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Re: Re: Cheap Fleece
There is a difference between cheap and "expensive fleece. I have fleece items from Patagonia, REI brand, and a cheap no-name tourist souvenir shop. The Patagonia and REI are very similar in q...

In GEAR » Quick Fleece Question
November 12, 9:03am

Your Guide
Ah, Jim, you are well on the way to creating one of the most wonderful things in the hiking world: a daughter (or son) who will enjoy hiking with you for the rest of her life. How do I know it'...

In GEAR » MSR Windboiler Stove: Trail Report
November 11, 11:23am

Re: Pad Help - Uncomfortable nights
Another vote for the Exped UL 7 - best ever!

In GEAR » Pad Help - Uncomfortable nights
November 04, 7:15pm

Re: The New MSR Windboiler – First Look & Questions
As always, you've done a nice initial review on a new stove! Thanks! I think you're absolutely right about the Windboiler being a potential Jetboil competitor, and I'm frankly quite ple...

In GEAR » The New MSR Windboiler – First Look & Questions
November 04, 3:24pm

A reason to prefer UV over filters in North America?
It has been repeatedly said that backpackers do not need to be concerned with viruses in North American waters. While the effect is not catastrophic, a 10% loss of cognitive function is disturbing....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » A reason to prefer UV over filters in North America?
October 30, 2:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Some post-hike thoughts on my Sawyer mini filter with questions
And if you leave the batteries in a Steripen for months of shelf time, they will discharge slowly. Take the batteries out when you get home!

In GEAR » Some post-hike thoughts on my Sawyer mini filter with questions
October 19, 3:23pm

Re: Hey, this is about us
"Now, if you'll excuse me, Mrs Mags and I are off to do a foothill stroll very shortly. We'll probably go 1.5 MPH. I doubt we'll do more than 3 or 4 miles. I suspect I'll enjoy...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 9:31pm

Trekking Poles Not on Plane?
Just hit the local Walmart when you arrive, and pick up a pair of their somewhat heavy but cheap trekking poles. Leave them in a Goodwill box before flying home. Much less than $50

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trekking Poles on Plane?
October 14, 8:11pm

Myrazyme Odor Eliminator - put a couple of capfuls in a large bucket, dunk the shoes for a coule of minutes, let dry. Odor gone. Great stuff!

In GEAR » Post-Hike Stinky Shoes?
October 07, 8:03am

Re: How to kill a trout
I guess in spite of being a native born Californian, I'm with the Alaskans on this one. If I'm going to keep a fish (the only legit reason for fishing as far as I'm concerned - but that...

In Fishing » How to kill a trout
September 12, 11:08pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Barber

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SmarTube Drinking System for Bottles
Since having a hydration bladder spring a leak inside my pack, I have avoided all such bladders. I stuck to simple water bottles until a couple of years ago when I ran across the SmarTube - a drinking...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
May 13, 1:33pm

ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
This is the side sleepers dream bag! The bags are filled with 900 fill power goose down, outer shell is green .95 oz/sq yd Pertex Quantum ripstop nylon, and the liner is black .67 oz/sq yd nylon. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 25, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Upon receipt of the pad, I inflated it to sleeping firmness, and stood it up against the bookcase. An hour later it looked rather soft; three hours later it was in a pile on the floor. Brand new, and ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 24, 11:49pm

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've purchased from Lawson on several different occasions. I've always gotten excellent service, fast shipping (especially considering I live clear across the country!), and good interaction v...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 20, 11:47am

ULA Catalyst
I've spent the last two years trying to find a pack that is both light and comfortable, ie, transfers weight to the hip bones well. To date, i had found packs that were only one but not the other ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 8:11pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
I was able to pick up a Bushbuddy Ti used, and can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of one! I used it repeatedly this summer and have been absolutely delighted with it! It is probably...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 11:59am