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fellow member of the old goat herd
>> What are UL backpackers using these days for water purification? ... am hoping to learn what's new (being an old goat here). << For the next three seasons, I just made the ...

In GEAR » Water purification
March 27, 7:05pm

I've been web shopping for a less than 8 oz pack based on the reviews I've read here. The Z1 is on my short list. They say it can carry up to 20 lb. Do you think that is a reasonable lo...

March 27, 6:32pm

buying direct from bushbuddy
just looked at their bushbuddy website the ultra is 115 canadian (98.97 us) ? is shipping including ?

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
March 27, 5:54pm

started with a ridgerest reg then switched to prolite 3 short then went with a prolite 4 reg now using custom trimmed ridgerest

In GEAR » What do you sleep on?
March 23, 11:05am

Re: Re: hole in shoe
"Mostly since a friend just told me about almost stepping on a rattler the other day." How about rattler-skined trail sandals. Including a rattle on each shoe.

In Make Your Own Gear » make your own shoes?
March 22, 5:05pm

get in touch with your inner bobbin
My wife is giving me sewing 'lessons'. She ends up doing most of the sewing, but I can do the straight stitching pretty good now. Go for it!

In Make Your Own Gear » Seamstress for hire
March 22, 4:43pm

I've been reading through the reviews seeking the same info

In GEAR » Lightest 8x10 tarp
March 22, 4:34pm

perfect - thanks
don't know how i missed it thanks

In GEAR » Recent sleeping bag list?
March 21, 1:18pm

Recent sleeping bag list?
Does anyone have a recent list of the most popular light sleeping bags' brand, model, description, weight, cost, etc? If it does not exist, then I will create one myself.

In GEAR » Recent sleeping bag list?
March 21, 10:34am

Re: Re: First draft
"Second step might be to look for stress concentration points in the reworked design." Will work on this. I'm cutting the tops (laces) out next and will replace with velcro or c...

In Make Your Own Gear » make your own shoes?
March 20, 10:57am

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