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Re: Showing an Afghan vet my UL gear today
Eric, I would suggest that you approach presenting UL Backpacking as simply an option for him to consider vs. "THE WAY" to do it. Tell him that it is just like technology....he can ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Showing an Afghan vet my UL gear today
March 09, 1:12pm

Re: 48 hours with the Ancients
Kevin, Thanks for taking the time to post up the pictures with a great narrative. Was a prefect break/pleasure to read while trapped in my cube at work! Amazing to see a part of the countr...

In Post-Trip Reports » 48 hours with the Ancients
March 04, 4:35pm

Re: "Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain"
Jeffrey, The Luxurylite Frame and belt is 1 lb 11 oz. Three cylinders (not the expensive cuben ones) seems to be 13 oz. Total weight is 2 lbs 8 oz. Cost is $169.00 for the frame and bel...

In GEAR » Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain
March 04, 11:59am

Re: "Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain"
Jeffrey, Thanks for the tip....duh, amazingly easy! :) Nice thing about the Luxurylite is that squarely drops all the weight onto the hip belt. I just wonder if going "back to the fut...

In GEAR » Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain
March 03, 2:03pm

Escape Pod Cooler
Doug, This is what you are thinking of. http://www.simpleoutdoorstore.com/escape_pod_cooler.html Tony

In Philosophy & Technique » UL Refrigerator
March 02, 7:49pm

Re: Gear when using a bivy
Dennis, I have been using the same MLD Bivy since 2008. I have never used a ground sheet, but I DO make a point of carefully clearing the site where I am going to lay down my bivy. I remov...

In Philosophy & Technique » Gear when using a bivy
March 02, 7:45pm

Re: "Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain"
Jeffrey, Humm, creative use of the Luxurylite frame. How are you attaching your pack securely to the frame of the Luxurylite pack? Tony

In GEAR » Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain
March 02, 6:45pm

Re: Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain
My GF has a shoulder problem that prevents her from having any weight on her shoulder. A pack that I have seen at a GGG that was suggested for the same reason was the Luxurylite Backpack. htt...

In GEAR » Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain
March 02, 11:58am

Difference Between Sleeping Bag and Quilt
Brendan, Troy makes a good point about sleeping bags vs. quilts. In many ways, a sleeping bag can be more effective at retaining heat because you are wrapped up completely...mummy style. T...

In GEAR » General Help. Newbie. Sleeping Bag
February 25, 3:12pm

Quilt Options, Not Really So Complicated
Brendan, My advice is not to take the half steps, which I think will ultimately cost your more money by buying multiple sleeping bags/quilts til you get to the ONE that works for YOU. In my m...

In GEAR » General Help. Newbie. Sleeping Bag
February 25, 11:54am

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm