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Mark, did yours have a scribed line in the burner marking the one ounce line? My stove arrived about 5-6 weeks after payment, but doesn't have that line. I emailed last week and have no response....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thermojet Alcohol Stove
June 08, 1:05pm

Scribed line
Okay, thanks. I have emailed them and will wait for their advice before attempting my own fix. Looks like I could reduce the flow in the gap between the inner and outer skin of the burner, or pun...

In GEAR » ThermoJet MicroLite Stove
May 31, 7:49pm

ThermoJet Delivered; scribe ?
Mine arrived today from Pittsburgh, so I got delivery in about six weeks. Is it suppose to have a scribed line inside the burner to mark the one fluid ounce line? Mine doesn't have one, but the...

In GEAR » ThermoJet MicroLite Stove
May 31, 7:14pm

ThermoJet delivery?
I paid for mine on 4/19/05, but haven't received it yet. Anybody out there have some information on delivery of yours?

In GEAR » ThermoJet MicroLite Stove
May 25, 6:32pm

bolts on poles
Can you give us detail on how you installed the bolts on the poles? Glue? If screwed in, how did you start the pilot hole?

May 11, 3:07pm

Light is Right
They are based in Guthrie, Oklahoma, not too far from me. I made an appointment and visited them last year. They have prototypes for lots of different stuff. They had sold tents when I saw the...

In GEAR » Anyone seen these guys?
May 10, 8:28pm

clip ons
My eyeglass frame mfr. sells clip ons for my frames. You might check with your frame mfr. I carry them in a shoulder strap pocket for quick access. There are universal plastic clip ons that fo...

In GEAR » sunglasses for 4 eyes
May 09, 3:48pm

one of these work? Maybe the long 210 mm vargo one:

In GEAR » Pot supports on Thermojet Microlite Stove
May 08, 8:52pm

Akto Fibraplex poles
Kim, What has been your experience with these poles in the wind? Would you or have you used them above timberline?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for light solo tent: your help needed
May 08, 3:21pm

sentimental equipment
I sold my 28 year old north face superlight sleepting bag to a guy in France over ebay a few months ago. That bag had lost a lot of loft and the 1.9 oz ripstop felt like tissue paper! I have no i...

In GEAR » Re-waterproofing a backpacking tent
April 25, 3:34pm

All Reader Reviews by Tim Cheek

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Mountain Laurel Designs 850 ml Cup
Perfect because it does what the advertisement says it will do. It holds enough water to reconstitute your freeze dried food, and your hot drink. Boil the water for both, pour whatever is needed for t...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 05, 10:07pm

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
I feel like I have to choke down energy bars. They are just too dry for me. And, these things didn't seem appetizing to me because they had the consistency of gummy bears and the political cor...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 05, 10:01pm

Amazon Kindle
Some people fish, fly kites, chat with their hiking mates, or mull over their route and equipment when they aren’t hiking. Some hike from dawn to dusk and have no time for such weighty pass times. If...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 05, 9:54pm

Garmin Oregon 550t
This review is by a first time GPS user, so I can’t offer a comparison to other units. I’m also not familiar with the technical aspects of GPS units, so I can’t offer you performance data. What I ca...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
September 05, 9:53pm

Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Firestarter
Plastic broke while trying to use it the first time. Apparently, the spring wasn't strong enough for the plunger to pop out when I squeezed the case. Super gluing it back would likely prevent m...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 25, 8:19pm

Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure by Peter Stark
Okay, maybe this is engaging and educational, but it gave me the creeps. How many ways can you kick the bucket in slow motion?

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:32pm

Alone Across Alaska 1,000 Miles of Wilderness DVD DVD $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping. This is a DVD of a solo hike from the east end of the Brooks range to the west. Six hundred miles of hiking and four hundred on an inflatable canoe. ...

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:30pm

Inov-8 Roclite 390 XCR
I bought my pair from REI in case I needed to return them. I'd have preferred a pair without gore tex, but it was fun to splash through water without drying out. I was worried that the description...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 06, 9:37pm

Cocoon Vest Vest
I ordered the medium because that is what I wear in a Patagonia Micro-Puff, but the neck was too big for me, too. I have replaced it with a small, and the fit is perfect. I prefer the zipper over t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 05, 7:56pm

Equinox Lite Tripper Organizer Pouch
The irony of repackaging stuff into smaller containers is the accumulation of a whole lot of little containers. I have tried to keep track of them all a variety of ways, but always feared I'd mis...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 28, 10:00pm