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Re: Is this website anygood?
I have not subscribed to this, only taking the 14-day trial. The maps that it offers do not define the actual trails posted, but rather a section of the regional quadrangle. I can get better defini...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is this website anygood?
May 02, 6:59pm

Re: bring out your dead (stoves)
I agree with you Tariqa... the canister stoves create for trash. Then again white gas uses more natural resources. Why not recycle aluminum and create a "Pepsi Can" alcohol stove and burn denature...

In GEAR » Lifespan of MSR Whisperlite Stove
April 28, 1:08pm

Re: info from marmot rep.
>>>" Despite their listing as a liner, he said it would work better over another bag and would be a tight fit inside most mummy bags."<<< This almost sounds like a contradiction. If it would be ...

In GEAR » Marmot Trails Bag
April 27, 11:27am

Re: help me spend my $200 at REI
I am in the same boat as Douglas >>>”I've spent thousands of dollars at REI in the last few years, but I don't recommend buying any of the main items there: backpack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping...

In GEAR » help me spend my $200 at REI
April 23, 12:25am

Re: Re: Philmont gear selection..
When it comes to being a “bear thing” I do not believe there is any difference in security between a nylon tent and a nylon tarp. The bear will get in there regardless. The “Safe Harbor”...

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
April 21, 12:32pm

Re: Wind screen for Optimus Crux
I have always been leery of placing a windscreen around a canister stove, in fear of it overheating. I don’t like unwanted KABOOM’s! What I have done is made a windscreen out of aluminum flas...

In GEAR » Wind screen for Optimus Crux
April 17, 2:27pm

Re: Weather Instruments
As far as weather instruments go. I have the Vector and a Brunton ADC as well. With my Brunton, I can get the wind speed and wind chill, but I get teased by others when they say “Just get your fi...

In GEAR » Weather Instruments
April 17, 12:36pm

Re: Seeking Poncho/Tarp help
I am 5'6" and use the Oware Poncho/Tarp and have not had any issues with it being too long. It helps to have it cover my pack as well, which sometimes gets more slashing on the back of my legs. Lik...

In GEAR » Seeking Poncho/Tarp help
April 17, 12:22pm

Re: Re: ultralight knife recommendation
The Mora Laminated Steel (Swedish) knife ia a straight blade sheath knife that has a full tang 3.75 inch blade, wooden handle and holds an edge very well. With the sheath it weighs 2.5 oz. They al...

In GEAR » ultralight knife recommendation
April 13, 10:44pm

Re: Does a bear crap in the woods?
I thought Mike C. made light of making a natural experience humerous. Come on now, you gotta laugh at the comfort level of Poison Ivy versus Snow. Although Snow might tend to shink some things ;O) ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Does a bear crap in the woods?
April 06, 12:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike Storesund

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Photon Light Proton Personal Flashlight
I would give the Proton a 4 out of 5 score primarily because of its high cost ($69). It is an excellent light if you need to do any emergency signaling at night or if you need a high intensity beam fo...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 27, 9:11am

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
I like the simplicity in the concept of the design. It is a combination of bivy sack and single wall tent with plenty of room that weighs in at 25 ounces. The bathtub floor and netting along the floor...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 24, 1:11am

ULA H2O Amigo
I too am a firm believer in gravity filters. It is a blessing that you can still get filtered water with little effort while you complete some other chore around camp. I have used self made gravity fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
September 24, 12:59am

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
I believe each post have their valid points. I believe the general consensus, mine included, is that Beyond Backpacking © is something that should be on every backpacker’s bookshelf. I have read and r...

In Books and Media
September 11, 9:20am

Go Lite Speed
I rate this pack a 5. I also have its smaller brother the GoLite Race, which I gave my son. For 2 pounds, not including ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 02, 11:40am

GoLite Breeze
I have to say this is not the worst pack I ever had, but close to it. I do like the simplicity, but the straps are just killer. With 18 pounds I can carry on one shoulder and switch sides, but when ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 29, 4:05pm

Photon Freedom Micro (White)
These are great little lights! I have the White, Red and Blue with 2 clips. I wear the White and Red on my lanyard and keep the Blue on a hat clip. The Blue was bought as a joke with the Scouts... H...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 29, 3:58pm

I bought these to replace my older / heavier poles. I prefer collapsible poles so I can adjust the height with my tarps and my SMD Lunar Solo. I did the research before buying and was concerned about...

In Trekking Poles
August 25, 8:52am

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I had one of these for almost a year. I thought the four pot supports were a great idea and wish more manufacturers would do so. However I had a few issues and thanks to REI return policy I was able t...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:51pm

Brunton Crux
I think this stove is the next generation of things to come. With a collapsible burner head, it folds over for 3.1 ounces of ultimate compact ability. The oversized burner head offers a better burn an...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:21pm