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Gear Aid tent sure
I had a tent which months of actual use. Even though I used a groundsheet under the floor, there were eventually a number of small holes which I could only detect because they let in water if I ha...

In GEAR » Pinholes in floor
October 10, 12:53pm

Subjective feel
I feel warmer when I put on the Montbell layers than I do with the cap 3 when I put it on. I'm not sure if it is because the Montbell items provide more insulation, or if it is because the Mon...

In GEAR » Warmth comparison between Montbell Midweight and Patagonia Cap 3.
September 25, 1:49pm

MSR duralite
I have very similar requirements to yours, and have been satisfied for years with the MSR duralite pots. The pot is big enough to use as a sauce pan, and wide enough for a good fry pan. The non-st...

In GEAR » in search of.....a perfect skillet/kettle
September 24, 2:57pm

Paradox odor and strength
I've been using the Paradox base layers in several weights for some time and am very impressed with them. First, I find that the layers do not become smelly even after multiple days of hard we...

In Gear Deals » Paradox at costco
September 22, 11:14am

Not at all bright
I bought one of the primus lanterns when I was in Maine at L L Bean. I was on a car camping trip and tried it out that night. Boy, was I disappointd! The light was nowhere near as bright as a col...

In GEAR » how bright is the primus easylight lantern?
August 28, 5:49pm

Weight goes down, miles go up, add poles
I've found the poles even more important as I reduce pack weight since I am able to go longer distances. The poles make a HUGE difference in how my knees and joints feel at the end of the day....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Have any of you ditched trekking poles as you've lightened your weight?
August 28, 11:36am

MSR Blacklite pan
I have a large collection of backpacking cookware, and find that the MSR Blacklite pots and pans are some of the most durable items out there. I used one set over a total of more than 18 weeks of ...

In GEAR » nonstick fry pan?
August 15, 8:53am

Small size LMF spork
I gave up trying to find a stable folding spork, and found that LMF makes a short spork that fits in my pots (MSR Titan kettle and a small Snow Peak). I'd been hesitant to go this route since ...

In GEAR » A folding spork that stays extended when you use it?
August 04, 2:06pm

Serious problem with "Another Fork in the Trail"
I collect cookbooks, and have all the backpacking cookbooks I can find, either in print, or available for a reasonable price out of print. I also love to cook, so I have had lots of opportunity to...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Serious problem with "Another Fork in the Trail"
July 14, 5:02pm

Replacing belt buckle without sewing
I've just acquired a Granite Gear Blaze pack which uses two pieces of plastic on each side for the belt buckle. There is what looks like a triglide which is attached to a small loop directly o...

In GEAR » Replacing belt buckle without sewing
July 04, 1:31pm

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