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more forums This site has a lot of variety and articles on camera functions, etc. Here is a forum for the "Urban Environment" that was linked in a forum report by someone who ...

In Photography » photo forums
February 13, 11:07am

new camera
I fit Rick's descrpition of what could happen to you. I recently upgraded from point and shoot to a DSL, Olympus Evolt 620. There is a review of it at this site. http://www.backpackinglig...

In Photography » In the market for a new camera
February 09, 3:03pm

It is not effecient, however, if you keep your canister warm or insulated while cooking. Keeping it warm only helps to get it going in the cold. I used a gigapower on my JMT hike. I started wi...

In GEAR » Canister Stoves.
February 09, 2:25pm

low pitch
In the wind and cold, I pitch 'em low: Here is an 8x10 for two:

In GEAR » What is your favorite pitch for a 5x8 tarp with bivy?
February 08, 4:21pm

Hexamid duo
I used the hexamid duo on the AT for a week. No floor, but a beak and the rear short pole. It has a good method for an accurate quick pitch. The beak is an excellent design. It comes in under t...

In GEAR » Hexamid or Lightheart
February 08, 4:07pm

good list
It's late and your list is a bit overwelming for me right now, but you have done a thoughtful job. As an AT section hiker with only 300 miles in VA left, here is what jumps out at me. A 2...

In Gear Lists » Input on Exceedingly lengthy but good ? A.T Thru Hike Gear List for Mar/April 2011
February 07, 8:30pm

two choices
I have used both a SMD Wild Oasis, and the GG SpinShelter. Both worked fine. The Wild Oasis has a bit more room and mosquito netting. But, mosquitos are mostly gone in August. Just used a dab o...

In GEAR » solo tent for JMT?
February 04, 7:27pm

lumix ZS7
Just happened to see this You Tube review

In Photography » Panasonic TS3 & ZS10
January 29, 3:35pm

editing photos
Do not underestimate the advantges of editing your photos. I use Elements 9 which I started with a thirty day free trial has helped rescue some of my otherwise poor photos. A course (online or at...

In Photography » New to digital...A few questions.
January 16, 9:58pm

not convinced
Sanad notes above: "I will say that my feet were bruised and very swollen by the end of the trip due to repeated hard contact with the rocks. However, they did do a fine job of preventing any ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vibram FiveFingers KSO Treks Review
January 16, 9:28pm

All Reader Reviews by Frank Deland

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Gossamer Gear
Ditto. When something is not in stock when you first look, just put your name on the -e-mail-when in stock list and they will let you know. They quickly and without questions replaced items that...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 21, 3:36pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Very comfortable and a pillow not needed. But, you are not supposed to blow this up by mouth because moisture will get into the fill. So, there is a blow-up bag arrangement that does work, but it is ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 12, 8:44pm

GoLite Ultralite poncho/tarp
This Golite gear is made of a rugged silnylon. It has snaps to help shorten its length when worn as a poncho. It is useful to run a guide line over the top of it between the supporting poles to help...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 30, 7:45pm

Ray-Way 3-person tarp and net tent
Att: Mrs. EW! You do not need all that extra weight of overhead netting, plus you will have even more room under your tarp without it. Just add several inches of netting along the side edges, and ma...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 08, 10:10am

Superfeet Performance Green
I do not think superfeet are supposed to prevent blisters, unless because they help correct the fit, they, by chance, correct an area that might otherwise chaffe your skin. Also, cut off about 1/8 in...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 04, 12:09pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
Note BD's final picture: the handles of the pot are directly over the opening that allows wood or fuel to be added to the stove when it is burning and the pot is ontop. When adding wood, I found ...

In Stoves - Other
March 30, 8:37pm

Montrail Vitesse
On my first pair, the coating wore off the toe top. The grey just pealed off leaving a white fabric. Also, the rubber on the front side separated from the side of the shoe. I repaired it with Shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 12:06pm

Merrell Mesa Ventilator II Cross-Training Shoes
Ditto. I am about to head to the REI nearest me where they are on sale for $57 (Jan. 5) It will be my second pair having switched over from the Montrial Vitesse (see above). I had avoided this shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 11:50am

Littlbug Wood Burning Stove Littlbug Junior
First, to find the website note that Little Bug is spelled with no "e". The efficiency of this stove amazed me. I have tried homemade versions of woodburners with little success, so I was ...

In Stoves - Other
December 12, 9:45am

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Same as Phil Barton above. The tip broke off on the first day. I returned the pole, it was repaired at no cost and a spare basket and extra tip was also included. I had lost a basket as well as the...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 2:18pm