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Shoe mods
My next modification was to de-tongue the shoes. In place of laces, I added a loop of cord for the ankle and tied the toe section to the cord. This worked well except that the shoe made a loud flip...

In Make Your Own Gear » make your own shoes?
April 01, 10:06am

pot size
what size(s) pot have you tried?

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
March 30, 7:04am

Douglas, How do you carry the Gossamer Gear ThinLight 1/8" full-length sleeping pad? Rolled and outside pack or inside as additional frame You think the torso + thinlight would wo...

In GEAR » GG Torso Pad
March 29, 7:21pm

will go with a quilt
Ok - I'm a believer in the power of the quilt now. Thanks for your feedback. My list: JRB Sniveller $239 20 oz FF Vireo $229 17 oz Nunatuk Ghost $307 16 oz Will probably drop the Gh...

In GEAR » Quilt or top bag versus reg. bag
March 29, 6:51pm

windy conditions
Good info from all Having to avoid windy conditions with the bushbuddy looks like the only caveat Fistfuls of sticks are everywhere Firestarter options are light I wish there was one ...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
March 29, 6:30pm

Quilt or top bag versus reg. bag
For 3 season use, how many of you have gone to a quilt or top bag instead of reg bag? Reasons for and against. Also, does a quilt or top bag work well with a torso sized pad? I'm not plan...

In GEAR » Quilt or top bag versus reg. bag
March 29, 6:18am

demand a 20% rebate
that's definitely a case of unfair business practice complain to them, you deserve a 20% rebate careful though, maybe they'll try to make you pay 20% more : )

In GEAR » pack some weight
March 29, 6:08am

What kind and how much (per use) firestarter material do you plan to carry? Also, in a no fires restricted area, what would you use? An esbit instead of gathered wood?

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
March 28, 10:54am

without experience it's hard to figure it all out
I wish there was an integrated gear guide. A tree diagram maybe. e.g., A given pack that will carry 20 lb. Then a branch to Tent and to Tarp/Bivy. Then branches to reg bags, top bags, quilts. And ...

In GEAR » What makes a sleeping bag worth big $
March 27, 7:46pm

get the best you can afford
I have a synthetic bag - heavy and wanted to try a cheap down bag. Did no research. Just looked for and found a bargain. Would have been better to wait and save and get a good quality bag. I'm...

In GEAR » What makes a sleeping bag worth big $
March 27, 7:24pm

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