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Re: Satellite phone rental Part 2
Thank you Thank You Thank You, Jason!! I called up and arranged for an Iridium Sat Phone for a trip in the Jenny Lakes Wilderness from June 20-22. The phone was delivered by Fedex on the...

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker - Full Review
June 23, 10:43am

One Review
A bit more on the "size of the backpacker" issue would be appreciated, Will. I am 6'3" and fit nicely in the Rainbow but am always looking for a lighter alternative but haven'...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear The One Shelter REVIEW
June 18, 10:57am

Tilly hats or better
I own the Air Flow and have used it when traveling for which it is ideally suited. It looks good and works in cities and when you aren't going ot be exposed to intense sun for looong periods. B...

In GEAR » Tilley hat - which one?
May 31, 11:13am

Re: Satellite phone rental
Jason: Much appreciated comments and a referral to the rental site. I may go ahead and rent the irridium for my trips into the Sierra. I certainly will not bring the SPOT and I am going to show th...

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker - Full Review
May 29, 2:07pm

Re: Re: SPOT
Jason: Please elaborate on your experience with renting the Iridium phone: Cost, effectiveness, and overall performance. I have been thinking that I would do so for my next Sierra trip and then ma...

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker - Full Review
May 29, 11:27am

PJ is back!
PJ -- my man!! Welcome back to the fold. You have been gone too long. Hope the medical issues are allowing you at least some time in the wild. If not at least your voice is worth having once again...

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker - Full Review
May 29, 10:53am

Re: Re: Here Spot!
Rick: Well I stand corrected -- but only about the AMEX card! It indeed may have greater utility than the SPOT -- and it is much lighter!

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker - Full Review
May 28, 5:15pm

Here Spot!
I too have chimed in about the SPOT in the past several months, especially since I received one from my wife for Christmas 2007. To say that my wife is less than pleased with her purchase would be ...

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker - Full Review
May 28, 12:30pm

SPOT Experiences
I received a wonderful gift at Christmas -- a SPOT emergency GPS tracker. My wife got it for me so that she would not worry about me so much when I go solo (which is most of the time). Well I am...

In GEAR » SPOT Experiences
May 19, 2:03pm

Bear Spray
A while ago Backpacker magazine presented an article called "The Great Bear Spray shootout" I just tried to find it and could not locate it on their website even though it comes up in a s...

In Chaff » New Bear Spray Research
May 15, 5:18pm

All Reader Reviews by Mitchell Keil

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Terra Nova Laser Photon
Please remove this "Non-Review" ADDED 9/27/2007 No problem. We all make mistakes. Thanks you

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 26, 11:41am

Probar Energy Bar
I was about to write my own review of these wonderbars, when Shawn beat me to it. I have been enjoying these 350 calorie bars for about 3 months and have been using them as my lunch on the trail. The...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 19, 11:51am

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
Adding my two cents. Bottom Line on this inexpensive "Rain" suit: I got soaked clear through under my shoulder straps on a windy blow trying to get over New Army Pass two summers ago. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 09, 11:24am

Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
Reviewer Stats: Age = 58 Weight = 175 lbs Height = 6'3" Build = Athletic Waist = 34" Backpacking Experience = 30+ years Pack: Latitude Vapor Weight = 42oz size large Waist bel...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 1:25pm

Solomon XA Comp 3D
Personal Statistics: Age: 58 Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" Backpacking experience: 30 plus years Product statistics: weight: 25 ounces. Size: 12. Insoles: S...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 05, 1:45pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Personal Specs: Age: 58 Height: 6'3" Weight: 175lbs Backpacking experience: 30+ years I ordered these 7.75oz per pole all carbon trekking poles on a Monday and they arrived from the UK...

In Trekking Poles
July 02, 10:24pm

Montbell U.L.AlpineBurrow Bag #3 Long
Personal stats: age: 58. Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" backpacking experience: 30 years plus. Fitness level: athletic. This is a review of the Mont Bell, Alpine burrow bag number #3...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 1:23pm

Exped Downmat 7
I have used the Downmat 7 Shorty for 2 years now. I live in Southern CA and use it both here and in the Sierras. My scale indicates that the pad itself weighs 21oz and the foam lined stuff sack/inflat...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 25, 4:58pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Executive Summary: Of all the alcohol stoves ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 27, 3:23pm

Organic Food Bar Omega3 Flax
I posted this review baack on 2/22/2006 in a discussion about Big Sur Bars. I guess it more properly belongs here: OK, since we are considering highly dense nutritious and TASTY food bars, I thought ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 27, 1:47pm