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Re: Gaddafi dead too?
>> Who remembers the Original Saturday night live Spokesman: How many times has this happened to you? You have a bass, and you're trying to find an exciting new way to prepare it f...

In Chaff » Gaddafi dead too?
May 11, 6:14pm

Re:welcome back
Glad to hear you are heading safely back to your hobbit hole. Looking forward to reading the results of your testing of the tents and mats.

In Editor's Roundtable » Apparatus for Testing Thermal Insulation Properties
May 11, 5:42pm

Re: A few surprises in decades-long black bear study
I read Stephen Herrero's bear attack book after the first time I ran into a couple of black bear years ago even though nothing happened. What surprised me was they did not run away. Since then,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A few surprises in decades-long black bear study
May 11, 12:26pm

Re: Steripen users advise
I've had the Adventurer Opti over a year. Used it on a week long trek last Summer. No problems. I use my cook pot (sul 1100) when I zap the water.

In GEAR » Steripen users advise
May 11, 11:52am

Re: Re: Re: Injinji socks
Been trying Injinji since beginning of April with fivefinger treks. I really like them. Got one pair of original weight performance mini crew and then got three pairs of the featherweight coolma...

In GEAR » Injinji socks
May 10, 6:59am

Re: Re: Bin Laden Dead
Another +1 to Tom

In Chaff » Bin laden dead
May 09, 8:03pm

Was shut down for the big party. Was great. Free food and drinks. They gave away all kinds of gear. Hope no one missed it.

May 09, 10:49am

Re: Simple minds think alike.
Matthew, I'm sure you know this if you've experienced it or have hear/will hear it from your son... If you ask those who are serving in combat then you'll be told that they are not d...

In Chaff » Bin laden dead
May 07, 4:38pm

Re: cynicism.
>> Note to self: Must work on this. lmao - either side of the debate must admit that that was funny. I always welcome a good chuckle. Thanks. Keep in mind - there is help... There are ...

In Chaff » Bin laden dead
May 07, 4:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The Carbon Flame War
six month away and things heating up (pun intended)... Lines drawn ahead of COP17 Judging by the intensity ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
May 07, 4:17pm

All Reader Reviews by George Matthews

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Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant
Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant Size L (my scale 4.1 oz) I'm 5'11" and 185 lb Very comfortable fit for me. Snaps on pant bottom (two settings gives flexibility) The p...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
December 30, 4:28pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
I use trailrunners (Inov8 Terrocs) and bought the Rocky GTX socks for cold, really messy weather. I gave them a few good tests this fall. I wore them over Smartwool socks (medium thickness). Fortun...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 30, 3:46pm

White Box Alcohol Stove
Got one in July for when I want to use alcohol stove for 2 - 3 hikers. Bought the combo from BPL Shop. T...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 28, 12:21pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Really nice system. All you need is the Mug. I usually boil 1.5 cups of water using about 3/4 oz (12 drams) or a bit less of denatured alcohol depending on the water's coldness. A secondary ben...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 21, 1:14pm

Mountain Laurel Designs MLD 2Thirds XP Quilt
Per MLD: Shell Fabric: Momentum Mini Ripstop (Aegean Blue) Lining Fabric: Momentum Taffeta (Black) Insulation: ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd 8.9 oz ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd Top Width 43”, ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 20, 4:36pm

Frogg Toggs Rain Suit
I know these have been around for a while, but I was itching to get something with the Print-Issue-RIP coupon. I tried them during a good rain on a cool day. They are comfy and kept me dry. Howe...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 20, 4:05pm

Backpacking Light Merino UL Pants
The pants are light and comfortable. I like to wear them under running shorts. I plan to integrate them into my clothing system for cool through cold weather. They were also nice under Precip pants...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 20, 3:59pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
FireLite 475ml Titanium Trapper's Mug Trapper's Mug Absolute simplicity! ...

In Cookware - Titanium
December 20, 2:50pm

BPL Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody
The Backpacking Light Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody The need for a single, functional, highly versatile garment that minimized layering changes during the Arctic 1000 expedition inspired Ryan Jordan ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 06, 1:52pm

Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak OrangeBlast
I picked up a box of Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak (Orange Blast) at Vitamin Shoppe. The product claims: "feel the difference or your money back". I thought, why not try it. Typi...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
June 11, 6:14am