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Re: REI Cruise 60 UL pack
What's the weight?

In GEAR » REI Cruise 60 UL pack
May 20, 10:11am

Re: Re: Which stove do you use most?
If somebody else is willing to carrying the stove then I just carry an extra bottle or canister of fuel. For myself, in three-season I prefer my homemade Pepsi-G alcohol stove. For winter, I'm ...

In GEAR » Which stove do you use most?
May 18, 5:21pm

Re: Help from poncho users
>. I was just wondering what most poncho users do with the parts of the body that aren't covered by the poncho. I use a Gatewood Cape, and if it's cold enough I add the Gossamer Gea...

In GEAR » Help from poncho users
May 18, 5:03pm

Re: Eucalyptus
>I have Eucalyptus extract and Lemon juice. I wonder if we could find the right mix and make our own. It's an oil extracted from the leaves of the Lemon Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodor...

In GEAR » DEET concentration effectiveness?
May 18, 4:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Blue foam vs. GG ThinLight
>The torso length weights about 3.5 oz. That's not so bad, then. I only had the Coleman. I'm not sure how much difference there is between the foam REI uses and Evazote. However, if...

In GEAR » Blue foam vs. GG ThinLight
May 16, 8:53pm

Re: Blue foam vs. GG ThinLight
My ThinLight 3/8" pad weighs 6.3 oz.; a standard Coleman 3/8" camp pad weighs 11.9 oz. My ThinLight 1/8" weighs 2.5 oz, and I find it to be sufficient insulation. You could use the T...

In GEAR » Blue foam vs. GG ThinLight
May 16, 3:45pm

Re: Cocoon UL 60 pants
>Does anyone have any experience with the subject pants I have a pair (size XL: 8.2 oz) and they are very lofty and warm for the weight. I sized up to fit over my other layers. They aren...

In GEAR » Cocoon UL 60 pants
May 16, 3:37pm

Re: .
The Ray-Way Quilt page says a single layer (0.75") quilt would be good to +70F, a regular quilt (two layers of 0.75") is good to +40*F, the Alpine upgrade (two layers of 0.9") is goo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ray-Way Quilt coming along...Mother's Day Project
May 15, 2:25pm

Re: Jacks R Better Quilts
>Anyone have any experience with the JRB Quilts they can share? I have a JRB Nest (20.4 oz) that I've used on the ground and as a top and bottom quilt in my hammock. I've never had ...

In GEAR » Jacks R Better Quilts
May 15, 1:46pm

Re: Ray-Way Quilt coming along...Mother's Day Project
That looks great. I bought the same kits plus the Bomber Hat (1.0 oz finished weight). I added the Extra Layer 3D to my quilt and I've been comfortable in it at -10F over full clothing. I liked...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ray-Way Quilt coming along...Mother's Day Project
May 15, 10:52am

All Reader Reviews by Douglas Frick

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Petzl Zipka
I have the original 3-LED Zipka (1.9 oz with Lithium batteries). It is my regular headlamp (when there's little likelihood of hiking at night) and I always carry it with me on day hikes. It isn...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 07, 1:54pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
I grabbed a bunch of random non-Cliff bars at REI before a recent trip. A few of them were wretched, some just indifferent, and a few I thought would be worthwhile to remember for next time. And then ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 13, 1:03pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
The good points are: fast, fuel-efficient, easy, simple, and reliable boiling water. You can hold it in your hand while you boil water, if finding a place to set up a hot stove is a problem in your en...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 10:55am Premium Membership
I read all of the free articles, and after looking at the abstracts of the Premium articles, I immediately bought a membership. That was well worth it right there. I've also more than saved the price ...

In Books and Media
December 26, 10:01pm

Hiking Light Handbook by Karen Berger
This is a great intro to lightweight backpacking. She covers all of the major gear areas in an uncomplicated fashion, giving overviews of what, why and how to lighten up. The book includes strategies,...

In Books and Media
December 26, 9:56pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I refer to it as my "ugly hat," but it's the one I always grab when it's sunny. I wear this hat in Hawaii, where hiking is hot and steamy. I just tighten the headband a bit (easily and securely adjust...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 23, 9:16pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
I don't have a Brunton Helios lighter, but unfortunately there isn't a way to comment without giving a rating. I do, however, have six butane 'windproof' lighters/torches: a Brunton Firelight, a Solo ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 23, 8:27pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
This is a thick book with a lot of useful information. I found it inspiring, with a fairly well-balanced idea of hiking and camping with light gear. I've bought copies for friends, with the simple adm...

In Books and Media
November 25, 2:17pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I have flat feet after wearing rubber slippers in Hawaii for 15 years. When I got back into hiking I found I could only pack for a mile or two before my feet started screaming. Superfeet solved that p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 25, 1:47pm