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Re: Mariposa Plus for 22 lb?
>How well does this pack handle between 20 and 22 lb? Quite well. I carried a 24-pound (total weight) Mariposa Plus on the Wonderland Trail (93 miles) and it rode fine. I used the GossamerG...

In GEAR » Mariposa Plus
May 10, 10:22pm

Re: Methods for Mapping - On Trail and Off
>Do most of you like to use a USGS map, Mapping software like Nat'l Geo Topo, create your own, guidebook, GPS, etc? I gave up acquiring USGS topos when I bought NG Topo!, unless I'm...

In Philosophy & Technique » Methods for Mapping - On Trail and Off
May 09, 10:34pm

Re: Lightweight synthetic sleep system
>There's always a Ray-Way quilt kit My wife and I made a Ray-Way Quilt, deluxe 1-person with a third layer of 0.75" Polarguard 3D (it's my winter quilt). I cut it to my exact d...

In GEAR » Synthetic Sleeping System
May 09, 9:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Transition to a lighter pack
>Final questions: How would you characterize your experience dealing with LuxuryLite in terms of customer and product support? I can't give you much of an answer because I haven't n...

In GEAR » Transition to a lighter pack
May 09, 9:28pm

Re: Windscreen foil
You mean like this?

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen foil
May 08, 10:04pm

Re: Food for seirras? help
> i was thinking 2 cliff bars a day, a little jerky, and dried fuit.. does that sound enough? Enough to get you through lunch, maybe. I think you're going to need more than that. If you...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food for seirras? help
May 08, 9:51pm

SteriPEN Water Bottle Pre-Filter
I picked up a SteriPen Pre-Filter (1.5 oz) over the weekend. The issue of water bottle thread contamination has come up in other BPL threads. This pre-filter fits on a Nalgene 1L bottle, and it has...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Water Treatment question
May 07, 10:49pm

Re: Using Espresso Pods for pack-it-out backpacking
If you Search Forums for "coffee" there are several older threads here on BPL (e.g., "Camp Coffee") that go deeply into strategies for UL coffee. I don't drink coffee much ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Using Espresso Pods for pack-it-out backpacking
May 06, 9:51pm

pee bag
>Drink up. If it's such wonderful stuff, how come the kidneys are discarding it? I trust my dumb kidneys more than I trust those people. >But hey, I get to stretch, unkink my ba...

In Make Your Own Gear » pee bag
May 06, 9:38pm

Re: Re: Status
>I might be able to go...late July or August. I don't have any permits. Bah. Not this year. :-(

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » JMT thru hike
May 05, 10:25pm

All Reader Reviews by Douglas Frick

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Petzl Zipka
I have the original 3-LED Zipka (1.9 oz with Lithium batteries). It is my regular headlamp (when there's little likelihood of hiking at night) and I always carry it with me on day hikes. It isn...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 07, 1:54pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
I grabbed a bunch of random non-Cliff bars at REI before a recent trip. A few of them were wretched, some just indifferent, and a few I thought would be worthwhile to remember for next time. And then ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 13, 1:03pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
The good points are: fast, fuel-efficient, easy, simple, and reliable boiling water. You can hold it in your hand while you boil water, if finding a place to set up a hot stove is a problem in your en...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 10:55am Premium Membership
I read all of the free articles, and after looking at the abstracts of the Premium articles, I immediately bought a membership. That was well worth it right there. I've also more than saved the price ...

In Books and Media
December 26, 10:01pm

Hiking Light Handbook by Karen Berger
This is a great intro to lightweight backpacking. She covers all of the major gear areas in an uncomplicated fashion, giving overviews of what, why and how to lighten up. The book includes strategies,...

In Books and Media
December 26, 9:56pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I refer to it as my "ugly hat," but it's the one I always grab when it's sunny. I wear this hat in Hawaii, where hiking is hot and steamy. I just tighten the headband a bit (easily and securely adjust...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 23, 9:16pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
I don't have a Brunton Helios lighter, but unfortunately there isn't a way to comment without giving a rating. I do, however, have six butane 'windproof' lighters/torches: a Brunton Firelight, a Solo ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 23, 8:27pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
This is a thick book with a lot of useful information. I found it inspiring, with a fairly well-balanced idea of hiking and camping with light gear. I've bought copies for friends, with the simple adm...

In Books and Media
November 25, 2:17pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I have flat feet after wearing rubber slippers in Hawaii for 15 years. When I got back into hiking I found I could only pack for a mile or two before my feet started screaming. Superfeet solved that p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 25, 1:47pm