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California Water Usage and Big Agriculture Business
Timely article came out today. Water simply is not priced correctly, which encourages the poor use...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 30, 3:41pm

Re: Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
I think that you will want to have a filter that uses Active Charcoal as part of the filter matrix to absorb the chemicals that you are dealing with. I think that the old MSR hang pump filters h...

In GEAR » Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
March 26, 4:33pm

Re: FLYWEIGHT KNIVES---Damn Fine Titanium Knives!
I like the 2nd one simply because it leaves nothing to the imagination. I am kind of a simpleton, so the diagrams of the knives makes it very clear what the company and product is. The only n...

In Gear Deals » FLYWEIGHT KNIVES---Damn Fine Titanium Knives!
March 26, 11:15am

Saving Water in a Drought
+1 On Less Flushing of the Toilet I grew up during a drought in the Bay Are in the 1970's and our family normally limited the flushing of the toilets to save water. So pretty normal for m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 25, 6:50pm

Re: drought
Jack, Yeah, I have made one change in my daily routine to try to save water. I use a bucket to capture the cold water from the shower as I wait for the water to heat up. I use that water t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 25, 2:50pm

Re: Woot! Sawyer filters
Nathan, Thanks for posting this up. Just ordered two of for my girl friend and one for my evil, female child. :) Awesome deal at $13.99 each and in a variety of colors!!! To...

In Gear Deals » Woot! Sawyer filters
March 20, 12:50am

Re: Backpack Selection Advice
+1 JR's Advice. Generally, with UL/Lightweight backpacking, it is advised to buy your backpacking last. What you carry in your frameless backpack gives shape/form to your pack. An unde...

In GEAR » Backpack Selection Advice
March 16, 4:09pm

Re: MLD Bug Bivy & Mids
Duane, Noooo! Don't make me think hurts, the pain, the pain! :) Good point about the Patrol Shelter and the bug bivy. Just a great reminder of all the wonderful optio...

In GEAR » Thinking about a bug bivy...
March 11, 10:45am

Re: Re: Re: MLD Bug Bivy & Mids
Randy, Let me know how it goes with your setup. I checked out the Borah Bug Bivy and the only concern that I have is that it would be nicer if the bathtub floor was a little higher to block o...

In GEAR » Thinking about a bug bivy...
March 10, 12:13pm

Re: MLD Bug Bivy & Mids
Chat, Thanks for getting back to me. Great to get your perspective on things. Yeah, I agree with you....the bug bivy really is meant for a tarp. I just have this fascination with the So...

In GEAR » Thinking about a bug bivy...
March 09, 8:23pm

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