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re: Weight of Counter Assault Bear Spray and Holster
It's good timing for your question, Aaron, as I have checked this out recently. The reason I am into this is to find the lightest way to carry the canister with FAST and SECURE access. In 2006-...

In GEAR » Weight of Counter Assault Bear Spray and Holster
February 13, 9:57am

re: How Chris McCandless Died: An Update
Way to go, Doug.

In On the Web » How Chris McCandless Died: An Update
February 12, 1:12pm

re: OK, OK, OK!
Don't worry, Eric. --G.B.-- is the only one here that ISN'T dyslexic, so it's his job to be the hall monitor to correct us lesser ones. Remember, there might be children reading the for...

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 06, 3:38pm

re: PSA for a piece of "gear"
You had me thinking about where I would least like to have it happen, Mags. I think it would be the Maze overlook in Canyonlands. So isolated, so few people to help, and probably impossible access ...

In GEAR » PSA for a piece of "gear"
February 05, 12:04pm

Count your blessings that it happened at home, Mags. You got me thinking here. Is this maybe a good use for expired Counter Assault bear spray? You know, spray every wire you can find under the hoo...

In GEAR » PSA for a piece of "gear"
February 05, 11:27am

I prefer lighter colors
When I lived in Saudi Arabia for 5 years back in the '80's, I came to have two rules--wear light colors (tan, yellow, or light gray), and stay out of the direct sun at all times. The Saudi ...

In GEAR » wearing dark colors in the hot sun?
February 05, 9:10am

re: Long term dehydration prep for a PCT thruhike
Yes, Katy, you need to carry the olive oil separately, and add it to the freezer bag at the last minute. It not only adds a lot of good fat calories, but it seems to make every meal rich and tasty....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Long term dehydration prep for a PCT thruhike
January 26, 9:56am

re: Long term dehydration prep for a PCT thruhike
Hi Katy. I have been dehydrating and vacuum sealing my meals for 6-7 years now, and this is easier than you think. I usually will keep my dehydrated meats in the freezer, or at least in the back of...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Long term dehydration prep for a PCT thruhike
January 24, 10:28am

re: Atmos
I also attended the meeting in Boulder where Gordon tried on the new Atmos loaned to our group by the local Osprey rep. This pack has a very revolutionary suspension/hip belt system that is hard to...

In GEAR » New Atmos AG from Osprey or an ULA Circuit/Catalyst
January 23, 2:53pm

Wt. of Swisscard Scissors
Mine comes in at 7 grams, Kodiak.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL scissors? (or, anyone have these and know the gram weight?)
January 23, 2:35pm

All Reader Reviews by Gary Dunckel

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Mountain House's Pro Pack meal bags fit perfectly in the PCS cup. After adding the boiling water to the bag, stirring it up, and resealing it, you can empty the remaining water from the PCS, drop ...

In Stoves - Canister
March 18, 11:41am

Hilleberg Akto
I agree that the Akto is a very strong and high quality 4-season solo tent. But I must add an anecdote to illustrate the what I feel is the tent's main weakness. In early October of '06 we wer...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 28, 9:08am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
What the previous posts have neglected to mention is that the Amphib is perhaps the lightest (24 ounces/pair)"running shoe" that can be taken on a standard extended backpack trip (not fast packing) fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 18, 7:45pm