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OP sack protocol
Can't say that I'm as thorough with my handling of OP sacks Paul. I pack my drystuffs in freezer bags, evacuate the air, then put them in the OP sack. The only precaution I take with my OP sa...

In GEAR » OP sacks on close-out.
June 08, 12:12pm

op sac use
I only got a bunch of the 12x15 sizes for my bear bag. The gussets make it easier to stand those things up when you're filling them. I still have the original from my Ursalite Bear Bag and while ...

In GEAR » OP sacks on close-out.
June 07, 3:30pm

OP sacks on close-out.
I just ordered some OP sacks from Watchful Eye Designs and they are on closeout. 2 for the price of 1. Reading more carefully into the situation, they are dis-continuing the gussetted bottoms in ...

In GEAR » OP sacks on close-out.
June 07, 11:56am

I sent it back to the dealer this morning. Unfortunately I don't have the tools to correctly diagnose the problem otherwise I could've been an interesting study of current regulation circuitry and...

In GEAR » Princeton Tec Quad problems?
June 07, 11:52am

silnylon waterproofness.
Silnylon isn't waterproof in the classic sense. The silicon impregnation of the ripstop nylon is like a permanent DWR that breaks the surface tension of water. This improves the water repellancy ...

In GEAR » Silnylon "Misting" and Ray Jardine
June 07, 10:49am

other symptoms.
Thanks for your thorough dissertation Paul. One other symptom with the unit is when the last battery is placed (completing the circuit but without the switch) in the unit the LED's flicker once ...

In GEAR » Princeton Tec Quad problems?
June 07, 5:42am

Princeton Tec Quad problems?
Hi, I recently bought a Quad headtorch to replace an Aurora that I gave away. The LEDs don't seem to fully turn off when you switch off the lamp (they glow a dull purple)... but when you take t...

In GEAR » Princeton Tec Quad problems?
June 06, 6:29pm

tarp size.
its the stealth nano 0 so that would make it a 6x8.

In Gear Swap » FS: BMW Stealth Nano 0
May 23, 4:13pm

contact info
oh yeah, contact me at

In Gear Swap » FS: BMW Stealth Nano 0
May 22, 5:27pm

FS: BMW Stealth Nano 0
Brand new: everything included (except the instruction sheet but the guylines have already been assembled). The tarp has NEVER been used. $130 through paypal. Will deliver with tracking number...

In Gear Swap » FS: BMW Stealth Nano 0
May 22, 5:01pm

All Reader Reviews by John Chan

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Integral Designs Siltarp 2
This is now my preferred mode of tarping. After experimenting with cat-cut tarps, hammocks, tee-pee tarps, I have concluded that the most versatile configuration is the standard flat 8 x 10 silnylon ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 12, 9:41pm

Montbell Breeze Dry-Tec UL overbag (M)
I have used this bivy for 1 full season now. Compared to the BMW Vapor bivy this overbag has several plusses and minuses. The advantages 1. No stakeout points. This may seem counterintuitive, ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 12, 9:33pm

MiniBullDesigns Trek 3
The MBD Trek 3 is the fully pressurized version of their original side-burner. There is no priming cup. You must add the denatured alcohol via small hole on top of the stove after unscrewing a wing-...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 09, 7:11am

Vargo 1.3 L Titanium Pot
Very well made item. On the bottom of the pot it says "made in Japan" which from the dimensions, suggests that its an Evernew pot without the pot handles. I'm not sure how long the non-stick surface...

In Cookware - Titanium
August 09, 6:59am

Mountain Laurel Designs Prophet 25/30
Recieved my MLD Prophet 30 the other day. Its a pretty simple design but will probably do what I envisioned it to: carry a UL 3-day summer kit. I had Ron make some small modifications to my pack lik...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 9:17am

Nunatak Skaha Plus
Recently took delivery on my much anticipated Skaha Plus down sweater. Two long, anxious months from concept to delivery but boy, was it worth it. I had Tom build a sweater in Quantum shell/ 0.8...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 24, 7:53pm

Golite Hex 3
I recently applied UL philosophies to group camping so I replaced my MH Trango 2 tent with a Golite Hex 3. This week, I took the Hex 3 on a planned circumnavigation of the 100 km LaCloche Silhouette ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 26, 5:09pm

Princeton Tech Aurora
Probably the best overall LED headtorch on the market. Ample light, ample light settings, great battery longevity.

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
November 08, 1:13pm

MSR Titan Kettle
Great primary pot for 1 or 2 if you are going to boil water and add. I have even used it for cooking rice (you'll need a pot cozy). I gave it a 4 because of the flimsy handles but I guess for UL coo...

In Cookware - Titanium
November 08, 1:11pm

Montane Featherlite
I've been using the Montane Featherlite Smock as a replacement for a bulky hardshell and its worked great so far. The Pertex fabric with DWR really does well in light precipitation and even in the oc...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
November 08, 10:34am