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Good that your OK and found the problem. Ive used this topic for safety meetings at work several times. My employer even gave out free CO monitors to all employees one year. I put mine in my tra...

In GEAR » Don't forget gear for the house.
December 01, 12:14am

I know almost nothing about these packs. Why? Although the design may be good, SMD webpage is really, really, really bad at showing them well, or illustrating their best points. Basically no ...

In GEAR » SMD fusion 65
November 28, 9:14pm

If your on the fence about the ArcBlast, just order one and try it. Joe will take it back if you dont like it. He sells returns on his bargain page. The weight is nice. But its only a couple oz...

In GEAR » When is a frameless pack practical?
November 27, 11:20am

I tried a lot of ways of packing frameless, and standardized on ccf folded flat against back, with sleep quilt in stuffsak sideways at bottom to lock it in place and make round shape for lower back...

In GEAR » When is a frameless pack practical?
November 26, 8:41pm

Its practicle anytime the user is comfortable enough to use it. Lots of variables that impact final user happiness. Cost, how its packed, torso length of pack, wt carried, hipbelt, bulk, comple...

In GEAR » When is a frameless pack practical?
November 26, 8:45am

jmt list
Straw hats can fall apart when wet. Depends on hat My Oakley prescription sunglasses were my favorite gear item. I wear one pr thin wool or synthetic, change every 10 miles or so due to dirt ...

In Gear Lists » JMT 2015: Preparing Way Too Early
November 25, 8:46pm

Arc Blast repairs
Today, I finally got around to making some repairs on my Arc Blast pack. The needed repairs were to restore higher water integrity, as well as strengthen areas that were damaged by carrying a bear...

In GEAR » Arc Blast repairs
November 23, 5:25pm

I don't see this as anything more than a solo+ sized solplex . I think its a good size and nice shelter. I am quite glad zpacks doesn't just make the same thing as everyone else.

In GEAR » Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
November 23, 2:03am

short pad
Hard to say, but the combo of really narrow + drop = not as comfortable as full length. I sleep more soundly on my full length xlite, or prolite plus. I sleep somewhat fitfully on my short xlite, a...

In GEAR » Short, thick sleeping pads
November 20, 11:18pm

The problem is, overwhelmingly, that no one hikes with a gun in their hand. THAT would be a fairly effective visible deterrent. No, they typically carry the gun in their pack, and sleep with it....

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 20, 9:30pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm