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Re: Old gear - New use
I've donated a few tents to the boy scouts, and I use old clothes when I volunteer as a "victim" for the MOFA course (Mountaineering Oriented First Aid). I also keep an old, heavy sl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Old gear - New use
April 30, 1:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: throw away your boots and socks
For what it's worth, I wear boots a half size larger than I would otherwise wear so that my blue Superfeet will do their thing without hogging up needed space for my foot to fit comfortably. T...

In GEAR » throw away your boots and socks
April 24, 3:40pm

Re: Need pack help, suggestions
There are lots of good packs out there, but an easy way to narrow it down is to just go with a ULA pack and be done with it. You can't do better. I bought a Circuit for multi-day treks a few ...

In GEAR » Need pack help, suggestions
April 21, 9:16pm

Re: AL crampons on Rainier
My aluminum Stubais worked fine, but I had to resharpen them afterwards because the cleaver was mostly melted out and they took a clobbering. I even had to front point one step (I'm short!), a...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Not using plastics on Rainier
April 18, 8:54am

Re: Not using plastics on Rainier
I wore my Zamberlan Civettas with thin liner socks and Thorlo backpacker socks during a 3-day climb (one of the guys in our group wanted 2 days on Muir to acclimatize) on Rainier using the DC route...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Not using plastics on Rainier
April 17, 1:10pm

Re: Montbell Thermawrap Park; Patagonia Micropuff Jacket
Thanks for your input. I just looked at the Thermawrap Parka on the Montbell site. It definitely looks like a possibility, and, as you say, hoods count for a lot of warmth. I've just about b...

In GEAR » Insulated jacket comparisons
March 16, 1:31pm

Re: Micropuff jacket
Good idea to check out the jacket. I prefer a hood anyway. I re-checked my Belay last night, and it actually weighs only 26.5 ounces. So prudence would say to stay with what I have. But I don&#...

In GEAR » Insulated jacket comparisons
March 14, 9:23am

Insulated jacket comparisons
I've seen rave reviews of the Patagonia micro puff pullover lately. I have a Wild Things Belay jacket, wt. 35 oz., that I use for lunch breaks and evening tent sites in temperatures below 30 d...

In GEAR » Insulated jacket comparisons
March 13, 9:51am

Re: Best stove web site, ever
John Austin in Maine makes a number of different styles of alcohol stoves for ridiculously cheap prices and superior quality if you haven't got the time, equipment, or patience to construct you...

In On the Web » Best stove web site, ever
March 08, 1:48pm

A missing step
Oh, Steve. I was doing ok until you posted that picture of the CAMP ice axe. I definitely need one. My beloved Grivel (named Linus because I drag it with me everywhere) weighs 20 oz. Which brin...

March 02, 11:32am

All Reader Reviews by Kathleen B

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Botach Tactical Customer Service
I had a similar experience to David's. They sent the inferior space blankets, rather than the correct order, took forever to send a return UPS shipping label, and only yesterday admitted to recei...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 07, 5:35pm

Boomer's Guide to Lightweight Backpacking by Carol Corbridge
I was very disappointed in this book. Luckily, I didn't buy it but had checked it out from the library. For starters, the book is in major need of copy editing. There are lots of awkward sent...

In Books and Media
May 28, 2:04pm

Backpacking Light Merino UL Pants
These do everything BPL promised - provide comfortable warmth without being bulky. I've worn them under non-winter hiking pants all winter, and they've extended the comfort range down to 7 de...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
March 25, 10:55am Company
I just discovered this website that is based in Oregon. It seems to be a distributor of some of our favorite brands - SixMoonDesigns, Tarptent, Montbell, GraniteGear, and Western Mountaineering. No ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 22, 9:39am vegetables and beans
I just received my second order of dehydrated food from Harmony House. First I bought the vegetable pantry stuffer - 16 different quart-sized containers of various dehydrated vegetables, and then a we...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
July 25, 9:08pm

Golite Paradox pants
I'm not sure whether to review these in raingear or softshell clothing, because they're both. They are all-day pants, rather than rain pants to pull on over hiking pants and are made of a fab...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 10, 1:11pm

Sealskinz gloves
I had the same experience as Brett. My non-waterproof gloves absorbed less water than these.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 10, 12:51pm

ULA Circuit
This pack was on backorder, but it came sooner than Brian said it would. I gave it a 2-day test this last weekend on a short backpacking trip in the Cascades. I was pleased that it was as comfortabl...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 06, 1:29pm