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Cheese Powder
I have seen a couple FBC type recipes that call for cheese powder. I suspect the type of cheese powder being called for is the type that comes included with the macaroni and cheese dinners. I donâ€...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cheese Powder
March 04, 6:50pm

Re: Tool Logic knives?
"(the Micra holds up well, but I still want pliers AND scissors)" Leatherman Juice S2 weighs just over 4 ounces has the Pliers/wire cutter and scissors, a straight blade knife, bottle openr and ...

In GEAR » Tool Logic knives?
March 04, 9:59am

Re: Winter tent stakes
Vargo makes a Titanium Ascent stake that comes in at 10 grams per stake, but I have no experience with them.

In Winter Hiking » Winter tent stakes
March 03, 11:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Wind pants?
Overall I feel comfortable in the Reed Pants. Unlike the Marmot PreCip pants, I have never felt ‘clammy’ or experienced moisture build up inside the Reed Pants. Although, if I knew for sure I w...

In GEAR » Wind pants?
March 03, 11:19pm

Re: Jacks R Better Self Tensioning Lines
Thanks guys

In GEAR » Jacks R Better Self Tensioning Lines
March 03, 11:06pm

Jacks R Better Self Tensioning Lines
Can anyone that has experience with these tell me the reliability of these cords? It looks like they will keep the tarp taut as the fabric stretches, but how would you gauge the initial setting...

In GEAR » Jacks R Better Self Tensioning Lines
March 03, 3:44pm

Re: Wind pants?
I'm from what used to be called Texas, but is now called Colorado and I support the local merchant GoLite and use their Reed Pants. They only weigh 5 ounces and the only thing I do not like about t...

In GEAR » Wind pants?
March 03, 3:35pm

Re: REI-Outlet 20% off Coupon Code
"Here's the code for the outlet site, it expires on 3/3: GM224" Thanks Jeff. It appears REI has contradictiong statements by stating in their list of Coupon Exclusions... "Offer not valid on REI...

In GEAR » What will you buy with your REI Dividend?
March 02, 10:18pm

Re: Re: Ursack Vs. Bear cannister?
I have the Vectran Ursack bag with the metal liner. I plan to test it in Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain National and some of the other parks in Colorado this summer under the ‘conditional’ allowan...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ursack Vs. Bear cannister?
March 01, 11:51pm

Re: Re: What Will You Buy With Your REI Dividend
"I wish I could use my dividend at other stores" You can use your dividend at other stores, you just have to wait until you can cash it. I found out the 20% discount doesn't work on the REI-O...

In GEAR » What will you buy with your REI Dividend?
March 01, 11:28pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike Storesund

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Photon Light Proton Personal Flashlight
I would give the Proton a 4 out of 5 score primarily because of its high cost ($69). It is an excellent light if you need to do any emergency signaling at night or if you need a high intensity beam fo...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 27, 9:11am

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
I like the simplicity in the concept of the design. It is a combination of bivy sack and single wall tent with plenty of room that weighs in at 25 ounces. The bathtub floor and netting along the floor...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 24, 1:11am

ULA H2O Amigo
I too am a firm believer in gravity filters. It is a blessing that you can still get filtered water with little effort while you complete some other chore around camp. I have used self made gravity fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
September 24, 12:59am

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
I believe each post have their valid points. I believe the general consensus, mine included, is that Beyond Backpacking © is something that should be on every backpacker’s bookshelf. I have read and r...

In Books and Media
September 11, 9:20am

Go Lite Speed
I rate this pack a 5. I also have its smaller brother the GoLite Race, which I gave my son. For 2 pounds, not including ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 02, 11:40am

GoLite Breeze
I have to say this is not the worst pack I ever had, but close to it. I do like the simplicity, but the straps are just killer. With 18 pounds I can carry on one shoulder and switch sides, but when ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 29, 4:05pm

Photon Freedom Micro (White)
These are great little lights! I have the White, Red and Blue with 2 clips. I wear the White and Red on my lanyard and keep the Blue on a hat clip. The Blue was bought as a joke with the Scouts... H...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 29, 3:58pm

I bought these to replace my older / heavier poles. I prefer collapsible poles so I can adjust the height with my tarps and my SMD Lunar Solo. I did the research before buying and was concerned about...

In Trekking Poles
August 25, 8:52am

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I had one of these for almost a year. I thought the four pot supports were a great idea and wish more manufacturers would do so. However I had a few issues and thanks to REI return policy I was able t...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:51pm

Brunton Crux
I think this stove is the next generation of things to come. With a collapsible burner head, it folds over for 3.1 ounces of ultimate compact ability. The oversized burner head offers a better burn an...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:21pm