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Re: What works the best for your "BIG 3" SUL?
Not sure what temperatures and weather we are considering here... but the three lightest I can think of would be similar to Steven Evans': Cuben pack by Mark Henley - 1 oz MLD Cuben Poncho/...

In GEAR » What works the best for your "BIG 3" SUL?
July 22, 4:44pm

Re: Sawyer inline filter problems
It's fine Tony, thanks for trying. I have emailed them (24 hours ago almost) and am waiting for a response now. I will keep you posted.

In GEAR » Sawyer inline filter problems
July 21, 10:13pm

Re: My New Cook Setup
Looks cool. Remarkable weight for everything. Any chance we can get some shots of it in action? Also what is the capacity of the pot you have made? Any chance on sharing how you made it?

In Make Your Own Gear » My New Cook Setup
July 21, 4:14pm

Re: Sawyer inline filter problems
Darn... not it. I use a sea to summit dry bag, but even with the top open and exposed to air so that pressure can't build up it doesn't work. i will continue to fiddle around with it and ...

In GEAR » Sawyer inline filter problems
July 20, 8:33pm

Re: Sawyer inline filter problems
Tony- Thanks for responding. Water does come out the other end when backwashing, but requires a fair amount of pressure. With pressure I can also get it to go through the correct way, but wi...

In GEAR » Sawyer inline filter problems
July 20, 5:03pm

Sawyer inline filter problems
So I made a gravity filter using the sawyer inline filter purchased from REI. At first the system worked great, pumping out about a liter a minute as advertised. After about 20 L however the pump...

In GEAR » Sawyer inline filter problems
July 20, 4:13pm

Re: BPL Pro 90 or UL 60 quilt, any experience?
UL 60 pros - very light, packs small, takes me down to about 50-55* without additional clothing cons - bottom half is sewn shut (some may like but I am not a fan), cord in the middle is frus...

In GEAR » BPL Pro 90 or UL 60 quilt, any experience?
July 16, 11:49am

Re: gravity filter?
These are the materials I used: Nylon Tube And Hose Fitting 1/4" x 1/4" http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/product.asp?catalog_name=USPlastic&category_name=6914&product_id=7957 Fe...

In Post-Trip Reports » GSMNP Trip/Mostly Gear Report
July 13, 3:53pm

GSMNP Trip/Mostly Gear Report
Did a fairly short 25 mile weekend in the GSMNP near Deep Creek. Highs in the 80s and lows hitting about 50 I think. Major gear taken: MLD Zip Tarptent Contrail Neoair BPL UL 60 Quilt A...

In Post-Trip Reports » GSMNP Trip/Mostly Gear Report
July 08, 10:51pm

Re: Volume
It can take up a lot of volume or none. If your pack is pretty full the need for air to form a frame is less than if it has very little gear in it, so the absence of air in the pad is not really d...

In GEAR » Neo Air as Frame
July 06, 7:56pm

All Reader Reviews by Derek Cox

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Easy to use. Lighter can be easily fixed if you read the troubleshooting guide. Boils water fast and uses very little fuel. Insulated and takes up relatively little space. on the heavier side, but ...

In Stoves - Canister
February 24, 9:18pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
Had it for a few years now. Never had any problems with leaking or holes. Comfy 1" of padding. Plenty wide and long, but a little on the heavier side.

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
February 24, 9:12pm

MSR Hubba
Outstanding rain protection. Plenty of room to sit up and move around a bit. Full mesh allows you to see the stars clearly on clear nights. Lightweight and perfect for nastier conditions when a tar...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
February 24, 9:07pm

Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
Packs small. Very light. Fits great. Soft material. Keeps me warm down to about 40 degrees over just a t-shirt. Full zip is very handy and pockets are a great touch. Absolutely nothing but good th...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
February 24, 8:57pm

Osprey Atmos 50
Like others have said, what really separates this pack from others is the airspeed suspension. This pack molds perfectly to my hips and shoulders since it does not contact my back air can flow freely...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
February 24, 8:53pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
Much tougher pack for just a few ounces more. Tough Mesh on back and sides is great for holding a myriad of items. Shoulder straps are comfortable and it carries a load very well. Great craftsmansh...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 24, 8:45pm

walmart is great for those cheap generic items needed for each trip. i.e. snacks, travel toiletries, odds and ends. who cares where the money goes or how wealthy Walmart is? i get what i need at a g...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 12, 8:10pm