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Sawyer Filter on the PCT
It is very likely that when the survey was done they were using the crappy 1st generation squeeze bags that would break if you just sneezed on them. The filter is rock solid...the original bags ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT hiker stats.
February 20, 1:57pm

Re: Need Help: Photos of Dan's Zelph Stoves at the GGG!!!
Duane, If you can take a shot of yourself holding Dan's stove and email it to me, that would be great. I updated the GGG Photo Essay with pictures of Dan's stoves. What is missing ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
February 20, 8:41am

Re: Solomid XL
Ken & Everyone else, Question for you, as I have been considering getting a regular solomid (I am 5'6"), what are you using for a ground sheet? Polycro sheet or a bivy of some so...

In GEAR » New MLD SoloMid XL
February 19, 10:49am

Re: How Many Pairs of Socks Do You Carry?
When I did the JMT in 2011 over 15 days I only carried two pairs. I would wash one pair and tied them to the exterior of my Jam2 to dry in the sun. Then wear the other one. I admit that th...

In GEAR » How Many Pairs of Socks Do You Carry?
February 18, 5:58pm

Re: Asthma
Petra, Thanks for all the details. Here is what Pat said: As she's not using the Pro Air on a daily basis, she's actually not having any exacerbations or attacks. Yes changes i...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Asthma
February 18, 4:41pm

Re: Inhalers
Petra, Here is what my wife wrote back: How many times a day does he use Pro-Air? Pro Air is the same as Albuterol/Ventolin inhaler, manufactured by a different company, that's all. S...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Asthma
February 18, 2:25pm

Re: Asthma
I am asthmatic too and I have been on allergy shots for 7 or so years. Kinda funny, but I am allergic to all trees except willow and pine....all grasses, weeds, dust, dirt, dogs and cats. I h...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Asthma
February 18, 2:01pm

Photo Essay Updated with Dan's Zelph Stoves & Other Corrections
Photos essay updated with more photos. Over 250 photos for your enjoyment. Tony

In Post-Trip Reports » 2014 Gathering of Gear Geeks : GGG
February 18, 12:02pm

Updated with Dan's Zelph Stoves and other corrections from people
Updated the photo essay. Enjoy!

In Photo Gallery » 6th Annual Gathering of Gear Geeks 2014: Henry Coe State Park, California
February 18, 12:01pm

Re: 2014 Gathering of Gear Geeks : GGG
To everyone who attended the GGG, I need your help because I showed up late at this year's GGG and missed out on some critical photos. Dan, from Zelph Stoves, donated over $300 of his sto...

In Post-Trip Reports » 2014 Gathering of Gear Geeks : GGG
February 15, 11:00am

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm