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Re: Re: Gravel - adapting
Had the FiveFinger Treks for four weekends of taking 1.5-1.75 hour walks both wkend days and then between taking 1-3 week day walks after work of .75-1.0 hours. There is gravel section that I de...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Summer Backpacking
April 25, 10:38am

Re: Re: those are good stories about listening and learning
Nick, good stories. Definitely agree and talking to "especially those older " really is enlightening especially when the listener is younger imo. Don't know how many younger fol...

In Chaff » What's happening to us?
April 25, 8:10am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Library of Congress: you aint nuttin but a hound dog
And my traveling companions Are ghosts and empty sockets I'm looking at ghosts and empties But I've reason to believe We all will be received In graceland http://www.elvis...

In Chaff » It's only a movie
April 25, 7:05am

Re: Library of Congress: Most Influential Books - speaking of bunnies
Although not book, one of the most influential reads of young Boomer generation males: Playboy

In Chaff » It's only a movie
April 24, 2:27pm

Re: Thanks for the feedback
3500 cal = lb of fat 100 cals burned per mile while walking begin stepping lively immediately!

In Chaff » What's wrong with this picture?.
April 24, 2:17pm

Re: Re: Philately
>> Maybe Craig would rather visit a coffee house filled with old farts showing off their stamp collections? :) LOL!!!

In Chaff » What's happening to us?
April 24, 2:06pm

Re: What's happening to us?
>> Try walking down the street and greet everyone you walk by Jason, agree and recommend everybody tries this. I started doing this several years ago after reading about it in Don't Sw...

In Chaff » What's happening to us?
April 24, 2:00pm

Re: Re: Re: What's happening to us?
>> Technology doesn't do anything. People do things. For now. However after we reach the singularity where the machines are able to create machines, people will no longer run the show....

In Chaff » What's happening to us?
April 22, 4:56pm

Re: Re: Re: What's happening to us?

In Chaff » What's happening to us?
April 22, 12:42pm

Re: Re: What's happening to us?
Good point about TV. The older folks that are still around talk about sitting around the radio in the years before TV. You did not stare at a screen. You could lie down on a couch looking up. Yo...

In Chaff » What's happening to us?
April 22, 12:36pm

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