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About Me Originally from Louisiana, I enjoyed camping in my Boy Scouting days and eventually became an Eagle Scout. Many years later (2002), I discovered backpacking after going on an REI multisport trip to Alaska. My first backpack was to Grand Canyon, and I was hooked!
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Pocket Slipper Camp Shoes
Zinetic Pocket Slipper, 7.5 oz avg weight

In GEAR » Pocket Slipper Camp Shoes
February 11, 3:40am

Re: Odor proof bags?
I doubt any of them are odor PROOF...odor resistant maybe. Don't count on it.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Odor proof bags?
February 11, 2:36am

Re: Top Bag to Quilt Conversion (!!!)
There is an article on this very site about making a quilt from a sleeping bag. Membership required to read it I think. Make Your Own Gear: Transforming a Mummy Sleeping Bag into an Arc Top Bag

In Make Your Own Gear » Top Bag to Quilt Conversion (!!!)
February 10, 11:29am

Golite Utopia
Has anybody used these shelters yet? I want a utopia 1 to try out in winter, but I just can't help but think there will not be enough room for me and most of my winter gear. It'd be fun to ...

In GEAR » Golite Utopia
February 10, 10:33am

Re: Weight of my Ultra 20 quilt
The nunatak arc alpinist is rated to 20 degrees F like the golite ultra, yet the arc weighs more. Is the golite bag rating overstated or is nunatak conservative on its rating?

In GEAR » 2008 Golite Sleeping Bags
February 10, 7:00am

Re: Cheap Pots!
They also make a 0.9 quart grease dispenser weighing ~3.8 oz with lid and costing 5 bucks. The lid fits the 10 cm cup too.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cheap Pots!
February 09, 7:31pm

Re: FS: Mont-bell Alpine Light Down Jacket
You should post this on other sites too. It should easily sell at that price.

In Gear Swap » FS: Mont-bell Alpine Light Down Jacket
February 09, 4:46pm

Re: Time/distance estimates
I think the average walking speed with a full pack is more like 2 mph plus the slowdown for climbs.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking Distance Estimates
February 09, 5:21am

Santa Fe Snowshoeing Recomendations
I am off at the end of this month and want to go to Santa Fe for some snowshoeing/snowcamping for 2-3 nights. Any suggestions?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Santa Fe Snowshoeing Recomendations
February 08, 1:58pm

Re: synthetics losing loft... how quickly? how bad is it?
And there must be some level of compression, beyond which is even worse for the insulation.

In GEAR » synthetics losing loft... how quickly? how bad is it?
February 08, 12:21pm

All Reader Reviews by John S.

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GoLite Dawn
I have had this pack for several years and have taken it on multiple backpacks ranging from 2 days to 6 days. My pack weights have been over 15 pounds a few times with no problems. The materials and w...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 12:05pm