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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

re: Re: Re: Re Re School Spending
"But we can create an environment in which every kid is expected and required to learn, seven hours or more per day. A daunting task indeed, but you can find plenty of examples throughout this...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 06, 9:37pm

re: RE: Re: good cop
And here's a big +2!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
April 06, 9:35pm

re: Ultralight hunting--Goprimal
That looks really interesting, Matthew! Though a yew self bow is just so much cooler! ;)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Ultralight hunting"
April 06, 9:32pm

re: re: water
Good to know! Thanks!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 06, 9:20pm

Re: Re: Need help from side sleepers please
I doubt the evasote will do much good. Warmth, yes, but not comfort. I'm with Jesse on this: Dispacement is key, and an Exped UL7 (my choice) or some other thick , insulated air mattress is ...

In GEAR » Need help from side sleepers please
April 05, 7:49pm

re: Re: Re: Patagonia Tenkara Rods
Glenn, Tenkara works just fine with panfish and even bass. With a short heavy mono leader, I'd bet it would be fine for pickerel and small pike as well. A decent northern on Tenkara would be qu...

In Fishing » Patagonia Tenkara Rods
April 05, 8:08am

re: Bighorn Sheep
That ram doesn't look too bothered by the weather!

In Photo Gallery » Bighorn Sheep
April 03, 9:18pm

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