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Re: Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
Ryan, How would you rate the TrailStar against MLD's "Mids"? My Solomid is my favorite "go to" shelter for most conditions -- it was even one of my 2011 Staff Picks. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
January 25, 12:48am

Re: Temp or humidity diff
>> wasn't it about a humidity (not temperature) delta? At least for precisely the non-air permeable stuff Yes, strictly speaking, you are correct. I was trying to keep it simple witho...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Staying dry during heavy winter activities
January 23, 10:02am

Re: thanks for all the input...
Curtis- Neither a Dri-Clime or or a Shuksan jacket will work particularly well as a VB. The Dri-Clime has too much air permeability, the eVent jacket should be somewhat more effective, but it ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Staying dry during heavy winter activities
January 22, 8:42pm

Re: Staying dry during heavy winter activities
A couple of miscellaneous tips: 1) Try a Brynje fishnet baselayer. They are much more resistant to wetting out than polyester or wool layers. 2) Use a more breathable windshirt. Something a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Staying dry during heavy winter activities
January 22, 1:37pm

Re: Iced up goggles.
Facemasks and balaclavas that cover your mouth and nose are Kryptonite to your goggles. With them, it is very hard to get a proper seal at the bottom of the goggle to keep moist breath out. My ...

In Winter Hiking » Iced up goggles.
January 18, 9:38pm

Re: Introducing Chris Wallace as Backpacking Light’s New Gear Editor
Go get 'em, Chris! :-)

In Editor's Roundtable » Introducing Chris Wallace as Backpacking Light’s New Gear Editor
January 11, 10:35am

Re: Anyone tried EcoFoil reflective barrier as a sleep pad?
A while ago, I got all excited about the "brilliant idea" of wrapping a Z-rest pad in a reflective space blanket to create the ultimate warm/light/foolproof (i.e. non-inflatable) Winter p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone tried EcoFoil reflective barrier as a sleep pad?
December 31, 10:48pm

Paramo
Hi Dave- Thanks for taking this on. I look forward to the next installment. If the temperature is cold enough (below 40F or so), I've had good luck with Paramo gear. I have their Quito ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Alternative Rainwear: State of the Market Report - Part 1: Introducing and Defining Alternative Rainwear
November 23, 11:47am

Re: Neoprene socks?
I've used a variety of VB socks in the winter with mixed success. I have to really hold back the exertion level or I can literally pour sweat out of the sock at the end of the day. The big pr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Winter Travel
March 18, 11:12pm

Re: Food Planning Using Pounds Per Person Per Day
hikinggranny wrote: "dehydrated defatted hamburger and chicken also taste pretty cardboardy without additional seasoning." Oh, yah! I completely agree. In civilization, I'm prett...

In Editor's Roundtable » Food Planning Using Pounds Per Person Per Day
March 02, 2:26pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Martin

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
If you just bend the arms up slightly, it will support a Heineken Pot cleanly.

In Stoves - Other
May 26, 3:06pm