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REI Flash 18
You might be amazed at the amount of clothing you can fit in the little day pack. I works great as an airline carry-on. REI Flash 18 http://www.rei.com/product/778466?preferredSku=7784660032&a...

In GEAR » $200 Spend Spree at REI. Need Advice by 12/26
December 25, 1:33pm

Thanks re cards
Thanks to all above. Bob, I discovered when shooting at low light that the camera does have a strobe flash.

In Photography » speed of a flash card
December 20, 9:13pm

speed of a flash card
Thanks, Bob. My camera is a new Olympus E-620. There is a review of the camera at this site. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/olympus_e620.html

In Photography » speed of a flash card
December 15, 3:44pm

speed of a flash card
What is the importance of the speed of a Compact Flash Card? I believe it refers to the speed at which data is passed to the card? I see ads for "High Speed Memory Cards" Does it refer...

In Photography » speed of a flash card
December 14, 9:25pm

JMT gear
I wore the RR Eco Mesh everyday on the JMT and last summer for 10 days in Yosemite early and late August. Excellent. Did not have to use sunscreen on my arms. Did not over heat I used the SpinnSh...

In Gear Lists » Gear List - JMT Late Summer 2011
December 14, 1:39pm

dri ducks run big
I am 5'11" 165. Dri Ducks Medium have plenty of room. Wearing it now over a shirt and sweater and it runs a good 7-8" below my waist (Just lower than crotch) which is nice. I like ...

In GEAR » Dri Ducks?
December 14, 1:08pm

outside insulating layer
Okay, now I will try to answer your question! Patagonia DAS Parka. I like that it is long enough to go below the waist and that it is not down. I have a Golite clone that they no longer ca...

In GEAR » Warmer Insulation Layer
December 13, 9:37am

base layering
I would add a wind shirt which one can use year around. In winter it acts as a nice wind-break/semi-vapor barrier keeping in the heat. A windshirt fleece combo option is the Marmot DriClime vest ...

In GEAR » Warmer Insulation Layer
December 13, 9:26am

perimeter bug netting
It works very well. Not only does it keep out mosquitos, it leaves you with more room in your shelter than an insert bug canopy. That is why I like the Wild Oasis. I have not used the DuoMid, bu...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
December 12, 10:00am

SPOT
Look under recent Articles here. There is a review of SPOT and a thread. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/spot2_personal_locator_review.html

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backcountry Sat. Phone or SPOT
December 05, 7:25pm

All Reader Reviews by Frank Deland

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Gossamer Gear
Ditto. When something is not in stock when you first look, just put your name on the -e-mail-when in stock list and they will let you know. They quickly and without questions replaced items that...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 21, 3:36pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Very comfortable and a pillow not needed. But, you are not supposed to blow this up by mouth because moisture will get into the fill. So, there is a blow-up bag arrangement that does work, but it is ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 12, 8:44pm

GoLite Ultralite poncho/tarp
This Golite gear is made of a rugged silnylon. It has snaps to help shorten its length when worn as a poncho. It is useful to run a guide line over the top of it between the supporting poles to help...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 30, 7:45pm

Ray-Way 3-person tarp and net tent
Att: Mrs. EW! You do not need all that extra weight of overhead netting, plus you will have even more room under your tarp without it. Just add several inches of netting along the side edges, and ma...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 08, 10:10am

Superfeet Performance Green
I do not think superfeet are supposed to prevent blisters, unless because they help correct the fit, they, by chance, correct an area that might otherwise chaffe your skin. Also, cut off about 1/8 in...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 04, 12:09pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
Note BD's final picture: the handles of the pot are directly over the opening that allows wood or fuel to be added to the stove when it is burning and the pot is ontop. When adding wood, I found ...

In Stoves - Other
March 30, 8:37pm

Montrail Vitesse
On my first pair, the coating wore off the toe top. The grey just pealed off leaving a white fabric. Also, the rubber on the front side separated from the side of the shoe. I repaired it with Shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 12:06pm

Merrell Mesa Ventilator II Cross-Training Shoes
Ditto. I am about to head to the REI nearest me where they are on sale for $57 (Jan. 5) It will be my second pair having switched over from the Montrial Vitesse (see above). I had avoided this shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 11:50am

Littlbug Wood Burning Stove Littlbug Junior
First, to find the website note that Little Bug is spelled with no "e". The efficiency of this stove amazed me. I have tried homemade versions of woodburners with little success, so I was ...

In Stoves - Other
December 12, 9:45am

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Same as Phil Barton above. The tip broke off on the first day. I returned the pole, it was repaired at no cost and a spare basket and extra tip was also included. I had lost a basket as well as the...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 2:18pm