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Re: Re: Do you filter your water?
I mostly hike in New England. As a kid, I never treated any water from sources up in the mountains. Probably about 20 years ago I started treating everything, first with a filter and more recently ...

In GEAR » Do you filter your water?
June 02, 7:44am

Re: Door
>>>Plus, you can get double duty out of the door by making it into a rain skirt!<<< Man that would be really cool if Joe designed the door for duel use as a rainskirt.

In GEAR » Just received my ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tent
June 02, 7:36am

Re: Re: Caldera Keg-F/H
My recent experience has been 20ml to boil 2 cups.

In GEAR » Caldera Keg-F/H
May 29, 8:55am

Re: "Caldera Keg-F/H"
The cone nearly fits all the way into the keg (in some models the cone fits 100% into the keg) so you can roll up the cone, put it into the keg, then put the stove (if you're using alcohol) ups...

In GEAR » Caldera Keg-F/H
May 28, 6:55am

Re: Re: nick
>>>On my next trip I am packaging everything into some Ziplock microwave bags, and just add boiling water (oatmeal and Mountain House).<<< Nick - if you mean the Ziplock microw...

In GEAR » Caldera Keg-F/H
May 27, 1:19pm

Re: Thanks, guys!
From what I can tell on their website, Katabatic doesn't offer an option for a full net hood similar to TiGoat. If that's not a deal killer, than I'm sure you would be pleased with eith...

In GEAR » Tigoat Raven or Katabatic Bristlecone bivy?
May 27, 7:20am

Re: Best cooking system
There is no such thing as the "best cooking system" it really depends on your priorities, normal practices, and normal number of days between resupply. For example, I only use my stov...

In GEAR » Best cooking system
May 25, 7:17am

Re: Re: Glad Simply cooking Microwave bags locations?
My local Target and Walmart no longer carry them, but I found them at Alice.com for cheaper anyway. $1.99 per box with free shipping. Be careful on Amazon. Some of the vendors have a cheap price...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Glad Simply cooking Microwave bags locations?
May 24, 9:59pm

Re: WTB: BPL Pro 90 Quilt or other ~13-14oz quilt
When do you need it by? I have a barely used Pro 90 regular length that weighs 12.05oz that I'm going to sell a little later in the summer once I convince myself that my cuben quilt is suita...

In Gear Swap » WTB: BPL Pro 90 Quilt or other ~13-14oz quilt
May 24, 12:35pm

Re: re: New England (5 Night Max)
I tried that at one point with the WM Flash Vest but I ended up selling it. I liked the vest but I almost always picked the Down Inner when packing. I just made 2 more changes to my edited list....

In Gear Lists » New England (5 Night Max)
May 24, 11:36am

All Reader Reviews by John Brochu

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zpacks Company
I first bought a Blast 18 which is now my go to pack for extended weekend trips. Since then, Joe has made me a custom cuben fiber cat tarp, a custom cuben fiber rain skirt, and a custom stake bag. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 16, 1:42pm

ULA Conduit
Used this pack on 5 or 6 overnight trips ranging from one night to 7 nights and a base weight ranging from 8 to 12 pounds. The pack is outstanding. It carried well up to 28 pounds. The hip belt po...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 11, 9:51am

Sierra Designs Isotope Jacket 2007
I bought this jacket a while back mostly to bring on longish alpine routes as a wind/emergency rain jacket. I've only actually used it climbing once, but have carried it up several climbs in my ha...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 03, 9:23am