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Re: media coverage
Interesting report from... Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism Media Coverage Of Bin Laden's Death In the mainstream press, coverage has focused on trying to p...

In Chaff » Bin laden dead
May 06, 9:24am

Re: sunglasses/glasses case?
Speaking of glasses. Where are my glasses? Difficult to find them without them on. I use an old Maui Jim case (the glasses have been long gone). It is material sewn over foam. Very simple. I fin...

In GEAR » sunglasses/glasses case?
May 05, 7:09pm

Re: REI Reviews
I've had really good experiences with REI. They are more in tune with traditional backpacking, but that is where the big $ are. I buy things like pads, Platys, Steripen, stoves, canisters, and ...

In GEAR » REI Return Policy: I feel guilty!
May 05, 7:03pm

Re: Z-Lite modifications?
Warning. Try a bit at a time. I've gotten overzealous when trimming various pads. Once you've cut too much, you are up sheet creek. It's been an expensive lesson learned for me. Slow. T...

In GEAR » Z-Lite modifications?
May 05, 6:52pm

another vote for driducks
Agree with Rob H. The price is right and I know from personal experience that Driducks work as well as Precips. For on the trail use their durability is sufficient for US East and West three season...

In GEAR » Best rain jacket for under $150?
May 05, 6:47pm

Re: Lightly Burdened Pilgrims: Trip Report and Photo Essay
Nice story and beautiful pictures. Made me recall Thoreau's Walking... I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understood the art of Walking, that is, of taking ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightly Burdened Pilgrims: Trip Report and Photo Essay
May 05, 6:37pm

Re: Re: Yosemite Permitting System
You are trying to go to the wrong Half - the one with the long line. We found the other Half last July. It's hidden and no lines : )

In Chaff » Yosemite Permitting System
May 01, 6:56pm

How to get your creative juices flowing...
How to get your creative juices flowing...

In Chaff » How to get your creative juices flowing...
May 01, 4:39pm

Re: Its a wrap!
Congrats! Job well done. $12 price per bird proves there is strong demand (and/or limited supply) for clean and natural chicken. Wish you luck on your next batches. Thanks for sharing your story.

In Chaff » Any backyard chicken farmers out there?
May 01, 4:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: You Fix the Budget Deficit
Brendan's post and Nick's upcoming post - will read both when I am well rested. My old frail mind can not handle thinking today.

In Chaff » You Fix the Budget Deficit
April 30, 8:54pm

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