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solo hiker killed by two coyotes!
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/10/30/singer-killed-by-coyotes-teenager-folk-star-taylor-mitchell-attacked-on-remote-solo-walk-115875-21784075/

In Chaff » solo hiker killed by two coyotes!
October 30, 8:32pm

North Face Superlight - 30 years
I finally sold mine on eBay after thirty years. Some guy in France bought it. Not sure why he wanted it. I couldn't get the 550 cubic inch loft to rebound and the 1.9 ounce nylon shell felt lik...

In GEAR » Life expectancy of down sleeping bags
September 29, 8:19pm

Weminuche High Route
Thanks, Tom. Actually, I was just trying to avoid falling!

In Post-Trip Reports » Weminuche High Route
September 20, 2:34pm

REI Shuksan Sombrero with eVent Fabric
Would someone that lives near an REI take a look at this hat and let me (us) know whether it is for cold weather only? Will the ear flaps fold up into the hat?

In GEAR » REI Shuksan Sombrero with eVent Fabric
September 12, 3:34pm

Only sissies carry less than 75lbs in the Sierras
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203863204574345003001544422.html

In Chaff » Only sissies carry less than 75lbs in the Sierras
September 10, 7:57pm

Archuleta Lake
As big as it is I doubt it will have frozen over by then.

In Post-Trip Reports » Weminuche - Conditions in early October
September 08, 6:31pm

Steel Velcro
http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2009-09/steel-velcro-not-sneakers

In Chaff » Steel Velcro
September 08, 8:15am

Weminuche High Route
Steve Howe pioneered a route from the Endlich Mesa Trailhead, the southernmost traihead in the Weminuche on the west side of the wilderness, to Silverton in an article in Backpacker that is now on ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Weminuche High Route
September 05, 10:36pm

"Need light but sturdy boots"
Don't count trail runners out. I've used them the last several years, I'm 50, and found them just fine for the lighter loads you'll carry, compared to 20 years ago. This is especia...

In GEAR » Need light but sturdy boots
August 22, 10:36pm

Charging the Kindle
James, What does that combination weigh?

In Chaff » Reading a Kindle
August 21, 7:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Tim Cheek

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Mountain Laurel Designs 850 ml Cup
Perfect because it does what the advertisement says it will do. It holds enough water to reconstitute your freeze dried food, and your hot drink. Boil the water for both, pour whatever is needed for t...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 05, 10:07pm

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
I feel like I have to choke down energy bars. They are just too dry for me. And, these things didn't seem appetizing to me because they had the consistency of gummy bears and the political cor...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 05, 10:01pm

Amazon Kindle
Some people fish, fly kites, chat with their hiking mates, or mull over their route and equipment when they aren’t hiking. Some hike from dawn to dusk and have no time for such weighty pass times. If...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 05, 9:54pm

Garmin Oregon 550t
This review is by a first time GPS user, so I can’t offer a comparison to other units. I’m also not familiar with the technical aspects of GPS units, so I can’t offer you performance data. What I ca...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
September 05, 9:53pm

Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Firestarter
Plastic broke while trying to use it the first time. Apparently, the spring wasn't strong enough for the plunger to pop out when I squeezed the case. Super gluing it back would likely prevent m...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 25, 8:19pm

Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure by Peter Stark
Okay, maybe this is engaging and educational, but it gave me the creeps. How many ways can you kick the bucket in slow motion?

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:32pm

Alone Across Alaska 1,000 Miles of Wilderness DVD DVD
www.bucktrack.com $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping. This is a DVD of a solo hike from the east end of the Brooks range to the west. Six hundred miles of hiking and four hundred on an inflatable canoe. ...

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:30pm

Inov-8 Roclite 390 XCR
I bought my pair from REI in case I needed to return them. I'd have preferred a pair without gore tex, but it was fun to splash through water without drying out. I was worried that the description...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 06, 9:37pm

Cocoon Vest Vest
I ordered the medium because that is what I wear in a Patagonia Micro-Puff, but the neck was too big for me, too. I have replaced it with a small, and the fit is perfect. I prefer the zipper over t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 05, 7:56pm

Equinox Lite Tripper Organizer Pouch
The irony of repackaging stuff into smaller containers is the accumulation of a whole lot of little containers. I have tried to keep track of them all a variety of ways, but always feared I'd mis...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 28, 10:00pm