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Re: Carrying weight on your shoulders
Make no mistake, carrying the Alice pack was a small piece of hell and I'd certainly swipe the card on a Unaweep or a McHale somethingorother if I ever needed to carry weight like that again. ...

In GEAR » Load Carrying Capacity: Frameless vs. Framed
December 14, 4:04pm

Re: Load Carrying Capacity: Frameless vs. Framed
Hi Kelly, I was a pre 911 soldier so I can't say that my information is still accurate but back in the days of yore, the miserable waist band on the Alice pack was never used due to the LCE ...

In GEAR » Load Carrying Capacity: Frameless vs. Framed
December 14, 11:25am

Re: The Way..
The reaction to this book is... well interesting. It's certainly not a great book but I've read far worse. So I wrote this yesterday. Wild Then I re read Paul's write up on it...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
December 14, 11:07am

Re: Re: evernew vs platypus
I've used both and have yet to have one fail on me. As Chad mentioned, the Evernew bag is Sawyer friendly so that's what a carry now. One of my friends brought a brand new Sawyer min...

In GEAR » evernew vs platypus
December 14, 10:15am

Re: Re: @ Monte
There's really nowhere in Washington that isn't bear country. For those familiar with eastern Washington, a black bear was found in an orchard in Benton City a couple years ago. Benton C...

In GEAR » How do you store your food?
December 14, 10:08am

Re: Re: pika musk
So "pika musk" is the trigger to get a thread moved to chaff?

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 14, 9:11am

Re: Re: Colorado Trail 2013
Great report Ed and I love the humor. Probable the most enjoyable report I've read of the CT.

In Post-Trip Reports » Colorado Trail 2013
December 13, 5:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Steripen Freedom vs Ultra
Ha ha! Busted!

In GEAR » Steripen Freedom Questions
December 13, 5:24pm

Re: Re: Steripen Freedom vs Ultra
It fits but stirring becomes problematic for me and induces error where I can't complete treatment. Perhaps more effort and determination is required on my part to perfect the technique but so...

In GEAR » Steripen Freedom Questions
December 13, 4:23pm

Re: Mesh Trail Runners that drain ?
Well there's more material than just mesh but the La Sportiva Wildcats drain really well

In GEAR » Mesh Trail Runners that drain ?
December 12, 5:42pm

All Reader Reviews by Ian B.

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Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've made a few purchases from Lawson. His glow-wire and ti stakes are my personal favorites in their class. The price has always been fair, shipping has been free, and delivery timely. Yesterd...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 24, 10:34am

ULA Equipment
I ordered a ULA Ohm 2.0 with standard options ~ 4/2013. Chris was very quick to respond to my emails. I had originally ordered a CDT and he was quick to modify my order. Backpack arrived within a f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 13, 11:55am

zpacks Company
Well Z Packs continues to live up to their stellar reputation. I ordered a Hexamid Twin a few weeks ago. The posted delivery times were 5-7 weeks on their website. I suspected that spring is a hect...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 30, 11:31pm