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Tarps at Philmont
From the 2005 Philmont Guide to Adventure, it reads "Philmont provides a 2-man A-frame tent for checkout at base camp. Called the Philmont Backpacker, it has a 5'6" x 7'6" rectangular footprint, 3...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Philmont Summer 2006 -
April 25, 10:30am

Tarps at Philmont
Last year they just said to bring your shelter... nothing was said about no tarps. Besides those BSA wall tents are just glorified tarps with no floors.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Philmont Summer 2006 -
April 23, 9:31pm

Right angles
It looks like the right angles and edges might be uncomfortable. Would round tubing or flat stock wear better?

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
April 22, 9:55pm

Plenty of room to roam
With 263 square miles to hike and camp, there is plenty of room to wander. It is soon to double I hear, with the ranch to the north going to be donated, the Scout camp will then cross into Colorado.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Philmont Summer 2006 -
April 22, 9:24pm

Hard packed campsites
The reports of hardpacked campsites are correct. Our trip was lucky with no substantial rain, but being prepared, I'd opt for your Plan B. Have your painters tarp and bivy. You may find many nights...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Philmont Summer 2006 -
April 22, 12:57pm

Philmont
Skip, Our troop has gone to Philmont 2 of the last 4 years, but the lottery number for 2006 was too high for us to consider going then. Plan on rising early (2:30 - 3am) hike until sunrise, eat br...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Philmont Summer 2006 -
April 22, 8:57am

Three Layer Sleep System
Under the ‘Articles – Techniques’ section on this site, is an article titled Clothing and Sleep Systems for Mountain Hiking that discusses the three layer sleep system. I have read elsewhere ...

In GEAR » Ultralight sleeping bag
April 22, 8:50am

Neoprene cozy
This looks like a good idea. Has anyone figured out how long you have to wait to place the pot into the cozy after removing from the flame? Will placing directly into the cozy from the stove melt ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Snow Peak Cozy - Clone
April 21, 4:00pm

Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap
Okay, after reading the unique label on Dr. Bronner's Pepermint Pure-Castile Soap, I must say this is one item that has many uses. Wash hands/body Wash clothes Wash hair Shaving soap Wash di...

In Multiple Use Gear » Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap
April 20, 10:06pm

Trip length and location
This is intended to be the basic pack based on a typical 3 day trip, June to August in the Colorado Rockies 8,000 to 14,000 foot elevations and averaging 9,500 ft. Expect any type of weather, with ...

In Gear Lists » Pick it Apart... Please!
April 20, 4:37pm

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

REI Peak UL
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