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Re: Expensive windshirts vs cheap ones
For decades I used cheap windbreakers, usually from places I worked. My only requirement of them was the "Darth Vader" breath test above. They all worked, to one degree or another. But...

In GEAR » Expensive windshirts vs cheap ones
October 31, 10:50am

Re: Introverts and recorders
Hmmm. As another 100% introvert, I can't imagine myself talking on a recorder, or listening to myself again afterwards. I go to the hills to escape voices, and to record them.

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking With A Voice Recorder
October 28, 11:29pm

Re: Backpacking With A Voice Recorder
It's always nice for an extrovert to have someone (or something) to talk to, even when alone in the woods.

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking With A Voice Recorder
October 28, 8:24pm

re: trout Warning
Unless there is a mine up stream of the lake, I doubt that this warning would be truly applicable to Sierra high country lakes.

In Fishing » Cooking Trout
October 27, 11:06pm

Re: Leave them in the lake
Any non-native trout (and even rainbows in the Sierras can be non-native) taken from a lake means a better chance for yellow-legged frogs!

In Fishing » Cooking Trout
October 27, 3:58pm

Frying vs. poaching
A number of people have mentioned that fried trout taste better than poached trout. There's a reason for that: Flavor is spelled F-A-T. Fats and oil pick up, enhance, and increase flavor. That&...

In Fishing » Cooking Trout
October 25, 5:14pm

re WTB: ULA Circuit large torso/medium hipbelt
I have a Catalyst that size I'm planning to sell. Good condition except for two small cuts on the left side of the back pad's cover. I'm thinking around $125. I can send pictures if you...

In Gear Swap » WTB: ULA Circuit large torso/medium hipbelt
October 24, 1:20pm

re: Awesome tent repair!!!!
Yup, that's the way to do it! Makes for a very sturdy mend. Thanks for sharing the video!

In Make Your Own Gear » Awesome tent repair!!!! Check it out
October 19, 12:10pm

Call MLD
Joe, just cal MLD, and talk to Ron. He could give you the best advice, and maybe even tweak one for you!

In GEAR » MLD Superlight Bivy
October 18, 10:22am

re: Trangia all the way
I agree with Jim and Zorg: Trangia is great for not just boiling, but actually cooking! No, it's not the lightest alcohol stove by a long shot, but for simmering, frying, etc, it can't be b...

In GEAR » Best kind of alcohol stove to sometimes actually cook with
October 15, 3:19pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Barber

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SmarTube Drinking System for Bottles
Since having a hydration bladder spring a leak inside my pack, I have avoided all such bladders. I stuck to simple water bottles until a couple of years ago when I ran across the SmarTube - a drinking...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
May 13, 1:33pm

ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
This is the side sleepers dream bag! The bags are filled with 900 fill power goose down, outer shell is green .95 oz/sq yd Pertex Quantum ripstop nylon, and the liner is black .67 oz/sq yd nylon. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 25, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Upon receipt of the pad, I inflated it to sleeping firmness, and stood it up against the bookcase. An hour later it looked rather soft; three hours later it was in a pile on the floor. Brand new, and ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 24, 11:49pm

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've purchased from Lawson on several different occasions. I've always gotten excellent service, fast shipping (especially considering I live clear across the country!), and good interaction v...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 20, 11:47am

ULA Catalyst
I've spent the last two years trying to find a pack that is both light and comfortable, ie, transfers weight to the hip bones well. To date, i had found packs that were only one but not the other ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 8:11pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
I was able to pick up a Bushbuddy Ti used, and can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of one! I used it repeatedly this summer and have been absolutely delighted with it! It is probably...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 11:59am