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GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera
Has anyone used one of these cameras for backpacking? Light, HD video, etc.

In Photography » GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera
July 07, 9:20pm

family obligations weigh heavy, so
Stay put. Push "Ok" button on Spot. Repeat as necessary.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How not to cross a river!
June 30, 6:37pm

"3 person tent/tarp"
MLD Trailstar

In GEAR » 3 person tent/tarp
June 27, 8:14pm

Today's gearfreak was yesterday's fuddy duddy
Colin Fletcher said decades ago, must have been in the 70's, that becoming knowledgeable in backpacking gear risked making you a fuddy duddy. Having said that, I benefit greatly from the BPL...

In Philosophy & Technique » Buy the Newest, Lightest, Shiniest Gear Or You Could Die
June 23, 12:56pm

Gore Tex runs into antitrust probe; Event, REI and Columbia

In On the Web » Gore
June 22, 7:54pm

Poles are a burden?
I've noted that Ryan Jordon "rarely take(s) them anymore", and I only use them when I need balance or I'm going down a steep hill. Otherwise they are strapped to my pack or suppor...

In Philosophy & Technique » Poles are a burden?
June 15, 5:57pm

Two hiking paces at high altitude
Slow and Slower.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking at High Elevations
May 23, 7:32pm

Parents awarded two million for bear attack
Anybody know more details of the facts that led to this ruling?$2m-in-damages-dpgonc-20110504-fc_13048612

In Chaff » Parents awarded two million for bear attack
May 10, 10:51am

Backpacking Light will be irrelevant!

In Chaff » Backpacking Light will be irrelevant!
April 19, 1:42pm

RAB Demand smock/pullover.
Can't find a medium in that either.

In Editor's Roundtable » Integral Designs eVent Pullover Review
April 18, 8:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Tim Cheek

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Mountain Laurel Designs 850 ml Cup
Perfect because it does what the advertisement says it will do. It holds enough water to reconstitute your freeze dried food, and your hot drink. Boil the water for both, pour whatever is needed for t...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 05, 10:07pm

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
I feel like I have to choke down energy bars. They are just too dry for me. And, these things didn't seem appetizing to me because they had the consistency of gummy bears and the political cor...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 05, 10:01pm

Amazon Kindle
Some people fish, fly kites, chat with their hiking mates, or mull over their route and equipment when they aren’t hiking. Some hike from dawn to dusk and have no time for such weighty pass times. If...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 05, 9:54pm

Garmin Oregon 550t
This review is by a first time GPS user, so I can’t offer a comparison to other units. I’m also not familiar with the technical aspects of GPS units, so I can’t offer you performance data. What I ca...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
September 05, 9:53pm

Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Firestarter
Plastic broke while trying to use it the first time. Apparently, the spring wasn't strong enough for the plunger to pop out when I squeezed the case. Super gluing it back would likely prevent m...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 25, 8:19pm

Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure by Peter Stark
Okay, maybe this is engaging and educational, but it gave me the creeps. How many ways can you kick the bucket in slow motion?

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:32pm

Alone Across Alaska 1,000 Miles of Wilderness DVD DVD $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping. This is a DVD of a solo hike from the east end of the Brooks range to the west. Six hundred miles of hiking and four hundred on an inflatable canoe. ...

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:30pm

Inov-8 Roclite 390 XCR
I bought my pair from REI in case I needed to return them. I'd have preferred a pair without gore tex, but it was fun to splash through water without drying out. I was worried that the description...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 06, 9:37pm

Cocoon Vest Vest
I ordered the medium because that is what I wear in a Patagonia Micro-Puff, but the neck was too big for me, too. I have replaced it with a small, and the fit is perfect. I prefer the zipper over t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 05, 7:56pm

Equinox Lite Tripper Organizer Pouch
The irony of repackaging stuff into smaller containers is the accumulation of a whole lot of little containers. I have tried to keep track of them all a variety of ways, but always feared I'd mis...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 28, 10:00pm