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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

Pliers, can opener, screwdriver useful ?
Can anyone verify whether pliers are needed to fix a broken zipper (I've never had a zipper break either, but now I'm taking kids backpacking), whether the can opener comes in handy when yo...

In GEAR » Multi-tool uses
January 23, 5:28pm

Multi-tool uses
Someone told me that I should take pliers on long hikes because they are needed to squeeze zipper sliders that get loosened by kids pulling on them when they get snagged (I have an 8 and 10 year ol...

In GEAR » Multi-tool uses
January 23, 9:36am

Ray-Way Quilt
I'm thinking of making a Ray-Way quilts, but am wondering if down might be the way to go despite the extra trouble and expense... Can someone whose used the Ray-Way quilts and also down quilts...

In GEAR » Ray-Way Quilt
January 22, 12:39pm

Bag as Quilt
I tried using a couple of different mummy bags on different nights (approximately 10 times total) as quilts during the Maryland shoulder seasons (30-40 degree weather). In each case, I was quite s...

In GEAR » When a Bag is Better than a Quilt
January 20, 4:00pm

REI Self Inflating Pads
My wife and I used to use REI self inflating pads. They were a great value. Compared to the Thermarests we eventually switched to- the REI's were a bit warmer, abrasion resistant, heavier, an...

In GEAR » Sleeping pad choices
January 16, 4:26pm

Air Mattress Widths
I hear the "20 inch" wide Exped DAMs are actually 22.5" wide when inflated. Is this the case ? How about the Big Agnes AirCores, Poe Thermos & Stephenson DAMs ? Thanks.

In GEAR » Sleeping pad choices
January 16, 1:27pm

Re: Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
I haven't tried an alchohol stove before - 8.5 oz of fuel per day was somebody's estimate. However, I'm hoping the estimate is much higher than the actual amount I'd use since the ...

In GEAR » Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
January 14, 5:57am

Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
Wow, 8.5 oz of fuel per day is a lot. The 4 ounce MSR fuel canister (8.5 oz total weight) I'm using is lasting about 4-6 days. Any idea how much alchohol this would translate into needing ? ...

In GEAR » Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
January 13, 8:25pm

Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
I just saw the 2nd set of comments. I usually heat the cocoa water seperately from the oatmeal &/or noodle water. Just because my pot won't hold that much at once ! Even without th...

In GEAR » Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
January 13, 5:06pm

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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