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All Forum Posts by James Pitts

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Forum » Thread sale: no sniveller arrived
My quilt arrived today. First impressions (generally worthless) is that it is very nice and quite well made. I'll post a review after a few trips with it. I am excited to have something new ...

In Gear Deals » sale
May 19, 11:19am

Re: which stove do you use most?
Mostly I use my 1.5 oz alcohol stove/aluminum cup/foil lid/windscreen setup (I posted pics of it on one of the other threads). Sometimes I use the Snow Peak GigaPower Ti canister stove. On ka...

In GEAR » Which stove do you use most?
May 19, 9:10am

Re: Looking for Henry Shires
Trail Days this weekend? I am pretty sure he would make a big showing at Trail Days.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for Henry Shires
May 15, 4:46pm

Re: DEET and Permethrin
Read the section on "Controlled Release: (Sub-Micron Encapsulation)". That is why forumlations like Ultrathon are so effective and last so long with a 30-some percent concentration. G...

In GEAR » DEET concentration effectiveness?
May 15, 1:38pm

Re: Re: Montrail shoes sizing help
I wear a size 11 and the Montrail shoes I have are true-to-size. They fit very well. I have a pair of Solomon "water" shoes (sort of like trail runners but really made for the water) th...

In GEAR » Montrail shoes sizing help
May 14, 4:47pm

Re: Switch From a Mummy Sleeping Bag to a Quilt?
I am about to TRY making the switch and just took advantage of the sale at Jacks 'R Better (No Sniveler Quilt). That said, I still don't see the weight savings yet. My current bag is 2 oz...

In Philosophy & Technique » Switch From a Mummy Sleeping Bag to a Quilt?
May 14, 5:54am

Re: Clorine Dioxide question.
I use a narrow-mouth Platy (1l). I fill it with water, add the ClO2, and pour some back into the cap which I then dump on the threads. I very seldom have to deal with water that has to be pre-fil...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Clorine Dioxide question.
May 13, 7:59pm

Re: Re: Alcohol stoves
Tinny makes really great stoves. I have a few I purchased just to get ideas and they are VERY well made. The one thing about them that is special (to me) is the way they are crimped/rolled to sea...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users, Need Your Help
May 13, 7:53pm

Re: Re: DEET concentration effectiveness?
Supposedly 30-some percent is the "point of diminishing returns" meaning that concentrations above this point don't produce a significant improvement in effective duration and you get...

In GEAR » DEET concentration effectiveness?
May 13, 11:51am

Re: Dehydrator
I L-O-V-E LOVE my dehydrator. It's not fancy (I got it at WalMart) but it changed the way I eat in the backcountry. As far as veggies go I take the lazy route. I go to the grocery store and ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food Dehydrators
May 13, 10:54am

All Reader Reviews by James Pitts

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Pro-Tick Remedy Pro-Tick
I am so glad someone posted a review of this gizmo. First let me say that you can remove a tick with a pair of tweezers. The Pro-Tick Remedy tool is not multi-use like tweezers. That said, it w...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
May 26, 11:18am

Repel Lemon Euculyptus Insect Spray
I am a huge fan of 3M Ultrathon largely because the stuff works REALLY WELL... for what I use it for. So this is sort of my "gold standard"... encapsulated DEET lotion. That said, differ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 26, 10:24am

Mountainsmith Wisp
I forget when I bought this. It was on an uber-closeout type deal. This sleeping bag is not made anymore. The facts: - 750+ fill down - Size Long (6' 6") Weight: Says 24 oz, 23 oz in ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 08, 9:27pm

Marmot Atom
Let's get down to the facts: - Temp rating: 40 degrees - Size Long (6' 6") Weight: 20 oz on the box, 22 oz in my kitchen. - Shell: Pertex Quantum N-090 Ripstop - Lining: Pertex ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 08, 9:14pm

Martin Backpacker Guitar
Now here is a review you don't see every day. This was a very thoughtful gift from my dear wife. I am an avid guitar player but leave my music at home when I hike because a flat-top 6-string ...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 08, 8:54pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
What's with people that review gear they have never owned nor tested in the field? This is a mystery to me. Anyway, on to the Jetboil. I bought this because... I had an REI dividend and the...

In Stoves - Canister
January 08, 7:58pm

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
This was my default insulating layer until I bought the MontBell Down Inner Jacket. This jacket is very warm, as is the vest. I prefer the older models (05 and later) to the newer ones. I recall ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 08, 7:49pm

What is there to review? Be careful driving in the parking lot because people seem to switch off their brains when they walk about outside the store. Seriously, they take anything back and there a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 08, 7:46pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
...and they really mean it. I have seen people hopelessly abuse the return policy but REI stands by it. The prices are fair, especially if you use an REI Gold Visa. The dividend makes for a nice gi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 08, 7:43pm

Therm-A-Rest Lite Seat
Works great and is light but very comfortable. It takes quite a beating and will eventually get a hole in it. I have had to make two repairs to mine. I use it to extend my sleeping pad setup when I...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 08, 11:52am