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Hammock Quilt
For hammock use on a budget, I'd suggest looking at the Ray-Way quilt, with Alpine upgrade (for 3 season use). $85 total. ( Quilt are more versiti...

In GEAR » mummy sleeping zip?
April 14, 11:10am

AO Pad weight
This forum post says his was 420 grams rather than the advertised 370 grams. ...

In GEAR » Weight of POE AO-Lite 2/3 pad
April 14, 9:31am

Center Zip Mummy
Here's one solution to "big, bulky & heavy". I'm not sure it's what you'd call "reasonably priced&q...

In GEAR » mummy sleeping zip?
April 14, 9:26am

I think PM provides extra insurance over PQ when using a tarp without a bivy, or a tarptent in windy blown rain (assuming the windy rain suprised you and you hadn't pitched your tarp / tarptent...

In GEAR » Is there a palce for Pertex Microlight in sleeping bags?
April 11, 9:59am

Quilt Girth
I found having a quilt as wide as my girth (measured around my chest and including the arms) was the best cold-weather quilt width for me (ie: seal out drafts, or room to layer 2-3" of puffy c...

In GEAR » Ghost Users Size Question
April 11, 7:55am

Sorry, I should have phrased my original post better. I'm really only concerned about warmth, not loft. Although, I would assume there is some curve for synthetics where lost loft equates to ...

In GEAR » Primaloft Durability
April 11, 7:45am

Clippers vs SAK
I lance blisters too, but if /when the skin rips anyway I trim it off to keep it from ripping further. I find the tiny scissors on the 2 1/4" long swiss army knife (SAK classic) to be MORE ...

In GEAR » Light nail clippers?
April 11, 5:41am

Primaloft Durability
I'm thinking of making a sleeping bag &/or quilt with Primaloft since it's CLO values are better than XP, it drapes better, and it's much more compressible. I'm a little worr...

In GEAR » Primaloft Durability
April 10, 10:16am

I liked using them for stream crossing, rafting, canoeing, etc. I hated them on trails, and I didn't like them around camp. My feet got significantly more tired (sore arch, cramping toes) and...

In GEAR » Sandals/Hybrids? Keen,Teva, hiking, water sports, pos/neg experiences-recommendations
April 10, 10:07am

Campsite Specifics
The campsite won't have any appreciable tree cover. The trees in that area are all deciduous and leafless right now. Also, we'll be required to pitch the tent or tarp in a cleared are...

In GEAR » Suitability of Single Wall Shelter or Tarp
April 10, 7:16am

All Reader Reviews by John G

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm