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Re: Killer deal for $15 shipped
I also ordered one, size XXL. It seems to fit like a men's large SHIRT, not a large jacket. The fit appears to be about the same as my dress shirts (32/33" sleeve length). I am currentl...

In GEAR » "Faux-dini": 2.3 oz. Windshirt, <$15 - Initial Review and Sourcing
March 26, 1:01pm

Couples pads
We use two BA IAC full length pads with nothing to hold them together. We have not had a problem with them separating. We have been using a tent with a PU coated floor thought. It could be a pro...

In GEAR » Need some ideas on sleeping pads
March 25, 5:41pm

Re: Solar Charger set up
"Basically every set provides me with 5400 mAh (2700 x 2) of renewable energy that I can recharge on the field." USB is 5 volts and AAs are 1.5. So, you are getting less than 2700 mAh...

In GEAR » best solar charger right now? march 14"
March 11, 2:24pm

Glass UV properties
Glass blocks a lot (90%+) of UV. However, I don't know that it matters for solar panels. IIRC there are panels that are mounted under glass panels from the factory.

In GEAR » best solar charger right now? march 14"
March 11, 12:10pm

Re: GSI coffee filter
I use the GSI filter holder also. I use it as a paper filter holder. It works very well. Nothing like a cup of fresh brewed coffee in the morning. :^)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
March 10, 6:12pm

I like mine high, but...
Not that high. For both internal and external I like the attachment point above my shoulders, but just an inch or two. That way I can carry the weight on my hips most of the time, but shift a lit...

In GEAR » Shoulder Strap Placement on External Frame Pack
March 10, 12:31pm

What I like
Tuscan beef stew. The only problem with this one is that it only comes as a 2 serving meal. The Southwest Black Bean and Corn Salad is...

In GEAR » Freeze Dried Meals
March 07, 1:56pm

I love Packit Gourmet. Never tried a meal that I didn't love.

In GEAR » Freeze Dried Meals
March 07, 11:34am

White gas fireballs
This is NOT directed at anyone specific. I've used a whisperlite for many, many years and never had a problem when it would flare up. No one really leans over their stove when lighting it, do...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 06, 1:07pm

When you need insulation
I think most need insulation when you pour boiling (or near boiling) water into something else (coffee mug/filter, bag of dehydrated food, etc).

In GEAR » IMUSA mug, hot handle, heat shield tape
March 05, 11:59am

All Reader Reviews by Larry De La Briandais

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Category Retailer
I purchased the Vargo canister stove from them at a GREAT price. They had such a run on sales because of the low price that is was sold out. They left me a personal phone message letting me know tha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 3:07pm