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DIY results
Parts and shipping: $50.77 (Quest Outfitters) Weight after assembled: 15.8 oz. (7.9 oz each) 16 shockcorded sections (18" long) using 1/8" cord Original two poles weighed: 18 oz. (9...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need to make poles for Zeus 2EXO
July 22, 2:59pm

Arctic 1000 Expedition one year ago
Was just thinking that that was only one year ago, but we can buy gear made for the trek today (e.g., Cocoon Hoody and Bushbuddy Ultra). Pretty good product turnaround when you think about it. A...

In Philosophy & Technique » Arctic 1000 Expedition one year ago
July 11, 4:18pm

Re: Re:
Hi Joe I've learned alot from Sarah's book. Instead of Ramen noodles, I use dehydrated pasta - Barilla Plus angel hair and penne (there are other shapes, too). It is nutritious and t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating rice problems
July 10, 7:25pm

Re: Re: Walking - Thoreau
Walking by Henry David Thoreau I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil--to regard man as an inhabitant, or ...

In Chaff » Great Books About Nature and the Outdoors
July 05, 6:57am

Re: great books about nature and the outdoors
>> A few years ago a fantastic documentary was being played (constantly) on PBS called "Alone in the Wilderness" I was lucky to happen upon this PBS documentary a few years ago....

In Chaff » Great Books About Nature and the Outdoors
July 05, 6:46am

Re: Great Books About Nature and the Outdoors
Hi Miguel That's wonderful that you met Edward Abbey. Have you followed Ed's advice to you during your conversation with him?

In Chaff » Great Books About Nature and the Outdoors
July 03, 9:36am

Re: Re: Desert Soliaire
agree that DS was great book. from another book... While you can. While it's still here.... One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusia...

In Post-Trip Reports » Havasupai Canyon
July 03, 8:27am

nature deficit disorder
this is a good read and possible future trends... Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv here's a review...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
July 03, 7:30am

Outdoor industry research link
Some of the research is free Interesting to see their side Recommend you look at: State of the Industry 2006 Search the PDF for the term 'l...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
July 03, 7:15am

Re: SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
>> What can the small manufacturers ... do to spread the word, educate and bring more converts to the Light? Improve product availability (e.g., " We are about 8 weeks in backorde...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
July 02, 8:26pm

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