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