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Mini Bottles
I bet the pharmacy counter at Walmart (etc) would sell you a handful. The opthalmic solution they sell you when the kids pick up pink-eye at school comes in dropper bottles that are just like the ...

In GEAR » Generic MiniDrop bottles?
February 24, 5:52pm

Re: Opinel
I tried an Opinel with a 3.5-4" blade about 15-20 years ago. It quickly got loose at the pivot when making sticks into piles of shavings for fire starting, etc. I assume it's because the...

In GEAR » A serious lightweight blade
February 24, 1:35pm

Re: Re: Water Filters
Roger, I'm planning to hike along a river that has commercial chicken farms upstream about 50 miles, but the rangers in the state & national parks along the river in my area tell me the wa...

In GEAR » Water Filters
February 24, 7:35am

I believe many of the gear manufacturers are switching because Climashield is warmer per ounce (higher CLO value) than Polarguard Delta AND has better durability after compression since it's fi...

In GEAR » Polarguard going away?
February 23, 9:08pm

Wisperlite International versus Standard Wisperlite
Both the wisperlite and international version got upgraded to a shaker jet about 7-10 years ago. The shaker jet can be retrofitted into the older stoves (it's just a needle in the jet). If yo...

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite tinkering
February 23, 8:59pm

Foam versus Inflatable
I think if you sleep on your back, then usually a foam pad is just as comfortable, and durable enough to sit/lay on at rest stops or lunch without worrying. I also find the foam pad more comfortab...

In GEAR » Closed cell or inflatable?
February 22, 7:36am

Poles At All ?
I'm typically hiking on dirt trails with embedded cantelope to stair-step size rocks through rolling hills with some steeper but short sections (like the AT around the Shanendoah valley). I tr...

In GEAR » adjustable or fixed length poles for a thru hike
February 21, 6:18pm

Shoulder Mounted Water Bottles
Does mounting the water bottles to the shoulder straps make the pack "feel" heavier on your shoulders ? (I know moving some weight forward should help with the packs center of gravity and...

In GEAR » water bottle holder
February 21, 6:01pm

Assuming the two bags are the same size & cut, 30 ounces of 800 fill will be warmer than 29 ounces of 600 fill. The fill number is how many cubic inches one ounce of down will occupy. With ...

In GEAR » Need Help in Sleeping Bag Options
February 21, 5:48pm

New Tarptent
You guys are so spoiled ;) You have the Contrail and a half a dozen other alternatives to pick from ! Let Henry work on his new 3.5 man shelter !!! Us family campers schlepping extra gear for ...

In GEAR » HS Tarptent Sublight?
February 19, 4:51pm

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