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Jeff Hollis (hyperslug) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Been backpacking for 30+ years and have 20+ years in the outdoor industry.

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Great comments Mary. I didn't catch the 2 hour wait time for Micropur in cold water. Now I have to reasses my water treatment. I had heard the same thing that both brands of chloring dioxide...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 4: Chemical Methods
August 17, 8:47am

Katadyn Micropur MP1
Micropur MP1 from Katadyn is sold in the USA and is Chlorine Dioxide and has EPA approval. Again under EPA protocol, kills everything in 30 minutes in warm clear water, 4 hours for cloudy and cold ...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 4: Chemical Methods
August 16, 4:48pm

4 hour wait
I have been using Aqua Mira for a long time and have never waited 4 hours, of course the fact I didn't get sick proves nothing. The worse case scenario used for EPA approval of chemical treatme...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 4: Chemical Methods
August 16, 4:34pm

Pat's Backcountry Beer at Outdoor Retailer
I stopped by thier booth when I was at OR and talked to them about thier progress. They said the beer will be out in spring 13,currently only selling soda. It is not dehydrated, the beer or soft dr...

In Chaff » Pat's Backcountry Beer
August 13, 1:55pm

Re: Re: Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2012
I asked one of the guys at Sierra Designs about the Dri Down and he said it was a polymer based treatment. I had thought/hoped it was at the nano level like Ion Mask technology. He said it doesn...

In GEAR » Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2012
January 23, 8:18am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Titanium Fuel Bottle
"Or maybe a metal lining with a carbon-fiber overwrap? This would emerge as lower weight in larger diameters." This is exactly how carbon fiber paintball tanks are made and the lining ...

In GEAR » 100% Propane For Backpacking
January 15, 7:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Patching a NeoAir
I've had good luck with seam grip in the past, it was included with patch kits for Therm A Rest in the early days, it just needs more time to dry. Last weekend on the trail I burned a hole i...

In GEAR » Patching a Neoair
January 15, 5:51pm

Re: Titanium Fuel Bottle
I doubt the bottle and or seal for the valve would handle the pressure. An HPA tank for paintball might work but even the carbon fiber ones have an aluminum inner and are over 2 lbs.

In GEAR » 100% Propane For Backpacking
January 15, 10:19am

Re: Re: Re: Re: 100% Propane For Backpacking
We need a titanium refillable propane tank sized for backpacking. Probably just a pipe dream, but propane has always been the holy grail.

In GEAR » 100% Propane For Backpacking
January 15, 8:10am

Down Toe Warmers
Ben just made me some really nice down toe warmers. I explained to him that I didn't need the whole down sock and just want it for my toes past the ball of the foot and he did a great job and r...

In GEAR » GooseFeet Explosion! -or- How I Drown in Down
January 12, 4:40pm

All Reader Reviews by Jeff Hollis

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Black Rock Gear Down Hat
I bought this hat a year ago and it goes on every backpacking trip and cold weather dog walks. My large weighs .9 oz. and warmer than anything close to that weight except maybe another down hat. I...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 31, 9:31am

Equinox 8 X 10 silnylon tarp
I have had this for a long time and it has seen at least 30+ nights on the trail. Have used it as sleep shelter and a place to hang out on trail or in camp when it is raining. THE GOOD! Price Wei...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 22, 10:49am

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
I have been using the similar RR Eco-Mesh for 10 years or more. Basically same shirt as the Adventure Shirt. It was suggested to me by the departed John O on his forum and he assured me that it was...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
January 20, 4:48pm

Marmot Essence
I own the original version which I believe came with Precip Plus which I think was supposed to be more breathable than regular Precip. I have owned it for about 4 years. It mostly stays in my pack...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 19, 5:19pm