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Tents and sleeping bags
I think you made the right choice on the tent. A double wall tent ensures your GF has good experiences if there is rain, winds, or a condensation prone tent site. Yes - you can avoid any problems...

In GEAR » General Help. Newbie. Sleeping Bag
February 24, 7:42pm

Bivy sack
Just put the pad inside your bivy sack. If you end up pulling the quilt to one side when you roll (which is unlikely), then anchor the top edge of the quilt to the bivy sack near the top of your ...

In GEAR » Favorite quilt-to-pad attachment strategy?
February 24, 7:10pm

Ion headlamp
I saw a handful of these with the younger boy scouts in my troop a few years ago. (They must have been on sale that year). I only saw the handful that malfunctioned though. 2 had broken tabs...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Ion Headlamp
February 17, 7:46am

Self inflators
I wanted to "ditto" the comment above about not obsessing about the durability of a self inflator. I have a 15 year older thermarest with no leaks (yet). The fabric is the same 50-70 deni...

In GEAR » Pad options, All about foam, open cell, closed cell, self inflating.
February 16, 10:32am

Rabbit hole...
It's been tried - a lot... CCF was the new high tech thing 35 years ago. The Mt Washington pad was the 1st I had. The open cell foams absorb water like a sponge - and take days to dry. ...

In GEAR » Pad options, All about foam, open cell, closed cell, self inflating.
February 15, 6:49pm

Standard hooded rain parka, and thick/dense fleece jacket. And rain pants.

In GEAR » Jackets for a survival course
February 12, 7:14am

Wool socks
I use the cheap $7 per pair "light hikers wool socks" from BJs. They have 1/8-3/16" fuzzy loop / pile on the inside. 2 years of daily wear, both hiking and around town. No worn...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 6:39pm

Flying with a backpack
I fly southwest airlines. They will NOT provide stroller bags for backpacks. They also make you sign a 100% damage waiver for any bags that have non removed shoulder straps. They also don't wa...

In GEAR » 150 D Cuben Hybrid Material vs. Airline Baggage Handlers and Daily Off Trail Travel
February 06, 7:20pm

Sew your own
I looked around after my sleeping bag stuff sack ripped. I couldn't find any that weren't outrageoussly expensive... However, it took less than 10 minutes to sew my own :) This also a...

In GEAR » Large stuff sacks
February 04, 6:49pm

I'd use a map, watch, and piece of string. Note the time you started and the place you started on the map. At th end of the day, note the time and place you stopped. Use the piece of ...

In GEAR » What do you use to keep track of distance travelled/steps taken/calories burned on a thru hike?
January 30, 5:30pm

All Reader Reviews by John G

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm