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Re: Sat Phones vs EPIRBS etc
I have a PLB and have posted several comments about this form of emergency communications and the reasons for carrying one. I recently started seriously looking into buying a SAT phone and have fo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Personal Locator Beacons & Other Wireless Technologies for Backcountry Travel?
December 19, 6:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Yes to the meds
PJ: I am with you on this issue. Murphy does strike when one least expects it! I, too, carried a portable Trauma Center. Now, my 1st aide kit weighs about 4oz and will do for most of what I can e...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for a Simple Overnighter
December 18, 1:43pm

Re: How do you pack your pack?
Let's start with the pack. I think if all of the previous comments were amended to include as a starting point the type of pack used, that would make some difference in the method of packing. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do you pack your pack?
December 18, 12:50pm

Re: Which layer first
Lightweight merino wool crew neck long sleeve shirt next to my skin and Patagoina dragonfly next. That's my usual day long treking combo. Works well under almost any temperature and wind condi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Which layer first
December 12, 12:34pm

Re: Re: Looking for easy recipes for jetboil
Thanks Sarah for the great recipes using rice and couscous and boiling water. I am certainly tired of just boiling water and using freeze dried meals that lack much in the variety category. I lik...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Looking for easy recipes for jetboil
December 12, 12:19pm

Re: Montrail Masai
Robert: I just returned a pair to Montrail for manufacturer's defect. I wore them once on a 5 day trip in the Emigrant wilderness during August. Extremely comfortable, very well ventilated an...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montrail Masai
December 10, 5:00pm

Re:Camping with Kid
I think what you will find is that as he grows older, he will want to be by himself in his own tent and still enjoy your presence nearby. As he enters puberty this will certainly manifest itself. ...

In GEAR » Rainbow versus Rainbow 2, thoughts?
December 10, 3:40pm

Re: Help Me Replace My UL Windshirt
Hey Ben: I second the cudos for the Patagonia Dragonfly. Barely 3oz, stuffs to the size of a small apple and with the hood it works exceptionally well a windshirt. Oh and breathes very well and is...

In GEAR » Your Choice of UL Windshirt?
December 09, 6:21pm

Re: Lightest, most breathable pants?
Avoid cotton in the humid conditions of the tropics where you will be going. It sticks to your skin and does not wick. It may be great for desert conditions but not the tropics. Look for syntheti...

In GEAR » Lightest, most breathable pants?
December 06, 11:01am

A forgotten Wool experience
At times I think that Age has dimmed the lights... In 1977, when I was 29 I was a teacher and ran an Outdoor Ed program for a private school as an after school activity. I decided I wanted to u...

In GEAR » Going Wool? share your knowledge
December 05, 3:43pm

All Reader Reviews by Mitchell Keil

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Terra Nova Laser Photon
Please remove this "Non-Review" ADDED 9/27/2007 No problem. We all make mistakes. Thanks you

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 26, 11:41am

Probar Energy Bar
I was about to write my own review of these wonderbars, when Shawn beat me to it. I have been enjoying these 350 calorie bars for about 3 months and have been using them as my lunch on the trail. The...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 19, 11:51am

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
Adding my two cents. Bottom Line on this inexpensive "Rain" suit: I got soaked clear through under my shoulder straps on a windy blow trying to get over New Army Pass two summers ago. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 09, 11:24am

Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
Reviewer Stats: Age = 58 Weight = 175 lbs Height = 6'3" Build = Athletic Waist = 34" Backpacking Experience = 30+ years Pack: Latitude Vapor Weight = 42oz size large Waist bel...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 1:25pm

Solomon XA Comp 3D
Personal Statistics: Age: 58 Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" Backpacking experience: 30 plus years Product statistics: weight: 25 ounces. Size: 12. Insoles: S...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 05, 1:45pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Personal Specs: Age: 58 Height: 6'3" Weight: 175lbs Backpacking experience: 30+ years I ordered these 7.75oz per pole all carbon trekking poles on a Monday and they arrived from the UK...

In Trekking Poles
July 02, 10:24pm

Montbell U.L.AlpineBurrow Bag #3 Long
Personal stats: age: 58. Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" backpacking experience: 30 years plus. Fitness level: athletic. This is a review of the Mont Bell, Alpine burrow bag number #3...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 1:23pm

Exped Downmat 7
I have used the Downmat 7 Shorty for 2 years now. I live in Southern CA and use it both here and in the Sierras. My scale indicates that the pad itself weighs 21oz and the foam lined stuff sack/inflat...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 25, 4:58pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Executive Summary: Of all the alcohol stoves ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 27, 3:23pm

Organic Food Bar Omega3 Flax
I posted this review baack on 2/22/2006 in a discussion about Big Sur Bars. I guess it more properly belongs here: OK, since we are considering highly dense nutritious and TASTY food bars, I thought ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 27, 1:47pm