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All Forum Posts by Lynn Tramper

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Re: Re: What are your guidelines for buying gear?
Do I need it? Yes, buy it. Do I want it? Yes, buy it. The decision tree is actually a little more complicated than that though. For instance, we could just get by with one two-person, 4-se...

In Philosophy & Technique » What are your guidelines for buying gear?
March 04, 5:10pm

Re: Treatment Durability
I must say it's a beautiful looking jacket, but I won't be saving for one. I would rarely use something THAT warm, and having to ship it to and from NZ for cleaning would be a deal-breaker...

In GEAR » "The Finest Down Parka Ever" (Patagonia)
March 04, 12:23pm

Re: Re: Married With Children
Well, if you are gong to bring children into the picture, that is a whole 'nother kettle of fish. Married with children is quite different to just married. Children impinge on the lifestyle o...

In Chaff » Men's Fairy Tale
March 03, 1:04pm

Re: weights
"When asked why they were so dominant, he answered "because they have never even seen a kettlebell"" Haha, no doubt true, but this discussion is interesting on many levels. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
March 03, 12:59pm

Re: Strength training to lighten the load
"Or, as I call them, "stairs". Just stairs. No gym membership, no $2000 equipment, nothing to plug in the wall or take up space in your house. Just stairs - up AND DOWN - at home, at...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 27, 7:07pm

Re: Over thinking this
"There is one area that I do disagree with some posters. Heavy upper body weight training is a waste for thru hiking training. All of that precious muscle mass will be lost. So fast twitch, sl...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 27, 6:22pm

Re: Ultralight Cocktails
Orange flavoured fizzy B-vitamin tab, fizzy aspirin, and vodka. The fiz makes it extra special, the B-vite helps replace the B-vites leached from the booze, and the aspirin is preventative...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ultralight Cocktails
February 27, 5:43pm

Re: Lots n lots of misconceptions about strength training
"The other stuff can make minor differences, but in the grander scheme of things not all that much." True, but it does make a difference, though usually small as you point out. For ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 27, 5:23pm

Re: edc
"Cash is so old school. I carry gold brick." Hmm, I seem to recall some doomsday preppers like to stockpile booze as a bartering currency. I would rather have that than gold. Relieve...

In GEAR » Everyday Carry
February 27, 4:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: edc
"Today the problem I have, is keeping that kind of cash safe from myself. I think I'm going to try that trick where you freeze some bills in a plastic cup, so it isn't as easy to dip i...

In GEAR » Everyday Carry
February 27, 3:45pm

All Reader Reviews by Lynn Tramper

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Trail Designs SideWinder for AGG 2qt pot
First of all, apologies for cross-posting this review. I initially put it n the cookware category and can't move it (Mods feel free to delete the other review). I have been using this cook syst...

In Stoves - Other
October 18, 12:50pm

Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
I want to love this pack, I really do. It is comfortable, it is roomy enough for most trips, it fits well, carries heavier laods well, and has all the feature I could want in a pack (I got extra poc...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
October 17, 7:17pm

Trail designs SideWinder
I have been using this cook system for the last few months, and it is by far the best offering that the folks at Trail Designs has yet come up with. My system is designed to fit around, AND in th...

In Cookware - Other
October 17, 6:53pm

Packa s/m 2008 model
I thought it better to keep the Packa reviews in one place, so this applies to the 2009 medium/large Packa. To be honest, I wanted a Roger Caffin style poncho, but could see it was going to take me m...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 18, 1:57pm

Backpacking Light Merino UL Pants
I use these for around camp and sleep wear, so have not (yet) had any problems with durability. For my main use they are simply brilliant. This merino is the frist wool I've found that isn't...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
January 18, 12:23pm

Trail Designs Caldera Keg
This cool little cookset is just perfect for my solo trips. "The lightest , most stable, wind resistant, and efficient cooking system you can buy." says the Trail Designs website, and I don...

In Cookware - Other
January 15, 6:41pm

Antigravity Gear 2 liter pot
I also have the anodised version of this pot. True about the slippery issue, but a few seconds with and orbital sander on the bottom solved the problem. I have used this pot for several years fo...

In Cookware - Other
January 15, 6:34pm

Trail Designs and Titanium Goat Ti-Tri
I have carried this "stove" for 14 nights in the field now, and it has become my go-to stove. Even after 7 days of continuous rain, I was able to find enough dry-ish wood to cook AND have a ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 15, 6:25pm

Backpacking Light FeatherLite Vapor Mitts
Please note: I am reviewing the 2005 version of this glove. I found the basic design/shape of this glove to be good (I like the gauntlet style), but the insulation was a joke. Extremely flat, low l...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 07, 6:27pm

BPL Thorofare Trekking Pants
These are my all time favourites. They've kept me comfortable in everything from snowboarding to windswept ridge hikes to calm and hot uphill hikes. They are comfortable, light, and dry in an in...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 07, 11:58am