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All Forum Posts by Mitchell Keil

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James Pitts :Re: 2007 Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Poles REVIEW
James: Let me get this straight. You removed the Alkit tips themselves and replaced them with Komperdells? Could you be specific about your proceedure. I understood that the third section of the p...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Poles REVIEW
October 15, 11:04am

To Robert Re: 30 degree sleeping bag
Robert: Of course I used a sleeping bag. Don't be silly:-D! I meant that I did not use any other ground insulation other than my DM7. I do not have any experience with the DAM, but others have...

In GEAR » Extend 30 degree bag to 0 degree
October 13, 1:21pm

Re: Alpkit
And put another one on the 'barbie will ya. Enjoyed your comments on poles. Truth is that poles can sometimes get in the way. Hiking through brush or high grass or narrow trails with lots of...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Poles REVIEW
October 11, 5:35pm

To Dave and Ken
Yes, I have contacted Alpkit and they were quick to respond to the manufacturing defect, as I said in both my review and above. But the part sent to me less than a month ago was indeed a two piece ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Poles REVIEW
October 10, 3:09pm

Re: 2007 Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Poles REVIEW
I have extensively reviewed these treking poles in the Reader Reviews section. I would not rate these as Recommended for several reasons. **Quality Control is not an especially hard point with...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Poles REVIEW
October 10, 11:50am

Extend 30 degree bag to 0 degree
I tend to agree with most of what has been written above. I would also add that if this is going to be a more or less regular experience that you would like to have -- camping in the really cold --...

In GEAR » Extend 30 degree bag to 0 degree
October 09, 5:36pm

Re: Looking for a Down Jacket
Ben: Sorry I am late to the party, but I have to chime in with a vote for the WM Flight Jacket. I have used it down to the low twenties with a silk REI underwear top alone. I have had it down to t...

In GEAR » Looking for a Down Jacket
October 05, 12:15pm

Back to you Roger: darn Tough Socks
Actually, I found a rather close up picture of both the inside and outside of the sock. (Most Unusual to find this type of picture for a sock online.)That prompted my question about the seam.But th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Socks to go with Trail runners...
October 05, 11:58am

Thanks for source for wicks
Did not know quite how to phrase it, so knowing that they are called fiberglass wicks allowed me to Google it and I found a lot of sites selling it. Thanks!

In Make Your Own Gear » Where Can I purchase Fiberglass primer fire cord
September 29, 6:37pm

Where Can I purchase Fiberglass primer fire cord
I have seen fiberglass primer fire cord used many times wrapped around alcohol burners to prime the burner by dripping a bit of alcohol onto it and then lighting the alcohol soaked cord. I would li...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where Can I purchase Fiberglass primer fire cord
September 29, 3:43pm

All Reader Reviews by Mitchell Keil

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Terra Nova Laser Photon
Please remove this "Non-Review" ADDED 9/27/2007 No problem. We all make mistakes. Thanks you

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 26, 11:41am

Probar Energy Bar
I was about to write my own review of these wonderbars, when Shawn beat me to it. I have been enjoying these 350 calorie bars for about 3 months and have been using them as my lunch on the trail. The...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 19, 11:51am

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
Adding my two cents. Bottom Line on this inexpensive "Rain" suit: I got soaked clear through under my shoulder straps on a windy blow trying to get over New Army Pass two summers ago. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 09, 11:24am

Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
Reviewer Stats: Age = 58 Weight = 175 lbs Height = 6'3" Build = Athletic Waist = 34" Backpacking Experience = 30+ years Pack: Latitude Vapor Weight = 42oz size large Waist bel...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 1:25pm

Solomon XA Comp 3D
Personal Statistics: Age: 58 Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" Backpacking experience: 30 plus years Product statistics: weight: 25 ounces. Size: 12. Insoles: S...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 05, 1:45pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Personal Specs: Age: 58 Height: 6'3" Weight: 175lbs Backpacking experience: 30+ years I ordered these 7.75oz per pole all carbon trekking poles on a Monday and they arrived from the UK...

In Trekking Poles
July 02, 10:24pm

Montbell U.L.AlpineBurrow Bag #3 Long
Personal stats: age: 58. Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" backpacking experience: 30 years plus. Fitness level: athletic. This is a review of the Mont Bell, Alpine burrow bag number #3...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 1:23pm

Exped Downmat 7
I have used the Downmat 7 Shorty for 2 years now. I live in Southern CA and use it both here and in the Sierras. My scale indicates that the pad itself weighs 21oz and the foam lined stuff sack/inflat...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 25, 4:58pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Executive Summary: Of all the alcohol stoves ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 27, 3:23pm

Organic Food Bar Omega3 Flax
I posted this review baack on 2/22/2006 in a discussion about Big Sur Bars. I guess it more properly belongs here: OK, since we are considering highly dense nutritious and TASTY food bars, I thought ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 27, 1:47pm