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load carrier
Jake D., "lol you can cover it in an actual llama it doesn't matter, still a machine and not allowed." How will they know it's a machine if it looks like a llama? How can the...

In GEAR » Mechanical Load Carrying Device for the Trail
October 10, 7:57pm

Jennifer, Not snarky, maybe a little pedantic. But this pot is not going to call kettles black. After suffering all last winter with sciatica, confirmed as a bulging disc on an MRI, and doing da...

In GEAR » Bad Back
October 10, 7:49pm

"I don't care about boil time, I just care about efficiency - oz of fuel to boil a pint of water." You are right, Jerry. And that's what it would be nice to have an article ab...

In GEAR » Bad experience with Jetboil
October 10, 7:18pm

Squeeze Mini
Sounds like a great idea, John, for those using gravity or squeezing to fill a collapsible bottle. Am new to all this, so please bear with me. The part I don't get, is why the syringe doesn...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini design...so close
October 10, 6:59pm

carbon trekking poles
One thing that troubles me about all these carbon poles: It is seldom if ever clear whether the carbon tubes are pultruded, wrapped carbon cloth, or filament wound. Regular visitors to this site ...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear LT Poles
October 10, 6:26pm

Must have
"Mechanical device... not allowed in Wilderness designated areas" Cover it with foam and fur so it looks like a llama. Touche.

In GEAR » Mechanical Load Carrying Device for the Trail
October 09, 10:10pm

William, Thanks for the suggestion. The extended sleeves are a little short, but am sure I could come up with a foam ring to create a small knob glued to the bottom of the extension. Would help ...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear LT Poles
October 09, 9:54pm

bad back for backpacking
Very informative thread. About Daryl's second item: "(2) I use a myog pack that places all the weight on the waist belt and the waist belt wraps around me below the previously herniate...

In GEAR » Bad Back
October 09, 9:21pm

bad Xp
Kaleb, BPL community already bewares. The regular advice here is to buy this kind of gear only from retailers who will accept a return if the product fails. Those who criticized you are just b...

In GEAR » Bad experience with Jetboil
October 09, 8:53pm

Sorry, but this is going to be a major whine. You've been warned, and can skip to the next post if you like. None of these expensive UL poles, the LT4s, the Locus, the lighter Fizans, and t...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear LT Poles
October 08, 7:56pm

All Reader Reviews by Samuel C. Farrington

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Marmot Rockstar Pant
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 12, 10:51pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
Bought this shortly after the BPL review came out. It was my first down bag since the 70's. The outstanding DWR treatment shown in the review persuaded me that a down bag might work for me agai...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 8:09pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
It is a good emergency item, because, as already pointed out, it takes up almost no weight or space. It addresses both the crypto and giardia if one waits the recommended times. Should the main wa...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 05, 11:13pm

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
Tried them a few years ago for winter snowshoeing, which involved a lot of bushwacking. Clammy, wet, cold and eventually, frozen fingers. Just about anything else is better, even just leather. Am su...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 11:14pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Used the reg (not super) version of this bag for three weeks; one on Maine's Grafton Loop Trail in June at altitudes up to 3K', and two in Colorado's Rawahs in August at altitudes up to 12...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 06, 11:10pm

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
I have not had any problems with the stitching, and have found the product to be reasonably warm for its very light weight. Pockets might have been nice for handwarming, but if it is really cold, I c...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 07, 12:06am

Lorpen Trekking Extreme Coolmax Socks
For anyone allergic to wool, or just looking for a fine coolmax sock, these are a good choice - 75% Coolmax, 15% Polyamide, 10% Lycra. Weight is 4.4 oz a pair in size Medium. They are a medium to he...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 8:26pm

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
While I have always used hang lights in camp instead of headlamps, ordered this item because of Keith's excellent review. Was pleased to note that the beam was as bright and more even than the Ph...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 14, 8:34pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
My understanding from this and other sites is that this filter is not effective after thawing once the element has been frozen. If this is not so, it would be helpful to have this corrected. Otherwi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 01, 4:44pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
The only drawback for this stove was the lack of a windscreen, such that it did not perform efficiently in windy conditions. The manufacturer's screen sold separately is stainless steel, and on th...

In Stoves - Canister
November 15, 12:39am