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pack
My wife and daughter liked the Osprey Aura and Dueter Act Zero. 3.2 and 3.5 lbs in 50 liter. The aura carries weight with noticeably less bounce than the Exos (sturdier belt foam and mesh panel) ...

In GEAR » UL pack for cranky lower back
October 22, 5:48pm

AT Tent
I hike the MD, Northern/Central VA, and Southern PA sections of the AT. In this area, you can expect high humidity and no wind most of time. There is wind during thunderstorms, but it's not u...

In GEAR » Tarptent Rainshadow 2?
October 17, 6:32pm

alcohol
Alcohol is clearly the safest commonly used fuel. White gas fire balls are common, and often threaten to engulf the fuel bottle due to the short fuel line. Cannisters have a significant explosion h...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » BSA Chemical Fuels Policy
October 09, 4:56pm

alcohol
Notice that only alcohol that is not engineered to be a stove fuel is discouraged. Chemical Fuels not Recommended... liquid alcohol fuels... and other flammable chemicals that are not in accord...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » BSA Chemical Fuels Policy
October 08, 6:07pm

thermarests
I have 2 like those that are 14 years old. Been through years of BP'g, canoe, and cross country ski trips in the Adirondacks. Plus 5 years of use by my cub scout and boy scout age kids. Still ...

In GEAR » How old are these Thermarest?
October 04, 5:48pm

fit
I have a roomy synthetic mummy. When it's cold, I tuck the extra width under my torso and between my knees. It seems about 10-15 degrees warmer when snug. I also have a roomy down mummy. It&...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag warmth vs. fit
October 01, 7:51pm

Assategue
Expect light winds, and fine grain sand that sticks to everything. Bring a squirt bottle to get any wind blown sand out of your eyes. Expect huge amounts of mosquitos and biting horse flies anyw...

In GEAR » Beach backpacking advice request
September 18, 6:29pm

cordura
The weird thing is that the 210 Cordura seems to be made of thicker threads than the 210 dyneema ripstop. Maybe 50% thicker (315 denier-ish), even though it says it's 210 denier. It's s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dyneema ripstop vs Cordura Durability
September 16, 6:36pm

Dyneema ripstop vs Cordura Durability
Posted this on the gear forum a few days ago, but no responses yet... Does anyone know how the durability of 210 denier Dyneema ripstop compares to 210 denier Cordora non ripstop ? Ie: does ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dyneema ripstop vs Cordura Durability
September 16, 7:33am

groundsheet
I like 2-3 mil painters plastic from the hardware store. Completely waterproof, tough, cheap. Comes thicker if you want even more durability.

In GEAR » Groundsheet Space Blanket, Polycryo not tuff enuff
September 15, 1:30pm

All Reader Reviews by John Gilbert

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm