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john Tier (Peter_pan) - BPL Premium Member

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Trail Days Sale
Once Again Jacks 'R' Better has extended its Trail Days Sale to the web for those who can't make it to Damascus... Big Savings store wide... And the NEW Sierra Sniveller, 40*, wide bodi...

In Gear Deals » Trail Days Sale
May 11, 4:43pm

Shaped undr quilts
Differential cut normally refers to the sizing of the outer sheeting being larger than the inner sheeting... This is important in under quilts designed to go below 30*... But more important is the ...

In Hammocks » importance of differential cut in underquilt
May 01, 7:23pm

Chocolate Bars
Do not melt when in the center of a poncho line or your quilt, etc... In the US Army Jungle School in the heat of Panama this is proven all the time. Enjoy!.... Plus 1 for Snicker from me also. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Rank the Bars
April 03, 2:59pm

Lightest winter quilt
This quilt, the JRB Sierra High Sniveller, is the lightest winter quilt listed by The recent Backpacker Magazines Gear Review just released of any down bag/quilt rated at or below below 15*... And ...

In Gear Swap » Jacks R Better High Sierra Sniveler 0 degree 900 fp down quilt
March 16, 6:24pm

Bear mountain bridge Hammock
If best is defined as flatest... Hands down the best is the JRB Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock...tip zipped bug net, spreaders, tri-glides for knot free hanging...2lb 5 0z comparable to any other dou...

In GEAR » Once and For All: Best Ultralight Hammock?
March 16, 6:00pm

Recommend the TTT Switchback
Kurt, Glad that you are happy with your JRB straps and tri-glides... I've used all the hammocks you cite and the TTT Switchback is far and away the most spacous and roomy, especially for ...

In Hammocks » New guy looking to try the hammock thing
March 07, 6:59pm

Omni Tape
JRB carries Omni Tape.... available in 146 inch lengths in the Full Length Omni Tape (FLOT) kit... find it here, Pan

In Make Your Own Gear » Omni tape
March 06, 7:51am

Relative savings
John, I used the term "relative" to relate the savings of a quilt nominally 52 inches wide over a bag nominally 62 inches wide and having a zipper when all other things, ie type mate...

In Editor's Roundtable » Katabatic Sawatch 15 Quilt and Crestone Hood Review
March 04, 4:25pm

Sierra Sniveller quilt
Jason, The No sniveller is narrow for side sleepers...Some 2 years ago, JRB intoduced the Sierra Serries of Sniveller style quilts specifically for the ground sleepers... It is wider at a full 5...

In Editor's Roundtable » Katabatic Sawatch 15 Quilt and Crestone Hood Review
February 27, 7:42am

Valentine Special
Valentine's Day Weekend Sale Valentine Weekend Special at Jacks 'R' Better 10-14 February Buy any 3 Season JRB quilt and get a FREE Quilt Liner (specify color, green or blue...

In Gear Deals » Valentine Special
February 11, 1:30pm

All Reader Reviews by john Tier

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Equinox Silnylon Poncho
Agree with Richard on the mods.... all easy to do....I've had the extended length model for over 4 years and it is super through the mid season.... and yes it will cover a HH. Here is my mod......

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 6:10pm