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Fizan Compact Trekking Poles Review
I've used mine for perhaps 50 days of hiking thus far. They are nice poles and easy to carry just in one hand when not using them. They lack the spring and resilience of say Leki Ti Makalu&#...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fizan Compact Trekking Poles Review
August 10, 12:24am

Re: GPS , topo maps or both? What do you bring?
I study maps (usually electronic) a lot before I do routes and use a GPS as a secondary navigational aid; 'natural navigation' is my primary tool - as in, 'the route should go that way&...

In GEAR » GPS , topo maps or both? What do you bring?
July 17, 12:12am

Tents that WERE made of eVENT
I've got a Rab Summit and was using it this weekend - on a summit. Headroom is actually fine, I can sit up in it easily (I'm about 5'7"). Rab's 'published' measured ...

In GEAR » Tents that WERE made of eVENT
July 04, 11:13am

cord canister stabiliser
I don't use canister stoves much anymore - but when I do I use something like this for stabilisation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr3B0b3SHgc&feature=player_embedded

In GEAR » SUL canister stabilizer stand
June 18, 11:57pm

Need help selecting outer wear for the JMT
I took an ID silnylon cape (never used), a Montane windshirt and a MB UL jacket; that was walking in July though - about 430g Later in the season (as you are) I would probably replace the cape w...

In GEAR » Need help selecting outer wear for the JMT
June 14, 11:46pm

Re: How to dry out wet socks in the backcountry?
You can also use the 'towel twist' method - if you don't mind a baselayer absorbing a bit of the damp. Wrap socks in a lengthwise baselayer, stand on one end and twist the top until ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to dry out wet socks in the backcountry?
June 11, 11:23am

Scarp in the Lakes
Hi Stephen AS you know I've used mine in the Lakes a lot - not a lot to say really, stick on some side guys. I don't use the x-over poles and its been fine in 40mph plus gusting wind. ...

In GEAR » Just got my Scarp
June 11, 12:41am

Anyone use waterproof socks?
I'd echo the mostly favourable comments on Rocky socks - its a great shame you can no longer get them in the UK. I've used Sealskinz on multi-day backpacks in Scotland. They are fine for...

In GEAR » Anyone use waterproof socks?
May 31, 12:04am

gear list
You could use Micropur tablets instead of Acquamira. I have a Caldera tri-ti which with a 600ml pot comes up at 110g - it can take a little squashing as the ti is resilient. I would dispense ...

In Gear Lists » Yes...Another JMT Gear List
May 30, 12:19am

Sunglasses
I did the JMT a couple of years ago and was very glad to have sunglasses - its very bright with the reflections from the rock; planning to do the SHR this summer - and I'll be taking Cat4 '...

In Gear Lists » Yes...Another JMT Gear List
May 29, 12:40am

All Reader Reviews by ed hyatt

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Montrail Hardrock
I wore these this summer over the very rocky GR20 (Corsica) and the GR5 Alpine (Geneva towards Nice). The pair I used on the GR20 (120 miles) are well worn and cut up; they would probably do the ro...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 12, 2:27am

MoonTrail Customer Service
Very good service and advice from Dan at Moontrail; I was ordering from overseas yet picking up in the USA and Moontrail were really helpful with that. Website is good too - especially the use of e...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 20, 8:04am