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Weminuche High Route short cut picture at WEM26

In Post-Trip Reports » Weminuche High Route
October 24, 2:33pm

Philmont Redux
Tom, Thanks for this article. It was 36 and 35 years ago for me, but it brought back many memories. I had two girls, so I feel cheated!

In Editor's Roundtable » Philmont Redux: A Returning Scouter’s Report
October 19, 4:44pm

Inflatable air bag helmet

In Chaff » Inflatable air bag helmet
October 19, 4:07pm

fun pics of mountain goats

In Chaff » fun pics of mountain goats
October 18, 7:47am

Weminuche High Route
This was a route of a lifetime, and is strongly recommended for those comfortable off trail. Steve Howe recommended this route to me when I met him unexpectedly in the Wind River Range a few years ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Weminuche High Route
September 06, 8:14pm

Review to date
First, let me thank Osprey publicly for allowing the BPL community the opportunity to review this pack. I'll try to add to, rather than repeat what has been said to date. Water drainage:...

In GEAR » First Look: Osprey Hornet 46
July 10, 8:45pm

"Tarps Above Timberline"
I suspect Will Rietveld has more experience in a tarp in the Weminuche than most on this board. I'd send him an email. I've never had a problem staking above timberline in the Weminuche....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tarps Above Timberline
June 23, 8:10am

"Lamarck Col in running shoes?"
I used trekking poles and had no problem in late July and went slowly. Kahtoolas or instep crampons would have made it a cakewalk.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lamarck Col in running shoes?
June 21, 6:10pm

Irrefutable evidence of successful backpackinglight evangelism

In Chaff » Irrefutable evidence of successful backpackinglight evangelism
January 17, 1:05pm

Where do you select the size mitt you need?

In Gear Deals » OR Endeavor Mitts $34.50
December 13, 4:30pm

All Reader Reviews by Tim Cheek

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Mountain Laurel Designs 850 ml Cup
Perfect because it does what the advertisement says it will do. It holds enough water to reconstitute your freeze dried food, and your hot drink. Boil the water for both, pour whatever is needed for t...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 05, 10:07pm

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
I feel like I have to choke down energy bars. They are just too dry for me. And, these things didn't seem appetizing to me because they had the consistency of gummy bears and the political cor...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 05, 10:01pm

Amazon Kindle
Some people fish, fly kites, chat with their hiking mates, or mull over their route and equipment when they aren’t hiking. Some hike from dawn to dusk and have no time for such weighty pass times. If...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 05, 9:54pm

Garmin Oregon 550t
This review is by a first time GPS user, so I can’t offer a comparison to other units. I’m also not familiar with the technical aspects of GPS units, so I can’t offer you performance data. What I ca...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
September 05, 9:53pm

Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Firestarter
Plastic broke while trying to use it the first time. Apparently, the spring wasn't strong enough for the plunger to pop out when I squeezed the case. Super gluing it back would likely prevent m...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 25, 8:19pm

Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure by Peter Stark
Okay, maybe this is engaging and educational, but it gave me the creeps. How many ways can you kick the bucket in slow motion?

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:32pm

Alone Across Alaska 1,000 Miles of Wilderness DVD DVD $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping. This is a DVD of a solo hike from the east end of the Brooks range to the west. Six hundred miles of hiking and four hundred on an inflatable canoe. ...

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:30pm

Inov-8 Roclite 390 XCR
I bought my pair from REI in case I needed to return them. I'd have preferred a pair without gore tex, but it was fun to splash through water without drying out. I was worried that the description...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 06, 9:37pm

Cocoon Vest Vest
I ordered the medium because that is what I wear in a Patagonia Micro-Puff, but the neck was too big for me, too. I have replaced it with a small, and the fit is perfect. I prefer the zipper over t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 05, 7:56pm

Equinox Lite Tripper Organizer Pouch
The irony of repackaging stuff into smaller containers is the accumulation of a whole lot of little containers. I have tried to keep track of them all a variety of ways, but always feared I'd mis...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 28, 10:00pm