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I carry my water in a 1L platy with a Sawyer in-line filter on the drinking tube. I keep the platy inside my pack, on top of everything else, with the tube snaked out through the port down my shou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Carrying Water
May 06, 8:28pm

"commercially available"
It's semantics, the stoves in consideration are nothing more than homemade stoves that people are selling, they're no different than if you made a stove out of an energy drink bottle, soda ...

In GEAR » Alchy Stove Recomendations for Scout Troops
May 04, 8:48pm

clear pvc tubing
You might be careful what sort of tubing you use in certain situations, tubing like the clear PVC pictured can get pretty brittle if the temp drops to around freezing or below, rubber tubing might ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Flexible tent pole connector
May 04, 6:59pm

I have some jockey boxer briefs that I know I paid no more than 10 bucks for that weigh somewhere around 2.5 oz. That being said, the underwear I prefer wearing while hiking were free and weig...

In GEAR » Lightest boxers?
May 04, 6:56pm

I've got a smartwool microweight tee that I wear quite often and like pretty well... Doesn't seem particularly fragile or in need of babying, though also not bulletproof. I'd defini...

In GEAR » Lighter Merino Wool fabric?
May 04, 6:52pm

Re: Osprey Hornet
"How do you get "way more expensive", I bought a Hornet for my daughter @ $159 from REI, and the price for a SMD Swift is $110 or $140 with belt. Your claim that the cottage bags ...

In GEAR » Review: Osprey Hornet
May 04, 6:46pm

Re: Scouting and Alcohol Stoves
The use of the word "handcrafted" in the verbiage lends to the conclusion, at least in my interpretation, that a white box, 12-10, Minibull, etc would be prohibited. These stoves are, in...

In GEAR » Alchy Stove Recomendations for Scout Troops
May 03, 8:02pm

Re: inflation
Less inflation makes the pad more comfy, but can reduce insulative value. Finding a happy medium is key. Some dabs/dots/strips of silicone sealant are often times helpful to reduce the slippery...

In GEAR » I don't sleep well when camping...
May 03, 6:08pm

Re: Shop vac-down method: Does any vacuum work?
it takes some pretty healthy suction to move any measurable amount of down...any vac will work but the weaker the suction, the longer it will take. Using a craftsman 5hp shop vac, it still took wh...

In Make Your Own Gear » Shop vac-down method: Does any vacuum work?
May 01, 8:33pm

Re: Nooobie question
"I'm relatively new to this light weight backpacking and I'm curious about who would have the "authority" to set these definitions? Is there some sort of organization? I have...

In GEAR » Fastpacking Gear
May 01, 5:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Mat Tallman

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e-OMC (Oregon Mountain Community) Customer Service
Bought a pair of shoes from them (Montrail Mountain Masochists) and got them quickly, as advertised, for a good price. Ordered an Integral Designs Siltarp which leaked terribly out of the box (not ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 26, 1:32pm