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Single Skin Pyramid
Order the Pyramid with 18" of mesh sown around the perimeter. Then, set it up with 9" of mesh lying on the ground - under your ground cloth. The overlap should discourage almost all the...

In GEAR » Floorless Shelters and Creepie Crawlies
May 23, 4:10pm

Re:Scouting and Alcohol Stoves
I understand the concerns about invisible flames and easily tipped over stoves that several people have voiced. My opinion is that liquid fuel stoves are too prone to becoming fire-balls that make...

In GEAR » Alchy Stove Recomendations for Scout Troops
May 04, 7:03pm

Scouting and Alcohol Stoves
Thanks for all the good replies. Just to clarify the legalities for any other scouters reading this later, the latest BSA policy allows commercial alcohol stoves and commercial fuels made specif...

In GEAR » Alchy Stove Recomendations for Scout Troops
May 03, 7:29pm

Alchy Stove Recomendations for Scout Troops
I need recommendations for which alchohol stove to get for a Scout Troop. I'd like to avoid the Caldera Cone since we have several different pots and would rather have a stove that will work w...

In GEAR » Alchy Stove Recomendations for Scout Troops
May 01, 7:25pm

Summer Bag
I was testing gear last summer, and decided that the answer depends on the temperature drop, more than the actual temperature. It was 95-100 degrees and humid here last August, and temps dropped...

In GEAR » Ultra-ultralight sleep system for summer heat
April 29, 7:46pm

Light Packs
The Flash 50 works well with 30 lb loads. The Osprey Exos and Vapor Trail are just as good. All 3 weigh around 2 1/4 - 2 1/2 lbs in the small size (especially if you leave the lid off). REI car...

In GEAR » Ultralight backpack recommendations
April 24, 2:31pm

Opinel - Ideal backing knife
Opinel #6: 2.75" blade, 3.75" x 5/8" handle, locks open and closed, 7/8 ounces. Opinel #8: 3.25" blade, 4.25" x 3/4" handle, locks open and closed, 1 3/8 ounces. Opi...

In GEAR » light lockblade knives
April 23, 10:17am

Frameless Pack Weight Transfer
I had more weight transfer to the hips when I used the REI Flash 50 in frameless mode. It was obvious that the framesheet was "bridging" across the hollow of my lower back, and would the...

In GEAR » Pack weight transfer question
April 23, 9:55am

May thru-hike in VA
I'm a 1/2 hour North of the VA border, and our spring Cubscouts campout is in May every year. Over the last 8 years, we had 5 nighttime lows around 40-45 degrees, 1 around 30, 1 around 35, and...

In GEAR » AT Section hike of Virginia in late May - 40 degree bag enough?
April 22, 7:21pm

Granite Gear
The Granite Gear packs come close. They are at least basic / no-frills. But not exactly abrasion & snag resistant... They use 100 denier for the main body, and 210 for the bottom.

In GEAR » Basic Pack
April 17, 2:58pm

All Reader Reviews by John G

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm