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Re: MLD poncho tarp w/ serenity shelter?
After reading your post I took a look at mld website and I noticed that Ron says that the senrity shelter works with tarps that are 7' feet wide in the front(I think Ron has changed the webpage...

In GEAR » MLD poncho tarp w/ serenity shelter?
April 29, 6:38pm

Re: Avon silicone glove
John do you know what percentage of dimethicone is in the avon cream? In hydropel it is 30%. If it was close to that it might work. Every hand cream that I have seen with dimethicone in it was 2% o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Andrew Skurka spoke in Mpls today on Avoiding Blisters -- Interesting Advice
April 27, 7:54am

Re: kinsman weights
Does the 1.8 primaloft have a scrim on it? I don't think scrims are usually counted in the stated weight and that could account for your kinsmans having the same weight.

In Make Your Own Gear » kinsman weights
April 24, 11:07pm

Re: 5oz XP jacket/pants - how warm?
I think you would have a hard time wearing 5oz jacket and pants while being active at temp above -15F. The climashield is pretty warm stuff as you probably know because you have a 2.5oz quilt. I ha...

In GEAR » 5oz XP jacket/pants - how warm?
April 22, 7:01am

Overnight on the NCT
I got out this weekend with a friend for an overnight out and back trip on the North Country Trail near Brule, WI. Here are links to the sections we hiked: first part second part. We parked at the ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight on the NCT
April 21, 1:35pm

Re: Thru Hike List-PCT
Do you have the floorless version of the contrail? If you do the tyvek ground sheet is a good choice. The tyvek is overkill IMHO if you have the floored version. I use a GG polycyro ground cloth wi...

In Gear Lists » Thru Hike List-PCT
April 06, 7:29pm

Re: How dangerous is thru-hiking?
First off after re-reading my post I want to emphasize that I am not looking to start a gun debate here, I was just surprised by the comment my co-worker said. And you are right Sam he is not a hik...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How dangerous is thru-hiking?
March 25, 2:29pm

How dangerous is thru-hiking?
Does anyone know safety statistics about thru-hiking the trails of the triple crown. I am preparing for a CT/CDT hike in Colorado this summer and I have gotten a lot of questions about my safety (l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How dangerous is thru-hiking?
March 25, 8:09am

Re: Sunday afternoon adventure hat
Thanks for the info guys. I think I will order one from REI and give it a try. It will be nice on long trip not having to put sunscreen on everyday (except when I am crossing snow fields). I just h...

In GEAR » Sunday afternoon adventure hat
March 24, 11:11am

Sunday afternoon adventure hat
I was wondering if anyone here has experience with one of these hats. I thinking of using one for my Colorado Trail thru-hike. I want to know while using one of these hats do you never have to put ...

In GEAR » Sunday afternoon adventure hat
March 24, 7:36am

All Reader Reviews by Stuart Burke

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Simblissity Levagaiter
I love these gaiters. I wear them every time I go hiking. They breathe well, dry fast, keep debris out of my shoes and stay in place. When I first used the gaiters it took a few tries to get the fit r...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
February 26, 4:47pm

Montrail Stratos XCR
I like mine quite a bit. They fit well and are reasonably light. My only complaint after hiking 40 miles with them is that the padding around the ankle soaks up a lot of water and takes a long time (s...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 31, 8:39pm