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All Forum Posts by James Pitts

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Re: I need help finding a lightweight warmth layer
I like the MontBell Down Inner Jacket. It's a favorite piece of gear. The MontBell Thermawrap is also outstanding. I own both but seldom take out the synthetic jacket. The Down Inner Jacket...

In GEAR » I need help finding a lightweight warmth layer
April 29, 3:37pm

Re: Andy Skurka: Great Western Loop
Thanks for posting that. Good reading for me.

In Post-Trip Reports » Andy Skurka: Great Western Loop
April 29, 3:35pm

Re: Help Stopping Heel Slippage in Trail Shoe
I wonder if you could build up a few layers of moleskin or something similar on the inside of the heel. A sheet, snipped in the right places, should fold into a cup rather nicely. I'll look...

In GEAR » Help Stopping Heel Slippage in Trail Shoe
April 29, 11:08am

Re: Re: Titan pot
No worries. I am used to it. To be fair my tests were not designed to evaluate pots and their material. Several years ago I was in my "everything is better when made from a pop can" ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking: Four Months in Europe
April 29, 10:02am

Re: Re: Re: Re: MSR Titanpot
It all sounds good but it didn't pan out in my tests. Perhaps I have the wrong kind of Titanium.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking: Four Months in Europe
April 28, 5:08pm

Re: Re: Best pillow?
I am pretty much down on the WalMart water wing thing. This was an idea that changed the way I sleep big time. This is what I love abuot backpacking... there is this massive spectrum on how to ap...

In GEAR » Best pillow?
April 28, 10:18am

Re: Re: Re: Re: GG NightLight Torso vs Z-Lite
I would call the GG NightLight Torso a lot of things but "comfortable" is not on the list. It's pretty darn close to sleeping on the ground. That said, I use it extensively yet am c...

In GEAR » GG NightLight Torso vs Z-Lite
April 28, 10:10am

Re: Re: MSR Titanpot
On the topic of Ti vs Al... I have done a lot of testing with pots and stoves, like so many in this community have no doubt already done. Among the many things I learned was that boil times wit...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking: Four Months in Europe
April 28, 8:51am

Re: NiMH self-discharge not a problem with Energizers
I'm sorry, I'm not allowed to argue unless you pay... ;)

In GEAR » Foretrex 101 and Lithium Batteries
April 24, 8:46pm

Re: David, John, why not NiMh?
I don't use NiMh for anything other than the kids toys. While indeed they don't have battery memory they "leak" meaning they discharge even when you don't use them. NiCd bat...

In GEAR » Foretrex 101 and Lithium Batteries
April 24, 7:00am

All Reader Reviews by James Pitts

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Pro-Tick Remedy Pro-Tick
I am so glad someone posted a review of this gizmo. First let me say that you can remove a tick with a pair of tweezers. The Pro-Tick Remedy tool is not multi-use like tweezers. That said, it w...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
May 26, 11:18am

Repel Lemon Euculyptus Insect Spray
I am a huge fan of 3M Ultrathon largely because the stuff works REALLY WELL... for what I use it for. So this is sort of my "gold standard"... encapsulated DEET lotion. That said, differ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 26, 10:24am

Mountainsmith Wisp
I forget when I bought this. It was on an uber-closeout type deal. This sleeping bag is not made anymore. The facts: - 750+ fill down - Size Long (6' 6") Weight: Says 24 oz, 23 oz in ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 08, 9:27pm

Marmot Atom
Let's get down to the facts: - Temp rating: 40 degrees - Size Long (6' 6") Weight: 20 oz on the box, 22 oz in my kitchen. - Shell: Pertex Quantum N-090 Ripstop - Lining: Pertex ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 08, 9:14pm

Martin Backpacker Guitar
Now here is a review you don't see every day. This was a very thoughtful gift from my dear wife. I am an avid guitar player but leave my music at home when I hike because a flat-top 6-string ...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 08, 8:54pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
What's with people that review gear they have never owned nor tested in the field? This is a mystery to me. Anyway, on to the Jetboil. I bought this because... I had an REI dividend and the...

In Stoves - Canister
January 08, 7:58pm

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
This was my default insulating layer until I bought the MontBell Down Inner Jacket. This jacket is very warm, as is the vest. I prefer the older models (05 and later) to the newer ones. I recall ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 08, 7:49pm

WalMart
What is there to review? Be careful driving in the parking lot because people seem to switch off their brains when they walk about outside the store. Seriously, they take anything back and there a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 08, 7:46pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
...and they really mean it. I have seen people hopelessly abuse the return policy but REI stands by it. The prices are fair, especially if you use an REI Gold Visa. The dividend makes for a nice gi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 08, 7:43pm

Therm-A-Rest Lite Seat
Works great and is light but very comfortable. It takes quite a beating and will eventually get a hole in it. I have had to make two repairs to mine. I use it to extend my sleeping pad setup when I...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 08, 11:52am