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Thanks for the new MYOG trowel slant
I'm not sure whether I'll make a Ti potty trowel, but I really appreciate the details about working Ti and designing to avoid failure. Good article!

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear - A Titanium Potty Trowel
September 30, 9:03am

Re: Tools and Techniques to Sew Like a Pro
Excellent article! I've sewn some items of my own, and there's a lot of info here I wish I'd known then. I am planning another project, so this is great timing. Another article I'...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tools and Techniques to Sew Like a Pro
April 22, 9:35am

Re: REI Flash 50 and Flash 65 Backpack Review
Thanks for the review. Our REI UL 45 (Womens Small 40L) has held up well under kid abuse, and the Flash UL is my favorite day/summit pack. Editing note: the photo captions beginning with &quo...

In Editor's Roundtable » REI Flash 50 and Flash 65 Backpack Review
April 15, 9:20am

Lightest?
"...at 3 pounds, 15 ounces for the four-season version, it's also the lightest two-person double-wall four-season tent..." This is heavier than the Stephenson Warmlite 2R (claimed ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Sky International Montana 2P Tent Review
February 25, 6:36am

Electrolytes
I generally drink plain water during the day, unless over 5L. At night I take a liter to bed with me to rehydrate during the night. I add a packet of Alacer ElectroMIX (0.017 oz) to replenish elect...

In Editor's Roundtable » Done in a Day
September 03, 1:38pm

re: Source for maps of the Winds
Earthwalk Press publishes North and South maps for the Wind River Range at 1:48000 scale, with trails. (Hopefully these cover the area you want; I don't have them, so I'm not sure.) http...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Source for maps of the Winds
July 07, 8:10pm

Long fat skis?
Any suggestions for the longest, fattest (and, of course, lightest) skis? I'm no lightweight, and with my winter pack I tend to sink in our local fluffy powder. I'm almost to the point of j...

In GEAR » Long fat skis?
May 06, 11:39am

Good site but...
I'm _not_ still here. I left for a two-week trip last summer, came back to 500+ new posts, left for another two weeks, and when faced with the nearly 1000 new posts and no truly easy way to rea...

In GEAR » Why Are We Even Still Here? was "A Very Thorough MYOG Site"
January 02, 10:13am

Keg
> 5 Liters? Yikes, that's HUGE! I thought you were going to show us how to make a bear canister out of it! ;) Jason, that's brilliant! I saw your smiley on that, but I checked and t...

In Make Your Own Gear » 5 Liter Heineken keg
September 18, 6:17pm

5 Liter Becks keg
>Nice find, please tell me you drank the beer before you cut it open! Well, I did have help. Becks makes a 5L keg which is almost exactly the same as the Heineken keg, but uses a differen...

In Make Your Own Gear » 5 Liter Heineken keg
September 16, 10:20pm

All Reader Reviews by Douglas Frick

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Petzl Zipka
I have the original 3-LED Zipka (1.9 oz with Lithium batteries). It is my regular headlamp (when there's little likelihood of hiking at night) and I always carry it with me on day hikes. It isn...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 07, 1:54pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
I grabbed a bunch of random non-Cliff bars at REI before a recent trip. A few of them were wretched, some just indifferent, and a few I thought would be worthwhile to remember for next time. And then ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 13, 1:03pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
The good points are: fast, fuel-efficient, easy, simple, and reliable boiling water. You can hold it in your hand while you boil water, if finding a place to set up a hot stove is a problem in your en...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 10:55am

BackpackingLight.com Premium Membership
I read all of the free articles, and after looking at the abstracts of the Premium articles, I immediately bought a membership. That was well worth it right there. I've also more than saved the price ...

In Books and Media
December 26, 10:01pm

Hiking Light Handbook by Karen Berger
This is a great intro to lightweight backpacking. She covers all of the major gear areas in an uncomplicated fashion, giving overviews of what, why and how to lighten up. The book includes strategies,...

In Books and Media
December 26, 9:56pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I refer to it as my "ugly hat," but it's the one I always grab when it's sunny. I wear this hat in Hawaii, where hiking is hot and steamy. I just tighten the headband a bit (easily and securely adjust...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 23, 9:16pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
I don't have a Brunton Helios lighter, but unfortunately there isn't a way to comment without giving a rating. I do, however, have six butane 'windproof' lighters/torches: a Brunton Firelight, a Solo ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 23, 8:27pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
This is a thick book with a lot of useful information. I found it inspiring, with a fairly well-balanced idea of hiking and camping with light gear. I've bought copies for friends, with the simple adm...

In Books and Media
November 25, 2:17pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I have flat feet after wearing rubber slippers in Hawaii for 15 years. When I got back into hiking I found I could only pack for a mile or two before my feet started screaming. Superfeet solved that p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 25, 1:47pm