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Dr J Final Report question
who can elaborate on this? Iodine treatment should be used in conjunction with a prefiltering step if used on suspect water sources, due to its inability to inactivate bacteria that are attached...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Need Lesson On Using Aqua M
February 27, 7:16am

Got it - BPL minibottles, fill'em up and I'll be fine for my 5 day hike. I've been taking a Platy 1L (drinking) and a +2L (usually empty - fill in camp) when I hike using the filter...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Need Lesson On Using Aqua M
February 25, 2:55pm

ideas for losing knee weight
Have your knees replaced with titanium knees (see Gear Shop -- oops, they're currently out of stock) or just go kneeless.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another Reason to go UL
February 24, 7:49pm

Will not compute
Could not compare to others because their products don't use R-Value because... "doesn't really work to describe the net effectiveness of an InsulMat, with coring in the body and di...

In Philosophy & Technique » My Sleeping Pads: Painful Comfort
February 24, 7:38pm

to clarify
Yes, I did rti. You use 7 drops or 15 if cloudy. To clarify when using the minibottles... Do you measure out 7 drops per planned L you plan to consume OR 15 drops just in case the water is...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Need Lesson On Using Aqua M
February 24, 7:13pm

Need Lesson On Using Aqua M
Until now I've been a Katadyn Hiker filterer of water. I'm taking the Aqua Mira plunge. Just received my first shipment of the Part A & B bottles alongwith the two mini-bottles and the ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Need Lesson On Using Aqua M
February 24, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Tray = meal
sarbar, Just ordered 'Freezer Bag Cooking: Trail Food Made Simple' I will let you know how it goes.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food drying
February 23, 5:56pm

Tray = meal
I am beginning to see. The dehydrator has trays that could be one meal per tray. And it does its does its work overnight if you want. This might work for me. My goal is to begin eating good, n...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food drying
February 22, 6:33pm

Fascinating interview
Interesting Trail magic miracle (toe) Really good shoe info and my old ears had no problem with the audio

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Scott Williamson and Yo-Yo-ing the Pacific Crest Trail
February 21, 6:15pm

ice + rest
What's worked for me... 1) Ice 2) Anti-inflamatory like Naprosyn, Ibuprofen, Motrin, etc. 3) Rest (if you don't, then it could really get bad)

In Philosophy & Technique » Fast tracking an injury recovery for a hike
February 20, 5:41pm

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