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It is effective at filtering micro organisms, but not things like heavy metals, chemicals, or other toxic substances. Also really murky or silty water is more likely to clog a filter. Stagnant ...

In GEAR » First time filter user.
May 04, 5:49am

"After I purchased a tenkara rod, I was able to reduce my total packed fishing gear weight from about 28 ounces to just under 4 ounces (including my fishing license!) and I found tenkara fishi...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Simple Fly Fishing
April 27, 4:06am

Fly Fishing
Just another perspective... I came to fly fishing by a different route than most. I bought a tenkara setup and used that a bit near home. It was fun and I caught fish. I took it along when I ...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Simple Fly Fishing
April 25, 2:21pm

No Resupply?
Will you be hiking somewhere that you can't have shoes mailed to you via general delivery?

In GEAR » HELP with new trail shoe choice.
April 25, 1:32pm

I agree that returning fish you don't want to keep in good condition is a good thing. That said I'll skip the catch and release waters as well. BTW: The emphasis on lakes kind of baffle...

In Fishing » Lures/ bait for trout
April 25, 7:36am

In my opinion yes it is worth the weight savings to go with the smaller pad. The L/W is huge. FWIW, the Exped Synmat UL 7 that the other posters are suggesting weighs quite a bit at 21 oz. in t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping Pad: Regular vs. Long (Rookie Question)
April 24, 12:46pm

It is all a judgement call, but things I'd consider changing are: 1. Lose the ti pot and use the cup. 2. Take aquamira or the filter. If the filter, consider the new Sawyer mini. 3. A chair...

In Gear Lists » Suggestions on how I can lighten my pack further
April 18, 1:10pm

No, but...
"Has anyone wished they had their western kit up there?" No but at the last minute and on a whim, I left my Tenkara in the car and took my fly rod and reel on the JMT and was happy wit...

In Fishing » Patagonia Tenkara Rods
April 18, 12:03pm

That is a pretty harsh review. Given that they start at $200, I'd have expected more. I own a Fountainhead Caddis Tenkara. It is fine with me, but prefer to use my cheapo 4wt Wind River co...

In Fishing » Patagonia Tenkara Rods
April 18, 9:51am

Re: Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
"Yes, but that weight would also affect your ability to hold the gun comfortably and stable in a shooting position." Yes, but most likely for the better if anything. Target rifles are...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
April 15, 7:27am

All Reader Reviews by Pete Staehling

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Thermarest Neo-Air
I love my NeoAir (size regular). It is light, comfy, and packs small. I agree that for the price a patch kit should be included, but I don't miss the stuff sack. I have been using a ziploc ba...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 23, 12:04pm