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TrailStar and rain
William, you're no doubt right about that sleeping arrangement. The back of the TS is pretty much rain proof when pitched right to the ground. There's only the issue of having to get around...

In GEAR » TrailStar question
April 27, 10:22am

My crappy solution
It's looking like the rain will come any time now, so I went ahead and took some photos of what I think might work to keep the heavy rain at bay, sort of. The first shot is of the TrailStar pit...

In GEAR » TrailStar question
April 27, 8:57am

re: Trailstar door
Hi, Stuart. Any chance that you could post a photo of that cuben door? I actually thought of making one myself, but I think maybe I've come up with another, sort-of-acceptable solution. I'm...

In GEAR » TrailStar question
April 27, 8:17am

Swiftcurrent Inn
Just to add to Dave's grea overview info--he's right about the Swiftcurrent cabins that are cheaper and use a shared bathroom, but you can also get a room with a private bath (are those cal...

In Pre-Trip Planning » GNP August Pre-trip Planning
April 26, 5:19pm

Flexible pitching options
I agree that a pyramid with a zipper is more convenient for entry/exit than the TS. And you have to fiddle a bit with the TS to get things just right. But what I am attracted to is the countless pi...

In GEAR » TrailStar question
April 26, 3:17pm

re: "the lazy man pitch"
Ivo, that is a superb technique. I'll try it now myself. Thanks for sharing it. Maybe my solution will come from the east of me, after all.

In GEAR » TrailStar question
April 26, 1:33pm

TrailStar answers
OK, so I see how this is going--the boys up north make me cry, and the boys down south (and Robert is way south) make me grin again. I just want to be able to get in and out of the sucker during a ...

In GEAR » TrailStar question
April 26, 1:25pm

TrailStar question
I need to appeal to you experienced TrailStar owners. I picked up one in Gear Swap, and I've been geeking out with it all week. I've pitched it high, low, and medium. I've canted the ce...

In GEAR » TrailStar question
April 26, 11:47am

Not really a vacation
I have recently been in touch with Lawson. He and his wife have just had a baby, enough said. Let it lie for awhile.

In GEAR » Is Lawson Equipment on vacation?
April 23, 7:51pm

Freeze dried rice
Mountain House sells big #10 cans of freeze dried white rice. This stuff rehydrates almost instantly, even in cold water. They also have an interesting rice pilaf that can serve as a good base for ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Jambalaya with instant rice?
April 23, 4:02pm

All Reader Reviews by Gary Dunckel

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Mountain House's Pro Pack meal bags fit perfectly in the PCS cup. After adding the boiling water to the bag, stirring it up, and resealing it, you can empty the remaining water from the PCS, drop ...

In Stoves - Canister
March 18, 11:41am

Hilleberg Akto
I agree that the Akto is a very strong and high quality 4-season solo tent. But I must add an anecdote to illustrate the what I feel is the tent's main weakness. In early October of '06 we wer...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 28, 9:08am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
What the previous posts have neglected to mention is that the Amphib is perhaps the lightest (24 ounces/pair)"running shoe" that can be taken on a standard extended backpack trip (not fast packing) fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 18, 7:45pm