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Re: Nunatak Alpinist Sleeping Bag Info?
My wife says I sleep like a rotisserie, constantly rotating. I found that I sleep better in my AA because in a mummy bag I'm more confined. Also, with the straps around the bottom of the pad ...

In GEAR » Nunatak Alpinist Sleeping Bag Info?
November 14, 9:19pm

gear list?
Great pics. Can you share the major items in your gear list for us?

In Post-Trip Reports » On the Wonderland Trail - July 2006
October 13, 9:08pm

snow in the Weminuche
Last year at that time I was at those elevations and didn't need an axe or crampons. I could walk around what was in the way. I was cautious, however, because I was solo, so I carried them just ...

In Post-Trip Reports » crampons for 13,000 ft passes in Weminuche (Colorado) in August ?
August 02, 1:19pm

Permethrin
Kevin, I was wondering whether the Permethrin changed the performance of the fabrics in any discernable way. For example, does the merino wool dry quicker, breath less, etc.?

In Editor's Roundtable » Comfort and Moisture Transport in Lightweight Wool and Synthetic Base Layers
July 31, 5:30pm

Permethrin
What effect is there on the two fabrics when permethrin is applied?

In Editor's Roundtable » Comfort and Moisture Transport in Lightweight Wool and Synthetic Base Layers
July 26, 6:30pm

Resolution of 720sw v. Pentax optio wpi
Sorry about the pun, but has there been some "resolution" among you photography experts about which of these two cameras you recommend? Or, which one might be best for a certain trip versus anothe...

In Photography » Olympus Stylus/mju 720sw
July 06, 1:34pm

Arctic 1000 bear protection
I am curious to read what Ryan uses to protect his food supply of 45 lbs per person on this trip.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ursack Vs. Bear cannister?
May 23, 8:11pm

Re: Maybe just bad luck...
Where were you?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ursack Vs. Bear cannister?
May 18, 6:04pm

Re: Titanium Pottery Trowel
Bill, would your trowel double as a stake?

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Pottery Trowel for your SUL gear list
March 12, 7:06pm

Re: Re: Shoes for Long Distance Hiking
In 1979 I traveled 1000 miles through the NWT of Canada for 49 days. We traveled by canoe, but we had to portage on average once a day, if not around dry areas, then around ice. I wore norwegian w...

In GEAR » Shoes for Long Distance Hiking
March 07, 10:08pm

All Reader Reviews by Tim Cheek

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Mountain Laurel Designs 850 ml Cup
Perfect because it does what the advertisement says it will do. It holds enough water to reconstitute your freeze dried food, and your hot drink. Boil the water for both, pour whatever is needed for t...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 05, 10:07pm

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
I feel like I have to choke down energy bars. They are just too dry for me. And, these things didn't seem appetizing to me because they had the consistency of gummy bears and the political cor...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 05, 10:01pm

Amazon Kindle
Some people fish, fly kites, chat with their hiking mates, or mull over their route and equipment when they aren’t hiking. Some hike from dawn to dusk and have no time for such weighty pass times. If...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 05, 9:54pm

Garmin Oregon 550t
This review is by a first time GPS user, so I can’t offer a comparison to other units. I’m also not familiar with the technical aspects of GPS units, so I can’t offer you performance data. What I ca...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
September 05, 9:53pm

Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Firestarter
Plastic broke while trying to use it the first time. Apparently, the spring wasn't strong enough for the plunger to pop out when I squeezed the case. Super gluing it back would likely prevent m...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 25, 8:19pm

Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure by Peter Stark
Okay, maybe this is engaging and educational, but it gave me the creeps. How many ways can you kick the bucket in slow motion?

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:32pm

Alone Across Alaska 1,000 Miles of Wilderness DVD DVD
www.bucktrack.com $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping. This is a DVD of a solo hike from the east end of the Brooks range to the west. Six hundred miles of hiking and four hundred on an inflatable canoe. ...

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:30pm

Inov-8 Roclite 390 XCR
I bought my pair from REI in case I needed to return them. I'd have preferred a pair without gore tex, but it was fun to splash through water without drying out. I was worried that the description...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 06, 9:37pm

Cocoon Vest Vest
I ordered the medium because that is what I wear in a Patagonia Micro-Puff, but the neck was too big for me, too. I have replaced it with a small, and the fit is perfect. I prefer the zipper over t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 05, 7:56pm

Equinox Lite Tripper Organizer Pouch
The irony of repackaging stuff into smaller containers is the accumulation of a whole lot of little containers. I have tried to keep track of them all a variety of ways, but always feared I'd mis...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 28, 10:00pm