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Re: Thru Hike List-PCT
Some comments based on my experience on the PCT. 1. Bring your sunshirt for the whole hike. And consider sun gloves for your hands. Your hands will fry in the desert with trekking poles. 2...

In Gear Lists » Thru Hike List-PCT
April 06, 8:11pm

Re: Re: What do you do to maximise mileage?
Ditto all the above. But the clincher for me is to stay in tune with what my body and mind need. Drink a lot. Eat often. Pay attention to your feet. Change socks or wash your feet frequently w...

In Philosophy & Technique » What do you do to maximize mileage?
April 01, 5:45pm

Re: Shouting name
I think there are 2 issues here. Scott can change his name so it is not in upper case. I beleive that is doable and customer support can help. There are also some folks who want their name...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Shouting my Name!
March 24, 11:28am

Re: Shouting my Name!
Scott - Send this request to customer support as a support issue (not a forum post) and they can help you. I think this is an easy one for them. Don

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Shouting my Name!
March 23, 11:02pm

Fire starting techniques are on our plate for the future

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Cookfires: Overview and Techniques for Cooking Over an Open Flame
March 19, 10:43am

Re: Let's Hide From The Bears!
Actually, I believe there are some studies that indicate natural colored clothing and tents do reduce the incidence of camp visits from bears (at least in Alaska where the study was done). I&#...

In Philosophy & Technique » Anybody want gear in more natural colors?
March 13, 8:08pm

Packrafting book a few weeks off
Hi Jeff - I'm not sure of the exact date, but I do know the book is in printing now. It looks fabulous! Don

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Packrafting by Roman Dial
March 08, 5:07pm

This is the core of hiking and UL for me
This article and thread summarize the core attraction of hiking for me. Better, deeper connections through simplicity. Be that with people, the natural world, or my day to day life at home. They a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Website Review:
March 06, 4:25pm

Gosh, I gotta go packrafting
Fun podcast, Carol. This looks like such a great way to travel. I gotta stop walking so much and start doing some paddling. Thanks for more inspiration. Don

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Little Alpacka Packraft can Play with the Big Kids
February 27, 8:24pm

Trail Defense System
Oh my, Doug. I'm speechless. Don

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 LuxuryLite Big Survival Stik Walking Staff REVIEW
February 20, 2:56pm

All Reader Reviews by Don Wilson

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Western Mountaineering SummerLite
Agreed. A superb bag - at the top of the pile for light mummy bags. See our review at:

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 21, 10:57am

Nike Lava Dome
Thanks for that blast from the past Randy. I wore a pair of Lava Domes for several years, including over 20 days of climbing on El Cap in Yosemite. Nothing is tougher on shoes than time spent aid cli...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 27, 7:20pm

Complete Walker by Colin Fletcher
His writing is unforgettable. In The Man Who Walked Through Time he describes a day spent lying naked on a beach along the Colorado, in a remote section of the Grand Canyon. I'll never forget his desc...

In Books and Media
November 21, 9:56pm

Montane Featherlite H2O
This jacket certainly caught our attention at BPL. We recently obtained a test sample from Montane and we'll be doing a full review. I'm anxious to get in into some nasty conditions. If it even has re...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 02, 3:56pm

Western Mountaineering Flight Jacket
I agree but of note for potential buyers - the XL is 13 ounces, more additional weight than I would have expected. But it is an excellent jacket. I'm still giving it a 5 also.

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
October 29, 1:27pm

GoLite Virga
We'll be taking a closer look at the Virga in the near future. But the prototype version we tested was an exceptionally light jacket at 6 ounces, and performed reasonably well. It is lacking in du...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 24, 8:24pm

Nunatak SkahaPlus
Hope you all have seen our SPOTLITE review of the SkahaPlus, published last December. The Skaha is really a superb performer in loft per weight. And the new optional features give you a chance to mak...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
September 01, 11:41am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
I've had mine for 6 months or so. I find I use it more than any other piece of insulating clothing. I've used it in the desert, mountains, rain forest - you name it. It stuffs easily into its own pock...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 07, 5:27pm