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Bacpacker Magazine award to Big Sky
I know this is going to be hard to believe, but Backpacker Magazine just awarded Big Sky Tents an Editor's Choice Award for their tent line. A gushing review and a shameless plug for the qualit...

In GEAR » Bacpacker Magazine award to Big Sky
March 05, 5:56pm

Re: First Aid Kits ???
My 1st Aid kit is fairly simple. (I no longer look to perform open heart surgery in the field -- too much chance of infection) So, my kit consists of: + 1 cut-down scalpel with cap + 2 small foil...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » First Aid Kits ???
March 05, 5:19pm

Re: Permethrine longevity
Shawn: Thanks for the info on the Sawyer product. I was just out for a two nighter and met this fellow who had on a Buzz-Off shirt and swore that it was the best investment he has made recently. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Permithrin Soaked Clothing
February 22, 1:43pm

Re: How light is light enough? And why?
Bret, et al: I find that my pack base-weight runs between 12lbs and 14.5lbs depending on time of year with the heavier weight representing my pack during cold weather treks. Base weight is without...

In GEAR » How light is light enough? And why?
February 14, 5:21pm

Re: Calling all new Evolution 2P owners
Regardless of the intent to meet to discuss strategies for dealing with BS (interesting initials -- yes?, I think it would be great just to get together with any other Lightweight packers from this...

In GEAR » Calling all new Evolution 2P owners
February 08, 11:49am

Re: Clothing Layers for 10 - 25 degrees
Since I live in SoCal, we rarely experience true Winter weather. However, two weeks ago I was out for a weekend and it got down to 22 both nights at 3,500'in the San Gabriels. Exceptional for...

In Winter Hiking » Clothing Layers for 10 - 25 degrees
February 01, 1:39pm

Re: Regarding Globalstar and the GSP-1700
Thanks Craig for the update on the deals that Globalstar are running. Did not know about the 50% deal on plans. These phones are clearly not cheap and the plans, no matter which one is chosen, ar...

In GEAR » New-Globalstar GSP-1700 - 7.05oz
January 31, 4:49pm

Re: New-Globalstar GSP-1700 - 7.05oz
One can purchase a used factory restored Globalstar 1600 with GPS chip for about $350. Weight is approximately 14oz. A no frills plan where you buy the minutes you use can be added for $39.95/mo. ...

In GEAR » New-Globalstar GSP-1700 - 7.05oz
January 30, 5:10pm

Re: Need advice on lightweight boots
Shawn gives good advice from his experience as an REI footwear specialist. If you would like to survey the footwear field in all its glory, the latest issue of Backpacker is its Gear Issue and h...

In GEAR » Need advice on lightweight boots
January 23, 6:11pm

Re: How do you pack your pack?
PJ: Yeah, I see your point about thinking laterally. I know the general rule is to keep the weight low and at the hips, but I just never seem to notice the difference at the lower overall wieghts ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do you pack your pack?
January 15, 11:31am

All Reader Reviews by Mitchell Keil

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Terra Nova Laser Photon
Please remove this "Non-Review" ADDED 9/27/2007 No problem. We all make mistakes. Thanks you

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 26, 11:41am

Probar Energy Bar
I was about to write my own review of these wonderbars, when Shawn beat me to it. I have been enjoying these 350 calorie bars for about 3 months and have been using them as my lunch on the trail. The...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 19, 11:51am

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
Adding my two cents. Bottom Line on this inexpensive "Rain" suit: I got soaked clear through under my shoulder straps on a windy blow trying to get over New Army Pass two summers ago. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 09, 11:24am

Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
Reviewer Stats: Age = 58 Weight = 175 lbs Height = 6'3" Build = Athletic Waist = 34" Backpacking Experience = 30+ years Pack: Latitude Vapor Weight = 42oz size large Waist bel...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 1:25pm

Solomon XA Comp 3D
Personal Statistics: Age: 58 Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" Backpacking experience: 30 plus years Product statistics: weight: 25 ounces. Size: 12. Insoles: S...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 05, 1:45pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Personal Specs: Age: 58 Height: 6'3" Weight: 175lbs Backpacking experience: 30+ years I ordered these 7.75oz per pole all carbon trekking poles on a Monday and they arrived from the UK...

In Trekking Poles
July 02, 10:24pm

Montbell U.L.AlpineBurrow Bag #3 Long
Personal stats: age: 58. Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" backpacking experience: 30 years plus. Fitness level: athletic. This is a review of the Mont Bell, Alpine burrow bag number #3...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 1:23pm

Exped Downmat 7
I have used the Downmat 7 Shorty for 2 years now. I live in Southern CA and use it both here and in the Sierras. My scale indicates that the pad itself weighs 21oz and the foam lined stuff sack/inflat...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 25, 4:58pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Executive Summary: Of all the alcohol stoves ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 27, 3:23pm

Organic Food Bar Omega3 Flax
I posted this review baack on 2/22/2006 in a discussion about Big Sur Bars. I guess it more properly belongs here: OK, since we are considering highly dense nutritious and TASTY food bars, I thought ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 27, 1:47pm