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Re: Stakes
I humbly stand corrected for not seeing the Eastern forest. Thanks. Minus 1.3 oz. : ) However, I recently did have a brilliant moment in the Western high country. But they would not allow me ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL - HOT EAST 2 Nighter
August 08, 10:28am

Re: "Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking"
'Geneius, LOL - toe condoms - still LOL : ) Hartley, Good luck. You will find your golden shoe! I had trouble when I first got my VFF. Now they slip right on. My little toe took a bit ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 08, 6:55am

Re: Re: "Barefoot" vs. "Minimalist" for backpackers
Tommy, Looks like we are figuring this stuff out : ). Agree with you about people straining their arches. Our feet are amazing devices, but just like everything else in life, we need to learn ho...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 07, 7:24pm

Re: New 2012 Hilleberg models
David, Thanks for the link. Looks like good new products for a niche. I bet those tents will do well. Their quality is superb. For that, you pay a premium. Note: I own a Kaitum 2 GT.

In GEAR » New 2012 Hilleberg models
August 07, 6:38pm

Re: depends
Serge, Good progress. You are way, way ahead of me. But I'm going to keep working on increasing my mileage. Here is some inspiration...

In GEAR » Shoes: How light is too light?
August 07, 4:30pm

Re: re: SUL Wt Goals
Jamie, Glad you posted that link back to 2008. You inspired me and many others to give SUL a shot. It was one thing to read about the superstars of hiking doing it, but your story brought SUL those...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL Wt Goals
August 06, 2:30pm

Re: Re: Tip 152
Anything that fits in the category of Tip 152* is one of the best parts of backpacking to me. I process this tip while hiking. I believe the tip about cooking away from the trail relates to the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
August 06, 2:04pm

Re: Re: "Barefoot" vs. "Minimalist" for backpackers
Another thought when transitioning... You need to spend some time and effort on your gait. I recommend you begin by looking at anatomy drawings and pictures of the human foot. Learn the bones, m...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 06, 8:01am

Re: "Barefoot" vs. "Minimalist" for backpackers
>> It's beautiful. AMEN! My Brother. Damien's BPL article last Spring changed my life. Really. I owe you both - big time!

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 06, 4:22am

Re: Can we have our carbon tax back now please?
Quite an interesting thought. Will read details and comment later. Few minutes 'til sunrise here in USA East. Heading out for a good run to keep my old, wretched infrastructure alive!

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
August 06, 4:17am

All Reader Reviews by George Matthews

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Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant
Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant Size L (my scale 4.1 oz) I'm 5'11" and 185 lb Very comfortable fit for me. Snaps on pant bottom (two settings gives flexibility) The p...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
December 30, 4:28pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
I use trailrunners (Inov8 Terrocs) and bought the Rocky GTX socks for cold, really messy weather. I gave them a few good tests this fall. I wore them over Smartwool socks (medium thickness). Fortun...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 30, 3:46pm

White Box Alcohol Stove
Got one in July for when I want to use alcohol stove for 2 - 3 hikers. Bought the combo from BPL Shop. T...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 28, 12:21pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Really nice system. All you need is the Mug. I usually boil 1.5 cups of water using about 3/4 oz (12 drams) or a bit less of denatured alcohol depending on the water's coldness. A secondary ben...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 21, 1:14pm

Mountain Laurel Designs MLD 2Thirds XP Quilt
Per MLD: Shell Fabric: Momentum Mini Ripstop (Aegean Blue) Lining Fabric: Momentum Taffeta (Black) Insulation: ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd 8.9 oz ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd Top Width 43”, ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 20, 4:36pm

Frogg Toggs Rain Suit
I know these have been around for a while, but I was itching to get something with the Print-Issue-RIP coupon. I tried them during a good rain on a cool day. They are comfy and kept me dry. Howe...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 20, 4:05pm

Backpacking Light Merino UL Pants
The pants are light and comfortable. I like to wear them under running shorts. I plan to integrate them into my clothing system for cool through cold weather. They were also nice under Precip pants...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 20, 3:59pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
FireLite 475ml Titanium Trapper's Mug Trapper's Mug Absolute simplicity! ...

In Cookware - Titanium
December 20, 2:50pm

BPL Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody
The Backpacking Light Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody The need for a single, functional, highly versatile garment that minimized layering changes during the Arctic 1000 expedition inspired Ryan Jordan ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 06, 1:52pm

Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak OrangeBlast
I picked up a box of Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak (Orange Blast) at Vitamin Shoppe. The product claims: "feel the difference or your money back". I thought, why not try it. Typi...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
June 11, 6:14am