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2x 2person tents
Im on the east coast, and took my kids backpacking and camping a lot when they were that age. I found that 2 seperate 2 person tents worked best for our family of 4. 8 and 10 years old is too t...

In GEAR » Taking another look at my 2/3 person tent options
March 29, 4:53pm

Hot & humid
I live in the Baltimore MD area (nicknamed the "Devils arm pit" back before air conditioning was common). We have 95% humidity and 95 degree heat a lot in the summer. I've tried cott...

In GEAR » Cool clothing for hot, humid weather--Under Armour Iso-Chill shirts, etc
March 22, 5:49pm

Grid fleece vs standard fleece
The grid fleece feels a little less clammy against bare skin (since only part of the texture touches your skin). The grid fleece breathes better (since its thinner where the grid indents are). Reg...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 22, 5:36pm

Frameless pack load transfer
I found that I got more load transfer to my hips (ie less weight on my shoulders) using my REI flash 45 with the frame removed, and a ridge rest inside as a buritto to pack my gear into. I could te...

In GEAR » Load transfer to hips: hip belt webbing vs padded hip belt?
March 22, 12:08pm

Traditional gear in rainy cold conditions
I use to hike in the Adirondacks in upstate new York during the shoulder season a lot. It rained 16+ hours per day at least 8 out of every 10 days. I found that traditional gear worked GREAT in...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 22, 11:47am

Beginner ultra-light advice
What ever you do, get a pack with a good frame. 30 lbs is too heavy for the light frames on packs made to carry 20 lbs (unless you have a high tolerance for weight on your shoulders). I'd s...

In GEAR » Backpack Selection Advice
March 16, 6:23pm

Small wood prep
I'm also on the east coast, and use a knife to get to dry wood - since the outer bark and 1/8 to 3/16" of the actual wood is typically water logged. I fondly remember living in the no...

In GEAR » Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
March 16, 5:56pm

Lightening up path
Since you asked for stories so you would repeat other people's mistakes... I learned (the hard way) that looking at pictures of gear and discussing "would you be OK with XYZ" or &q...

In GEAR » Starting to go UL, looking at tents
March 14, 9:03am

Spork vs spoon
I've been using the light my fire sporks, which have a spoon on one end, and a fork on the other. I've never used a spork that has a spoon bowl with mini fork tines. I've seen sever...

In GEAR » Spork vs spoon
March 07, 7:49am

Pot sizes
I typically make the Knorr side dishes with a packet of tuna and maybe some dried peas thrown in for dinner. I had a 1 liter pot. But it was impossible to stir food that needed to simmer withou...

In GEAR » Help with titanium pots
February 24, 7:56pm

All Reader Reviews by John G

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm