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Thermarest Prolite 3 Short
I have had the Thermarest Prolite 3 Short for just over 2 years and used on various terrain at least one trip a month. I think the extra thickness of the Prolite 4 would help on snow, but I just ad...

In GEAR » Thermarest v Bozeman Mountain Works
April 05, 10:55am

Re: Re: Arc Alpinist custom options
I did not have any customization on my Alpinist. If I had to do it again, I would agree that having buckles om both sides would be an advantage. For now, when I do not need, I roll them up and use ...

In GEAR » Arc Alpinist custom options
April 05, 9:02am

Re: Re: Re: 3 season 5 day setup
>> “the pad stays - if you want my old evazote RidgeRest, you can have it - my bones are much happier in the morning now.” << LOL… I know where you are coming from. Which pad are you usin...

In Gear Lists » 3 season 5 day setup
April 02, 9:26am

Re: Re: Re: Lunar Solo and Highlite
I too have the SMD Lunar Solo e and love it. Adding a Tyvek ground cloth, 6 stakes and the 45 inch pole SMD sells, the total weight is 32 ounces. I have no experience with the WM Highlite, but use ...

In Gear Lists » Solo Tent and Bag Combination
April 02, 8:59am

Re: Re: drying a platypus?
>>"[Australian accent] We skin 'em and dry 'em fur side up, Mate. And that's platy-pi :)"<< ROFLMAO

In GEAR » drying a platypus?
March 31, 11:40pm

Re: drying a platypus?
Like Peter mentioned… bleach At the end of my use I rinse my platy out then put in 2 drops of bleach from my micro dropper bottle and VERY HOT water; put on the lid; shake it up to coat the enti...

In GEAR » drying a platypus?
March 31, 12:48pm

Re: Re: tents
I would agree with the SMD Lunar Solo. It fulfills the Philmont floored requirement. You can use either an adjustable trekking pole or can buy the 45 inch pole they sell also. The Tyvek groundsheet...

In GEAR » tents
March 22, 11:49pm

Re: Re: ounces per dollar
Happycamper writes “In my quest to lighten my load and not my wallet I have taken a multi-faceted approach.” Dale Wambaugh writes “The heart wants what the heart wants.” Scott Peterson writ...

In GEAR » Ounces per dollar
March 22, 11:31pm

Re: Cheese Powder
Wow! A lot of good feedback and information. Thank you very much! :O)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cheese Powder
March 05, 2:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Tool Logic knives?
"bottle opener (shut up)" Hey!!!! The only kind of 'good' beer comes in bottles and not with twist-off tops. I only bought canned beer to make some alcohol stoves.

In GEAR » Tool Logic knives?
March 04, 7:11pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike Storesund

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Photon Light Proton Personal Flashlight
I would give the Proton a 4 out of 5 score primarily because of its high cost ($69). It is an excellent light if you need to do any emergency signaling at night or if you need a high intensity beam fo...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 27, 9:11am

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
I like the simplicity in the concept of the design. It is a combination of bivy sack and single wall tent with plenty of room that weighs in at 25 ounces. The bathtub floor and netting along the floor...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 24, 1:11am

ULA H2O Amigo
I too am a firm believer in gravity filters. It is a blessing that you can still get filtered water with little effort while you complete some other chore around camp. I have used self made gravity fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
September 24, 12:59am

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
I believe each post have their valid points. I believe the general consensus, mine included, is that Beyond Backpacking © is something that should be on every backpacker’s bookshelf. I have read and r...

In Books and Media
September 11, 9:20am

Go Lite Speed
I rate this pack a 5. I also have its smaller brother the GoLite Race, which I gave my son. For 2 pounds, not including ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 02, 11:40am

GoLite Breeze
I have to say this is not the worst pack I ever had, but close to it. I do like the simplicity, but the straps are just killer. With 18 pounds I can carry on one shoulder and switch sides, but when ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 29, 4:05pm

Photon Freedom Micro (White)
These are great little lights! I have the White, Red and Blue with 2 clips. I wear the White and Red on my lanyard and keep the Blue on a hat clip. The Blue was bought as a joke with the Scouts... H...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 29, 3:58pm

I bought these to replace my older / heavier poles. I prefer collapsible poles so I can adjust the height with my tarps and my SMD Lunar Solo. I did the research before buying and was concerned about...

In Trekking Poles
August 25, 8:52am

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I had one of these for almost a year. I thought the four pot supports were a great idea and wish more manufacturers would do so. However I had a few issues and thanks to REI return policy I was able t...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:51pm

Brunton Crux
I think this stove is the next generation of things to come. With a collapsible burner head, it folds over for 3.1 ounces of ultimate compact ability. The oversized burner head offers a better burn an...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:21pm