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Re:"Suggestions 4 Storing Caldera Cone"
Michael, you can store the cone flat inside your packs hydration sleeve, rolled in a plastic tube, etc. I also have the 1400 size; and the 900. I like the capability to heat enough water for two me...

In GEAR » Suggestions 4 Storing Caldera Cone
May 20, 12:05am

Re:"granite gear waistbelt sizing -- accurate?"
Ashley, I've bought 4 GG packs, including a women's for a friend. The sizing has been as advertised on mine. Get the M belt.

In GEAR » granite gear waistbelt sizing -- accurate?
May 18, 11:50pm

re:"ultralight water prefilter"/paper cone coffee filters
Another vote for coffee filters. I carry the cone-shaped type for pre-filtering before I add a micropur tablet. Works for any container, disposable or reusable, biodegradable, and maybe 1 gram each...

In GEAR » ultralight water prefilter
May 18, 8:08pm

Re:"Help with - Compass Lanyard / Cord Buckle"
G Dup, use one of those thin camera lanyards (or cellphone lanyards) with a tiny side-release buckle and split-ring at the end. I use these for my compass, camera, cellphone, etc. One-dollar store ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help with - Compass Lanyard / Cord Buckle
May 15, 8:20pm

Re:"New Water Bottle"
Joe, you might be 'weird', but we at BPL understand.. IMO, you want versatility in your hydration reservoirs. Narrow mouth collapsable, narrow rigid, wide-mouth collapsable, and wide-mouth...

In GEAR » New Water Bottle
May 13, 9:51am

Re: "Can Opener ?"
Another vote for the P-38 If you readers don't have one yet; suggest you get one : )

In GEAR » Can Opener ?
May 13, 2:15am

Re "Best UL/SUL BPing Flashlight???"
At 1 about ounce, the Fenix L0D. At about 2 ounces, the Petzl Zipka. The Zipka's retractable cord allows it to be mounted just about anywhere. Tent interior, tree, hiking stick, belt, shoulde...

In GEAR » Best UL/SUL BPing Flashlight???
May 13, 2:02am

Re: "Light back-pack for 45 pound load"
Larry, Move up to the Nimbus Meridian? Granite Gear, especially the ones with tepex(plastic) frames are the most comfortable packs I have carried. Ive bought four.

In GEAR » Light back-pack for 45 pound load
May 13, 1:56am

Re:"Montbell Ultralight Down Inner Jacket Help"
Alan, Im 5`10 and 170 and wear MB L. I suggest you get the XL. Congratulations on getting one of the classic UL pieces.

In GEAR » Montbell Ultralight Down Inner Jacket Help
May 11, 11:08pm

Re:"Lightweight trekking poles -- need advice on choosing" BD Flicklock or Fixed!
David, I have owned several adjustable poles from LEKI, REI, etc; and had the same problem with all of them; difficulty in adjusting the length, and inadvertent collapsing/sliding. The total solut...

In GEAR » Lightweight trekking poles -- need advice on choosing
May 10, 11:39pm

All Reader Reviews by Brett .

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5.11 gear Tactical nylon pants
These pants weigh in at 720grams, that's a pound and a half, folks. I bought them as winter hiking pants because I do not need the convertable feature of my other pants in winter, but I found thes...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 05, 10:00pm

Petzl Tikka XP
In preparation for a night hike I wanted to buy a new headlamp. Technology has come a long way since my old Zipka Plus.. (and I couldn't find it!) After a few hours of research including

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
September 04, 11:58pm

Cilogear Schoolbag
I got my second Cilogear last week, what Graham calls the "Schoolbag". Here in BPL land it makes for a very nice day-hiking pack and I bet many BPL members could fit a weekend kit into its 3...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 04, 3:30am

tiny BIC lighter (the cute one)
I carry various types of fire making gear for my own educational and practice purposes, but I always have one of these 11 gram bics taped to my keychain or in my pot set. They won't flame when soa...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 06, 10:53pm

SnowClaw Backcountry Shovel Racer Backcountry Shovel
My snow claw is one of the more recent models. I used it on one winter trip for bivy prep; I can move snow at a higher rate than with a shovel due to the low inertia of the blade; I dug into a 45'...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 05, 11:44pm

Montbell Versalite rain pants
Just bought these today and tested them in a thunderstorm tonight. My usual test sequence is based on recommendations from one of our members. 1. The sitting test applies about 10,000mm head; 2. kneel...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 30, 9:25am

Lite my fire firesteel scout firelighter
This device reliably makes sparks as advertised; even when wet. But so will an 11 gram mini-bic. So I carry the bic. Also, the tiny spark-maker from a Spark-lite is also a fraction of this item'...

In Cookware - Other
July 30, 9:07am

Petzl Zipka
If I only kept one light out of my selection; I would keep this one. Additionally, if someone requested my advice on one light to buy, this would be it. It is my default flashlight for any situation. ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 30, 8:55am

Montbell U.L. 90 Sleeping Pad U.L. 90
I own the 120cm version, but aside from the dimensions and weight, it is identical. This pad is not remarkable on its own, but as part of the Montbell sleep system, it is. The toggles mate with the...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 19, 2:04am

Sealskinz gloves
Sealskinz absorb water like a big fat sponge, and weighing them on my scale, they did indeed double in weight when wet. Totally unaceptable, and uncomfortable. Returned to REI.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 09, 9:32pm