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Re: Trapper mug handle
If the spork folded the other way it could be used as a pot gripper ala trangia style, I wonder if that has ever been looked into.

In Make Your Own Gear » Trapper mug handle and lid...
March 02, 10:53am

Wheres my soapbox?
Has anyone ever heard of somebody suffering or dying because of reused water bottles? And if baby sippers and baby bottles are a problem, is it the cause of the dumbing down of the growing generat...

In GEAR » Is it ok to reuse plastic water bottles?
February 23, 9:02pm

Re: Adaptation
SO much of it is mental. I don't drink as much water as I am told to, and I usually find that makes me more uncomfortable to keep up with the amount of water I really should, but I've been...

In Philosophy & Technique » I met an interesting person in Joshua Tree NP...
February 13, 2:37pm

Re: So you think that was dumb?
Skipping a bolt accidently on my first lead climb, leading to a fall that led me below the boulder my belayer was on, very very dumb. Great lesson though.

In GEAR » So you think that was dumb?
February 13, 2:30pm

Some overlooks
I think a balaclava would be nice, maybe some mitts as well.

In GEAR » Rainier Gear
February 12, 7:45am

Re: WM caribou , is it enough
Hey Jason, here are some numbers from my SuperTopo Yosemite Big Walls Guidebook Month Low/High 1 25/47 2 26/55 3 30/58 4 ...

In GEAR » WM caribou , is it enough
February 08, 9:27pm

Re: Windshirts and insulation
AYCE from Thru-hiker once tried a sleeping bag with a noseeum outer, and then a bivy sack that went on top of that, I suppose you get supreme breathability + built in ground protection, and you cou...

In GEAR » Windshirts and insulation
February 08, 1:38pm

Re: Youthful Posters
whatever happened to throwing the kids outside and telling them not to come back till dinner?

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Youthful Posters
February 08, 1:30pm

Re: How to go w/o sleeping bag down to 32F?
I tried it once in Utah, it was maybe low 40s with a micro puff and a pack for my legs, it was also the day i punctured my torsolite about 45 times, it sucked more than anything and eventually I go...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to go w/o sleeping bag down to 32F?
February 08, 11:28am

Re: The Tarp as a 4 Season Shelter
tarps can be used for wintercamping, especially below the treeline, they are actually very handy in deep snow conditions where you can dig out a cozy space and block the sides of the tarp with snow...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Tarp as a 4 Season Shelter
February 08, 8:17am

All Reader Reviews by Jon Rhoderick

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Smartwool Midweight Lomgsleeve Zip
This thing is absolutely phenomenal. Between rolling the sleeves up and the zip, I'm comfy hiking from 80 to about 40 with just the base layer, and down to about 30 or 25 with a rain jacket. Use...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 08, 12:55am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
This, an OR Celestial jacket, smartwool mid pullover, and balaclava kept me tolerably warm down to 10* in the canyons of Utah. Packs well, feels great against your skin, and it doesn't seem to ha...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 08, 12:48am

Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
This book is rad. Took it on a NOLS backcountry ski course and pretty much found that we did virtually all the cool tips in this book for 12 days and were not even close to getting uncomfortable. I ...

In Books and Media
December 08, 12:39am

Petzl Meteor III Climbing Helmet
This thing looks like its not going to last long for those who climb really head bangerlike routes. Luckily have yet to test its strength, but what I like most is its fit. I haven't gone and tri...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 08, 12:29am

Trango Superfly Screwlock Carabiner
Used these on Wind River multipitches, after a belay biner or two these are awesome for filling in a bunch of lockers for security and not actually worrying about the weight. Great grippy screw, spin...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 08, 12:22am

Mountain Hardwear 2-3 year old windshell
Simple halfzip, green nylon windshell that stuffs into its pocket. Lined collar drawcord hem and clip for carabiner. The nylon is a ripstop that is very comfortable on the skin, this and a base laye...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 17, 1:33pm

Outdoor Research Celestial
I just picked this jacket up from a closeout, still pricey at $150, but its a high quality jacket. It uses GoreTex paclite, which has average breathability but the weight is not bad at all, 10.5 oz f...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 17, 1:26pm

Golite Trail Fly and Tail Spike
I've heard they fixed some problems but the pair I had didn't last more than 1 day hike along with about 3 months as using them as my go to shoes. I got them in September and come December I ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 24, 3:05pm

Outdoor Research Sequence Base Layers
For the price I think that it would be very hard to find better base layers than the Outdoor Research Sequence long sleeve or short sleeve tops. They are a mix of wool and polyester, and having owned...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
January 24, 2:57pm

Montbell Thermawrap Action
This is a very interesting garment, Golite made a similar model a while ago, that features a 50g synthetic insulation body with 15 denier nylon along with stretch fleece sides. The fleece adds to the...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 24, 2:48pm