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quilt
I do not understand why it is necessary to sew the insulation ontop. Why not just slide the insulation inside and sew around the edges. I think the answer is that the seams will be hidden when th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Nagging Quilt Question
November 13, 10:33am

Re: Re: How to box a bivy bottom
Well, I made a similar, but not so nicely made bivy with a silnylon bottom and epic top. It kept slipping off of my pad until someone suggested the obvious: "put your pad inside the bivy"!

In GEAR » Quilt User's Bivy 5.8 oz
October 28, 7:55pm

Thanks
I really enjoyed this article. Especially interesting were the comparison of multi-day to shorter hikes. Having read Cindy Ross and others, I did not realize that group companionship could be fou...

In Editor's Roundtable » Notes from the Field: Summer on the Pacific Crest Trail
October 27, 7:46am

beware the half pyramid
Well I made a half pyramid without all the fancy math which does me in, but when the flat side faces the wind, forget it. It just gets blown away. I had fun making it out of the most vibrant colo...

In Make Your Own Gear » half pyramid - any math whizzes out there
October 18, 2:42pm

Dri-Clime WS
Medium windshirt,red? rambler4466@hotmail.com

In Gear Swap » Another gear-a-holic list...
October 18, 2:33pm

winter stove
The Coleman is great for ease of use, no priming, but at 19F below, the flame was so low it looked like a low fuel burn. The MSRs workred like blow tourches. Glad my companions had those.

In GEAR » MELTING SNOW: Fuel Efficiency and Boil Time Comparisons of Four Gas Backpacking Stoves in Winter Conditions
November 21, 12:48pm

Marmot Windshirt
Consider replacing fleece layers with the Marmot DriClime Windshirt. It compacts smaller, ie less bulky than fleece, plus it adds a wind resistant water repellent layer as well as the warmth of fl...

In Gear Lists » Eastern Layers
January 23, 9:56am

Nimbus Latitude/Gergrory-Z
I recently looked at the Gregory z and Nimbus Latitude at EMS in Boston. Both nice packs, the Grgory would be sin=milar to the Mountaineering Ghost. Ut has a zipper along the side of the pack for...

In GEAR » Gregory G-Pack '04
January 23, 9:37am

montaine smock
I have a Montaine windshirt (definitely not waterproof), but at 3.5 oz. it fits in the palm of my hand when bagged. The size is large and the label says 42" chest. It easily fits over a shirt. I'...

In GEAR » Montane Superfly Question
January 23, 9:11am

cagoule pattern
The Rain Shed, outdoor fabrics has a pattern #RS 280 Cagoule. I used "ultrex" a gore tex like material, but it's too bulky. I have a coated nylon cagoule which I wore a long time as raingear, but...

In GEAR » eVENT Cagoule
January 23, 8:52am

All Reader Reviews by Frank Deland

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Gossamer Gear
Ditto. When something is not in stock when you first look, just put your name on the -e-mail-when in stock list and they will let you know. They quickly and without questions replaced items that...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 21, 3:36pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Very comfortable and a pillow not needed. But, you are not supposed to blow this up by mouth because moisture will get into the fill. So, there is a blow-up bag arrangement that does work, but it is ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 12, 8:44pm

GoLite Ultralite poncho/tarp
This Golite gear is made of a rugged silnylon. It has snaps to help shorten its length when worn as a poncho. It is useful to run a guide line over the top of it between the supporting poles to help...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 30, 7:45pm

Ray-Way 3-person tarp and net tent
Att: Mrs. EW! You do not need all that extra weight of overhead netting, plus you will have even more room under your tarp without it. Just add several inches of netting along the side edges, and ma...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 08, 10:10am

Superfeet Performance Green
I do not think superfeet are supposed to prevent blisters, unless because they help correct the fit, they, by chance, correct an area that might otherwise chaffe your skin. Also, cut off about 1/8 in...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 04, 12:09pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
Note BD's final picture: the handles of the pot are directly over the opening that allows wood or fuel to be added to the stove when it is burning and the pot is ontop. When adding wood, I found ...

In Stoves - Other
March 30, 8:37pm

Montrail Vitesse
On my first pair, the coating wore off the toe top. The grey just pealed off leaving a white fabric. Also, the rubber on the front side separated from the side of the shoe. I repaired it with Shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 12:06pm

Merrell Mesa Ventilator II Cross-Training Shoes
Ditto. I am about to head to the REI nearest me where they are on sale for $57 (Jan. 5) It will be my second pair having switched over from the Montrial Vitesse (see above). I had avoided this shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 11:50am

Littlbug Wood Burning Stove Littlbug Junior
First, to find the website note that Little Bug is spelled with no "e". The efficiency of this stove amazed me. I have tried homemade versions of woodburners with little success, so I was ...

In Stoves - Other
December 12, 9:45am

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Same as Phil Barton above. The tip broke off on the first day. I returned the pole, it was repaired at no cost and a spare basket and extra tip was also included. I had lost a basket as well as the...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 2:18pm