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All Forum Posts by Mike Storesund

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Re: Ursack bear cannister on a 10 day Sierra Trip
Using Freezer Bag Cooking and Travel Light/Eat Heavy meals I was able to put 8 days of meals and my Evernew .9L pot with Clikstand Stove in the bag with room to spare. I suspect you could easily ma...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ursack bear cannister on a 10 day Sierra Trip
July 09, 10:27pm

Re: 1lb Survival/First Aid kit for scrutiny
Summit, You have a real nice list, but Holy Cow! A box of 20 4x4 ActCel Hemostatic Gauze costs $240 and a box of 20 2x4 ActCel Hemostatic Gauze costs $180! I like that it expands to 3-4 times its o...

In Gear Lists » 1lb Survival/First Aid kit for scrutiny
July 08, 8:43am

Re: Re: Suunto X9i
Thanks for the feedback David, I can see where it would be good for defining tracks. Did you have any issues with the cover overhead affecting your signal strength? I primarily use my GPS for pe...

In GEAR » Suunto X9i
July 07, 2:40pm

Re: AM... How long after mixing?
If you pre-mix, why not use KlearWater no-mix treatment, Also found in the Cooking/Water section. It comes in a brown bottle and is susceptible to light. I put into the micro droppers and keep w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AM... How long after mixing?
July 07, 9:55am

Suunto X9i
Anyone out there have any experience with the Suunto X9i? It looks like it would be a cool gadget, but how is it functionally? (Okay… I AM a gadget junkie!) I read Alan Dixon’s review and it...

In GEAR » Suunto X9i
July 07, 8:54am

Re: Re: headlamp/lantern
>>>" I carry 3 Photon Freedoms. One white, one red and one turquoise ("Night-Vision Green")."<<< Ditto. I usually keep the red and white on my lanyard and the green hooked to the drawstring on m...

In GEAR » headlamp/lantern
June 08, 9:36am

Re: OP sacks on close-out.
Even at 2-for-1 prices they are still a bit steep for 'plastic bags' used for "freezer bag cooking" meals. While you can put boiling water in them, you cannot put them in boiling water. So how ...

In GEAR » OP sacks on close-out.
June 07, 1:37pm

Re: Optimus at altitude
I have used the Optimus along the Continental Divide with no problems. The same with MSR Whisperlite International. Even though the Optimus is a bit heavier than the Whisperlite, I like that I do n...

In GEAR » Which Stove
May 31, 10:35am

Re: where to buy a platypus lil nipper?
REI calls it the Platypus Platy Sport Water Bottle online for $4.50

In GEAR » where to buy a platypus lil nipper?
May 30, 9:38pm

Re: Which Stove?
I would second the Nova. I have one and had a MSR Whisperlite International way back when too. The Nova does not need to change jets, so less parts to potentially loose. IMHO the Nova pump is a hig...

In GEAR » Which Stove
May 30, 11:14am

All Reader Reviews by Mike Storesund

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Photon Light Proton Personal Flashlight
I would give the Proton a 4 out of 5 score primarily because of its high cost ($69). It is an excellent light if you need to do any emergency signaling at night or if you need a high intensity beam fo...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 27, 9:11am

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
I like the simplicity in the concept of the design. It is a combination of bivy sack and single wall tent with plenty of room that weighs in at 25 ounces. The bathtub floor and netting along the floor...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 24, 1:11am

ULA H2O Amigo
I too am a firm believer in gravity filters. It is a blessing that you can still get filtered water with little effort while you complete some other chore around camp. I have used self made gravity fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
September 24, 12:59am

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
I believe each post have their valid points. I believe the general consensus, mine included, is that Beyond Backpacking © is something that should be on every backpacker’s bookshelf. I have read and r...

In Books and Media
September 11, 9:20am

Go Lite Speed
I rate this pack a 5. I also have its smaller brother the GoLite Race, which I gave my son. For 2 pounds, not including ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 02, 11:40am

GoLite Breeze
I have to say this is not the worst pack I ever had, but close to it. I do like the simplicity, but the straps are just killer. With 18 pounds I can carry on one shoulder and switch sides, but when ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 29, 4:05pm

Photon Freedom Micro (White)
These are great little lights! I have the White, Red and Blue with 2 clips. I wear the White and Red on my lanyard and keep the Blue on a hat clip. The Blue was bought as a joke with the Scouts... H...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 29, 3:58pm

REI Peak UL
I bought these to replace my older / heavier poles. I prefer collapsible poles so I can adjust the height with my tarps and my SMD Lunar Solo. I did the research before buying and was concerned about...

In Trekking Poles
August 25, 8:52am

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I had one of these for almost a year. I thought the four pot supports were a great idea and wish more manufacturers would do so. However I had a few issues and thanks to REI return policy I was able t...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:51pm

Brunton Crux
I think this stove is the next generation of things to come. With a collapsible burner head, it folds over for 3.1 ounces of ultimate compact ability. The oversized burner head offers a better burn an...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:21pm