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Re: Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
Excellent report! Great detail. Nice pics. I understand what you are saying about compromise, but based on your report I will wait and see before I buy Fall/Spring minimalist shoes. The narrow ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 02, 5:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Yosemite - not all bad
And another thing that is good about Yosemite: the ROOM SERVICE!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite - 6 Nights (Late August/Early Sepember)
August 02, 6:58am

Re: Re: Re: "SUL - COOL EAST 1-3 Days"
Nick, Appreciate your suggestions. I will reassess my sacks and think about the bifocal sun glasses. This past year my eyes' distance requirement exceeded my arm's length. So it is eithe...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL - HOT EAST 2 Nighter
August 02, 6:52am

Re: Re: Surprise, Surprise - huge discrepancy between data and forecasts
Rog, good comments and links. These are interesting times. I'm reading The Wave by Susan Casey. In an early chapter the author writes about a science conference she attended. Was amazing ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
August 01, 7:24pm

Pharr Davis Breaks AT Record
Pharr Davis Breaks Appalachian Trail Record http://www.ultrarunning.com/ultra/features/news/pharr-davis-breaks-appala.shtml Springer Mountain, Georgia, July 31. Jennifer Pharr Davis set a new...

In Chaff » Pharr Davis Breaks AT Record
August 01, 12:55pm

Surprise, Surprise - huge discrepancy between data and forecasts
Surprise, Surprise: The Future Remains Hard to Predict “There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts.” In what realm do you think this “huge discrepancy” exists? The...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
August 01, 12:40pm

Re: "SUL - COOL EAST 1-3 Days"
As the seasons change... East Cool List 4.59 lb Switch pad to Z Lite Switch quilt to No Sniveller Wear merino sweater Pack - Shelter - Sleeping 6.5 Zpacks Z1 10.0 Z Lite Small 8.9...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL - HOT EAST 2 Nighter
August 01, 11:15am

Re: "SUL - HOT EAST 2 Nighter"
Eugene, So no mercy on my poor pitiful soul : ) Definitely will drop down to one stuff sack and razor will replace both scissor na knife. I've tried the running shorts with liners. Ended up ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL - HOT EAST 2 Nighter
August 01, 11:00am

Re: Re: revised SUL - HOT EAST 3.65 lb
Using 50 as a cutoff makes sense. Thanks. I might be able to work in a one nighter soon. Temperatures permitting, I will go without the hoody.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL - HOT EAST 2 Nighter
July 31, 7:05pm

Re: Stargazing
>> just watch the entire sky without the aid of optics Agree with Nick. No optics necessary when backpacking. If you learn a few constellations then you will see what ancient people sa...

In GEAR » Stargazing
July 31, 7:00pm

All Reader Reviews by George Matthews

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Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant
Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant Size L (my scale 4.1 oz) I'm 5'11" and 185 lb Very comfortable fit for me. Snaps on pant bottom (two settings gives flexibility) The p...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
December 30, 4:28pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
I use trailrunners (Inov8 Terrocs) and bought the Rocky GTX socks for cold, really messy weather. I gave them a few good tests this fall. I wore them over Smartwool socks (medium thickness). Fortun...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 30, 3:46pm

White Box Alcohol Stove
Got one in July for when I want to use alcohol stove for 2 - 3 hikers. Bought the combo from BPL Shop. T...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 28, 12:21pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Really nice system. All you need is the Mug. I usually boil 1.5 cups of water using about 3/4 oz (12 drams) or a bit less of denatured alcohol depending on the water's coldness. A secondary ben...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 21, 1:14pm

Mountain Laurel Designs MLD 2Thirds XP Quilt
Per MLD: Shell Fabric: Momentum Mini Ripstop (Aegean Blue) Lining Fabric: Momentum Taffeta (Black) Insulation: ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd 8.9 oz ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd Top Width 43”, ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 20, 4:36pm

Frogg Toggs Rain Suit
I know these have been around for a while, but I was itching to get something with the Print-Issue-RIP coupon. I tried them during a good rain on a cool day. They are comfy and kept me dry. Howe...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 20, 4:05pm

Backpacking Light Merino UL Pants
The pants are light and comfortable. I like to wear them under running shorts. I plan to integrate them into my clothing system for cool through cold weather. They were also nice under Precip pants...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 20, 3:59pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
FireLite 475ml Titanium Trapper's Mug Trapper's Mug Absolute simplicity! ...

In Cookware - Titanium
December 20, 2:50pm

BPL Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody
The Backpacking Light Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody The need for a single, functional, highly versatile garment that minimized layering changes during the Arctic 1000 expedition inspired Ryan Jordan ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 06, 1:52pm

Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak OrangeBlast
I picked up a box of Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak (Orange Blast) at Vitamin Shoppe. The product claims: "feel the difference or your money back". I thought, why not try it. Typi...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
June 11, 6:14am