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sand piles and lily pads
Some one once told me that most of the world's problems are the result of very tiny contributions by very many contributors. Try dropping down one grain of sand at time to the same point. Over ...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
March 07, 10:55am

last may (AT SNP)

In Photo Gallery » Elk
March 03, 6:39pm

Last June in RMNP

In Photo Gallery » Elk
March 03, 6:05pm

owf i went with 3/32

In Make Your Own Gear » Where can I find 1/8 in shock cord
March 03, 10:27am

Finished the overmitts. Made from pattern: Controlled Exposure CE 75

In Make Your Own Gear » Where can I find 1/8 in shock cord
March 02, 8:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: book
Sarah, It look good, Freezer Bag Cooking. Now how do you decide which ones? Did not expect so many recipes. Lot of good info for a beginner like me. I don't have a dehydrator yet, but ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food drying
March 02, 7:52pm

good points
Good points. I'm going to shift towards qualitative assessments and shelf the math. Originally I thought the pad comparison using variables was a good way to rank their comfort. I was going...

In Philosophy & Technique » My Sleeping Pads: Painful Comfort
March 02, 7:40pm

My formula is flawed. (Note: I'm applying it to three season use only.) This became evident to me as I compared my trimmed RidgeRest to the BMW Torsolite and realized that: My variable f...

In Philosophy & Technique » My Sleeping Pads: Painful Comfort
March 01, 7:48am

Re: Re: Re: baby formula?
The lucky babies get the natural stuff and, believe it or not, no bad smell from either end Just thought I'd mention this for your future reference : )

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » formula?
February 27, 7:02pm

owf - great $ & service, prompt shipment, is great source i went with 3/32 "Great selection too." They sent catalog (print off). "Very helpful people too." Definitely! Now I'm ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where can I find 1/8 in shock cord
February 27, 10:13am

All Reader Reviews by George Matthews

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Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant
Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant Size L (my scale 4.1 oz) I'm 5'11" and 185 lb Very comfortable fit for me. Snaps on pant bottom (two settings gives flexibility) The p...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
December 30, 4:28pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
I use trailrunners (Inov8 Terrocs) and bought the Rocky GTX socks for cold, really messy weather. I gave them a few good tests this fall. I wore them over Smartwool socks (medium thickness). Fortun...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 30, 3:46pm

White Box Alcohol Stove
Got one in July for when I want to use alcohol stove for 2 - 3 hikers. Bought the combo from BPL Shop. T...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 28, 12:21pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Really nice system. All you need is the Mug. I usually boil 1.5 cups of water using about 3/4 oz (12 drams) or a bit less of denatured alcohol depending on the water's coldness. A secondary ben...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 21, 1:14pm

Mountain Laurel Designs MLD 2Thirds XP Quilt
Per MLD: Shell Fabric: Momentum Mini Ripstop (Aegean Blue) Lining Fabric: Momentum Taffeta (Black) Insulation: ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd 8.9 oz ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd Top Width 43”, ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 20, 4:36pm

Frogg Toggs Rain Suit
I know these have been around for a while, but I was itching to get something with the Print-Issue-RIP coupon. I tried them during a good rain on a cool day. They are comfy and kept me dry. Howe...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 20, 4:05pm

Backpacking Light Merino UL Pants
The pants are light and comfortable. I like to wear them under running shorts. I plan to integrate them into my clothing system for cool through cold weather. They were also nice under Precip pants...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 20, 3:59pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
FireLite 475ml Titanium Trapper's Mug Trapper's Mug Absolute simplicity! ...

In Cookware - Titanium
December 20, 2:50pm

BPL Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody
The Backpacking Light Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody The need for a single, functional, highly versatile garment that minimized layering changes during the Arctic 1000 expedition inspired Ryan Jordan ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 06, 1:52pm

Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak OrangeBlast
I picked up a box of Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak (Orange Blast) at Vitamin Shoppe. The product claims: "feel the difference or your money back". I thought, why not try it. Typi...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
June 11, 6:14am