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Re: Re: SMD review
Paul, Does the SMD Solo Lunar fit in the Essence pack well or should it fit outside?

In GEAR » Front Loading UL pack?
January 26, 12:40pm

Re: Lightweight .... the book
Franco, From many of the post of yours I have read, I must ask what your daytime job is... Stand-up Comic?

In GEAR » Lightweight .... the book
January 25, 10:12am

Re: The problem of space
I remember the time (20 years ago) when all my worldly possessions were on my back in a 5300 ci REI external framed backpack. Start in California and get on the Amtrak; stop at different rail stops...

In Chaff » Hypermaterialism and Ultralight Gear
January 24, 3:28pm

Re: Re: Alcohol in Winter
>> Russia is in the midst of its coldest period in perhaps 60 years and zoos and circuses are reportedly prescribing vodka for their animals. << I just heard on the news this evening that some z...

In Winter Hiking » Alcohol in Winter
January 23, 11:22pm

Re: Travel Light-Eat Heavy
Outstanding book… Well done. I love how each day of the 14-day menu is broken down with caloric intake and the page each meal is on. A great opportunity to mix and match to your taste. I have tri...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Travel Light-Eat Heavy
January 23, 11:18pm

Re: Hypermaterialism and Ultralight Gear
>> So try the exercise-- can you live from the contents of a one meter cube? << Sounds like an exercise to get ready for the next generation of a “Hoover Town”, or “Bush Town” or whoev...

In Chaff » Hypermaterialism and Ultralight Gear
January 23, 3:41pm

Re: Re: Re: bungee to reduce wind stress
>> "I still haven't arrived at a satisfactory knot arrangement" << Try using a sheet bend for closing both ends of the loop. It is designed for joining two pieces of different diameter or slicke...

In GEAR » bungee to reduce wind stress
January 22, 5:32pm

Re: conflict of interest: Manufacturing V reviewing
I am now into my second year as a BPL subscriber. I have found the reviews posted in BPL articles, techniques and products to be very informative and I believe unbiased. If you look back, you will ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » conflict of interest: Manufacturing V review
January 20, 11:18am

Re: hammer/mallet for tent stakes
I usually go without or use some of the local tools available close to the campsite previously mentioned. However, if you really want a mallet, there is one sold at REI that weighs about 7 ounces, ...

In GEAR » hammer/mallet for tent stakes
January 20, 10:47am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Tarp Guylines
Taught Line Hitch and Sheep Shank? Maybe a Truckers Hitch / Cinch Knot with the loop closer to the pole.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tarp Guylines
January 17, 6:26am

All Reader Reviews by Mike Storesund

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Photon Light Proton Personal Flashlight
I would give the Proton a 4 out of 5 score primarily because of its high cost ($69). It is an excellent light if you need to do any emergency signaling at night or if you need a high intensity beam fo...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 27, 9:11am

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
I like the simplicity in the concept of the design. It is a combination of bivy sack and single wall tent with plenty of room that weighs in at 25 ounces. The bathtub floor and netting along the floor...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 24, 1:11am

ULA H2O Amigo
I too am a firm believer in gravity filters. It is a blessing that you can still get filtered water with little effort while you complete some other chore around camp. I have used self made gravity fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
September 24, 12:59am

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
I believe each post have their valid points. I believe the general consensus, mine included, is that Beyond Backpacking © is something that should be on every backpacker’s bookshelf. I have read and r...

In Books and Media
September 11, 9:20am

Go Lite Speed
I rate this pack a 5. I also have its smaller brother the GoLite Race, which I gave my son. For 2 pounds, not including ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 02, 11:40am

GoLite Breeze
I have to say this is not the worst pack I ever had, but close to it. I do like the simplicity, but the straps are just killer. With 18 pounds I can carry on one shoulder and switch sides, but when ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 29, 4:05pm

Photon Freedom Micro (White)
These are great little lights! I have the White, Red and Blue with 2 clips. I wear the White and Red on my lanyard and keep the Blue on a hat clip. The Blue was bought as a joke with the Scouts... H...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 29, 3:58pm

I bought these to replace my older / heavier poles. I prefer collapsible poles so I can adjust the height with my tarps and my SMD Lunar Solo. I did the research before buying and was concerned about...

In Trekking Poles
August 25, 8:52am

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I had one of these for almost a year. I thought the four pot supports were a great idea and wish more manufacturers would do so. However I had a few issues and thanks to REI return policy I was able t...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:51pm

Brunton Crux
I think this stove is the next generation of things to come. With a collapsible burner head, it folds over for 3.1 ounces of ultimate compact ability. The oversized burner head offers a better burn an...

In Stoves - Canister
August 24, 1:21pm