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Coup's gear list
Yes, I thought Coup completed an amazing feat of thru hiking the 498 miles without resupply. Here is link to his gear list: http://www.golite.com/team/athletes/coup/ct_gear.pdf The Gust is capabl...

In GEAR » How do you Go Ultralight Without Spending Major $$$? (please ignore previous thread).
March 17, 2:25pm

Looks simple enough
Dan, That looks like it would work real well. It keeps the airflow from below without enclosing the canister. Do you use the wire as a rest on the pot, where they are looped into the windscreen ...

In GEAR » Brunton Crux windscreen design question for Alan Dixon
March 13, 4:02pm

Cheap
Yep, the bag / Sleep system will be your most expensive part, but well worth it. You can find a down Kelty Light Year +15 (43 oz. ) for about $150-175. I have one and works well except for really ...

In GEAR » How do you Go Ultralight Without Spending Major $$$? (please ignore previous thread).
March 13, 11:23am

Ryan on Travel Channel
Saw Ryan on the Travel Channel yesterday. Was good pitch for UL backpacking.

In Chaff » Ryan on Travel Channel
March 13, 10:44am

Infrared Thermometer
Thanks for the idea. I found here http://store.gadgetssoldontv.com/te348.html It lists for $30 and weighs just over an ounce with battery. It seems to offer multiple uses which include validatin...

In GEAR » Brunton Crux windscreen design question for Alan Dixon
March 10, 11:03am

Nice List
I suspect you use the 2 section of Z-Lite for added support / padding in pack. Personally I use my GoLite Race pack for feet. I’m still working on getting my clothing and sleeping gear reduced, ...

In Gear Lists » Okay, here goes...
March 08, 4:16pm

Windscreen design and canister temperature
I recently purchased the Brunton Crux to replace my Snow Peak Giga Stove. I liked the Giga stove with its ‘pie plate’ windscreen and pot stability, but it still had issues with the simmer setti...

In GEAR » Brunton Crux windscreen design question for Alan Dixon
March 08, 1:25pm

REI Gimme Shelter
I've recently seen this tarp/tent offered by REI http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?storeId=8000&catalogId=40000008000&productId=47850595&parent_category_rn=40003488& and was wonderin...

In GEAR » REI Gimme Shelter
March 08, 12:34pm

Tent poles vs. Trekking poles vs. Nature
I guess it would depend on which type of tarp shelter you use. With a flat 8x10 tarp, I would just as soon carry trekking poles. At least they would serve multi purposes. Otherwise I would use a...

In GEAR » using tent poles instead of trekking poles?
February 15, 2:02pm

Sony DSC-W1 Compact SLR
At 6.9 oz. (189g) this is a performing compact 5.1 megapixel SLR. I have taken some great pictures, but winter camps need to warm up in an inside jacket pocket first. http://www.sonystyle.com/is...

In Photography » Digital and Light
January 17, 11:46pm

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