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Re:Re: Darn.
On most of this, I agree whole heartedly with Roger. Except for the sock thing. I find that wearing thin nylon biking socks results in fewer insults to my feet than thicker socks. I do pack ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blood under Nails and Shoe Size Question
May 28, 9:51pm

Nice!
Great pics, Bob!

In Post-Trip Reports » California: Sequoia National Park
May 22, 9:48am

Jiva Coffee Cubes- Yup!
Ordered Jiva Classic and Hot Chocolate cubes, and found them very good! Yes, the coffee could be stronger, but these are made more to South American taste than North American or (apparently) Austra...

In Editor's Roundtable » Jiva Coffee Cubes
May 19, 3:35pm

Re: Re: Writing instrument for the JMT?
"What is the best black powder pistol for self defense to carry on a continental divide through hike?" You'll have to give us more information before we can answer that: Flintlock ...

In GEAR » Trolls?
May 17, 7:39pm

re: Jiva Coffee Cubes
While I am normally a black coffee drinker, the best coffee I ever drank was a sweetened coffee in South America. If this coffee is anything like that, I'll be one happy hiker. Jiva ordered.

In Editor's Roundtable » Jiva Coffee Cubes
May 14, 11:44pm

Re: Re: Re: This went dumb fast
"I am tired of people burning down some of my favorite places whether it caused by stoves, campfires, or other means. The idiot who's property had an electrical problem and burned down a g...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 14, 10:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
"Stephen, that is not a requirement in the national forests that I've traveled in for the last several years now. I go to the permit station, they issue me the wilderness permit, and there...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 14, 12:39am

Re: Re: Re: Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
BG, if you have a campfire or use a stove in any National Forest in California, you are required to have a California Campfire Permit for the current year. One of the terms for the permit is to hav...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 13, 11:09pm

Re: Re: Gear reviews
"You tend to trust which reviews? Any good sites for reviews and comparisons and top picks?" Generally, bpl.com (here) http://www.backpackgeartest.org/ About top picks: Always...

In On the Web » Gear reviews and comparisons' online websites
May 13, 6:07pm

Attaching bottle
I forgot to mention above that the best way to screw the bottle onto the tube when you're refilling and the tube is still connected to your pack, is to turn the bottle, not the cap. It will bec...

In GEAR » SmarTube Bottle Hydration System
May 13, 5:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Barber

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SmarTube Drinking System for Bottles
Since having a hydration bladder spring a leak inside my pack, I have avoided all such bladders. I stuck to simple water bottles until a couple of years ago when I ran across the SmarTube - a drinking...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
May 13, 1:33pm

ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
This is the side sleepers dream bag! The bags are filled with 900 fill power goose down, outer shell is green .95 oz/sq yd Pertex Quantum ripstop nylon, and the liner is black .67 oz/sq yd nylon. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 25, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Upon receipt of the pad, I inflated it to sleeping firmness, and stood it up against the bookcase. An hour later it looked rather soft; three hours later it was in a pile on the floor. Brand new, and ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 24, 11:49pm

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've purchased from Lawson on several different occasions. I've always gotten excellent service, fast shipping (especially considering I live clear across the country!), and good interaction v...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 20, 11:47am

ULA Catalyst
I've spent the last two years trying to find a pack that is both light and comfortable, ie, transfers weight to the hip bones well. To date, i had found packs that were only one but not the other ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 8:11pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
I was able to pick up a Bushbuddy Ti used, and can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of one! I used it repeatedly this summer and have been absolutely delighted with it! It is probably...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 11:59am