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Re: "So why do the Bedouin wear black in the desert?"
I found to my surprise when trekking in Nepal that a black umbrella blocked WAY more of the sun's rays than a light colored umbrella of similar construction, and was much more comfortable in t...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 14, 3:15pm

Re: Another trip across Kodiak Island always your video gave me an exhilarating glimpse of what the trip was like for you. I appreciate being able to experience even a small portion of your trips through these wonderful video...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking across Kodiak Island, Alaska
May 07, 11:59pm

Re: Technique: Trimming Toenails Mid Hike?
I don't know about mid-hike, but I did find out last summer that it's possible to trim your toenails too short, causing pain and bleeding. Luckily I did this about 4 days before a backpack...

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: Trimming Toenails Mid Hike?
May 06, 11:10pm

Re: What about unwanted care packages?
Sounds like your mom is a bit like mine was, Marko. :) I have to say I'd give pretty much anything to get one of those tacky packages from her today...but then it would go straight to Goodwill ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Has UL backpacking changed the way you live?
May 06, 12:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Tent Tech / Double Moment
Hmmm... is that really the fly PLUS the arch pole, or am I misunderstanding?

In GEAR » Tent Tech
May 03, 11:46pm

Re: Re: Tent Tech / Double Moment
Hi, Henry - Thanks for the pictures and info - and I too hope you are feeling better now. Any chance of finding out the weight of the fly plus arch pole, without the inner, when you have a...

In GEAR » Tent Tech
May 03, 5:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: favorites?
Aaron, one thing to keep in mind is that the smaller you chop things, the more easily and thoroughly they will rehydrate. So I'd suggest chopping your meat for fajitas pretty small.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » favorites?
April 29, 9:34am

Double moment
Okay, Henry, the weekend is over. Weight? Headroom? Other details? More pictures? :) Not that I'm eager or anything...

In GEAR » Tent Tech
April 28, 10:54am

Re: Concern of scorpions, etc?
My next door neighbors cowboy camped in the Grand Canyon in a drive-in campground several years back. The second night it rained hard, so they moved underneath their picnic table. One of them was...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Fly needed in GCNP in late May?
April 22, 11:23am

Re: RE: Re: tetanus
+1 on the vaccine! I should have said that...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 21, 7:08pm

All Reader Reviews by d k

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Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak Elite AC petite
I liked this mat a lot; the only thing I've liked as much that I've tried is my old Thermarest Deluxe LE which I think is 26 oz, almost 3x the weight of this pad (10.5 oz on my scale). The fa...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 20, 3:46pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
I got this on a Steep and Cheap sale, and so far have only used it twice sleeping on the floor at my parents' house, since my old bedroom has long since been converted to a sewing room for my mom....

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 26, 4:34pm