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Re: Boreas Buttermilks 55 Review
I asked about these a long time ago and no one had any experience with them. They are nothing impressive in terms of weight but they caught my eye in the simple streamlined design. Thanks for the r...

In Editor's Roundtable » Boreas Buttermilks 55 Review
December 05, 3:22pm

Re: Re: REI currently working on new return policies
I don't get it. If people think REI policy is immoral and abusive it's easy to shop elsewhere. Preferably someplace where consumer service is a stern old conservative who's only answer ...

In GEAR » REI currently working on new return policies
November 18, 8:24pm

Re: RE Radiation at airport bocy scanners
I always get the pat down, the scanners are only there as an excuse to get a government contract and profit. Public safety has nothing to do with it beyond being part of the political theater to &q...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Radiation at airport bocy scanners
November 12, 5:15pm

Re: Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions
Good article, nice to see BPL going back to its roots and talking tarps. Good advice too. I never cared for cantanary cut tarps. They are specially designed to maximize my least favorite pitch, th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions
October 20, 7:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Flame on
"Works well with wet wood." Thats been my experience too. But that is a matter of whether one takes the time to learn a few simple skills or not.

In GEAR » Flame on
October 09, 12:57pm

Re: Flame on
My Backcountryboiler weighs about the same but the fuel is free and never runs out. Its so simple that nothing is likely to fail in the field. It also has a much smaller environmental impact over i...

In GEAR » Flame on
October 09, 9:20am

Re: What to focus on when pitching a tarp?
The ridgline needs to be tight, followed by the 4 corners. The sides need to be less taught than the corners, just enough to get the wrinkles out and hold it in place. Thats about it. the biggest...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What to focus on when pitching a tarp?
September 30, 4:16pm

Re: jumping rope?!
Nothing beats jumping rope for cardio. The most underrated simple exercise of all time. I don't use anything fancy and don't over think it. My preference is for the beaded rope. Beaded rop...

In Chaff » jumping rope?!
September 17, 7:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Flying to the White Mountains NH
Keep in mind that Manchester is like 1 hour away from the White Mt and Boston is more like 2 1/2 or 3 hours. Boston is also full of traffic and never fun to drive in. Manchester airport is convenie...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Flying to the White Mountains NH
September 15, 3:32pm

Re: In Defense of "Make Your Own Gear"
I think UL is only associated with MYOG because in the beginning the market simply didn't have much at all the choose from. If you wanted it you had no choice but to make it. Tarptent and GG bo...

In Make Your Own Gear » In Defense of "Make Your Own Gear"
September 13, 5:59pm

All Reader Reviews by Brian UL

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Trail Designs Caldera Stove
After using both the Caldera cone and Ti-Tri stove for quite a while and watched as Trail designs keeps improving and addressing customers concerns Ive come to this conclusion... the Caldera cone and...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 28, 4:07am

Trail Designs Ti-Tri Inferno
The Inferno stove is 4 separate pieces. An inverted ti cone, a ti floor, a grate support and a grate insert: infero stove

In Stoves - Other
September 18, 1:21pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
This pack carries like, and has the same amount of features as packs 2 or more times its weight! I have to remind myself that the Zip only weighs a hair over 10 oz.(w/optional hipbelt). Its light eno...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 29, 4:08pm

MLD Carbon Fiber Tarp Pole set 2007
I ordered these along with my MLD Zip pack (review on that in future). It only cost me 50.00 USD as I ordered them at the introductory price on the first month they were released. These are geat for p...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 11, 6:42am