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Winter quilt set use
Andrew, et al, At JRB we routinely uses the ORM as the top quilt for top and bottom balance and because one quilt is easiest to manage in a hammock.... IE.... the Nest and No Sniveller quilts pr...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Jacks ‘R’ Better Old Rag Mtn Down Quilt REVIEW
August 02, 8:13pm

Re: U.L. and Hammocks
Brian, There are, of course, many ways to handle the insulation issues in a hammock.... Personallty I use quilts but then I co-own the company (disclaimer)... I routinely handle winter temps int...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » U.L and hammocks?
July 01, 8:35am

Re: Re: Re: Jacks R Better web site is down
The company that made the two ply Microporous polypropelene was bought, the machinery was dismantled and shipped to China.... Only 3 ply is currently available which is several times more expensive...

In GEAR » Jacks R Better web site is down
June 27, 6:51am

Re: Jacks R Better web site is down
Been down for a couple days....Hopefully it will be back up soon.... Alternate is the actual url that will get you about 90 % of the pages...alt email not linked to the s...

In GEAR » Jacks R Better web site is down
June 26, 2:45pm

Best sleep
Take a serious look at hammock camping.... These rigs can be extremely light, very warm, compact and offer the best night sleep.... as a bonus they serve as chairs and loungers in camp... all aroun...

In GEAR » Ultra Light High Comfort Mattress Pads
June 20, 6:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: sale
David, No matter how you solve your bottom insulation issue I urge you to hang and test your planned system at home before you potentially spend a miserable night or two somewhere where you may ...

In Gear Deals » sale
May 12, 6:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: sale
ALCON, All the 2007 changes cited in our 2007 News letter to existing quilts were implemented before the end of 2006... James, most of the UL community picking up the No Sniveller save weight...

In Gear Deals » sale
May 11, 8:00pm

Re: Trail Days 07 (Damascus)
Jacks R Better LLC will be at Trail Days 2007 for fourth consecutive year.... Stop in and say hello.... Couple new quilt designs... a unique Patend Pending Hammock and couple of prototype hammock t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » trail days 07
April 23, 6:08pm

Re: Flexible Filtering - In-line and Gravity
Ben, et al, I have been using this technique for three years now. Try switching the bite valve for a camelback on/off switch...surprisingly they weigh the same.... just suck like a straw and ...

In Philosophy & Technique » lightweight techniques for H20 filtration
April 07, 6:02am

Re: Foil Packed Cheeses
Kraft Philidelpia cream cheese comes in individual foil packs....50 to a bag at Sams Club.... used it on two hike late last fall... worked great. Pan

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What cheese for a 6 day trip?
March 26, 5:37am

All Reader Reviews by john Tier

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Equinox Silnylon Poncho
Agree with Richard on the mods.... all easy to do....I've had the extended length model for over 4 years and it is super through the mid season.... and yes it will cover a HH. Here is my mod......

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 6:10pm