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Re: More on HTs
I agree- with a decent antenna (read: not the rubber duck that comes with it) you can get some real mileage from a 5W HT on 2 meters. APRS is also an option, if you can hit another APRS node, even ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Alone
October 27, 5:55pm

Re: Ultralight voice recorder
I don't think the quality of the recording will be superb, but the Creative Zen Nano has a built-in mic and line in for recording. It weighs somewhere around 2 ounces (uses one AAA battery).

In GEAR » Ultralight voice recorder
October 26, 8:33am

Re: Nunatak Arc Ghost Sleeping Bag REVIEW
I just got mine a few weeks ago and haven't gotten the chance to test it to the limits of the temperature range, but I feel like I've gotten a good sense for the bag. -It's WARM. It easily has ...

In GEAR » Nunatak Arc Ghost Sleeping Bag REVIEW
October 20, 7:31pm

Re: Winter SUL
I'm not that familiar with carrying snowshoes, but would it be possible to take a pack out of light fabric (such as the G5 or G6) and rig a snowshoe harness of webbing or tougher fabric over the ma...

In Gear Lists » Ryan Jordan's SUL Winter Challenge
October 20, 2:54am

Re: Cocoon pants status
I didn't order pants, but that's still depressing. I've been puzzling over how to get some non-standard garments made for my own business and it's disheartening to see time after time that manufact...

In GEAR » Cocoon Pants Status
October 13, 4:20pm

Re: env. law isn't a ticket outside
Even more than that, most environmental lawyers end up being hired by chemical or oil companies to figure out how the company can skirt the law; very few work for conservation groups and that's usu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Carrers in the outdoors
October 07, 9:20pm

Re: Wife in the backcountry
Eh, your wives are just making it look like they don't do backpacking because they want to go out on their own and have you never suspect a thing. Taking the boyfriend with me just means I'll be bo...

In Chaff » Wife in the backcountry
October 03, 8:56pm

Re: UL Daypack?
I have an REI flash and get giddy thinking of all the possibilities for this cheap, cute pack. Since it's only $25, I won't feel too guilty if I rip it on a rock, but the back and bottom are all he...

In GEAR » UL Daypack?
September 13, 5:42pm

Re: Re: Ray Jardine doesn't like people who notice his trademarks are fake
The trademarks stood out to me because they're so blatant. I wouldn't have flagged it at all if he hadn't slapped the (TM) onto so many terms- after all, I was on his site in the first place to sho...

In Chaff » Ray Jardine doesn't like people who notice his trademarks are fake
September 09, 12:33pm

Ray Jardine doesn't like people who notice his trademarks are fake
It's generally known in our hobby that Mr. Jardine has a tendency to *cough* elaborate upon his involvement in the development of lightweight gear. That being said, his book still lit a flame where...

In Chaff » Ray Jardine doesn't like people who notice his trademarks are fake
September 09, 9:05am

All Reader Reviews by Courtney Waal

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REI Minimalist Bivy Sack
You forgot the most important part- it's CHEAP! I'm amazed that they sell something far more than a nylon bag with a drawcord for MSRP $89. I picked mine up at a sale for $65, making it hard to compla...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
October 06, 7:44pm

Gregory Reactor
At 22 oz, this pack is heavy for the 700 in^3 of internal storage space. To the pack's credit, though, are generous and very useable exterior mesh pockets and just barely enough interior space for my ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 03, 8:31pm