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I'm not sure I like the Uber prefix since it sounds so much like goober (I don't want to be found out, at least not right away!!) :-) Doesn't matter what you call me, just don't blo...

In GEAR » How light is light enough? And why?
February 14, 2:06pm

Ct section
You might want to try and also Papa Bear's Home Page (google search).

In Post-Trip Reports » AT Trip reports
February 14, 5:16am

Pushing limits
On most of my trips I too fall into the UL category, simply because I like simple comforts like my 3/4 length prolite 3 and an actual hydration system instead of bottles, etc. That being said, I ha...

In GEAR » How light is light enough? And why?
February 14, 5:03am

Maine AT
Jane, you might also want to try Papa Bear's Backpacking Reports (you'll have to google the address) and Papa Bear's page features detailed info on his AT hike in Maine ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Filming the AT starting in Maine, Summer 2007
February 09, 5:09pm

I started using Sportslick about 3 seasons ago and have not had a blister since. I now consider it essential gear.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blisters
February 09, 5:02pm

Crocs rock!
I remember when Waldis came out and then Crocs and I thought how ridiculous, who would want to carry those? After trying on a pair at the local REI I thought, well, maybe... Not only do I now carry...

In GEAR » So many Crocs to choose from...?
February 05, 4:50pm

Re: nunatak Arc AT 3/4 blanket
I have been seriously considering this bag. i was hoping we would see a gear review (hint,hint) soon.

In GEAR » nunatak Arc AT 3/4 blanket
December 26, 3:08pm

3/4 AT
Thanks folks. Nathan I saw the 3/4 AT also. Looks interesting at 8 ounces. This is my 1st attempt at the top bag thing so I'll only be using it in the summer on the AT, so even the lightest of ...

In GEAR » Lightest quilt/top bag?
December 19, 5:13pm

Lightest quilt/top bag?
Can anyone tell me what the absolute lightest quilt/top bag is out there. I'm looking to try this system for sub 4 pound summer hiking but don't know where to start.

In GEAR » Lightest quilt/top bag?
December 17, 10:47am

All Reader Reviews by george carr

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Mountain House Precooked Scrambled Eggs with Bacon
When I decide to pack a hot breakfast I usually either pick up the MH eggs with bacon or ham and peppers. As one reviewer suggested, pour out the water before consuming. I usually prepare this dish as...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
February 19, 7:47pm

Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce
When I grab a freeze dried dinner for an overnighter, the MH lasagna is my number one choice. I liked it when I started in '88 and still like it today.

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
February 19, 7:40pm

Lightweight Backpacking 101 Ryan Jordan, Alan Dixon + (2001)
When I 1st joined this was the article that convinced me sub 5 was possible. I think that on the home page there should be a link that says read this first. While the original might use some up...

In Books and Media
February 19, 7:34pm

The Ultralight Backpacker by Ryel Kestenbaum
At the time of this books publishing UL backpacking was still relatively new to the general backpacking public, so as the saying goes "you can fool some of the people some of the time...". T...

In Books and Media
February 19, 7:28pm

Tarptent Squall
I purchased my Tarptent Squall in 2004 and now consider it my main shelter when I am carrying a tent. Henry Shires was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. The squall has served me well from my b...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
February 10, 8:42am

Powerbar Energy Gel Caffinated Gels
I discovered energy gels a few years ago and decided to try the Powerbar brand on an AT hike in 2004. If you've never tried a carbohydrate gel or don't typically take in caffeine all I can say...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
February 10, 8:31am

Montbell Thermawrap Vest
I've owned the Montbell Thermawrap UL Vest for 3 seasons now, and like many folks I puchased it to save weight. I originally carried a fleece vest that had trustily served me for many years, so I ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 10, 8:12am