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All Forum Posts by Tony Wong

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Re: Vertex Ultralight backpacking stove - 1.8 ounces and packs flat
Kevin, Thanks for sharing with us your invention/idea. Sorry that you have been beat up over the rules about posting. I take you at your word that it was an innocent mistake. Frankly, d...

In Gear Deals » Vertex Ultralight backpacking stove - 1.8 ounces and packs flat
September 15, 12:01pm

Re: What Kind of Clothing
Ben, Good to see you on BPL....you used to be around a bit more. I think of you as the guy who brought us the tip on using a cut down playtpus bottle as a water scoop for filling up from shal...

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
September 03, 5:38pm

Re: How do you tarp?
Gary, From what I am reading you are looking for something that is bomb proof in really bad rain situations. You might want to consider something like a MLD Solo Mid. Like others here, I o...

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 03, 4:56pm

Re: Advice and therapy for a broken ankle
Jack, Wishing you a speedy recovery and I like the advice that was given about your going to a lower calorie diet as you rest so you don't gain weight. And to think that you hiked out a t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice and therapy for a broken ankle
August 28, 3:50pm

Re: Gear for freezing rain
Justin, I mentioned that using the plastic UPS bags on my feet were like a vapor barrier. The advice about using a thin sock liner, plastic bag, and then sock over the plastic bag is sound ad...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 25, 4:57pm

Re: Gear for freezing rain
I have found using the "free" plastic UPS bags that are cut down to sock size is a very effective and tough vapor barrier to keep your feet dry. Dry is relative because sweat does make...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 25, 2:23pm

Carrying Olive Oil
On my JMT trip, I brought olive oil with me and took "shots" of it with my meals to add calories. Yeah, does not taste great, but worked for me. However, I found that using these di...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking food
August 19, 1:04pm

Re: x-cords makes buckles with integrated whistle AND flint
Adam, Looking forward to getting your impressions on this. Gotta love the price. Tony

In GEAR » x-cords makes buckles with integrated whistle AND flint
August 19, 12:45pm

Re: x-cords makes buckles with integrated whistle AND flint
Great idea....very clever for sure. My concerns would be: 1. Would the fire steel fall off/out from the repeated pressure placed on it while scraping the striker over it. 2. Looks like the...

In GEAR » x-cords makes buckles with integrated whistle AND flint
August 18, 5:06pm

Re: BIVY DILEMMA
I have a 2008 MLD eVent Soul Side Zip paired with a small tarp. With the duomid, an eVent bivy would be overkill and eVent does not breath as well as the momentum fabric of the superlight. I ...

In GEAR » BIVY DILEMMA
August 07, 5:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm