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A-ha
@david - the engineer comes to the rescue! My main qualm was never the weight - but rather the TILT (if you know what i mean...) just tried it at home now (its like 80F so i boiled) and indee...

In GEAR » Pee bottle?? best practices
September 09, 4:01pm

Hmmm...
thats funny that most of you are so adamant to NOT pee in a bottle.... I never thought about it until: i was hiking in China. Sleeping in a derelict hunter's cabin (i mean it was the type t...

In GEAR » Pee bottle?? best practices
September 09, 2:48pm

Think - bivy
well - obviously in a tent its not that much of an issue. But if im in a bivi or..funnily enough in a hut w people then just sliding out of the bag and peeing in a pot aint so pretty. Nalgene...

In GEAR » Pee bottle?? best practices
September 09, 2:17pm

Pee bottle?? best practices
So I have been using a Nalgene wide mouth 32Oz or a Widemouth 32Oz nalgene soft canteen as a pee bottle. The issue is balancing: 1)obviously weight - even if i use it for normal drinking (dont t...

In GEAR » Pee bottle?? best practices
September 09, 1:43pm

inmarsat
Not sure how it is in the states...but here in israel- especially if you dont hike that often where you would want a beacon - to rent and pay subscription for the SPOT was almost as expensive as re...

In GEAR » My Spot Connect really let me down!
September 04, 5:10am

what ammo?
not a big gun guru...but if stopping power is what you are after you prob also want a high pressure hollow point (not sure who does them now but stuff like +p+ hydrashok or like the old black talon...

In GEAR » FNH Five Seven 1.6lb gun
September 03, 3:17pm

options
@kevin the reason i do that is that (as many of you im sure) i have a few backpacks and a few pad/tent options and i also sometimes hike w partners and share with the external stuff sack i ge...

In GEAR » Lighter pack with hammock/quilts mounted to the side or heavier pack with them inside?
August 30, 3:28pm

and if its cold? and if you need to be clean?
im not a pro or XUL ninja - but IMO if its really cold/wet then you are compromising your feet if you have nothing to warm them up in camp and treat them well. that could be down booties - but you ...

In GEAR » What's the purpose of camp shoes?
August 30, 3:22pm

Protect and serve
im not a XSUL or anything...but agree with tim and Ray - i would NEVER put my bag outside the pack. RE hammock and tarp/tent - that makes sense to me BUT since all these items are nowadays UL ...

In GEAR » Lighter pack with hammock/quilts mounted to the side or heavier pack with them inside?
August 30, 2:56pm

Alex - its you
Alex Good read...for some reason i couldnt find the your name on the blog....

In GEAR » condensation in WR bivvy is worse (!!?) than WPB one??
August 29, 12:18pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Cheifetz

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MLD XP Quilt 21 0z. Climashield
I have older 2009 XP model (as opposed to the Spirit) with 2.5 Osy Climashield. This would correspond to the 48F model he has. I have the wide model + eVent strip at head and footbox. Carftsmenship...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 20, 8:49am

MLD XP Quilt 21 0z. Climashield
I have older 2009 XP model (as opposed to the Spirit) with 2.5 Osy Climashield. This would correspond to the 48F model he has. I have the wide model + eVent strip at head and footbox. Carftsmenship...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 20, 8:06am

Ronald Turnbull The Book of the Bivvy. Cicerone: UK 2nd. ed. 2007
Jeremy above is right in many ways - it is indeed more of a quirky idiosyncratic book that mixes poetry, psychology and anecdotal facts about bivy and the scottish highlands. In that light it could sc...

In Books and Media
January 02, 5:50am