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Re: luxurylite
>How many cylinders do you two carry on short 4-5 day trips? I tend to use three cylinders (two large, one medium). I could fit everything in two, but the way the pack is designed there is...

In GEAR » luxurylite
June 05, 10:45am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Simblissity LevaGaiter
I wore my LevaGaiters (1.9 oz) all last season, including mucking about on the Wonderland Trail. They worked great. They do come with eyelets to add a strap if you want, but I haven't needed to...

In GEAR » Simblissity LevaGaiter
June 02, 12:19pm

Re: Re: Advice on trailrunners for narrow feet
Second the recommendation of La Sportiva. They are way too narrow for me (and I wear Montrails).

In GEAR » Advice on trailrunners for narrow feet
June 02, 11:53am

Re: ultralight gear
>...Scouts may not be capable of properly handling/protecting ultralight gear... Capable, yes; motivated, maybe not. You've got plenty of time, so have them make their own tents, packs,...

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
May 29, 10:18pm

Re: The Ten Essentials
To get the latest "Hiking Basics" from The Mountaineers (2005; two pages; includes The 10 Essentials, Leave No Trace, and more) go to this page and select "hikebasics_web2.pdf"....

In GEAR » The Ten Essentials
May 25, 8:12pm

Re: Re: cheap 16 oz. platy style container
>Does anyone know whether the bottle is compatible with Platypus hydration system? You can shove a Platy tube inside the bottle opening (tight fit but not trustworthy), and if you slip two ...

In GEAR » cheap 16 oz. platy style container
May 24, 10:33pm

Re: Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis
Search the BPL Forums for Gatewood Cape. The configuration is the same, except the Cape has a hood and no mesh skirt. Gatewood Cape ??'s Gatewood Cape photos Gatewood cape/mosquitos

In GEAR » Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis
May 24, 10:02pm

Re: cheap 16 oz. platy style container
The water doesn't taste good, though. Kinda burned. I saved a few with the valve--I fill them with alcohol using a funnel. They seem sturdy enough.

In GEAR » cheap 16 oz. platy style container
May 24, 9:19pm

Re: Re: Re: FireLite SUL-500/Stove Combination
>Does anyone have a specific alcohol stove that has worked well? Cobra's stove made from Red Bull cans (0.3 oz). It's a small enough top-burner to hit a small pot (e.g., 24 oz. Hein...

In GEAR » FireLite SUL-500/Stove Combination
May 24, 9:14pm

Re: denali
>Figure in Alaska, they'll come get you if you give the coast guard a call... Recommended reading: Accidents in North American Mountaineering. Pick a year; any year.

In GEAR » hypoxic training for mountaineering?
May 24, 8:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Douglas Frick

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Petzl Zipka
I have the original 3-LED Zipka (1.9 oz with Lithium batteries). It is my regular headlamp (when there's little likelihood of hiking at night) and I always carry it with me on day hikes. It isn...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 07, 1:54pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
I grabbed a bunch of random non-Cliff bars at REI before a recent trip. A few of them were wretched, some just indifferent, and a few I thought would be worthwhile to remember for next time. And then ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 13, 1:03pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
The good points are: fast, fuel-efficient, easy, simple, and reliable boiling water. You can hold it in your hand while you boil water, if finding a place to set up a hot stove is a problem in your en...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 10:55am

BackpackingLight.com Premium Membership
I read all of the free articles, and after looking at the abstracts of the Premium articles, I immediately bought a membership. That was well worth it right there. I've also more than saved the price ...

In Books and Media
December 26, 10:01pm

Hiking Light Handbook by Karen Berger
This is a great intro to lightweight backpacking. She covers all of the major gear areas in an uncomplicated fashion, giving overviews of what, why and how to lighten up. The book includes strategies,...

In Books and Media
December 26, 9:56pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I refer to it as my "ugly hat," but it's the one I always grab when it's sunny. I wear this hat in Hawaii, where hiking is hot and steamy. I just tighten the headband a bit (easily and securely adjust...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 23, 9:16pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
I don't have a Brunton Helios lighter, but unfortunately there isn't a way to comment without giving a rating. I do, however, have six butane 'windproof' lighters/torches: a Brunton Firelight, a Solo ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 23, 8:27pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
This is a thick book with a lot of useful information. I found it inspiring, with a fairly well-balanced idea of hiking and camping with light gear. I've bought copies for friends, with the simple adm...

In Books and Media
November 25, 2:17pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I have flat feet after wearing rubber slippers in Hawaii for 15 years. When I got back into hiking I found I could only pack for a mile or two before my feet started screaming. Superfeet solved that p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 25, 1:47pm