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Re: Re: Re: hammock insulation
>My concern with any close-celled foam pad, even one as thin as 1/4", would be that it wouldn't consistently form-fit to the hammock, thus creating gaps and cold spots. The 1/4&qu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » U.L and hammocks?
July 10, 10:26pm

Re: hammock insulation
>I was wondering what kind of temps could comfortabley be attained in a hammock setup of a HH,with SS and JRB old rag as a bottom quilt and useing a no snivler top AND a nest as extra top with a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » U.L and hammocks?
July 04, 8:56am

Re: Heineken / Tealight Cookset
Nice setup, especially the pot stand. How long to boil two cups? Any idea how well the stove performs in a breeze? I ordered a Ring Of Fire stove from Zelph. I'll post the boil time when I g...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heineken / Tealight Cookset
June 13, 10:57pm

Re: synthetic quilt- footbox question
>How long is the foot end Ray-Way Quilt: 18" JacksRBetter Nest: 22" >How far up the lower edge have you sewn Ray-Way Quilt: 14" JacksRBetter Nest: 17" Both...

In Make Your Own Gear » synthetic quilt- footbox question
June 13, 12:29pm

Re: Score!
You can certainly do that. For example, the LuxuryLite Condor modular pack system uses cylinders that strap onto a lightweight pack frame. I recommend weighing the pack frame first, though--you mig...

In Make Your Own Gear » Score!
June 12, 11:38am

Re: Stove for 24 oz Heineken Keg Pot
>I've played around a making a side burner stove... The problem with side-burners is that most of their heat spreads outward. Not a problem with a 6" diameter pot (e.g., Mirro Grea...

In GEAR » Stove for 24 oz Heineken Keg Pot
June 11, 11:56pm

Re: Newb to hammocks - help!
>Concerned mostly about 3 season use for starters. Any suggestions on pads, quilts, total sleep systems? Considering the JRB Shenandoh quilt and the wide GG 1/4 Thinlight pad. It depends on...

In GEAR » Newb to hammocks - help!
June 11, 11:31pm

Re: Wild Oasis
I haven't used the Wild Oasis, but I have used the Gatewood Cape, which is the same thing except with a hood and without the net skirt. It takes a bit of adjusting, but I had mine pitched nicel...

In GEAR » Wild Oasis
June 11, 9:42pm

Re: cutting the beer can
>More ideas on how to cut open the beer can would be appreciated. A classic method often used to make alcohol stoves from pop cans is to use a utility knife blade clamped into a book at the...

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY BB aka Gasified Wood Stove
June 06, 8:48pm

Re: luxurylite
>How many cylinders do you two carry on short 4-5 day trips? I tend to use three cylinders (two large, one medium). I could fit everything in two, but the way the pack is designed there is...

In GEAR » luxurylite
June 05, 10:45am

All Reader Reviews by Douglas Frick

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Petzl Zipka
I have the original 3-LED Zipka (1.9 oz with Lithium batteries). It is my regular headlamp (when there's little likelihood of hiking at night) and I always carry it with me on day hikes. It isn...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 07, 1:54pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
I grabbed a bunch of random non-Cliff bars at REI before a recent trip. A few of them were wretched, some just indifferent, and a few I thought would be worthwhile to remember for next time. And then ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 13, 1:03pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
The good points are: fast, fuel-efficient, easy, simple, and reliable boiling water. You can hold it in your hand while you boil water, if finding a place to set up a hot stove is a problem in your en...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 10:55am

BackpackingLight.com Premium Membership
I read all of the free articles, and after looking at the abstracts of the Premium articles, I immediately bought a membership. That was well worth it right there. I've also more than saved the price ...

In Books and Media
December 26, 10:01pm

Hiking Light Handbook by Karen Berger
This is a great intro to lightweight backpacking. She covers all of the major gear areas in an uncomplicated fashion, giving overviews of what, why and how to lighten up. The book includes strategies,...

In Books and Media
December 26, 9:56pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I refer to it as my "ugly hat," but it's the one I always grab when it's sunny. I wear this hat in Hawaii, where hiking is hot and steamy. I just tighten the headband a bit (easily and securely adjust...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 23, 9:16pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
I don't have a Brunton Helios lighter, but unfortunately there isn't a way to comment without giving a rating. I do, however, have six butane 'windproof' lighters/torches: a Brunton Firelight, a Solo ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 23, 8:27pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
This is a thick book with a lot of useful information. I found it inspiring, with a fairly well-balanced idea of hiking and camping with light gear. I've bought copies for friends, with the simple adm...

In Books and Media
November 25, 2:17pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I have flat feet after wearing rubber slippers in Hawaii for 15 years. When I got back into hiking I found I could only pack for a mile or two before my feet started screaming. Superfeet solved that p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 25, 1:47pm