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Tripping the Amazon...
The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes Scott Wallace

In Chaff » Stuck in bed for a week, help me find a book!
April 30, 8:12am

RE: A comment and question on the GoLite Jam 35 (2012)
Hi David – I have been quite pleased with the carry at this same weight (22-23lbs) with my 2011 Jam, and I did actually expect the suspension to be better with the new Jam 35. My bad, I guess. ...

In GEAR » A comment and question on the GoLite Jam 35 (2012)
April 29, 4:38pm

I've used my SS1 a couple times now. It is too early to comment on use in snow (and I'm not likely to use it in winters), but twice now I've had it out in rain and good strong winds (w...

In GEAR » TT Stratospire 1 vs Duomid
April 29, 8:59am

A comment and question on the GoLite Jam 35 (2012)
Received this pack the other day in the mail and loaded it up with 22lbs of gear for a hypothetical 3-day trip. Mesh side pockets and belt pockets are fine, hydration sleeve is wide enough to serv...

In GEAR » A comment and question on the GoLite Jam 35 (2012)
April 29, 8:13am

Simple alky stove set-up
I'm using a Tri Ti ULC with my backcountry 700ml mug this season, but a simple alcohol stove set up is less fiddly - a modified cat can, aluminum foil wind screen and floor and you're good ...

In GEAR » New UL Kitchen recommendations
April 27, 8:25am

Re: thin socks
Darn Tough Merino Mesh do the trick for me. A blend of merino wool and polyester, I believe. Not your cheapest option, but they are super comfortable in my trail runners on long hikes.

In GEAR » Really thin socks
April 23, 7:59pm

Re: Re: Re: walls...and floors...
Thanks for this suggestion, but I've considered the seam sealant approach to remedying sliding on the floor of a TT and some has been applied to the floor of my SS1 already. I'm disincline...

In GEAR » performance between single and double walled shelters
April 23, 8:15am

Re: walls...and floors...
@Sam Farrington: “One problem you will find with the Tarptents and their close relatives, is that the silnylon floor is often suspended, or hung, rather than pulled solidly taut inside the tent. ...

In GEAR » performance between single and double walled shelters
April 22, 9:20am

Re: Re: LOL look how many golite reviews from the last few days
"Like flies on crap." Yeah, we all should be embarrassed. But there is a value here, to my mind. For someone wanting to go from traditional to lw, or even kick the tires toward UL, G...

In Gear Deals » Crazy Golite Sale
April 22, 8:13am

A few things...
I can't access your planned route or gear list via the links you provided, but a few things: 1. A sufficient amount of insect repellant is going to be critical if you'll be spending any am...

In Gear Lists » Western Mongolia
April 19, 8:49pm

All Reader Reviews by Neil McGee

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C9 (Champion/Target) Duo Dry T-Shirt
The big-box store, Target, offers the C9 brand made by Champion at compelling prices, and I picked up several t-shirts from this line more than a year ago for outdoor and international travel use. Th...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 23, 4:11pm