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Cocoon Sleeves?
Any chance BPL would consider making a set of synthetic insulation sleeves to go with a vest? Like the Jacks R Better sleeves but not down and not green of course :) Thanks.

In GEAR » New Cocoon Products this fall??
November 09, 10:38pm

Women's Montrail Hurricane Ridge XCR
Montrail Hurricane Ridge XCR Trail Running Shoe - Women's at SAC (http://www.steepandcheap.com/) For all you lurking females.

In Gear Deals » Women's Montrail Hurricane Ridge XCR
November 09, 9:08am

Re: Breakaway Lanyard
A breakaway lanyard is a good safety consideration. Aircore can cut like wire if pulled hard enough. I like the beaded chain with aircore3 over it or paracord (inner line removed) over it. Where...

In GEAR » Neck Lanyard
November 09, 9:06am

To Cook or Not?
Consider the following question without regard to psychological factors such as "warm meal comfort," "cooking as part of the experience," etc: On long distance trips or consistent short trips, c...

In Philosophy & Technique » Your questions needed for new BPL column
November 08, 10:05pm

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In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Spinntex Tarp, SUL Stuff Sacks
November 08, 5:59pm

Re: Wearable Quilts
Bill, hey there. The list is looking good. Lot's o' cuben! I just ordered 6 yards of Climashield XP and 10 yards of 4.5mm silk for a couple quilts. We've spoken about a system of top and bott...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for a Mid-January AT Start
November 04, 10:53pm

Re: Toothbrush
Cool beans! I saw you used the ti-nail instead. Nice job. I also made that switch early on as the stake was always in use when I needed it and it was a little too flimsy. The nail works much better...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Pictures in Reviews
November 03, 9:44pm

Re: Pics in Reviews
Eric, You can do this now if you know the HTML code for an image tag. The image would need to be uploaded and hosted somewhere else too like photobucket.com or your own webspace. The image ta...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Pictures in Reviews
November 03, 9:07pm

Cutting Insultation
Bill, hey there. The climashield is a 60" roll width correct? But most quilts are longer, yours included. Looking at the pictures it looks like you cut your piece 60" long and pieced on another? Di...

In Make Your Own Gear » 6.64oz Climashield-COMBAT Bivy Liner/Quilt
November 02, 3:30pm

Re: JMT Shaver
Good on you Al! It sounds like you got that out of your system, now you can rest for awhile. I sympathize with you on the nocturnal navigation and the pain of missing a turn. Sometimes those ref...

In Editor's Roundtable » Results: John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt - Unsupported, Without Resupply
October 31, 10:34pm

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