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pole extender
depends on how far you want to extend. Ive used a rock for a couple inches quite a few times When setting up a large mid, I didnt like the pole extenders, it wasnt particularly stable. Two pole...

In Make Your Own Gear » Trekking pole extender
June 22, 12:55pm

bear encounter
The one guy that appeared in the video at the end, certainly didnt look like much of a runner. Just by his face and upper torso Id put him at 50+ lbs overweight. Seems like they were maybe only ...

In Chaff » Bear Encounter
June 22, 6:09am

pack weights
Id say the average thru hiker on the AT carries about 15 lbs baseweight, and a 55-65L pack, but thats only the main bag. After a few months, they carry A LOT of food, 2+ lb per day because they ...

In GEAR » Arc Blast 52L vs. 60L: quick question
June 21, 4:08pm

tyvek
Several options: tyvek is most durable, heaviest (~5-6 oz) , least water proof. SOL Polyethylene space blanket is lighter than tyvek,(3-4 oz) but pretty tough 2mil poly- kind of heavy re...

In GEAR » Tyvek vs 2mil painters tarp
June 21, 1:09pm

52l
well, that obviously depends on a person and their gear. I could comfortably thru hike with the 52L, even with a #$%^ing bear can. Im using mine on the JMT in a couple weeks. For a deep winte...

In GEAR » Arc Blast 52L vs. 60L: quick question
June 21, 12:47pm

best rope for hanging
Done right, a hang can be effective. Problem is, in my experience, most are done very poorly. People are either stupid, lazy, or both.

In GEAR » Best UL rope for food hanging/multi-purpose?
June 21, 7:21am

granola
"Besides, granola isn't particularly calorie-dense. I have a dark chocolate almond variety that about as high in calories as I've found (haven't looked too hard)--it's 116 Cal/...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packing JUST a giant bag of granola (with nuts, raisins, etc)...
June 20, 7:53pm

123 mountain
Not sure why some people seem frightened of having a collections letter sent. Especially a fake one. I wouldnt even deal with the company anymore. I would chargeback the credit card, and send ...

In GEAR » 123mountain.com CAUTION
June 20, 4:15am

rope
I would say its time to get BBB and credit card company involved.

In GEAR » 123mountain.com CAUTION
June 19, 8:56pm

Lithium
Some devices, all actually devices, have an operating voltage range. Some narrower than others. I have a gps that will not work with rechargeables , it requires 1.5V, 1.2-1.4V doesnt cut it. Wish...

In GEAR » Lightest AAA rechargeable batteries
June 19, 6:04pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm