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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

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

Bivy on the East coast ?
I'm in the mid atlantic, where it's very humid. Tarps pitched with the edge 12” off the ground get condensation droplets forming all over the underside. Synthetic sleeping bags left ou...

In GEAR » Bivy on the East coast ?
October 23, 5:31pm

My wife and daughter liked the Osprey Aura and Dueter Act Zero. 3.2 and 3.5 lbs in 50 liter. The aura carries weight with noticeably less bounce than the Exos (sturdier belt foam and mesh panel) ...

In GEAR » UL pack for cranky lower back
October 22, 5:48pm

AT Tent
I hike the MD, Northern/Central VA, and Southern PA sections of the AT. In this area, you can expect high humidity and no wind most of time. There is wind during thunderstorms, but it's not u...

In GEAR » Tarptent Rainshadow 2?
October 17, 6:32pm

Alcohol is clearly the safest commonly used fuel. White gas fire balls are common, and often threaten to engulf the fuel bottle due to the short fuel line. Cannisters have a significant explosion h...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » BSA Chemical Fuels Policy
October 09, 4:56pm

Notice that only alcohol that is not engineered to be a stove fuel is discouraged. Chemical Fuels not Recommended... liquid alcohol fuels... and other flammable chemicals that are not in accord...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » BSA Chemical Fuels Policy
October 08, 6:07pm

I have 2 like those that are 14 years old. Been through years of BP'g, canoe, and cross country ski trips in the Adirondacks. Plus 5 years of use by my cub scout and boy scout age kids. Still ...

In GEAR » How old are these Thermarest?
October 04, 5:48pm

I have a roomy synthetic mummy. When it's cold, I tuck the extra width under my torso and between my knees. It seems about 10-15 degrees warmer when snug. I also have a roomy down mummy. It&...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag warmth vs. fit
October 01, 7:51pm

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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