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All Forum Posts by Mitchell Keil

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Re: What do you all put into your hipbelt pockets?
In my OR Gear Waterproof hipbelt pocket that I adapted, I put: - trail journal and fisher space pen - chapstick - tiny sunscreen spray bottle - tiny titanium dioxide sunscreen tube for nose, ea...

In GEAR » What do you all put into your hipbelt pockets?
September 29, 3:31pm

Roger: darn Tough Socks
Roger: Any problem with the inside of the toe seam. It seems awfully bulky and crudely seamed. I have problems with socks that have bulky toe seams, usually turning them inside out. I can never u...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Socks to go with Trail runners...
September 26, 11:50am

Re: Weight training...
I'm 58, 6'3" and 175lbs. My wife is a weight trainer and I have been doing one form of exercise or another for most of my life. The key to "fitness" is doing something...

In Philosophy & Technique » Weight training...
September 26, 11:29am

Re: Socks to go with Trail runners...
Any of the major manufacturers of Merino wool socks will have a lightweight version that will work well with TrailRunners. All of the ones mentioned are great. I have just bought a variation on...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Socks to go with Trail runners...
September 24, 4:41pm

Re: Re: If only
Sarah: If you are willing to count your pad as a lux item, then you might still get the benefits of the Sleep numbered bed by buying either the Big Agnes Air Core insulated (or uninsulated. Or, if...

In GEAR » Luxury camping UL style...
September 24, 4:06pm

Re: What's the benefit of synthetic?
Both the comments about the marketing of Synthetics vs. Down and the inherent superiority of down are correct. However, you should spend some time tracking down as much of the ongoing discussion of...

In GEAR » What's the benefit of synthetic?
September 19, 11:15am

Re: Caldera Cone fit?
read my review of the Caldera Cone sytem with the exact pot you have. I address this issue.

In GEAR » Caldera Cone fit?
September 19, 11:07am

Re: HEET in alcohol stoves
I have used both HEET and regular denatured alcohol. Both perform well with no decernable difference in heat output altough there is some research to indicate that HEET gives a slightly higher heat...

In GEAR » "Dry gas" in an alcohol stove?
September 19, 11:05am

Re: Montbell ULSS Down Hugger#0
Sven: I have the #2 SS rated to 24 degrees F as well as two other MBs. I agree with Ben; the rating on their bags is spot on and the comfort and compressibilty is second to none on the SS. I would...

In GEAR » Montbell ULSS Down Hugger#0
September 17, 1:20pm

Re: which stake do you carry?
I backpack in the same area of the Sierras as you. I use almost exclusively the BPL Lazr Hi-Vis (orange) Titanium stakes. They have worked in almost every variety of ground I have encountered. I h...

In GEAR » which stake do you carry?
September 17, 1:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Mitchell Keil

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Terra Nova Laser Photon
Please remove this "Non-Review" ADDED 9/27/2007 No problem. We all make mistakes. Thanks you

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 26, 11:41am

Probar Energy Bar
I was about to write my own review of these wonderbars, when Shawn beat me to it. I have been enjoying these 350 calorie bars for about 3 months and have been using them as my lunch on the trail. The...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 19, 11:51am

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
Adding my two cents. Bottom Line on this inexpensive "Rain" suit: I got soaked clear through under my shoulder straps on a windy blow trying to get over New Army Pass two summers ago. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 09, 11:24am

Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
Reviewer Stats: Age = 58 Weight = 175 lbs Height = 6'3" Build = Athletic Waist = 34" Backpacking Experience = 30+ years Pack: Latitude Vapor Weight = 42oz size large Waist bel...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 1:25pm

Solomon XA Comp 3D
Personal Statistics: Age: 58 Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" Backpacking experience: 30 plus years Product statistics: weight: 25 ounces. Size: 12. Insoles: S...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 05, 1:45pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Personal Specs: Age: 58 Height: 6'3" Weight: 175lbs Backpacking experience: 30+ years I ordered these 7.75oz per pole all carbon trekking poles on a Monday and they arrived from the UK...

In Trekking Poles
July 02, 10:24pm

Montbell U.L.AlpineBurrow Bag #3 Long
Personal stats: age: 58. Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" backpacking experience: 30 years plus. Fitness level: athletic. This is a review of the Mont Bell, Alpine burrow bag number #3...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 1:23pm

Exped Downmat 7
I have used the Downmat 7 Shorty for 2 years now. I live in Southern CA and use it both here and in the Sierras. My scale indicates that the pad itself weighs 21oz and the foam lined stuff sack/inflat...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 25, 4:58pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Executive Summary: Of all the alcohol stoves ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 27, 3:23pm

Organic Food Bar Omega3 Flax
I posted this review baack on 2/22/2006 in a discussion about Big Sur Bars. I guess it more properly belongs here: OK, since we are considering highly dense nutritious and TASTY food bars, I thought ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 27, 1:47pm