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Big Trailstar
If you don't already have a Trailstar, you might want to consider the Big Trailstar. Easily enough room for you, your boys, and your gear.

In GEAR » Trailstar Question
July 29, 4:04pm

re: Re: Backup fire starter
In a recent deluge, with six hypothermic (Stage 1) hikers, a mini-flare got the wet wood roaring.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
July 23, 3:29pm

re: Re: re: Disposing of fishy parts
I like that! Bear p@@p = forest compost additive!

In Fishing » Disposing of fishy parts
July 20, 8:50pm

re: Disposing of fishy parts
I don't recall the source, it was some years ago, but there has been research done on sea-migrating salmon and steelhead which proved pretty conclusively that numbers and health of new juvenile...

In Fishing » Disposing of fishy parts
July 20, 4:41pm

Re: re: Rodents attack tent!
Ah, but marmite and peanut butter together? Heaven!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Rodents attack tent!
July 10, 6:02pm

Re; there's FAT in my JERKY!!
I always use eye of the round, sliced across the grain. Very, very little fat if any in the meat, normally any fat is on the outside and easily removed. My favorite no-salt (doc's orders) is wh...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » there's FAT in my JERKY!!
July 10, 5:59pm

re: Rodents attack tent!
I've found that rubbing smooth (not crunchy) salt-free peanut butter onto my tarp cordage not only facilitates easy movement of the cord through the tighteners, it also allows me to see a varie...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Rodents attack tent!
July 10, 4:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Sawyer Clogged - Gravity Solution
Not my innovation or filter! I just thought it was a clever way to create an instant gravity filter. A sort of McGuyver fix with natural materials. Yes, with the rock, there was sufficient flow to ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Clogged - Gravity Solution
July 10, 4:06pm

Sawyer Clogged - Gravity Solution
A friend was hiking in the southern Sierras last week, when his Sawyer filter (regular, not mini) finally clogged up. He hadn't brought the syringe, but came up with a creative solution - and t...

In GEAR » Sawyer Clogged - Gravity Solution
July 10, 1:27pm

Pat's Backcountry Non-Carbonated Beer
I haven't actually tried this while hiking yet - the carbonator bottle seems a mite heavy just to make bubbles - but the beers taste good, very much like real beer. I have tried the carbona...

In GEAR » Pat's Backcountry Beer...
July 03, 4:02pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Barber

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SmarTube Drinking System for Bottles
Since having a hydration bladder spring a leak inside my pack, I have avoided all such bladders. I stuck to simple water bottles until a couple of years ago when I ran across the SmarTube - a drinking...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
May 13, 1:33pm

ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
This is the side sleepers dream bag! The bags are filled with 900 fill power goose down, outer shell is green .95 oz/sq yd Pertex Quantum ripstop nylon, and the liner is black .67 oz/sq yd nylon. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 25, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Upon receipt of the pad, I inflated it to sleeping firmness, and stood it up against the bookcase. An hour later it looked rather soft; three hours later it was in a pile on the floor. Brand new, and ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 24, 11:49pm

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've purchased from Lawson on several different occasions. I've always gotten excellent service, fast shipping (especially considering I live clear across the country!), and good interaction v...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 20, 11:47am

ULA Catalyst
I've spent the last two years trying to find a pack that is both light and comfortable, ie, transfers weight to the hip bones well. To date, i had found packs that were only one but not the other ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 8:11pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
I was able to pick up a Bushbuddy Ti used, and can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of one! I used it repeatedly this summer and have been absolutely delighted with it! It is probably...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 11:59am