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Re: DEET concentration effectiveness?
I totally agree with the results of the tests done Backpacker magazine. It validated my opinion formed from years of buggy backpacking in Wisconsin: 3M Ultrathon is all a** kicking. That stuff R...

In GEAR » DEET concentration effectiveness?
May 13, 10:45am

Braggin' on my Stove
Since we are sharing photos of stove setups here are some photos of mine. The cup is an aluminum 2-cup flour scoop I bought at a flea market. The stove is made from two Red Bull cans and a screw ...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users, Need Your Help
May 13, 10:29am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: sale
OK, you people didn't convince me but the bit on the resale value did. I ordered one and I plan on trying it out. If I don't like it the cost of my experiment should me fairly small. I a...

In Gear Deals » sale
May 12, 4:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: sale
I am beginning to see the logic here. I'll run a few (simple) numbers but it might be that there is less benifit in warmer temps and at cooler temps might save a lot of weight. I have a WM Me...

In Gear Deals » sale
May 11, 8:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: sale
This is -really- tempting except that it is heavier than my current sleeping bag. I know some people just prefer sleeping under a quilt rather than sleeping bag, which is obviously cool. That sai...

In Gear Deals » sale
May 11, 2:25pm

Re: Cold Meals
I have tried the "no cook" thing on occasion. What I found was that food needs to be eaten... and an excessively repetitive/unappetizing meal plan saps my appetite (cook or no cook). So...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cold Meals
May 11, 6:12am

Re: Re: Re: sale
According to the web site: Six other quilts - the No Sniveller (regulars and longs), the Stealth (regulars and longs), and the Old Rag Mtn (regulars and longs) received a small but effective pro...

In Gear Deals » sale
May 11, 6:05am

Re: Mariposa Plus for 22 lb?
I am an avid Mariposa user and this weight would for sure not be a problem at all.

In GEAR » Mariposa Plus
May 10, 7:47am

Re: Re: Been there, done that...
I used tubes, not rods. The rods were too heavy. They might have been stronger but they were a lot heavier.

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles
May 09, 7:01am

Been there, done that...
This is a fun project. Over a year ago I made a set using the pultruded rods. <- Good source for pultruded tubes (corrected on edit). I didn't use Gorilla Glue....

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles
May 08, 10:09pm

All Reader Reviews by James Pitts

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Pro-Tick Remedy Pro-Tick
I am so glad someone posted a review of this gizmo. First let me say that you can remove a tick with a pair of tweezers. The Pro-Tick Remedy tool is not multi-use like tweezers. That said, it w...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
May 26, 11:18am

Repel Lemon Euculyptus Insect Spray
I am a huge fan of 3M Ultrathon largely because the stuff works REALLY WELL... for what I use it for. So this is sort of my "gold standard"... encapsulated DEET lotion. That said, differ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 26, 10:24am

Mountainsmith Wisp
I forget when I bought this. It was on an uber-closeout type deal. This sleeping bag is not made anymore. The facts: - 750+ fill down - Size Long (6' 6") Weight: Says 24 oz, 23 oz in ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 08, 9:27pm

Marmot Atom
Let's get down to the facts: - Temp rating: 40 degrees - Size Long (6' 6") Weight: 20 oz on the box, 22 oz in my kitchen. - Shell: Pertex Quantum N-090 Ripstop - Lining: Pertex ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 08, 9:14pm

Martin Backpacker Guitar
Now here is a review you don't see every day. This was a very thoughtful gift from my dear wife. I am an avid guitar player but leave my music at home when I hike because a flat-top 6-string ...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 08, 8:54pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
What's with people that review gear they have never owned nor tested in the field? This is a mystery to me. Anyway, on to the Jetboil. I bought this because... I had an REI dividend and the...

In Stoves - Canister
January 08, 7:58pm

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
This was my default insulating layer until I bought the MontBell Down Inner Jacket. This jacket is very warm, as is the vest. I prefer the older models (05 and later) to the newer ones. I recall ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 08, 7:49pm

What is there to review? Be careful driving in the parking lot because people seem to switch off their brains when they walk about outside the store. Seriously, they take anything back and there a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 08, 7:46pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
...and they really mean it. I have seen people hopelessly abuse the return policy but REI stands by it. The prices are fair, especially if you use an REI Gold Visa. The dividend makes for a nice gi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 08, 7:43pm

Therm-A-Rest Lite Seat
Works great and is light but very comfortable. It takes quite a beating and will eventually get a hole in it. I have had to make two repairs to mine. I use it to extend my sleeping pad setup when I...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 08, 11:52am