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"utilitarian all purpose shelter?" 21 ounces/person; free standing tent
I bought tents one after another, lighter and lighter; and finally settled on the Black Diamond Hilight as my light-4 season tent. Sometimes called a 3+ season tent. Weight is 2 lbs 10 oz for the t...

In GEAR » Is there any such thing as a utilitarian all purpose shelter?
June 17, 11:54pm

"Firelite SUL 900 - are handles necessary?" / no, but convenient
Handles are not necessary, but they increase safety, convenience, serving speed, utility (cook in wood, etc..). Most of my pots have removable handles; the Snowpeaks for example; but I'll keep ...

In GEAR » Firelite SUL 900 - are handles necessary?
June 17, 8:28pm

"Help me brainstorm a Caldera Cone (TM) for the FireLite 475ml Ti Trapper's Mug"
Jason, The method often discussed for these cones is like those 'folding' plastic cups from the 70's where two concentric cones collapse on each other, or expand tightly. This would all...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help me brainstorm a Caldera Cone (TM) for the FireLite 475ml Ti Trapper's Mug
June 17, 7:48am

"Silk as a baselayer?"
I tried silk, but I dislike it because IME the fabric stretches very little. So either accept the baggy fit or the sensation of restricted movement. I'm sticking with wool for the 9 coolest mon...

In GEAR » Silk as a baselayer?
June 17, 12:39am

Re:"BPL Merino/general merino questions"
Silkweight white merino cloth is almost transparent when damp. I think this is why you don't see it in retail much. I don't think getting black clothing for warm sunny weather is advisable....

In GEAR » BPL Merino/general merino questions
June 11, 7:59pm

Re:"Which One?" (pillow)
Another vote for the Montbell pillow. It toggles to their mats so it does not move away in the night. No, it's not noisy.

In GEAR » Which One?
June 09, 8:42pm

"WTB: Ice Axe" / $53, free shipping
Classic axe linked below, about $53, free shipping. I couldn't part with any of mine for less; Id go for that sale IIWY. For general use I'd recommend 80cm so you can walk comfortably with...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Ice Axe
June 08, 9:28am

Re:"Which pot to choose for two?"
I have the Snowpeak 900 and 1.4L. For boiling pasta the extra water volume is nice as the pasta expands. For two full size adults I would recommend the 1.4. There are Caldera cones for both, so you...

In GEAR » Which pot to choose for two?
June 07, 9:24pm

'pulse strobe on L0D a problem' / no
John, I use the L0D as a daily light. No fatigue problems with the strobe. It is much to fast to be noticed by the human eye, unless the target is moving quickly in darkness, such as a fan blade, s...

In GEAR » Best UL/SUL BPing Flashlight???
June 02, 3:43am

"Why do you do it?"inspirational photograhs
I take photographs to show future generations what these places looked like (and what I looked like). And I enjoy the feeling of looking at old photos and seeing how far I have come. Figuratively a...

In Photography » Why do you do it?
June 02, 3:38am

All Reader Reviews by Brett .

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5.11 gear Tactical nylon pants
These pants weigh in at 720grams, that's a pound and a half, folks. I bought them as winter hiking pants because I do not need the convertable feature of my other pants in winter, but I found thes...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 05, 10:00pm

Petzl Tikka XP
In preparation for a night hike I wanted to buy a new headlamp. Technology has come a long way since my old Zipka Plus.. (and I couldn't find it!) After a few hours of research including

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
September 04, 11:58pm

Cilogear Schoolbag
I got my second Cilogear last week, what Graham calls the "Schoolbag". Here in BPL land it makes for a very nice day-hiking pack and I bet many BPL members could fit a weekend kit into its 3...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 04, 3:30am

tiny BIC lighter (the cute one)
I carry various types of fire making gear for my own educational and practice purposes, but I always have one of these 11 gram bics taped to my keychain or in my pot set. They won't flame when soa...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 06, 10:53pm

SnowClaw Backcountry Shovel Racer Backcountry Shovel
My snow claw is one of the more recent models. I used it on one winter trip for bivy prep; I can move snow at a higher rate than with a shovel due to the low inertia of the blade; I dug into a 45'...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 05, 11:44pm

Montbell Versalite rain pants
Just bought these today and tested them in a thunderstorm tonight. My usual test sequence is based on recommendations from one of our members. 1. The sitting test applies about 10,000mm head; 2. kneel...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 30, 9:25am

Lite my fire firesteel scout firelighter
This device reliably makes sparks as advertised; even when wet. But so will an 11 gram mini-bic. So I carry the bic. Also, the tiny spark-maker from a Spark-lite is also a fraction of this item'...

In Cookware - Other
July 30, 9:07am

Petzl Zipka
If I only kept one light out of my selection; I would keep this one. Additionally, if someone requested my advice on one light to buy, this would be it. It is my default flashlight for any situation. ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 30, 8:55am

Montbell U.L. 90 Sleeping Pad U.L. 90
I own the 120cm version, but aside from the dimensions and weight, it is identical. This pad is not remarkable on its own, but as part of the Montbell sleep system, it is. The toggles mate with the...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 19, 2:04am

Sealskinz gloves
Sealskinz absorb water like a big fat sponge, and weighing them on my scale, they did indeed double in weight when wet. Totally unaceptable, and uncomfortable. Returned to REI.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 09, 9:32pm