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Re: Eneloop vs Lithium stats
Enloops are NiMH rechargeable batteries and I haven't purchased any yet. Yet. The Enloop Pros are advertised at 2550 mAh (500 charges) while the regular ones are 2000 mAh (2100 charges). ...

In GEAR » Which Zebralight should I get?
September 14, 11:49am

+1 sticks and rocks
I find myself using sticks and ballast as dry deadmans on a fairly regular basis. .

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stake techniques
September 14, 11:10am

Re: What's your favorite green tea?
Thanks to everyone for all the great input. I just ordered some Matcha and a bamboo starter kit to go with it and will eventually try all of the green and black teas suggested thus far as they all...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What's your favorite green tea?
September 13, 12:48pm

Having easy access to trails is nice but not necessary imo. I've only been to one GGG so don't claim to be a subject matter expert but this is more of a camping social and an opportunity t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anyone up for a Western Washington UL GGG?
September 12, 2:26pm

Re: Camo Sil
Ha ha Justin! Thanks Anthony! Well woodland camo is from my generation, not multicam. I may just have to bite the bullet and get a few yards of it as it appears Multicam is unavailable in si...

In Make Your Own Gear » 30D Silnylon in Multicam: interest?
September 12, 12:42am

Re: Close enough?
That's the old woodland camo but thanks for posting the link.

In Make Your Own Gear » 30D Silnylon in Multicam: interest?
September 11, 5:16pm

Re: berries
"So what's so horrible about LNT?" Well I can't build my secret forts for starters.

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 11, 5:00pm

Re: MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
I'm looking at the Exodus with suspension upgrade for my next pack. Information and experiences shared on this thread have been tremendously helpful. I will say that my current Prophet sa...

In GEAR » MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
September 11, 10:35am

Re: Re: Is a cuben tarp aided by being cat-cut in the same way as silnylon tarps?
"Side question, definitive list of cat-cut cuben tarp makers would be...MLD and HMG, right? Zpacks makes good tarps but only rectangular?" Gossamer Gear has the Q-Twin. Yama Mountai...

In GEAR » Is a cuben tarp aided by being cat-cut in the same way as silnylon tarps?
September 11, 10:18am

Re: What manufacturers do you trust?
ULA Therm-a-rest self inflatables going back to the '80s and half my military career MLD Zpacks

In GEAR » What manufacturers do you trust?
September 11, 9:53am

All Reader Reviews by Ian B.

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Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've made a few purchases from Lawson. His glow-wire and ti stakes are my personal favorites in their class. The price has always been fair, shipping has been free, and delivery timely. Yesterd...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 24, 10:34am

ULA Equipment
I ordered a ULA Ohm 2.0 with standard options ~ 4/2013. Chris was very quick to respond to my emails. I had originally ordered a CDT and he was quick to modify my order. Backpack arrived within a f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 13, 11:55am

zpacks Company
Well Z Packs continues to live up to their stellar reputation. I ordered a Hexamid Twin a few weeks ago. The posted delivery times were 5-7 weeks on their website. I suspected that spring is a hect...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 30, 11:31pm