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Re: Sawyer Squeeze "grafity filter" bag recommendations
Jeff, I use my Sawyer filter (pre-squeeze model) as a gravity filter in camp. I would recommend that you take a look at the Platypus Water Tanks. I carry a 4L water tank, which I think is ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze "grafity filter" bag recommendations
July 17, 12:10pm

Re: O2 raingear vs DriDucks
Dennis, The O2 Rain gear is generally considered more durable than the DriDucks. I have an O2 Rain Gear top and bottom, but have yet to use it in the rain. I have seen it in action with my...

In GEAR » O2 raingear vs DriDucks
July 16, 11:15pm

Re: condensation test...
Larry, Thanks for the last few updates. Appreciate the effort that you are putting into testing and getting back to us. Interesting observation you made about extreme heat possible degradi...

In GEAR » Rust-O-Leum NeverWet
July 16, 11:08pm

Re: Sawyer MINI Filter - UPDATED
Ken, I agree with you. I have been using the older filter that you have pictured since 2008-2009 with no problems. This new design looks great in that is combines the best of the new and o...

In GEAR » Sawyer MINI Filter
July 16, 3:26pm

Re: Only the boonie hat so far...
Larry, Can you tell us if you notice a reduction in waterproofness as a result of the oils from your hands/head degrading the coating? I believe that the instructions states that oil/petroleu...

In GEAR » Rust-O-Leum NeverWet
July 12, 4:28pm

How did the testing go????
Jason, Did you get a chance to test the Never Wet? If so, please let us know how it went! -Tony

In GEAR » Rust-O-Leum NeverWet
July 09, 1:02pm

Re: Does anyone find they sleep LESS in the woods?
Kevin, I sleep a lot less in the woods, is a bit maddening. Typically, I will fall asleep for 3-4 hours straight after kicking out 15 miles on the trail. Then I will wake up to go to the r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Does anyone find they sleep LESS in the woods?
July 07, 1:23pm

Re: Temps
Paul, Thanks for getting back to me so quickly and posting up the conditions that you faced. Yup, guess I am going to my 25-30F JRB Quilt on the trip. The few ounces of weight savings isn&...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sonora Pass peaks
July 06, 10:14am

Re: Sonora Pass peaks
Paul, Thank for sharing your pictures and congrats on getting back out on the trial! Question for you: what where the temperatures like when you were out there? I see snow in the backgroun...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sonora Pass peaks
July 06, 8:13am

Re: You'l need the BV 500
Sean, Regarding space in your pack being sucked up by the larger bear canister, as you eat food and create space in your canister you can always put your cook set into the canister. I found t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT 14–16 day plan
June 28, 5:44pm

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