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All Forum Posts by Tony Wong

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Re: Sawyer filter: do they work well in CA, UT & AZ
Jon, I have been using the 1st generation Sawyer inline filter since 2009 or 2008 with no problems. This year, I moved to the mini....have yet to use it, but no reason for it not to as it is ...

In GEAR » Filter Recommendation
June 09, 4:18pm

Monkey Pillow...Functionally Cute
I also bought one of these a few months ago and I am going to be taking it out for the 1st time this month. For some like 1.4 ounces (mine is likely lighter as I opted to NOT have the straps to ...

In GEAR » Pillow slipping out under my head
June 09, 4:00pm

Re: JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts with built in liner
You are going to have an amazing trip! I did the JMT in 2011 in the same time frame, late August to Sept over 15 days, one of those being a zero day at VVR. (Great place, highly recommend it.......

In GEAR » JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts with built in liner
May 28, 4:03pm

Re: Rambling the High Sierra
Love these types of reports....pictures show all we need to know with just a few carefully worded captions. Please have more articles like these. Better to be inspired to actually get out on ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rambling the High Sierra
May 21, 11:03am

Re: Alky, Esbit, Wood multi-fuel set-up
A multi fuel stove generally refers to liquid fuels. Mind you, to switch from gasoline to kerosene would require swapping out a nozzle/part in the stove, which requires tools, but it means you a...

In GEAR » Wood-burning stove, denatured alcohol stove or a Solid-fuel tablet stove?
May 20, 4:59pm

Re: Wood-burning stove, denatured alcohol stove or a Solid-fuel tablet stove?
I would also agree with the poster above....avoid a wood burning stove unless you really can get some experience using it in good and bad/rainy situations. Even for myself, I have limited experi...

In GEAR » Wood-burning stove, denatured alcohol stove or a Solid-fuel tablet stove?
May 16, 5:12pm

Re: Wood-burning stove, denatured alcohol stove or a Solid-fuel tablet stove?
Alessandra, Maybe the better question, when it comes to how much esbit you might need, is not the length of your trip (18 months), but how many times a week do you think you will need to use esb...

In GEAR » Wood-burning stove, denatured alcohol stove or a Solid-fuel tablet stove?
May 16, 4:01pm

Re: SmarTube Bottle Hydration System
Kevin, How are you hooking up your Sawyer mini to the Smart Tube system? Inline filter or simply attaching it to the end of the tube? I just bought one of these and have my mini attached t...

In GEAR » SmarTube Bottle Hydration System
May 13, 6:27pm

Re: CCF pad
Ben, For a number of years, I used a Gossamer Gear full length 1/8" thin light pad paired with their torso pad, which might add up to 1/2". Used this all in the Sierras from the sho...

In GEAR » CCF pad
May 10, 12:07pm

Re: TOILET PAPER
Blue Shop Paper Towels....automotive section of the store??? I cut these into squares or rectangles. Less weight by getting more efficiency from my TP. They are very strong and easily allo...

In GEAR » TOILET PAPER
May 07, 1:36pm

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