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Please Move to Chaff
Admins...please move to Chaff.

In GEAR » Gentrified?
May 07, 2:48pm

REI's Good Intentions Abused Too Much
This is a good example of why REI has and should get rid of their lifetime guarantee. If you have ever been to a used gear sale at REI, you can be shocked and amazed at what sort of things have ...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 07, 12:13pm

Re: Adventures in the land of insurance
Molly, Great to hear that you are getting the coverage that you deserve without the unreasonable requirement for showing receipts. My guess is that they will send you an inventory list for yo...

In Gear Swap » WTB! all my gear was stolen, looking for replacements
April 29, 1:27am

Re: WTB! all my gear was stolen, looking for replacements
+1 on the lameless if the company will only accept receipts. Molly, Will they accept photos as proof of ownership? Maybe you have photos of past trips that documents your gear? I used t...

In Gear Swap » WTB! all my gear was stolen, looking for replacements
April 27, 6:27pm

Re: GGG #8 School question.
I believe that they are only out for the one day....not the whole week. Any other juice bits of information from the survey that you can share? Tony

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG #8 Planning Survey
April 22, 4:42pm

Re: shower
Michael, Humm, I like your idea, but I might blind the neighbors with my skinny body showering next to the fruit trees that I have in my front yard. Maybe if I wear my red latex gimp suit whi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 20, 2:15pm

Saving Water
I had heard of capturing the used water from my washing machine as a means of saving water and using it for watering plants. I have a front loader washing machine and was shocked to find that I ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 20, 11:31am

Re: Cowboy camping and the bivy
Yes, but I will have my bivy fully unzipped and the top pulled back. If I get cold, I will simply reach over and zip myself up. In this case, my bivy is my ground sheet. Tony

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cowboy camping and the bivy
April 14, 11:40am

Re: superlight
Zpacks makes good stuff. Informatively, I think that MLD uses a thicker/heavier/stronger version of Cuben... 0.7 vs. 0.5 type thickness of Cuben. That said, think you will be fine. Tony

In GEAR » Waterproof Bivy or Tarp + lightweight Bivy?
April 08, 3:31pm

Bivy options
Christopher, I am very bias to MLD/Mountain Laurel Designs. They have a great reputation for quality and service....not the cheapest, but worth it in my opinion. Superlight is the one to g...

In GEAR » Waterproof Bivy or Tarp + lightweight Bivy?
April 08, 2:39pm

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