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Pants
For me a combination of the following has worked well: 1. Inexpensive bike tights (5.5 oz.) 2. Wind pants (Discount Dance Supply Body Wrappers at 3.5 oz.) 3. Nike DriFit running shorts (3.9 ounc...

In GEAR » Which lght weight camp trousers
May 06, 6:31am

Re: Thanks for all the help folks
"mainly leaning towards single skin for ease of set up and 4 season abilty" FWIW: I have owned and used a few of both types and did not find single wall tents to have either of those b...

In GEAR » Sub 4 pound single skin tent...does it exist?
May 05, 3:46am

Water
For some reason bleach upset my stomach despite measuring it carefully to the recommended dosage. It completely ruined a trip for me and it actually got to be a dangerous situation when I was unab...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Aqua Mira tablets v. bleach
May 04, 6:04am

Filter
It is effective at filtering micro organisms, but not things like heavy metals, chemicals, or other toxic substances. Also really murky or silty water is more likely to clog a filter. Stagnant ...

In GEAR » First time filter user.
May 04, 5:49am

Weight
"After I purchased a tenkara rod, I was able to reduce my total packed fishing gear weight from about 28 ounces to just under 4 ounces (including my fishing license!) and I found tenkara fishi...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Simple Fly Fishing
April 27, 4:06am

Fly Fishing
Just another perspective... I came to fly fishing by a different route than most. I bought a tenkara setup and used that a bit near home. It was fun and I caught fish. I took it along when I ...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Simple Fly Fishing
April 25, 2:21pm

No Resupply?
Will you be hiking somewhere that you can't have shoes mailed to you via general delivery?

In GEAR » HELP with new trail shoe choice.
April 25, 1:32pm

CNR
I agree that returning fish you don't want to keep in good condition is a good thing. That said I'll skip the catch and release waters as well. BTW: The emphasis on lakes kind of baffle...

In Fishing » Lures/ bait for trout
April 25, 7:36am

Yes
In my opinion yes it is worth the weight savings to go with the smaller pad. The L/W is huge. FWIW, the Exped Synmat UL 7 that the other posters are suggesting weighs quite a bit at 21 oz. in t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping Pad: Regular vs. Long (Rookie Question)
April 24, 12:46pm

Trimming
It is all a judgement call, but things I'd consider changing are: 1. Lose the ti pot and use the cup. 2. Take aquamira or the filter. If the filter, consider the new Sawyer mini. 3. A chair...

In Gear Lists » Suggestions on how I can lighten my pack further
April 18, 1:10pm

All Reader Reviews by Pete Staehling

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Thermarest Neo-Air
I love my NeoAir (size regular). It is light, comfy, and packs small. I agree that for the price a patch kit should be included, but I don't miss the stuff sack. I have been using a ziploc ba...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 23, 12:04pm