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Steve, Maybe they got the message? I'd pick a backup plan, but might try one more weekend to see if they go somewhere else?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Karma
March 19, 8:04am

Just to clarify...
I believe what you are trying to say is, "I'm taller so I have to use bigger stuff. Bigger stuff weighs more because... uhm... it's bigger." Just so you know, I checked that wit...

In Philosophy & Technique » Base weight/body weight
March 19, 7:51am

This depends on some definitions...
DISCLAIMER *I do not consider myself an authority, this is just MY opinion, because someone asked* Church and religion, these are volatile words to use. Their meaning is often contextual. When...

In Philosophy & Technique » nature=church?
March 19, 7:04am

For anyone interested...
According to the REI iPhone app the REI outlet still has Flash 65's, 50's and 30's for sale. I used my rebate to get a Flash 30 (and a few other necessities).

In Gear Deals » REI Flash 65/50/30 outlet sale
March 18, 10:24pm

Cottage opportunity...
Okay, this one is.... out there. So congress is approving drones in airspace the commercial aircraft uses. We all get together and build drones for the forrest service. We put them up and use ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
March 18, 5:59pm

Thank you for this thread...
First, regarding earplugs. Is it such a good idea to NOT be able to hear what is going on around you? Second, military service. Is sleeping in a Huey louder than under (approximately) 140 ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ways to sleep better
March 18, 4:44pm

I hate to reawaken a sleeping thread, but...
Consider aspirin. In low doses people use it to help prevent heart attacks (or deal with them at the onset). The reason this works is that aspirin acts as a blood thinner. Does anyone know if th...

In Philosophy & Technique » First Aid Packing List
March 18, 10:21am

An idea to increase the usefulness of the jackets...
There has been no testing of this idea. If someone knows this is not a workable idea, please speak (even if this is just opinion). We all agree that the quickest way to dehumidify a jacket is...

In Editor's Roundtable » Field Testing Air Permeable Waterproof-Breathable Fabric Technologies Part 3: Discussion, Conclusions, and Performance of Individual Jackets
March 18, 9:59am

Vibram 5 Fingers
I've been 5k training in a pair of Vibram 5 Fingers Bikila's. I decided to go with the KSO Trek for 3 season backpacking. This worked for me because I had done training in the Bikila'...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 07, 7:37am

Eating on the trail...
Mike, You brought up something I've been wondering about. It sort of violates the bowling ball tip. I like to put all my food in a bear hugger. It's basically a 7 liter ditty bag that ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
July 28, 4:00pm

All Reader Reviews by Everett Vinzant

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Integral Designs Salathe bivy
I was completely satisfied with this bivy. When it rained outside, I had no worries. It was great to have the cover down at night and look out at the stars (mosquito free). My only possible complai...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
March 19, 3:03pm

Rollei 35 SE
I just picked up a Rollei 35 LED for $50. One KEY thing about ANY Rollei that uses a battery. They may not make the battery for it anymore (at least in the U.S.). The 35 LED uses a 5.6 volt battery...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
April 23, 12:08pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
After my wife and I got married, we were having a conversation about going backpacking (and getting some gear). I had been brought up on REI, she had been brought up spending the least amount of mone...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 25, 10:13pm