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"Exped downmat 7 or Stephenson DAM."
I am getting very interested in the higher R value, compactness, and lighter weight of a DAM over the combination of my ProLite 4 and therm-a-rest Z Lite Regular pad that I am using now for winter....

In GEAR » Exped downmat 7 or Stephenson DAM.
October 12, 11:19am

REI 750 fill down bags are straight jackets
Especially the REI 750 down filled men’s bags. One of the greatest unsolved mysteries of our times with where do the elephants go when they die and the location of King Solomon’s mines is why d...

In GEAR » How many inches loft in an REI Sub Kilo 20?
October 03, 11:40am

"Stove ignition at altitude"
My Windmill works fine at 8,000 feet, have not had the opportunity to light my Giga Power stove to higher elevations. I just dialed down the fuel to allow for more oxygen.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Stove ignition at altitude
September 24, 1:08pm

Arcteryx soft shell and layering systerm: New winter hiker needs advice"
During the winter and early spring I backpack, snowshoe, and climb/scramble Washington’s Cascades along the I-90 corridor, Leavenworth, and in the Teanaway. I perspire a lot and always had a hard...

In GEAR » Arcteryx soft shell and layering systerm: New winter hiker needs advice
September 23, 12:53pm

Did missing hiker have a compass?
I read the report Sarah, and if one is unfamiliar with a compass and baselines one should not be hiking alone. The very idea that someone would carrying a compass as a false sense of security is mi...

In GEAR » Missing hiker wouldn't drink untreated water
September 23, 11:30am

Did missing hiker have a compass?
I’m very glad she is alive. I understand she did not have a map, I do not know if she had a compass. With the two, especially a compass, she could have easily established a baseline back to a for...

In GEAR » Missing hiker wouldn't drink untreated water
September 22, 11:58pm

Re: Re: Love it/Stephenson Tents
Adam, Stephenson tents used pre-curved hollow poles cut in precise sections that gain their strength when connected and tensioned. You can not nor do you need to put multiple sets of poles through ...

In GEAR » stephensen 2x warmlite tents
June 06, 7:30pm

Re: re:Big Sky International Update
Finally a light in the darkness, well said Brett!

In GEAR » Big Sky International Update
June 03, 11:02am

Re: Re: Unna 2R tent comparison
Personally I would favor the 3R over the 3X for winter use. The 3R is a different animal than the 2R because of the increased interior volume and better venting system. With doors at both ends, sid...

In GEAR » Unna 2R tent comparison
May 13, 7:23pm

Unna 2R tent comparison
I recently took my new Hilleberg Unna spring snow camping on a short overnight to Pratt Mountain in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness 4/14/07 – 4/15/07, and then as a comparison took my Stephenson 2R o...

In GEAR » Unna 2R tent comparison
May 13, 1:41pm

All Reader Reviews by Scott Toraason

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Great stuff and just a step below real Starbucks but in the mountains I don’t know the difference; real easy to fix at:

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 02, 11:41am

Leki Super Makalu
I bent the piston that operates the shock system in the lower section of my 2008 Super Makalu pole when it came loose in some very wet snow descending Cashmere Mountain Alpine Lakes Wilderness. All it...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 09, 1:19pm

REI Ti Ware Long Handled Spoon
Just saw this review and have been using this spoon the last two years with my Enertia Trail Food dinners and my home made cereal breakfasts. I could not agree more with the previous post that it is g...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 20, 12:08pm

Kahtoola KTS Aluminum crampons
I’ve been looking for a lightweight traction device for training hikes on Mount Si in Washington State and to use when my Grivels would be over kill. I chose the Kahtoola Steels mainly because of all ...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 19, 11:44am

MSR/Cascade Designs Customer Service
I recently busted a hole in one of my MSR Denali Ascent snowshoe binding straps and after contacting MSR/Cascade Designs (who are here locally) received a free replacement strap in the mail within one...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 22, 6:52pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
The directions that came with the lighter sucked, however there is a good explanation at that explains high altitude/cold operation. At select Butane Lighters, Wind...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 20, 11:58am

Java Juice Coffee Extract
I posted a comment on Java Juice in a different thread a while back so I’ll bust in here and say that I’ve tried just about everything I can think of for a cup of morning joe from packing a small Fren...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
May 05, 10:26am