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I used the regular sawyer squeeze when I was in Alaska. The glacial water looked like watery milk. I had to backflush every 4-5 liters or so....but it worked.

In GEAR » Filtering glacial lakes water
August 04, 1:54pm

Manufacturers with no weights listed?
I find myself avoiding brands like Terramar and Columbia because they don't list the product weights on their website. some of their products seem pretty cool. This is a desperate...

In GEAR » Manufacturers with no weights listed?
August 04, 4:01am

Some mornings I love hot coffee....but for times like when I was packing up at 4am at guitar lake to head for Whitney....I sucked down some caffeinated Gu energy gel. Didn't taste great...but ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » caffeine pills instead of coffee?
August 02, 12:24am

Happy about the palisade getting the back pocket back. Not on their website yet...hopefully soon.

In GEAR » new for 2016
August 02, 12:15am

Just tried it...
I literally just licked/chewed on my hoody.... Didn't taste sweet at all. My tongue does feel a little cooling sensation though. Like mint....but without the mint flavor. Weird. Maybe tha...

In GEAR » How to use sun hoody in a layering system
August 01, 11:50pm

How to use sun hoody in a layering system
So I scored a good deal on a exofficio sol hoody on Amazon. Haven't tried it on a trip yet...but it seems functional for warm weather. Very breathable, and the xylitol treatment definitely do...

In GEAR » How to use sun hoody in a layering system
August 01, 12:17am

2.5 oz rain shell
The 75 gram (2.64 oz) rain jacket from Berghaus is what gets my attention. HH = 15k. Wonder how well that works....

In GEAR » New products announced at European outdoor show
July 30, 1:32am

That panther light looks cool. Does it really last 50 hours? 32 lumens? Is it regulated? Or does it dim much after a few hours?

In GEAR » Best backup light source
July 29, 12:03am

Tube and photon
The Tube looks awesome, bummer that it has a 1 hour burn time on high. I actually own a photon idea about putting on the cover to cover the switch!!! Can't believe I didn't...

In GEAR » Best backup light source
July 27, 2:32pm

Best backup light source
Just curious what everyone else uses as a backup light source. I use a Princeton pulsar....but my last one turned itself on in my pack and killed the batteries.... Luckily I didn't end up need...

In GEAR » Best backup light source
July 27, 1:50am

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