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Re: Wood-burning stove, denatured alcohol stove or a Solid-fuel tablet stove?
I would also agree with the poster above....avoid a wood burning stove unless you really can get some experience using it in good and bad/rainy situations. Even for myself, I have limited experi...

In GEAR » Wood-burning stove, denatured alcohol stove or a Solid-fuel tablet stove?
May 16, 5:12pm

Re: Wood-burning stove, denatured alcohol stove or a Solid-fuel tablet stove?
Alessandra, Maybe the better question, when it comes to how much esbit you might need, is not the length of your trip (18 months), but how many times a week do you think you will need to use esb...

In GEAR » Wood-burning stove, denatured alcohol stove or a Solid-fuel tablet stove?
May 16, 4:01pm

Re: SmarTube Bottle Hydration System
Kevin, How are you hooking up your Sawyer mini to the Smart Tube system? Inline filter or simply attaching it to the end of the tube? I just bought one of these and have my mini attached t...

In GEAR » SmarTube Bottle Hydration System
May 13, 6:27pm

Re: CCF pad
Ben, For a number of years, I used a Gossamer Gear full length 1/8" thin light pad paired with their torso pad, which might add up to 1/2". Used this all in the Sierras from the sho...

In GEAR » CCF pad
May 10, 12:07pm

Re: TOILET PAPER
Blue Shop Paper Towels....automotive section of the store??? I cut these into squares or rectangles. Less weight by getting more efficiency from my TP. They are very strong and easily allo...

In GEAR » TOILET PAPER
May 07, 1:36pm

Re: MLD Packs and side pockets
Ron, Thanks for joining the conversation to give us our thoughts on the "high" side pockets. Can you tell us how much it might cost to customize the Exodus to lower the height of th...

In GEAR » MLD Packs and side pockets
April 28, 11:24am

Re: Merino 150 base layer from Backcountry.com outlet--first impressions
Thanks for the heads up. Just ordered one too. Fantastic price and could be exactly what I am looking for. Seems hard to find a lightweight 150 Merino with a 1/4 zip for ventilation. Pe...

In GEAR » Merino 150 base layer from Backcountry.com outlet--first impressions
April 25, 1:56am

Re: How do you stake your bivy if needed? Pics
My setup is similar with the poles, but I just use four rocks to keep my poles upright. Simply sandwiching the ends of my poles between two large/medium rocks and use the straps on my ...

In GEAR » How do you stake your bivy if needed? Pics
April 21, 10:35pm

Re: Toe Sock Update
Max, Thanks for putting up your review. I have been using the injinji socks for a while, but have noticed them blowing out after 200 miles or less. How does the thickness or thinness of th...

In GEAR » Toe Sock Update
April 20, 10:27pm

Re: SUL
I am definitely not SUL and will likely never reach that 5 lbs base weight. In fact, I have stopped weighing my pack because I no longer care about weight just for weight sake. I am more conc...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
April 16, 12:20pm

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm