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Cheap tarps for Scouts
A 10 foot by 100 foot roll of 4 mil plastic (black or clear) for under $20. That's $2 for each of the 10x10 tarps. Use a double sheetbend on the four corners; tie a ridgeline between two hiking sti...

In Editor's Roundtable » Boy Scouts and Lightweight Backpacking
June 09, 8:47pm

Equinox Tarp vs Oware Tarp
I too looked at the Equinox tarp and finally decided on the Oware flat tarp. I decided the Oware 9x9 flat because it offered 20 guy points for more flexibility in setups. You can also custom order ...

In GEAR » Tarp and Sky Island Outfitter Can Stove
June 08, 8:51pm

Great Article
Thanks for this section and article. I have passed the link on to other leaders in our troop. I would like to see this link included on our troops' website so parents of new scouts can get an ide...

In Editor's Roundtable » Boy Scouts and Lightweight Backpacking
June 08, 2:55pm

Tent weight
Tom... read Gerard's post above from 5/4/05... He said his best recollection was 7+ pounds. From what I remember that is about right.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Philmont Summer 2006 -
June 08, 6:28am

Bear Canisters
I have only come across a brown bear once in the Sierras and that was above Lake Isabella by Roads End in 1984. I have come across brown bear on two different occasions in the Pike National Forest ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear canisters in the backcountry
June 07, 5:31pm

Compass for use with map
Generally any compass to be used with a map would be a "Baseplate Compass". You would also want one with a minimum of 2 degree intervals, so you can get to within a 1 degree accuracy. If the compas...

In GEAR » Need a good ultralite compass
June 05, 11:56pm

Nunatak Arc FAQ
In the Arc FAQ section on the Nunatak site it has a Q&A: Q - I have heard about a quilt called the Arc X. It looks very similar to the Arc Alpinist. What's going on? A - It is no coincidence th...

In GEAR » Dr Jordan's SUL Arc Custom
May 27, 10:32am

Thread sidetracked
I believe the initial post for the thread was asking for input from people that may have had similar issues, and if they knew of or could suggest a lightweight comfortable boot/shoe. I believe f...

In GEAR » shoes for sore feet
May 25, 2:38pm

Extra Length Poncho
The extra length poncho had added length in the back, which is folded up inside with 3 pieces of velcro keeping it in place. The extra length is generally for keeping the bottom in back at the same...

In Gear Lists » Pick it Apart... Please!
May 23, 8:50am

Thanks for feedback
Again, Thanks for the feedback. I do have a GoLite Breeze, but right now I just like the Speed better. I have also heard the GG packs are not as durable if there is to be much if any bushwacking. ...

In Gear Lists » Pick it Apart... Please!
May 22, 10:41pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike Storesund

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Photon Light Proton Personal Flashlight
I would give the Proton a 4 out of 5 score primarily because of its high cost ($69). It is an excellent light if you need to do any emergency signaling at night or if you need a high intensity beam fo...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 27, 9:11am

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
I like the simplicity in the concept of the design. It is a combination of bivy sack and single wall tent with plenty of room that weighs in at 25 ounces. The bathtub floor and netting along the floor...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 24, 1:11am

ULA H2O Amigo
I too am a firm believer in gravity filters. It is a blessing that you can still get filtered water with little effort while you complete some other chore around camp. I have used self made gravity fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
September 24, 12:59am

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
I believe each post have their valid points. I believe the general consensus, mine included, is that Beyond Backpacking © is something that should be on every backpacker’s bookshelf. I have read and r...

In Books and Media
September 11, 9:20am

Go Lite Speed
I rate this pack a 5. I also have its smaller brother the GoLite Race, which I gave my son. For 2 pounds, not including ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 02, 11:40am

GoLite Breeze
I have to say this is not the worst pack I ever had, but close to it. I do like the simplicity, but the straps are just killer. With 18 pounds I can carry on one shoulder and switch sides, but when ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 29, 4:05pm

Photon Freedom Micro (White)
These are great little lights! I have the White, Red and Blue with 2 clips. I wear the White and Red on my lanyard and keep the Blue on a hat clip. The Blue was bought as a joke with the Scouts... H...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 29, 3:58pm

I bought these to replace my older / heavier poles. I prefer collapsible poles so I can adjust the height with my tarps and my SMD Lunar Solo. I did the research before buying and was concerned about...

In Trekking Poles
August 25, 8:52am

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I had one of these for almost a year. I thought the four pot supports were a great idea and wish more manufacturers would do so. However I had a few issues and thanks to REI return policy I was able t...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:51pm

Brunton Crux
I think this stove is the next generation of things to come. With a collapsible burner head, it folds over for 3.1 ounces of ultimate compact ability. The oversized burner head offers a better burn an...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:21pm