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Re:Panther Mountain & Gaint Ledge - Catskill Dayhike
I dunno Nate, I drive pretty fast and only live 3 miles from you, and I can't make that trailhead in 2 1/2 hours, lol. That whole Giant Ledge, Panther, Slide, Whittenburg-Cornell area is one of...

In Post-Trip Reports » Panther Mountain & Gaint Ledge - Catskill Dayhike
July 21, 4:57pm

GG AC 60
One of the things GG did was get rid of the pivot bolt that attached the hipbelt to the pack. Now belt swaps are just a matter of releasing the stabilizer straps, pulling out one belt and installin...

In GEAR » Few Pics of Granite Gear Escape AC 60
July 11, 12:36pm

Re:16 oz aluminum bottles
Predictibly, I made a stove from one about two months ago that worked very well. I haven't had time to do anything more with it though.

In Make Your Own Gear » 16 oz aluminum bottles
July 06, 7:00pm

Re:Hydropel vs. Sportslick
Can't comment on the hydropel, as I've never used it, but sportslick has kept me blister free for 5 years.I also use it for chafing, and it does a great job.

In GEAR » Hydropel vs. Sportslick
July 06, 6:56pm

Re: Re: mouthparts; dropping off of trees
I believe you are correct, Miguel. I was on a jobsite a couple of years ago, and ticks were dropping out of the trees at a noticable rate. Enough so to cause concern. It's the only time I'v...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lyme Disease: Challenging Old Stereotypes
July 06, 6:51pm

Re:Granite Gear Escape AC 60
I had a chance to carry an AC 60 two weeks ago with not only my normal load, but about 12 pounds of video gear on top of that, and I must say, I really like it. It carried as well as, if not better...

In GEAR » Granite Gear AC 60
July 03, 10:46am

Re: Hiker in Need!! can you help?
Get better, Don. The trail ain't goin' anywhere. Thanks for the update, BTW.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker in Need!! can you help?
June 25, 6:00pm

Re: Tarp size question
x4 on the 8x10. It is one of the most popular tarp sizes with good reason. Perfect for two, and extra roomy as a solo shelter.

In Make Your Own Gear » Tarp size question
June 21, 3:43pm

Same Ed?
Hey Ed, are you the fellow over at 24CF that builds the cool cylinder stoves? (sorry about the thread hijack). I know a feww of the guys over there have added stove jacks (from ti goat, I believe) ...

In GEAR » Appy Trails shelters anyone?
June 21, 3:31pm

Re:Bears and Puppies Oh My!"
I wouldn't get to obsessed about bears on the AT in PA. I've been hiking the PA AT section for 22+ years, and haven't seen one bear. If anything, your puppy will keep them at bay. The o...

In GEAR » Bears and Puppies Oh My!
June 16, 7:08pm

All Reader Reviews by george carr

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Mountain House Precooked Scrambled Eggs with Bacon
When I decide to pack a hot breakfast I usually either pick up the MH eggs with bacon or ham and peppers. As one reviewer suggested, pour out the water before consuming. I usually prepare this dish as...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
February 19, 7:47pm

Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce
When I grab a freeze dried dinner for an overnighter, the MH lasagna is my number one choice. I liked it when I started in '88 and still like it today.

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
February 19, 7:40pm

Lightweight Backpacking 101 Ryan Jordan, Alan Dixon + (2001)
When I 1st joined this was the article that convinced me sub 5 was possible. I think that on the home page there should be a link that says read this first. While the original might use some up...

In Books and Media
February 19, 7:34pm

The Ultralight Backpacker by Ryel Kestenbaum
At the time of this books publishing UL backpacking was still relatively new to the general backpacking public, so as the saying goes "you can fool some of the people some of the time...". T...

In Books and Media
February 19, 7:28pm

Tarptent Squall
I purchased my Tarptent Squall in 2004 and now consider it my main shelter when I am carrying a tent. Henry Shires was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. The squall has served me well from my b...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
February 10, 8:42am

Powerbar Energy Gel Caffinated Gels
I discovered energy gels a few years ago and decided to try the Powerbar brand on an AT hike in 2004. If you've never tried a carbohydrate gel or don't typically take in caffeine all I can say...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
February 10, 8:31am

Montbell Thermawrap Vest
I've owned the Montbell Thermawrap UL Vest for 3 seasons now, and like many folks I puchased it to save weight. I originally carried a fleece vest that had trustily served me for many years, so I ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 10, 8:12am