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Collapsable Chopsticks
Here's a quick and easy one: take-out chopsticks and 2 inches of 1/4 inch od poly tubing from the hardware store. In the first photo I have the tubing pushed down onto the chopstick for packing...

In Make Your Own Gear » Collapsable Chopsticks
December 13, 10:00pm


In Gear Swap » FS: Climashield XP 6yds, 4.5mm Silk 7yds
December 13, 1:09pm

Re: FS FF Quilt, ID Sil Poncho, Ti Zip Stove etc

In Gear Swap » FS FF Quilt, ID Sil Poncho, Ti Zip Stove etc
December 13, 12:51pm

Suunto X9i/mi GPS Processor
Does anyone know which processor the Suunto X9i and/or X9Mi has? I have a request into them but have not heard back. Their site does not list it either. How does the GPS and this watch in genera...

In GEAR » Suunto X9i/mi GPS Processor
December 02, 7:49pm


In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Tarp Spinntex, Bear Bag
November 29, 7:32pm

Re: Rain Gear
Rob, I think he uses the spinn poncho as raingear when not used as the shelter. Those come with a hood and cover most of the upper body and down to the knees.

In Gear Lists » Gear List for 6 day Sierras Trip
November 18, 9:19am

Re: Montbell Sizing
I have found their sizing of the US size items (as oppossed to Japanese) run a little on the small side. I wear a Patagonia Micropuff in small with room for an r.5 underneath, I could not even m...

In GEAR » Sizing of Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Parka
November 16, 3:58pm

Whisper G6, Mod #4
Just added pics and description of cuben fiber stake bag mod.

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Whisper G6
November 15, 11:08pm

Re: Re: Modified Whisper G6
Ben, Thanks for the "uber" nice comments :) I tried the ribbon under load and it seems to hold fine. The ribbon is 5/8" grosgrain and the buckles are the stock 5/8" buckles. It's bunching becaus...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Whisper G6
November 15, 9:31pm

Modified Whisper G6
This is a work in progress. So far I have completed the following mods. The new weight with all the current mods is 3.1oz. down from 3.88oz factory weight: 1. Removed the velcro from shoulder st...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Whisper G6
November 15, 8:07pm

All Reader Reviews by J W

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Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Just received these poles so this is a pre-trip review. Superb craftsmanship, super light and exactly what I would have made if I could do it myself. The adjustable mechanism is easy to use and ...

In Trekking Poles
July 04, 10:45pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip Pack
The perfect balance between light weight and durability with features like side pockets, padded shoulder straps and dyneema spectra grid fabric, all for under 10 oz. I have a second generation one,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 25, 7:10pm

Patagonia Men's Wool 2 Crew long sleeve
I love this shirt more than any other I own. The only problem is the durability. I'm on my second one and have had numorous holes 1/8" to 1/4" in diameter pop up all over on both. Also, ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 25, 11:43am

Adventure Medical Kits Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy
Rating 4/5 because the construction was under par. They use tape to form the bivy shape from a single piece of material. The tape job was sloppy with some holes in the bottom. Other than that a great ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
December 18, 12:05pm

Gossamer Gear
Thumbs up to GG. They don't make a lot of items, rather a few quality niche packs and other gear. I really like their sourcing of other industry items and presenting them for backpacking, such as the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 7:38pm

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
Initial Review Oct 2006: Out of the box I love it, light as a feather, VERY well made and sized perfect for my intended use. I really like the shape, it's like a slim aerodynamic sled. GG's products a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 16, 8:00pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
Just got mine in the mail and tinkered with it a bit. Like the previous reviewer, the rivet looks very suspect. I will write more after some use. Drilled the rivet out to remove the pan. The pan we...

In Stoves - Other
August 16, 8:03pm