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I'm wondering about weight, too
I was going to post a question last week about the finished weight and stuffed volume of a Ray-Way couples quilt, but now that the insulation has changed, I assume that data from older quilts would...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jardine switches to Climashield XP
July 16, 2:08pm

No-toothpaste alternative
I've tried a drop of Dr. B's peppermint, too, but found that I had to follow it with a nice sugary piece of dried pineapple to get the taste out of my mouth. That pretty much wiped out any ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Dr. Bronners as Toothpaste?
July 09, 12:55pm

Anyone ordered from stormbag.com? Golite Poncho $24
Has anyone here ordered from http://stormbag.com? (Gorgimi LLC). They list the GoLite poncho/tarp at $24 on their sale spreadsheet, but you have to order by email rather than secure shopping cart. ...

In Gear Deals » Anyone ordered from stormbag.com? Golite Poncho $24
July 06, 5:49am

MS Ghost Still Available at STP
$89.95 and free shipping until the end of the day today. Torso is too long for me. :-(

In Gear Deals » Mountainsmith Ghost Available at STP
July 04, 8:13am

When might you leave - or lose - your pack?
I've thought about what I would need in my pocket if I were alone and lost my pack in a more isolated location, but I'm not sure what would cause those circumstances all at once. I hike wit...

In Gear Lists » Survival gear list
July 03, 8:44am

Yes, demos or rental gear
I had never backpacked before, never knew anyone who did, never hiked anything more than a 9-mile nature loop, when I started recently. I knew that I needed to go very LW (not under 10 lbs. base we...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
June 29, 9:37am

Re: Change the pack or tweak the gear in it? (incl. gear list)
Your replies are very encouraging. I'm just trying to go light right away, with the help of this website & book, Don Ladigin's book, Ray Jardine's, etc., but without the experience ...

In GEAR » Change the pack or tweak the gear in it? (incl. gear list)
June 21, 6:13pm

Change the pack or tweak the gear in it? (incl. gear list)
Hi all, My husband and I just got back from our first backpacking trip - 3 days in NH's White Mountains, from Crawford Notch to the Old Bridle Path, via Mts. Garfield and Lafayette. It was awe...

In GEAR » Change the pack or tweak the gear in it? (incl. gear list)
June 21, 10:02am

Re: test
Clothing carried Long underwear bottoms 5.88 Long underwear top 5.00 Mittens, windproof fleece 2.25 Clothing worn Pants 8.25

In User Test Forum » test
June 21, 7:27am

Inspired by a fellow BPL-er in New Hampshire!
First of all, if John or Rachel of Boylston, MA are reading this, please accept my VERY sincere thanks for demo-ing some of your lightweight gear and techniques last weekend. My husband and I were ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Inspired by a fellow BPL-er in New Hampshire!
June 20, 5:49am

All Reader Reviews by Heather Pisani-Kristl

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TNF Prophecy Trail Runners (Women's)
Disclaimer: Despite the moniker "trail runners," I haven't done a bit of running in these, just walking & hiking. Pros: Dry very quickly, lightweight, aggressive tread. Cons: D...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 30, 7:24am

Camp Inn (Cerf Bros. Bag Co.) Ultra Light Poncho
Pros: multiple sizes available; price is comparable to other silnylon ponchos; construction is durable; rustproof heavy plastic snaps; available in blue, red or camo. Cons: weighs more than adverti...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 23, 6:36am