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Re: Re: quilt for me
"As a side sleeper and a toss-and-turner, bags never made sense for me. Always ended up with the hood over my face, my legs tangled up, would wake up and have to spend time getting it all stra...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Claustrophobia, quilt owners’ secret shame?
February 04, 1:14pm

Re: 4th Most Popular Size for Bearikade Food Canister
"Now, to see about selling a kidney to pay for this canister..." So, that's how you pay for one. I have always wondered.

In GEAR » 4th Most Popular Size for Bearikade Food Canister
February 03, 4:27pm

Little Yosemite Valley
The composting toilet in LYV has no such warning. They do warn about throwing plastic, etc., but nothing about urine.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Toilet Paper
February 03, 3:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Big 4 cost vs. weight
"Green = 6 (9%) either very smart shoppers or they bought virtually all used gear or they bought their gear a LONG time ago at far cheaper prices than can be had today." I'm in tha...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
February 02, 4:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Umbrellas
"I often hike in cool drizzly rain with high humidity. "Perfect" weather is a myth..." I thought that summer was pretty rain free up that way. It always seemed to be in Aubu...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
January 31, 1:04pm

Standards
When complying with a standard becomes a positive marketing feature then standards can be enforced without the government. Otherwise...

In GEAR » Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
January 31, 11:42am

Re: Re: Umbrellas
I have never carried an umbrella hiking. Generally speaking, I'm a fair weather hiker, at the moment. I did just get back from Yosemite (Yosemite Falls Trail for two nights), but that is my f...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
January 31, 11:22am

Umbrellas
"but weak for a real blow..." I have never had a problem with umbrellas in high wind. You have to pay attention and keep it angled into the wind. But, there is LOTS of feedback to he...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
January 31, 10:21am

Daves not here...
But most everyone st work is my age (I'm 53). I understand the 30 something not getting it, but everyone else... At least someone here does! :^)

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini Backflushing
January 31, 8:48am

Re: Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
I only use the lumens to compare with other lamps, what and how many batteries it uses and how heavy it is (and cost). All the other stuff I have always ignored. I have the black diamond spot. I...

In GEAR » Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
January 30, 6:25pm

All Reader Reviews by Larry De La Briandais

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Campsaver.com Retailer
I purchased the Vargo canister stove from them at a GREAT price. They had such a run on sales because of the low price that is was sold out. They left me a personal phone message letting me know tha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 3:07pm