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I typically carry a full 1/2 liter "Deer Park" water bottle, per 6 hours of hiking. If it's over 80 degrees, I carry 2. In most cases, I usually have a tiny bit left when I make camp....

In GEAR » Including the weight of water
November 22, 6:53pm

Pack for 35-45#s
I have an older Kelty external frame pack that weighs 3 lbs 5 oz and carries 35-45#s like a dream on most trails, and works OK for skiing (pack the weight lower inside though). If you have a reall...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
November 22, 6:38pm

I spent 15 years backpacking in the dacks. I used a Sierra designs meteor light and a SD lightning. I think any tent from Big Agnes, MSR, or REI priced around $250 or more will keep you dry in th...

In GEAR » Best tent for rain
November 17, 3:40pm

Thanks for the advice everyone. The pics and commentary in Burn thread from May is particularily good - thanks Mike !

In GEAR » Pack Comparisons
November 14, 12:08pm

Anyone with pics or advice ?

In GEAR » Pack Comparisons
November 13, 5:22am

Since I am a relative newcomer to UL, and the type of person these articles may influence, I thought I'd chime in even though I'm late to the party. I like articles that express what a r...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1C: Main Bag & Comfort
November 11, 2:33pm

Pack Comparison Pics
That would be great. Thanks Aaron !

In GEAR » Pack Comparisons
November 08, 6:34pm

Bear can carry
I think people who carry their bear keg strapped to the top generally carry it empty and put the food in their pack while hiking to avoid having a huge weight too high up. I've often wondere...

In GEAR » HMG Windrider backpack
November 07, 1:27pm

Pack Comparisons
Can someone post a picture comparing the Vapor Trail and what ever similar sized packs they have from the UL industry (especially Gossamer Gear, MLD, ULA, & Golite) ? (Or just their similar pac...

In GEAR » Pack Comparisons
November 07, 10:48am

Forgot to mention. I switched to a tarp, and still get condensation inside just due to the temperature drop - but I live in a very humid area. Using my double wall tents in the typical spring...

In GEAR » Wet inside my Tarptent Contrail
November 07, 10:31am

All Reader Reviews by John Gilbert

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm