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All Forum Posts by James Pitts

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Re: re:Reducing One's First Aid Kit
I carry ibuprofen, a few cloth band aids (not the plastic ones), duct tape, and a tube of super glue.

In Philosophy & Technique » Reducing One's First Aid Kit
May 23, 12:51am

Re: Re: Gear weight rules :-)
This is why weight is broken into base pack weight, consumable weight, weight-worn, and rolled up into skin-out weight.

In Gear Lists » Weight Credit for Multi-use Items?
May 22, 11:48am

Re: Re: Re: cold weather stove
Thanks for posting that web site of that movie. I really enjoyed that! Might I add a tad dramatic... but you apparently really love this stove!

In GEAR » cold weather stove
May 21, 7:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: tarptent?
Hehe, I knew I would draw heat for posting that. On edit I will add that I own two Tarptents and love them both equally... a one and two person Virga with the floor and extended beak. When I go...

In GEAR » tarptent?
May 21, 7:32pm

Re: Chlorine Dioxide
The wait time for the tablets is the same as for Aqua Mira. The tablets don't have the 5 minute prep-time that the pre-mixing of Aqua Mira requires. The tablets are, however, more expensive p...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Clorine Dioxide question.
May 21, 7:30pm

Re: Re: $25 sleeping bag limited field test
Thanks for this, Jim. I have struggled with a sleeping bag that the guys might use in my troop. Most of the bags the guys have are huge and heavy... cheap poly bags. Totally unfit for backpackin...

In Gear Lists » Cheapest UL Gear List Challenge
May 21, 4:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: tarptent?
See if you can find someone that has a Contrail before you buy one. They aren't for everyone. If I do use a tent, which is pretty much never these days, it's a Tarptent... go Henry... but...

In GEAR » tarptent?
May 21, 4:35pm

Re: Re: Solid Fuel/Alcohol Stoves
Very cool project, David. Thanks for posting that. I have never seen your web page before so this was a real treat.

In GEAR » Solid Fuel/Alcohol Stoves
May 21, 2:25pm

Re: Solid Fuel/Alcohol Stoves
Don't buy... build. I posted this on another thread but here is my cookset... 1.5 oz. These stoves are very easy to build... I build them with my Scout troop as a project about once or twice ...

In GEAR » Solid Fuel/Alcohol Stoves
May 21, 9:08am

Re: sale: no sniveller arrived
I noticed something. The flyer that came with the quilt says my quilt is a No Sniveller with 2 inches of loft. The Jacks 'R' Better web site I ordered from says: "No Sniveller...

In Gear Deals » sale
May 19, 12:24pm

All Reader Reviews by James Pitts

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Pro-Tick Remedy Pro-Tick
I am so glad someone posted a review of this gizmo. First let me say that you can remove a tick with a pair of tweezers. The Pro-Tick Remedy tool is not multi-use like tweezers. That said, it w...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
May 26, 11:18am

Repel Lemon Euculyptus Insect Spray
I am a huge fan of 3M Ultrathon largely because the stuff works REALLY WELL... for what I use it for. So this is sort of my "gold standard"... encapsulated DEET lotion. That said, differ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 26, 10:24am

Mountainsmith Wisp
I forget when I bought this. It was on an uber-closeout type deal. This sleeping bag is not made anymore. The facts: - 750+ fill down - Size Long (6' 6") Weight: Says 24 oz, 23 oz in ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 08, 9:27pm

Marmot Atom
Let's get down to the facts: - Temp rating: 40 degrees - Size Long (6' 6") Weight: 20 oz on the box, 22 oz in my kitchen. - Shell: Pertex Quantum N-090 Ripstop - Lining: Pertex ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 08, 9:14pm

Martin Backpacker Guitar
Now here is a review you don't see every day. This was a very thoughtful gift from my dear wife. I am an avid guitar player but leave my music at home when I hike because a flat-top 6-string ...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 08, 8:54pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
What's with people that review gear they have never owned nor tested in the field? This is a mystery to me. Anyway, on to the Jetboil. I bought this because... I had an REI dividend and the...

In Stoves - Canister
January 08, 7:58pm

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
This was my default insulating layer until I bought the MontBell Down Inner Jacket. This jacket is very warm, as is the vest. I prefer the older models (05 and later) to the newer ones. I recall ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 08, 7:49pm

What is there to review? Be careful driving in the parking lot because people seem to switch off their brains when they walk about outside the store. Seriously, they take anything back and there a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 08, 7:46pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
...and they really mean it. I have seen people hopelessly abuse the return policy but REI stands by it. The prices are fair, especially if you use an REI Gold Visa. The dividend makes for a nice gi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 08, 7:43pm

Therm-A-Rest Lite Seat
Works great and is light but very comfortable. It takes quite a beating and will eventually get a hole in it. I have had to make two repairs to mine. I use it to extend my sleeping pad setup when I...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 08, 11:52am