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re: waterproof stuff sack for sleeping bag
if you like having your sleeping bag filling up space why not get a contractors trash bag (thick mil) with a rubber band and always have the hole pointed to the ground? maybe im just a cheap-o. o...

In GEAR » Help selecting a waterproof stuff sack for storing my down sleeping bag
March 30, 10:14am

re:re:re: carbon/practices
i think everyone here (BPL) knows what he/she is doing with respect to the environment and burning different fuels. i've been driving (yes on gas burn me at the stake) from california to the e...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Cookfires: Overview and Techniques for Cooking Over an Open Flame
March 29, 9:04pm

re: hiking and smoking
im not a smoker but i do bring one rolled cigarette (american spirits red pouch) occasionally for a 3 nighter. i only smoke when fire hazards are low and like to look at the stars and take a few p...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Smoking and hiking...
March 29, 8:08pm

re: myog tyvek bivy
casey, about your thoughts on tyvek truly being waterproof. i worked with stucco and had to staple tyvek alot and i remember seeing scrap pieces in puddles all day not soaking up a stitch. howev...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG: tyvek ground cover / bivy combo
March 26, 9:15pm

re: trt
jeff that water system sounds good. im the same, i keep a gatorade bottle and some 3L bladder i got when i purchased some pack. i dunno if its just me but i hate reaching around for a water bottl...

In GEAR » MLD zip and 20+ pounds???
March 26, 11:29am

maybe im crazy but i dont even bother with slippers. aloha

In GEAR » Pocket Slipper Camp Shoes
March 25, 10:28pm

re: MLD zip and 20+ pounds???
jeff, i think you should carry whatever you REALLY think/know you will use. i dont have your gear list so i really cant say what items might be too much. looks like mld says it can handle anywher...

In GEAR » MLD zip and 20+ pounds???
March 25, 10:03pm

First Aid Kit
unless you really use moleskin i would take that out and use duct tape for blisters. Also i would just bring one type of duct tape. I took out all my band-aids because I never wear them or they f...

In Gear Lists » First Aid/Repair/Survival Kit List
March 25, 7:08am

i cant wait to try out this setup! i already have a plethora of materials lined up to try. good looking out ken! aloha

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone tried this pocket stove?
March 24, 8:27pm

right of growth
i heard about this piece of news from my girlfriend. having lived in Sunnyvale and talked to many old timers who say Sunnyvale was once beautiful cherry orchards makes me feel bad. But, its (like...

In Chaff » Criminal Tree Cultivation in California
March 24, 8:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Matthew Robinson

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Leki Ultralight Ti
ive used these poles for 100+mi and have zero complaints other than slippage. If you need a 3 piece use these poles.

In Trekking Poles
March 16, 11:05pm

GossamerGear Mariposa
The GG Mariposa is one sweet pack. It's super light, has a frame (I got a bad back), and has room for the kitchen sink. I'm currently using it on my car-trip from San Jose to the Keys and ba...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 13, 6:38pm