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Boots vs any other footwear
Phil: I got a question from a friend who is going to Philmont with his son. What to wear for footwear. I see your answer and that of a few others. Would someone address the concern my friend expre...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 14, 4:07pm

Spreading the LIghweight gospel
I regularly hike in the San Gabriels near LA and run into Scout troops all the time. Ranging in numbers from a half dozen kids and a leader to troops of platoon strength, these kids and their leade...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 14, 12:34pm

Roger's rain jacket
Rogger: I know this is off topic but I could not help notice that in the picture of you on Mt Jagungal, you appear to be wearing a packa rain jacket/backpack cover. If I am right perhaps you might...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
May 12, 8:46pm

Re: What happens to a Merino Wool Tshirt thrown into the permanent press wash cycle?
I concur with most everything stated above about the care and feeding of Merino clothes. Using a mild soap is best but even the regular stuff like Tide and All work just fine. Line/Air drying is be...

In GEAR » What happens to a Merino Wool Tshirt thrown into the permanent press wash cycle?
April 04, 12:53pm

Alternative Stays for the Miniposa
Well we have bamboo and now 6mm aluminum tubing. Any other suggestion for alternatives to the carbon fiber arrow shafts used as stays in the Miniposa. Exactly what are the dimensions of these carbo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Miniposa Backpack REVIEW
December 19, 11:13am

Re: 2007 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
My Picks: 1: Caldera Cone System -- an alcohol based complete system that is light, well made, and works! 2: Montbell Super Stretch Sleeping Bags -- pick one it doesn't matter which... they...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 05, 12:39pm

Re: Clarifications
Wow! did someone have too much coffee today! Jeff, my comment about the stays was and is nothing more than an observation about the stays you do use and the creative ingenuity which most of us bri...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Miniposa Backpack REVIEW
November 28, 5:44pm

Re: Re: Gossamer Gear Miniposa Backpack REVIEW
So we are getting clever about the stay problem that Will Rietveld has mentioned several times in his reviews of these stellar packs. I guess the question is will the six moon bendable stays fit th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Miniposa Backpack REVIEW
November 28, 1:58pm

Re: Inflatable pillow?
I have been using a Cocoon Aircore travel pillow for about 6 months and love it. It is a 13"x17" inflatable pillow surrounded by an envelope of synthetic down. Deflates and packs up at a...

In GEAR » Inflatable pillow?
November 24, 3:53pm

Re: And here is how from Alpkit
Thanks Ed for the tip. I'm off to REI to get Leki replacement tips. Bondo would probably work well for this repair as it did when I made my own poles. That or any other two part adhesive.

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Poles REVIEW
October 16, 12:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Mitchell Keil

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Terra Nova Laser Photon
Please remove this "Non-Review" ADDED 9/27/2007 No problem. We all make mistakes. Thanks you

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 26, 11:41am

Probar Energy Bar
I was about to write my own review of these wonderbars, when Shawn beat me to it. I have been enjoying these 350 calorie bars for about 3 months and have been using them as my lunch on the trail. The...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 19, 11:51am

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
Adding my two cents. Bottom Line on this inexpensive "Rain" suit: I got soaked clear through under my shoulder straps on a windy blow trying to get over New Army Pass two summers ago. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 09, 11:24am

Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
Reviewer Stats: Age = 58 Weight = 175 lbs Height = 6'3" Build = Athletic Waist = 34" Backpacking Experience = 30+ years Pack: Latitude Vapor Weight = 42oz size large Waist bel...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 1:25pm

Solomon XA Comp 3D
Personal Statistics: Age: 58 Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" Backpacking experience: 30 plus years Product statistics: weight: 25 ounces. Size: 12. Insoles: S...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 05, 1:45pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Personal Specs: Age: 58 Height: 6'3" Weight: 175lbs Backpacking experience: 30+ years I ordered these 7.75oz per pole all carbon trekking poles on a Monday and they arrived from the UK...

In Trekking Poles
July 02, 10:24pm

Montbell U.L.AlpineBurrow Bag #3 Long
Personal stats: age: 58. Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" backpacking experience: 30 years plus. Fitness level: athletic. This is a review of the Mont Bell, Alpine burrow bag number #3...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 1:23pm

Exped Downmat 7
I have used the Downmat 7 Shorty for 2 years now. I live in Southern CA and use it both here and in the Sierras. My scale indicates that the pad itself weighs 21oz and the foam lined stuff sack/inflat...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 25, 4:58pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Executive Summary: Of all the alcohol stoves ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 27, 3:23pm

Organic Food Bar Omega3 Flax
I posted this review baack on 2/22/2006 in a discussion about Big Sur Bars. I guess it more properly belongs here: OK, since we are considering highly dense nutritious and TASTY food bars, I thought ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 27, 1:47pm