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arc alpinist and Skaha with hood
I have been very happy with this combination. I tend to sleep cold. It is flexible. I also roll around a lot, and the hood stays in the right position all night long.

In GEAR » Nunatak Arc AT + Skaha Plus
March 28, 8:14pm

9 days ago
I traded emails with Henry.

In GEAR » Is anyone home @ Tarptent?
February 27, 9:29pm

How about a rain skirt?
Anybody tried these ULA rain wraps?

In GEAR » Lightweight Rain Pants
February 17, 5:12pm

Thanks, Gene. I'm looking forward to this trip!

In Post-Trip Reports » Kauai for Tim Cheek
January 26, 7:02pm

Gene, Saw your other post, thanks.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » esbit in checked bags?
January 26, 6:55pm

Kauai trail recommendations
Gene, Like Ross Perot, I'm all ears! I have just a week. I like mountain views. I have felt compelled to hike the Na Pali coast's Kalalau trail, but I have now read three books, one of ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » esbit in checked bags?
January 09, 9:05pm

Re: Re: Kauai source for esbit?
They didn't know what esbit was, but they have denatured alcohol, so...I'll change stoves.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » esbit in checked bags?
January 08, 8:07pm

Kauai source for esbit?
Okay, is there a source for it in Kauai? I will only need about four cubes for Pete's sake! It seems an ordinary candle would be prohibited under 4.1. I had to waste a can of bear spray ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » esbit in checked bags?
January 08, 7:00pm

esbit in checked bags?
Anybody know whether I can fly to Kauai with esbit tablets in my checked bags, legally? I guess I can't use BPL's Fire Light cubes.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » esbit in checked bags?
January 07, 9:06pm

Matt Colon's "Slow Down" Article in BPL issue 6
It is worth re-reading Colin Fletcher, isn't it? Although the equipment has changed, the observations are timeless. As to the NASCAR analogy, my recollection is that he wrote he had only tw...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Matt Colon's "Slow Down" Article in BPL issue 6
December 31, 9:30pm

All Reader Reviews by Tim Cheek

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Mountain Laurel Designs 850 ml Cup
Perfect because it does what the advertisement says it will do. It holds enough water to reconstitute your freeze dried food, and your hot drink. Boil the water for both, pour whatever is needed for t...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 05, 10:07pm

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
I feel like I have to choke down energy bars. They are just too dry for me. And, these things didn't seem appetizing to me because they had the consistency of gummy bears and the political cor...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 05, 10:01pm

Amazon Kindle
Some people fish, fly kites, chat with their hiking mates, or mull over their route and equipment when they aren’t hiking. Some hike from dawn to dusk and have no time for such weighty pass times. If...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 05, 9:54pm

Garmin Oregon 550t
This review is by a first time GPS user, so I can’t offer a comparison to other units. I’m also not familiar with the technical aspects of GPS units, so I can’t offer you performance data. What I ca...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
September 05, 9:53pm

Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Firestarter
Plastic broke while trying to use it the first time. Apparently, the spring wasn't strong enough for the plunger to pop out when I squeezed the case. Super gluing it back would likely prevent m...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 25, 8:19pm

Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure by Peter Stark
Okay, maybe this is engaging and educational, but it gave me the creeps. How many ways can you kick the bucket in slow motion?

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:32pm

Alone Across Alaska 1,000 Miles of Wilderness DVD DVD $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping. This is a DVD of a solo hike from the east end of the Brooks range to the west. Six hundred miles of hiking and four hundred on an inflatable canoe. ...

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:30pm

Inov-8 Roclite 390 XCR
I bought my pair from REI in case I needed to return them. I'd have preferred a pair without gore tex, but it was fun to splash through water without drying out. I was worried that the description...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 06, 9:37pm

Cocoon Vest Vest
I ordered the medium because that is what I wear in a Patagonia Micro-Puff, but the neck was too big for me, too. I have replaced it with a small, and the fit is perfect. I prefer the zipper over t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 05, 7:56pm

Equinox Lite Tripper Organizer Pouch
The irony of repackaging stuff into smaller containers is the accumulation of a whole lot of little containers. I have tried to keep track of them all a variety of ways, but always feared I'd mis...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 28, 10:00pm