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All Forum Posts by Tony Wong

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The Process/Journey Is Important, Not the Label
Lightweight, UL, SUL....labels are goals to strive for have their place in conjunction to a goal of enjoying the outdoor experience. Any assigned value of the label associated with inflating som...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Mindset
May 10, 12:25pm

The SUL Mindset- Can you give some examples of the decision making?
Ryan, Great to see that you have been writing artices and providing with us with your wisdom and presence! You are one of the key voices of BPL and it is great to hear from you. Appreciate...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Mindset
May 09, 12:18pm

Miserable - MLD Exodus @ 30-35lbs
Whalen, My friend, Jeremy, and I did the JMT in 2011 Aug-Sept in 15 days and also did not resupply after MTR. I had the GoLite Jam 2, older version at 1 lb 6-8oz. Jeremy had a small Exodus...

In GEAR » MLD Exodus @ 30-35lbs?
May 06, 1:04am

Re: Bag Balm
+1 On bag balm in the nose. Something else you can do that helps while sleeping/at night, a simply light weight face mask from Home Depot for dust. Breathing into one helps moisturize your no...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dealing with dry air, sinus problems, and bloody nose?
April 29, 2:29pm

Re: Things you don't carry.
Condom.....I have duct tape. There are no women on the trails that I seem to go on. Maybe the chance of seeing women on the trail are about as good as seeing a unicorn? -Tony...perverted m...

In GEAR » Things you don't carry.
April 16, 11:54am

Re: Bivy
+1 on what Josh said. I have been using a tarp and bivy setup for a number of years now and my MLD bivy is waterproof/eVent. However, if I were in bad/rainy weather, I would want a tarp or so...

In GEAR » Bivvy advice
April 15, 4:45pm

Re: ESBIT: Simmering and Ultralight Baking
Jim, Do you know if the simmering ring can give you more boils per esbit cube than a gram cracker? I am interested in getting more efficiency out of my stove so I carry less fuel per trip to ...

In GEAR » ESBIT: Simmering and Ultralight Baking
April 15, 1:06pm

Re: If you could have only ONE solo shelter?
MLD Solo Mid with MLD Bivy. One of the lightest Mids out there. Full protection from all four sides again rain, moderate snow loads, and strong winds. Can use both hiking poles in an inver...

In GEAR » If you could have only ONE solo shelter?
April 12, 11:33am

Re: Six months later...
Danny, Your son is a lucky guy to have you both as parents. He is going to have a life time of stories and adventures to talk about that few of his peers will be able to relate to. He is g...

In Photo Gallery » Gathering of Gear Geeks 2012: Pointe Reyes National Seashore
April 11, 11:29am

Re: Sawyer Squeeze vs Aquamira Drops. The argument.
@Nelson Your points are all valid, however, I would that in terms of Cost the Sawyer filter can be cheaper in the long run. Given that there are no parts to replace or wear out, once someone ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze vs Aquamira Drops. The argument.
April 09, 1:29pm

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm