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Fitness and running (jogging)
I did "extensive" weight training when I was much younger (I'm 53). I was bench pressing a max of double my body weight and dead lifting more. My legs were strong prior to the weigh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why barefoot isn't best for most runners
October 03, 11:53am

Sea Sick
A long time ago a friend of mine was pissed when he was on my little sailboat out on SF Bay and I didn't have a VHS radio to contact the Coast Guard. He was sea sick and it was going to take u...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Does it cost to hit the SOS button??
September 30, 2:32pm

TT Moment
The TarpTent Moment uses one pole and two stakes. Not sure how small it packs up to, but it fits the bill for few stakes and poles.

In GEAR » Solo Tent Help - Small Pack Size, Few Stakes
September 30, 12:06pm

No Viagra for me!
I'm over 50 and have been running 5+ miles for almost a year. No viagra for me! ;^) My overweight and out of shape friends who are over 50 don't have the same "luck".

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why barefoot isn't best for most runners
September 30, 9:58am

3D Printing...
"I'd get HX pots up to 80% heat recovery up from the current 30% for plain pot and 50-55% for available HX pots." Let me know when you do so I can get one too!

In Philosophy & Technique » How do you pack your fuel?
September 27, 4:48pm

The current SVEA design relies on the metal it's made of to make it work. If you change the metal you have to change the design. I don't know the details, but it is my understanding that ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do you pack your fuel?
September 27, 4:09pm

Fixing zipper snag
"pull fabric sideways while you're moving zipper pull back and/or forth" That has always been my approach. It takes lots of patients as a snag like yours could take 30 minutes to ...

In GEAR » how to fix a really bad sleeping bag zipper snag
September 27, 1:01pm

Another vote for used from Gear Swap
I just purchased a Vapor Trail (I need something that can carry a larger bear can) used in gear swap for $65. It came in like new condition. They only way I could tell it was used was there was so...

In GEAR » Favorite pack for less than $200?
September 27, 11:50am

BTW, mayonnaise does not need to be refrigerated. There is enough acid and salt to keep it from going bad. Keep it sealed so it does not dry out and it's fine. Those who have gotten sick fro...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Meals when any fires are forbidden
September 26, 4:05pm

Never tried them
I have never tried Hawk Vittles, but I to plan to try a meal or two. I currently only use Packit Gourmet and love their meals. They are also excellent at getting my order shipped with time to spa...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hawk Vittles
September 26, 3:33pm

All Reader Reviews by Larry De La Briandais

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Category Retailer
I purchased the Vargo canister stove from them at a GREAT price. They had such a run on sales because of the low price that is was sold out. They left me a personal phone message letting me know tha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 3:07pm