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The differences between MSR Lightning and Lightning Ascent
The difference between the MSR Lightning Ascent and Lightning is not just the televator heel lift but also the binding. On several winter scrambles last year and earlier this year with the Tacoma M...

In GEAR » Differences between msr lightning & lightning ascents
December 05, 11:40am

Epic Vs Event in FF jacket shells
Feathered Friends does not seam seal their Volant jackets, though I have an event Volant FF was quite clear the jacket was not waterproof because of the unsealed seems but would perform very well f...

In GEAR » Epic Vs Event as FF jacket shells
December 04, 12:34pm

Doing It Wrong?
Can you easily lift you knees up 90 degrees without the hip belt restricting the movement?

In GEAR » Doing it wrong?
November 19, 10:55am

Feathered Friends Vireo
I have the Vireo and purchased a 66” length with 1 oz extra for the bottom layer (23 degrees) and 2 oz extra for the top (40 degrees) as I intend to use the bag for extended three season use with...

In GEAR » UL Summer bag?
November 18, 1:27pm

Richard, I had to read your post twice, well said on multiple levels.

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 Sleeping Bag Review
November 13, 1:34pm

Cutting The Cord
Justin, having empathy and understanding the loss to those loved ones you may leave behind should something happen to you on the trail then taking some precautions to preclude that in no way lessen...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
November 05, 3:19pm

Bug Repellent For Synthetic Clothes
Personally I’ve never seen a mosquito, fly, or tick die from permethrin; I use it to keep them off my clothes and biting me because it’s so annoying to have the buggers swarm around me. During ...

In GEAR » Bug Repellent for Synthetic Clothes?
November 04, 1:08pm

Does This Sound OK?
Since you will be taking a course as I did with the Mountaineers, in all probability it will start with classroom first. I would speak with your instructors for their recommendations or review your...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Does this sound ok?
November 03, 1:24pm

Bug Repellent
Never heard or experienced that story. I use Permethrin on my clothes and deet on just the few areas that are exposed, no bites. I wear either micro merino wool or synthetic tops.

In GEAR » Bug Repellent for Synthetic Clothes?
November 01, 11:19am

REI Sub Kilo 20 Options
It’s difficult to advise what some thing is worth to you, having said that the sub kilo has a very generous twenty degree rating. At just under six feet and 160 pounds I’m very claustrophobic i...

In GEAR » REI Sub Kilo 20 sleeping bag opinions
October 31, 12:26pm

All Reader Reviews by Scott Toraason

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Great stuff and just a step below real Starbucks but in the mountains I don’t know the difference; real easy to fix at:

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 02, 11:41am

Leki Super Makalu
I bent the piston that operates the shock system in the lower section of my 2008 Super Makalu pole when it came loose in some very wet snow descending Cashmere Mountain Alpine Lakes Wilderness. All it...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 09, 1:19pm

REI Ti Ware Long Handled Spoon
Just saw this review and have been using this spoon the last two years with my Enertia Trail Food dinners and my home made cereal breakfasts. I could not agree more with the previous post that it is g...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 20, 12:08pm

Kahtoola KTS Aluminum crampons
I’ve been looking for a lightweight traction device for training hikes on Mount Si in Washington State and to use when my Grivels would be over kill. I chose the Kahtoola Steels mainly because of all ...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 19, 11:44am

MSR/Cascade Designs Customer Service
I recently busted a hole in one of my MSR Denali Ascent snowshoe binding straps and after contacting MSR/Cascade Designs (who are here locally) received a free replacement strap in the mail within one...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 22, 6:52pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
The directions that came with the lighter sucked, however there is a good explanation at that explains high altitude/cold operation. At select Butane Lighters, Wind...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 20, 11:58am

Java Juice Coffee Extract
I posted a comment on Java Juice in a different thread a while back so I’ll bust in here and say that I’ve tried just about everything I can think of for a cup of morning joe from packing a small Fren...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
May 05, 10:26am