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line tensioners
Do a search of MYO "line tensioners" at this site. Maybe some help here, too...

In GEAR » pitching white lightnin tarp
August 01, 8:39pm

natural tinder?
What are you fire-strikers using for natural tinder?

In GEAR » Bic: The lighter lighter
July 27, 11:13am

I am on my second pair hiked the JMT with them and many mikes on the AT. Will use them again in Yosemite. (Non-gortex model) The size 10 1/2 fit well for wearing around town, but I need the 11 ...

In GEAR » Merrel Moab Ventilators
July 21, 5:17pm

no insulated parka
Wind shirt, "Sweater Layer", and rain jacket is warmth enough. The Pemi route offers plenty of options to get out of the wind and cold. I do not use a bivy in the summer. I would not t...

In Gear Lists » Pemi Loop
July 21, 8:08am

first aid review
Srcoll down to "Episode 9": (Note comment on use of syringe) "A little knowledge can be ....." , but : http://www.dermpathmd....

In GEAR » Mini-mini-mini medical instructions
July 20, 4:10pm

Share examples of "help" messages on the SPOT
For a hike in Yosemite in August what would be an example of a "Help" message to program into a SPOT? Who should receive a HELP, non-emergency message?

In GEAR » Share examples of "help" messages on the SPOT
July 19, 8:43pm

shepherd style stakes
I used carbon fiber from Ti Goat that worked great until hard pack rocky soil along the JMT. They broke just trying to get them into the ground. They were fine in the woods. When I broke the st...

In GEAR » best stake options for gatewood cape?
July 19, 8:37pm

maybe some help here:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » yosemite snow?
July 19, 8:26pm

wild oasis
When bugs are gone May, then August, the GG SpinnTwin is a roomy option for one. In bug season, the Six Moon Design's Wild Oasis is my choice.

In GEAR » AT '11 Thru Shelter Help Needed
July 19, 8:06pm

The Snow Peak Giga weighs 3 oz., but that includes the "ignitor". You have to weigh in whatever it is you use to light the Gnat stove.

In Editor's Roundtable » Monatauk Gnat Stove Review
July 06, 10:04pm

All Reader Reviews by Frank Deland

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Gossamer Gear
Ditto. When something is not in stock when you first look, just put your name on the -e-mail-when in stock list and they will let you know. They quickly and without questions replaced items that...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 21, 3:36pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Very comfortable and a pillow not needed. But, you are not supposed to blow this up by mouth because moisture will get into the fill. So, there is a blow-up bag arrangement that does work, but it is ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 12, 8:44pm

GoLite Ultralite poncho/tarp
This Golite gear is made of a rugged silnylon. It has snaps to help shorten its length when worn as a poncho. It is useful to run a guide line over the top of it between the supporting poles to help...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 30, 7:45pm

Ray-Way 3-person tarp and net tent
Att: Mrs. EW! You do not need all that extra weight of overhead netting, plus you will have even more room under your tarp without it. Just add several inches of netting along the side edges, and ma...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 08, 10:10am

Superfeet Performance Green
I do not think superfeet are supposed to prevent blisters, unless because they help correct the fit, they, by chance, correct an area that might otherwise chaffe your skin. Also, cut off about 1/8 in...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 04, 12:09pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
Note BD's final picture: the handles of the pot are directly over the opening that allows wood or fuel to be added to the stove when it is burning and the pot is ontop. When adding wood, I found ...

In Stoves - Other
March 30, 8:37pm

Montrail Vitesse
On my first pair, the coating wore off the toe top. The grey just pealed off leaving a white fabric. Also, the rubber on the front side separated from the side of the shoe. I repaired it with Shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 12:06pm

Merrell Mesa Ventilator II Cross-Training Shoes
Ditto. I am about to head to the REI nearest me where they are on sale for $57 (Jan. 5) It will be my second pair having switched over from the Montrial Vitesse (see above). I had avoided this shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 11:50am

Littlbug Wood Burning Stove Littlbug Junior
First, to find the website note that Little Bug is spelled with no "e". The efficiency of this stove amazed me. I have tried homemade versions of woodburners with little success, so I was ...

In Stoves - Other
December 12, 9:45am

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Same as Phil Barton above. The tip broke off on the first day. I returned the pole, it was repaired at no cost and a spare basket and extra tip was also included. I had lost a basket as well as the...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 2:18pm