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Fox "News"
That Frontline special looks good. On a related note, several surveys now have shown that Fox News viewers are terribly misinformed about current events. For instance, all of the following beli...

In Chaff » PBS Front Line story about Rupert Murdoch Scandal
March 28, 12:19pm

Houdini
I have a Houdini, and even though it's breathable, it traps a lot of heat. I only run in my Houdini when it's colder than 40 or so, and even down into the 30s I sometimes leave it home if ...

In GEAR » Running in a Houdini(or any windshield)
March 27, 3:18pm

Aqua Mira
I used Aqua Mira for the entire PCT and would absolutely do so again. It's light, there's zero chance of failure (unlike with a filter or steripen), and you should be able to buy it on the...

In GEAR » Help with Water Purification (PCT Thru-Hike)
March 27, 3:12pm

Toxicity?
Does anyone know what's in this stuff? The old (pre-2000) version of Scotchgard, another water repellent, turned out to have a toxic chemical that accumulated in people's bodies (the versi...

In GEAR » Anyone hear when 'Never Wet' is due to hit the market?
March 27, 12:13pm

Re: Flawed
Great post, Dustin. One more thing on equating "efficient" and "natural": Some folks like to argue that barefoot is better because our ancestors evolved walking barefoot (or...

In GEAR » new study on running shoes
March 23, 2:13pm

@Roger
See my post above. Previous research has shown zero difference in mechanical and physiological measures of running in sucks and barefoot. Since people don't seem to have the subscription, h...

In GEAR » new study on running shoes
March 22, 6:11pm

re: @Barry
Barry, check the link in my last post. Those guys compared about a dozen different measures of running performance in barefoot and sock-clad runners and found no difference.

In GEAR » new study on running shoes
March 22, 1:39pm

@Barry
Do you really think that running in a thin sock versus barefoot affects your gait or foot strike on a flat treadmill? Come on. Also, the point of the weights were to have the runners' legs ...

In GEAR » new study on running shoes
March 22, 12:25pm

Dig instead of carrying extra weight
Instead of bringing extra padding, do a bit of digging to contour the ground under you to your shape. I got this from Edward Abbey: scoop two shallow trenches out of the soil perpendicular to the ...

In GEAR » Closed cell foam for side sleepers
March 20, 11:27am

Baking soda
Baking soda absorbs odors from plastic containers. Try adding a few spoonfuls of baking soda and then fill the bottle with water and shake. Let it sit a few hours and then rinse it out. Repeat i...

In GEAR » 32oz Snapple Iced Tea Bottle
March 19, 5:48am

All Reader Reviews by Scott S

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
I used an Exodus FS for my 5-month CDT thru-hike. The pack was, by far, my least favorite piece of gear. What I didn't like: - The pack squeaked loudly and persistently, with almost every ste...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 23, 5:07pm