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Cajon Pass
Also a McDonalds! Enough of us live here in SoCal that I'm sure one of us could pick you up and deposit you at a train or bus station. Do you know when you'll get there? Sending a PM.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Is Cajun Pass a Good Exit Point on the PCT?
May 09, 12:14pm

re: Just wondering...
I've used this product (just got another bottle) to use on my hiking clothes. I diluted it to the 0.5% level (don't ask me the details, I don't remember math details!), soaked the cloth...

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
May 06, 1:47pm

re: Anyone in the greater Santa Barbara area...
I'm from a little farther south than Santa Barbara, but I've found this book to be pretty good: "Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura" http://www.amazon.com/Hiki...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Anyone in the greater Santa Barbara area....
April 24, 2:13pm

Re: Re: Y'all listen up, now.
When English dropped "thee/thou", "you" became both the singular and plural second person pronoun. We could no longer distinguish between singular or plural with a pronoun in th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 18, 11:48pm

re: GGG/SoCal
Don, it was great! Who would have thought you could watch "Vertical Limit" on a Borahgami???!!! Plus the campsite was the one place in all of SoCal that got any rain Saturday night - when...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 15, 1:59pm

Re: Dehydrating vegetables
I dehydrate all my veggies at 135*F, because that's what my dehydrator instructions say! I've dehydrated all the above, plus others, and store them in freezer bags in the freezer, along wit...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating vegetables
April 13, 3:16pm

re: seafood chowder
I'm very interested in what you come up with! Please keep us posted.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » seafood chowder
April 10, 7:42pm

Movies and Mids
Sounds fun - who's bringing a microwave to make popcorn? ;) Back on MLD mids: Does anyone want to see in person: - A Duomid (silnylon or cuben)? - A Cricket (silnylon or cuben)? - a ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 08, 9:04pm

re: Hipbelt Help
Valerie said, "some packs are designed so that the hipbelt sits ON TOP of your illiac crest (just below your natural waist). In that position, the belt, when tightened, should be prevented fro...

In GEAR » Hipbelt Help
April 08, 4:32pm

re: Paradox Pack or Mchale?
I haven't carried the Paradox, though it looks very interesting! If I was hunting elk in Colorado and packing out the meat, I'd definitely go with the Paradox. I have and have used the M...

In GEAR » Paradox Pack or Mchale?
April 07, 5:30pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Barber

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SmarTube Drinking System for Bottles
Since having a hydration bladder spring a leak inside my pack, I have avoided all such bladders. I stuck to simple water bottles until a couple of years ago when I ran across the SmarTube - a drinking...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
May 13, 1:33pm

ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
This is the side sleepers dream bag! The bags are filled with 900 fill power goose down, outer shell is green .95 oz/sq yd Pertex Quantum ripstop nylon, and the liner is black .67 oz/sq yd nylon. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 25, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Upon receipt of the pad, I inflated it to sleeping firmness, and stood it up against the bookcase. An hour later it looked rather soft; three hours later it was in a pile on the floor. Brand new, and ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 24, 11:49pm

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've purchased from Lawson on several different occasions. I've always gotten excellent service, fast shipping (especially considering I live clear across the country!), and good interaction v...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 20, 11:47am

ULA Catalyst
I've spent the last two years trying to find a pack that is both light and comfortable, ie, transfers weight to the hip bones well. To date, i had found packs that were only one but not the other ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 8:11pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
I was able to pick up a Bushbuddy Ti used, and can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of one! I used it repeatedly this summer and have been absolutely delighted with it! It is probably...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 11:59am