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I have a 2008 MLD eVent Soul Side Zip paired with a small tarp. With the duomid, an eVent bivy would be overkill and eVent does not breath as well as the momentum fabric of the superlight. I ...

August 07, 5:12pm

Re: Supply at VVR or MTR going south
+1 On what Bob Says. In 2011 I did the JMT Southbound the exact same way. That said, I would highly recommend that you swing by VVR to spend a zero day there, if you need it. The staff is ...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
July 31, 11:15am

Re: Renovo Trio water filter?
Great idea....basically a mini sawyer with a active charcoal element for removing chemicals and improving the taste of poor water. Minor weight penalty for having the active charcoal filter. ...

In GEAR » Renovo Trio water filter?
July 29, 5:03pm

Re: New bottles by Hydrapak
Pretty cool idea for those who don't care for platypus bottles. Always like to see innovation on old ideas. Tony

In GEAR » New bottles by Hydrapak
July 29, 12:53pm

Re: Punching a hole into sawyer water bladders
Dennis, I did this years ago on my 1st generation Sawyer "black" inline filter. I reinforced the holes with metal grommets from Joann's Fabrics. Think they were gold/brass co...

In GEAR » Punching a hole into sawyer water bladders
July 28, 12:42pm

Re: "bear canister best practices?"
Jeffrey, Good question and point. I tend to be a bit anal and I have this fear of some small creature making off with any of my stuff. So I find that I have plenty of space above my head i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » bear canister best practices?
July 21, 3:16pm

Re: bear canister best practices?
Linda, I have only backpacking in the Sierras and always have a bear canister and I cook with esbit. I also carry soap/camp suds and deet. If I have room in my canister, I will put esbit i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » bear canister best practices?
July 21, 1:10pm

Re: Immuno-Response
Max, Yeah, I am with you....dirt does not hurt and living in a sterile environment is not good for you. I wash my hands after going to the restroom, but otherwise, I am eating that M&M th...

In GEAR » How gross is it to you when people put their fingers in their...
July 21, 12:44pm

Re: Brought back a souvenir from Rae Lakes Loop
Jack, Great trip report and your pictures are making me want to buy more gear from Jon so I can bake with his stove. I have the simmering ring for my MSR Titan Kettle, but did not get a pan f...

In Post-Trip Reports » Brought back a souvenir from Rae Lakes Loop
July 10, 5:36pm

Re: there's FAT in my JERKY!!
Jennifer, I have used my dehydrator only twice to make jerky and used flank steak. I had read to partially freeze the meat to make it firm enough to slice into thin strips, which is easier wh...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » there's FAT in my JERKY!!
July 10, 5:09pm

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm