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big agnes
My wife and I have had very comfortable sleep on the big agnes insulated air core. Cost was $80-90 at REI. Takes about 3-5 minutes to blow up depending on whether you take a break in the middle ou...

In GEAR » Help me choose an sleeping pad
December 10, 5:13pm

heavier items
I noticed your last post said its hard to keep your heavier items near the bottom in your osprey pack due to its tapered design. Generally, its recommended that heavier items are against your ba...

In GEAR » Full featured yet light pack?
December 04, 5:28pm

WP boots
I run into this same constraint with scout groups. Your argument to use trail runners needs to cover 2 things: 1. You have lightened your pack and developed sufficient ankle strength to carry a p...

In GEAR » Hiking the AT in Shenandoah Spring 2013
December 01, 11:08am

foot box
I sleep on my side and find the contoured foot box just adds a dead air space above my feet. On cold nights, I tuck the bag between my feet to reduce the dead air space. So I'd prefer a flat fo...

In GEAR » Flat foot box on Zpacks bags compared to other types. Thoughts?
November 27, 5:50pm

weight?
Looks like a great design. What does it weigh?

In Make Your Own Gear » New Dual-Stay Winter Pack
November 20, 6:09pm

durability of 210 dyneema ripstop
Will a back pack made from this fabric be abrasion resistant enough for a typical scout to get several years out of the pack without holes? Thanks.

In GEAR » durability of 210 dyneema ripstop
November 08, 5:06pm

linseed oil
Linseed oil is used as a furniture finish. I used mineral oil and vegetable oil -which didn't work (probably because neither cures into a hardened finish like linseed oil). Thanks for the the...

In GEAR » Victorinox Solo Folding Pocket Knife
October 28, 1:57pm

Opinel
To fix the swelling permanently, take off the locking ring with some snap ring pliers, file off the mushroomed tail of the rivet. If the rivet slides, you are done. Mine was bent, so I punched it o...

In GEAR » Victorinox Solo Folding Pocket Knife
October 27, 4:02pm

Opinel
I like the Opinel #6 and #8 for the same reasons. I like the Opinel wider handle better, but how the wood swells after rinsing the blade and makes the joint tight less. #6 weighs 3/4 oz and is sim...

In GEAR » Victorinox Solo Folding Pocket Knife
October 27, 10:17am

additional info
I've never had a problem with spray/splash, since I'm using a 10x10 tarp for just 1 person. For 3 season camping in my area, it's not cold enough to need to pull my head inside the b...

In GEAR » Bivy on the East coast ?
October 24, 6:57pm

All Reader Reviews by John Gilbert

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm