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Re: Question
>>> how long did the Ursack take to arrive after you ordered. <<< Hi Russell Shipped on 8/20 Received on 8/22 Good luck with the bears. Looks like using the odor bag...

In GEAR » Ursack S29 Hybrid
August 24, 2:32pm

Ursack S29 Hybrid
I'm going to try the S29 Hybrid for an upcoming trip to Yosemite. Watching the videos on sold me on the product. The hybrid includes a piece of aircraft aluminum to keep your food fr...

In GEAR » Ursack S29 Hybrid
August 23, 7:14pm

poncho tarps results
After considering the choices, I believe any one of them would be fine for most hikers. Or even two of them: Both the Mountain Laurel Designs Silnylon Pro and the GoLite Ultralite had good revie...

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 23, 10:32am

Update poncho tarp list
Avg wt 8.8 oz Min wt 4.0 oz Max wt 13.0 oz Avg $ 77.46 Min $ 30 Max $ 170 By wt and $ MLD Spectralite, 4.0, $170, BLP Spin Poncho [2], 4.9,$110, backpackinglight...

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 22, 10:05am

Re: Poncho tarps
>>> A few more: Backpacking light Oware Sea To Summit <<<< Hi Daniel BLP Spin 4.9 oz $110 (out of stock) Sea to Summit poncho 10 oz $80 Could not find Oware po...

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 21, 10:56am

Re: Re: Poncho Tarps List
Looks like the Gatewood setup at about 19 oz is excellent. I'd say that the combination of a bivy + poncho (6.5 oz + < 10 oz) would be as good, but you'd additionally have the flexibi...

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 21, 10:25am

Re: Poncho Tarps List
Hi Brett <<< with the swarms of mosquitoes, biting black flies, black ants, leeches dropping from trees, ticks, lice, oreo sized spiders, snake sized earthworms, etc >>>>>...

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 21, 8:32am

Re: Re: Re: Poncho Tarps List
Hi Joshua I went by a construction site where I saw them putting up Tyvek and asked them if I could have some scraps. They gave me a leftover roll that was about 30 ft or so. I cut three ground...

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 21, 8:27am

poncho tarp / bivy
Interesting. If I find the right poncho tarp for my bivy, then my "heavier" gear becomes: shoes (23.8) Terroc 330 poles (21 oz) [Leki Makalu - working on this] quilt (20 oz) No Snive...

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 21, 8:10am

Re: poncho tarp variables
I started with tent (61 oz, or 3 lb 13 oz) + precips (19 oz) Next step, got Equinox 8x10 (14 oz) + precips (19 oz) Note: only used this in Smoky staying at shelters (was a backup if shelter fu...

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 21, 7:03am

All Reader Reviews by George Matthews

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Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant
Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant Size L (my scale 4.1 oz) I'm 5'11" and 185 lb Very comfortable fit for me. Snaps on pant bottom (two settings gives flexibility) The p...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
December 30, 4:28pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
I use trailrunners (Inov8 Terrocs) and bought the Rocky GTX socks for cold, really messy weather. I gave them a few good tests this fall. I wore them over Smartwool socks (medium thickness). Fortun...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 30, 3:46pm

White Box Alcohol Stove
Got one in July for when I want to use alcohol stove for 2 - 3 hikers. Bought the combo from BPL Shop. T...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 28, 12:21pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Really nice system. All you need is the Mug. I usually boil 1.5 cups of water using about 3/4 oz (12 drams) or a bit less of denatured alcohol depending on the water's coldness. A secondary ben...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 21, 1:14pm

Mountain Laurel Designs MLD 2Thirds XP Quilt
Per MLD: Shell Fabric: Momentum Mini Ripstop (Aegean Blue) Lining Fabric: Momentum Taffeta (Black) Insulation: ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd 8.9 oz ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd Top Width 43”, ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 20, 4:36pm

Frogg Toggs Rain Suit
I know these have been around for a while, but I was itching to get something with the Print-Issue-RIP coupon. I tried them during a good rain on a cool day. They are comfy and kept me dry. Howe...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 20, 4:05pm

Backpacking Light Merino UL Pants
The pants are light and comfortable. I like to wear them under running shorts. I plan to integrate them into my clothing system for cool through cold weather. They were also nice under Precip pants...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 20, 3:59pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
FireLite 475ml Titanium Trapper's Mug Trapper's Mug Absolute simplicity! ...

In Cookware - Titanium
December 20, 2:50pm

BPL Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody
The Backpacking Light Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody The need for a single, functional, highly versatile garment that minimized layering changes during the Arctic 1000 expedition inspired Ryan Jordan ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 06, 1:52pm

Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak OrangeBlast
I picked up a box of Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak (Orange Blast) at Vitamin Shoppe. The product claims: "feel the difference or your money back". I thought, why not try it. Typi...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
June 11, 6:14am