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Pick It Apart - Gear List Re-Visited
I appreciate the input I received earlier; I now have a pack weight at 14.3 pounds (Not including food, fuel and water) and a Skin-out weight just over 20 pounds. While making a few adjustments I...

In Gear Lists » Pick it Apart... Please!
May 22, 9:20am

About Re-read
Hi Jason, Yes, I use one 16 inch section doubled over per guyloop exactly like in the picture linked above. I guess if you girth hitch a number of the 16 inch pieces for one continuous length, th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Q: 'Advanced Tarp Camping' article
May 21, 9:59pm

Guyline Settings
I have only used the single length of guyline when pitching my Oware 2.5 tarp for maximum height. I too had difficulty trying this at lower heights. In higher wind conditions I do one of three thin...

In Philosophy & Technique » Q: 'Advanced Tarp Camping' article
May 21, 8:40pm

Umbrella Use
I always bring an umbrella and I use a GoLite Dome. I feel the extra 9 ounces I carry with that umbrella is well worth it. I also use two collapsible trekking poles (mostly for rhythm and shelter s...

In GEAR » rain hats & wind shirts
May 21, 8:24am

Link for info on Permethrin I find the statement "Permethrin has been found in streams and rivers throughout the United States. It is als...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pertex and Permethrin
May 10, 9:16am

Sabre Spoon
That's hilarious! It would be extremely funny at the end of a long day. It might also help those that are visually challenged to have a "night light" on their spoon; so they are sure to get that la...

In GEAR » The Gears Wars Begin:
May 08, 5:44pm

What a salesman!
Paul, You have me sold... If Frank doesn't buy it (Big Agnes), I will be in CT the first week of June to drop off my son for the summer and I'll buy it from you!

In GEAR » All-Time Best Tent???
May 08, 9:41am

North Face Tadpole 23
If you are looking only at REI they have the North Face Tadpole 23, 3-Season, 2-person (One in reality) tent for $139 during this sale. With the footprint you can use just the rain-fly over it, sup...

In GEAR » All-Time Best Tent???
May 07, 10:28pm

Thanks for info - Fruit
Jacob, Thanks for the links. It may prove an interesting change as to what is carried in the field. To think... no more cook pot! (jk)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nutritional Value
May 06, 10:35am

Nutritional Value
Okay, I read the accounting of GoLite’s Co-Founder and President Demetri Coupounas (Coup) 19 day, 468 mile thru-hike of the Colorado Trail. In his list of gear, his food was all natural and consi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nutritional Value
May 05, 4:35pm

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