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Kids & Tents
My kids are age 8 and 10, but started backpacking with my wife and I at age 4 and 6. We used two 2 man floored, single door, double wall tents and it worked out very well - except for the 3-4 poun...

In GEAR » Ultralight shelter for two adults and two kids
February 16, 8:08pm

Warmer - Cut ?
Maybe the warmer feeling one is cut less loose, so you warm up the airspace inside the jacket faster.

In GEAR » Which is warmer?? Chaos or Micro Puff Hooded
February 09, 10:07am

Side or End Tent Enterance
I've always used a tent with the enterance on the long side (ie: SD Lightning, MSR Hubba Hubba). Is a tent with the enterance at the end (ie: BA SL3, Most HS Tarptents) any less (or more) conv...

In GEAR » Side or End Tent Enterance
February 08, 12:57pm

Gas Canisters
Look for the highest percentage of propane if you want it to work best in the cold. The remaining gas should be isobutane rather than normal butane (sometimes labeled n-butane) for the cold too. ...

In GEAR » Canister
February 04, 9:07am

Side Burner Cat Can Stove
The stove above doesn't look like the "Sgt Rock" cat can stove. Is there directions somewhere on how it's made ? Thanks.

In GEAR » JetBoil pot vs Normal pot using an alcohol stove
February 03, 3:34pm

Tent Bottom Durability
I've used a 70Denier Sierra Designs tent for about 75-125 nights without any noticeable wear in the Adirondacks and Ranier areas. ie: No footprint is needed in forested areas. However, in ro...

In GEAR » Floor Saver
January 31, 12:45pm

Hi Vent on Mids versus Zipper Stress
I'd imagine that adding another "zipper buckle strap" (like the one at the bottom of the door) about 18" from the top of the zipper would take the stress off the zipper if a door...

In GEAR » zipper question
January 31, 12:26pm

What's Best Synthetic Insulation ?
I found some info about why BPL used Polarguard Delta instead of Primaloft Sport in the Cacoon jackets - but I found other info (on Thru-Hiker & Ray Jardine's site) showing how Climashield ...

In GEAR » What's Best Synthetic Insulation ?
January 30, 10:53am

Re: Re: bivy & tarp vs. tent
Jim, Your weight comparison seems to hinge on getting double use from your poncho tarp. Having to remove your rain gear to set up your shelter when it's already raing is a drag, and it also m...

In GEAR » bivy & tarp vs. tent
January 25, 7:17pm

Chest Strap "Girth"
I think they mean that the insulated part of the quilt will wrap around a 55" cylinder and have the ends of the quilt touch each other. With the chest strap clipped together, but fully loosen...

In GEAR » Ray-Way Quilt
January 24, 6:49am

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