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Underground Doping
Personally, I took on a simple approach that I learned from a few sources including this site; HYOH. It seems to be overused and underappreciated, but until I learned what it actually meant, I...

In Editor's Roundtable » Uncovering the Truth: Underground Doping in the Long Distance Hiking Community
April 02, 11:52am

Re: Use of tarps
8oz is darn cheap insurance. While hiking in the Olympics, even a perfectly clear day, and night, brought rain from condensation forming on the tree's leaves for most of the night. Since I ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Use of tarps
February 02, 4:46pm

Gossamer 4 or REI Peak UL
Nick, see my comments here.. GG Poles are way stronger than they look!

In GEAR » Poles: Gossamer 4 or REI Peak UL?
December 13, 8:55pm

Beer Cans being used as cooking pots
I assume everything in our world today is toxic. LOOK AT OUR AIR. We can live without a lightweight beer can pot, but no breathing and what is in the air is far worse! I am sticking with my Heini!

In GEAR » Beer Cans being used as cooking pots.
December 13, 8:20pm

Sorry, another Aquamira question
I noticed something that may just be some kind of placebo effect, but sometimes, if I choose a great source, I can taste the "pool" taste. A questionable source tasted great. I only use...

In GEAR » Sorry, another Aquamira question
December 13, 8:15pm

New thermarest
I use my Ridgerest for everything, from sitting, making dinner, or laying by a fire. Which reminds me of flying sparks! Oh how the tears would fall after finding a hot ember sinking into a 150.00...

In GEAR » New thermarest
December 08, 3:13pm

I own a Virga II (Floorless) and Squall II (Floored). On a trip in the Olympics this year, my daughter and I got rained on every night. One night it hammered us for 12 hours straight. No water e...

In GEAR » TarpTent
December 07, 11:41am

New Gossamer Gear Poles
Grant over at GG graciously donned me a pre-production pair of the Lighttrek 3 generation of poles before my sections of the PCT. I have literally hundreds of miles with these poles and not on...

In GEAR » New Gossamer Gear Poles
December 05, 3:44pm

Are single walled tents REALLY that light?
I use a Gatewood Cape, Virga II and a Squall II I also use a Lightyear, and Omega for Winter, snow camping. For me, ya the couple pounds I save is worth it, but what do you REALLY get while savin...

In GEAR » Are single walled tents REALLY that light?
November 27, 8:51am

REI's New Quarter Dome T1
I was going to get the QDT1 on sale and checked it out beforehand as they had one set up on display. I have tried out the Hubba, SL1, and own a SD Light Year. I am 6' and 190 pounds and with ...

In GEAR » REI's New Quarter Dome T1
November 17, 10:44pm

All Reader Reviews by Johnathan White

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e-OMC (Oregon Mountain Community) Customer Service
Long story short, I bought a Gregory Whitney (way before my SUL days) from e-OMC. It had a piece of the rear support missing. After a lot of prompting, they replaced the pack. The new pack crea...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 17, 12:04pm

Gregory Customer Support
In 2004 I had bought a Gregory Whitney. Now this is not lightweight by any means, but this is a review of the company since they do make a few lighter weight packs. I used the pack a couple times ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 4:11pm

Marmot Precip Jacket Mens
I agree with the posts here and would like to share my current (over 3rd year) ownership. I have recently washed my Marmot Precip Jacket with Granger’s wash in treatment. It beads nicely like when i...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 06, 5:14pm

REI Minimalist Bivy Sack
I could not pass it up; 89.00 before a 20% off coupon. I have used this bivy ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
March 06, 5:03pm

Granite Gear Virga
I bought this pack on sale for 80 dollars vs. its regular 100.00 price tag. I have used this pack over 40 times on day hikes, overnight, and UL week long trips. Pack design is a simple rucksack,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 05, 10:54am

The North Face Propel
The Propel I am reviewing is a '06 regular size, zipperless, Polarguard Delta filled sleeping bag with a zippered foot box vent(with a FAT draft tube behind the zipper). It weighed in at 20.4oz. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 20, 1:17pm