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MTR sells batteries,but when I went into their small store to get some, the lady suggested I look into the grab bag. I found some for free there! I did not want to run out of battery power for my ...

In Gear Lists » Still another JMT Gear List 2011
May 24, 9:08pm

Hip belt from my Vapor Trail, Medium, weighs 6 1/2 oz.

In GEAR » Vapor Trail belt: weight? go without?
April 27, 7:48am

Patagonia Capilene, Men's Med. 5 oz. LL Bean 3/4 mid weight men's med 8 oz.

In GEAR » Light weight thermals vs liners
April 11, 5:13pm

Google Hilleberg Bivanorak

In GEAR » Alternative rainwear
April 07, 6:06pm

Wind is not going to break the pole, but if one end is wedge in a rock and you bend forward with force it will snap. In such a case an aluminum pole may only bend and only snap if you try to bend ...

In GEAR » carbon fiber section pole for Pyramid
April 07, 5:40pm

Poncho tarp
I really liked the Gatewood as a shelter, but I gave up using a poncho. I switched to the Wild Oasis because of the similar design and it has mosquito netting. It is a spacious one person shelter.

In GEAR » Poncho Tarp recomendations or comments?
April 03, 6:34pm

Joby ball head
Peter, It has the label "jobey". It holds my Olympus e620 pretty well with a 40-150mm zoom. The camera will jiggle, so it has to be held tightly unless used with a remote/cable. I like...

In Photography » UL ballhead for DSLR?
March 29, 7:27pm

Wonderful photos. Now I'll guess I will go back and read your text!

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Winter Travel
March 21, 9:40am

L Plates
L plates are nice when going vertical. Reasons explained in this video from Real Right Stuff: My Gorilla tripod came with a ball head. There is a comparison of ball heads vs. others at RRS. ...

In Photography » UL ballhead for DSLR?
March 17, 5:58am

I have used the Gatewood Cape as a shelter along the AT. It worked fine as a shelter, but not for me as rain gear. But, since I liked it as a shelter, I purchased the Wild Oasis which has mosquit...

In Gear Lists » Gear List - JMT Late Summer 2011
February 26, 9:52am

All Reader Reviews by Frank Deland

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Gossamer Gear
Ditto. When something is not in stock when you first look, just put your name on the -e-mail-when in stock list and they will let you know. They quickly and without questions replaced items that...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 21, 3:36pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Very comfortable and a pillow not needed. But, you are not supposed to blow this up by mouth because moisture will get into the fill. So, there is a blow-up bag arrangement that does work, but it is ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 12, 8:44pm

GoLite Ultralite poncho/tarp
This Golite gear is made of a rugged silnylon. It has snaps to help shorten its length when worn as a poncho. It is useful to run a guide line over the top of it between the supporting poles to help...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 30, 7:45pm

Ray-Way 3-person tarp and net tent
Att: Mrs. EW! You do not need all that extra weight of overhead netting, plus you will have even more room under your tarp without it. Just add several inches of netting along the side edges, and ma...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 08, 10:10am

Superfeet Performance Green
I do not think superfeet are supposed to prevent blisters, unless because they help correct the fit, they, by chance, correct an area that might otherwise chaffe your skin. Also, cut off about 1/8 in...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 04, 12:09pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
Note BD's final picture: the handles of the pot are directly over the opening that allows wood or fuel to be added to the stove when it is burning and the pot is ontop. When adding wood, I found ...

In Stoves - Other
March 30, 8:37pm

Montrail Vitesse
On my first pair, the coating wore off the toe top. The grey just pealed off leaving a white fabric. Also, the rubber on the front side separated from the side of the shoe. I repaired it with Shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 12:06pm

Merrell Mesa Ventilator II Cross-Training Shoes
Ditto. I am about to head to the REI nearest me where they are on sale for $57 (Jan. 5) It will be my second pair having switched over from the Montrial Vitesse (see above). I had avoided this shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 11:50am

Littlbug Wood Burning Stove Littlbug Junior
First, to find the website note that Little Bug is spelled with no "e". The efficiency of this stove amazed me. I have tried homemade versions of woodburners with little success, so I was ...

In Stoves - Other
December 12, 9:45am

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Same as Phil Barton above. The tip broke off on the first day. I returned the pole, it was repaired at no cost and a spare basket and extra tip was also included. I had lost a basket as well as the...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 2:18pm