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To stay as dry as possible, should you walk or run through the rain?
"Basically, the best strategy for staying dry (or at least somewhat dry) is to run as fast as possible. Unless you’re really thin, in which case there may be a more optimal speed. And if you...

In Philosophy & Technique » To stay as dry as possible, should you walk or run through the rain?
July 23, 3:34pm

Alpacka color that is lighter?
I was told today that the black Scout is lighter than those that are colored. Anybody weighed the different colored Alpackas? I asked because when BPL was selling them blue Alpackas were th...

In Packrafting » Alpacka color that is lighter?
July 02, 8:56pm

Not a failure at all!
Luke, Thank you for the report. I'm curious. Looking back on it, would you have rather hiked only the most scenic parts of the trail (on different trips) rather than the whole trail? ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Success and Failure on the Colorado Trail
May 13, 6:47pm

Lightest material on earth
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/11/lightest-material-on-earth.html

In Chaff » Lightest material on earth
November 23, 10:28am

BPL ursa bear bag drawstring concern
Okay, I'll answer my own question...I was out for a week and had 14 lbs of food and it held up without any cutting or ripping!

In GEAR » BPL ursa bear bag drawstring concern
August 09, 8:00pm

BPL ursa bear bag drawstring concern
Anybody using this kit had issues with the airecore drawstring on the cuben bag cutting or ripping the cuben bag? The drawstring can hold my fourteen pounds of food, but when I hoist the bag up ...

In GEAR » BPL ursa bear bag drawstring concern
July 29, 12:14pm

"The Village Idiot"
For many years, when offered a dime or a nickel, the village idiot would always take the nickel. This went on for many years. He was routinely mocked by everyone in his village. He became a disgrac...

In Chaff » I might be an idiot
July 18, 10:33am

GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera
Has anyone used one of these cameras for backpacking? Light, HD video, etc.

In Photography » GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera
July 07, 9:20pm

family obligations weigh heavy, so
Stay put. Push "Ok" button on Spot. Repeat as necessary.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How not to cross a river!
June 30, 6:37pm

"3 person tent/tarp"
MLD Trailstar

In GEAR » 3 person tent/tarp
June 27, 8:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Tim Cheek

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Mountain Laurel Designs 850 ml Cup
Perfect because it does what the advertisement says it will do. It holds enough water to reconstitute your freeze dried food, and your hot drink. Boil the water for both, pour whatever is needed for t...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 05, 10:07pm

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
I feel like I have to choke down energy bars. They are just too dry for me. And, these things didn't seem appetizing to me because they had the consistency of gummy bears and the political cor...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 05, 10:01pm

Amazon Kindle
Some people fish, fly kites, chat with their hiking mates, or mull over their route and equipment when they aren’t hiking. Some hike from dawn to dusk and have no time for such weighty pass times. If...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 05, 9:54pm

Garmin Oregon 550t
This review is by a first time GPS user, so I can’t offer a comparison to other units. I’m also not familiar with the technical aspects of GPS units, so I can’t offer you performance data. What I ca...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
September 05, 9:53pm

Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Firestarter
Plastic broke while trying to use it the first time. Apparently, the spring wasn't strong enough for the plunger to pop out when I squeezed the case. Super gluing it back would likely prevent m...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 25, 8:19pm

Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure by Peter Stark
Okay, maybe this is engaging and educational, but it gave me the creeps. How many ways can you kick the bucket in slow motion?

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:32pm

Alone Across Alaska 1,000 Miles of Wilderness DVD DVD
www.bucktrack.com $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping. This is a DVD of a solo hike from the east end of the Brooks range to the west. Six hundred miles of hiking and four hundred on an inflatable canoe. ...

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:30pm

Inov-8 Roclite 390 XCR
I bought my pair from REI in case I needed to return them. I'd have preferred a pair without gore tex, but it was fun to splash through water without drying out. I was worried that the description...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 06, 9:37pm

Cocoon Vest Vest
I ordered the medium because that is what I wear in a Patagonia Micro-Puff, but the neck was too big for me, too. I have replaced it with a small, and the fit is perfect. I prefer the zipper over t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 05, 7:56pm

Equinox Lite Tripper Organizer Pouch
The irony of repackaging stuff into smaller containers is the accumulation of a whole lot of little containers. I have tried to keep track of them all a variety of ways, but always feared I'd mis...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 28, 10:00pm