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All Forum Posts by Greg Vaillancourt

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flexible shoes
Roy, Do you think your feet have gotten better as a result of wearing shoes like the Frees or the Innov-8s? Vick, that is encouraging to read! Do these shoes have much in the way of arch s...

In GEAR » Very flexible shoes and flat feet
March 31, 7:00pm

Very flexible shoes and flat feet
I've read with interest that companies like Inov-8 make shoes with very felxible soles to condition the foot and improve biomechanical efficiency. As one who is cursed with horked-up feet {flatt...

In GEAR » Very flexible shoes and flat feet
March 30, 8:44pm

Oh man.....
I can't believe I read the whole thing.... Now I gotta go to the gym :)

In Gear Lists » Ryan Jordan's SUL Winter Challenge
February 25, 4:53pm

No place to be a tough guy
I'll bring some extra caution. I'm normally a meathead and I'll get focused on the objective and keep going for it no matter what. Wanna see some blister photos to prove it? :) Winter conditi...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Day Hiking Items: Scenario
February 19, 11:00am

Tikka XP vs EOS
One nice feature the Tikka XP has is a diffuser lens. This makes it much nicer for reading and bumping around camp. I have both. I used to carry my EOS and an Aurora. Used the Aurora around camp.

In GEAR » Headlights for Rainier in Winter
January 15, 9:15am

Optimus Nova vs. MSR XGK series
I'm ready to retire my old Coleman liquid fuel stove. Not interested in Powermax system. Between the Nova and XGK what are the pros and cons. Winter use at high altitude and foreign travel wi...

In GEAR » Optimus Nova vs. MSR XGK series
January 14, 9:19pm

Rodale Mags SUCK
You won't see any mention of any products that do not advertise in a Rodale rag, period!

In On the Web » Backpacker Magazine's Gear Guide '05
January 07, 9:30am

Epic or Event gaiters - anyone make these?
I'm wanting a new set of gaiters now that the snow is falling. I figure I might as well look for a good set in one of these materials. Are you aware of any makers producing gaiters in these fabr...

In GEAR » Epic or Event gaiters - anyone make these?
November 21, 4:03pm

Bear Predation
Good article and comments. I just want to add that Treadwell and his girlfriend were far from smart and did things that any bear aware person would not do. Camping on a known bear path and si...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Electric Bear Fence
October 16, 3:30pm

All Reader Reviews by Greg Vaillancourt

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Nesco American Harvest Food Dehydrator
Cheap Chinese junk. I'm using my oven at 140 degrees with equal or better results.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 15, 2:19pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
And very nice workmanship.

In Stoves - Other
April 14, 10:04am

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
but these are quite good. I eat them for dessert on trips.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 05, 5:56pm

Wiggy's Super Light
This bag was purchased for winter car camping trips to the desert. I was not concerned with the bag's considerable weight and bulk for this role. The materials that make up the bag should be qu...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 18, 6:15pm

Patagonia DAS Parka
A 4 because the main zipper pull looks pretty fragile. I like the breathability of this parka. Reminds me of my MH Chugach (also Polarguard 3D) in the way it dries your other layers after you put i...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 24, 6:27pm

Backpacker's Pantry Kung Pao Chicken
For an "All Natural" meal this thing tastes like a chemistry experiment. Not good at all...maybe the worst FD meal I've ever tried. They obviously tried to hide the disgusting flavor ...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
January 19, 6:06pm

MSR XGK EX
This stove is heavy and loud. Surprisingly loud! It doesn't simmer and it is downright bulky. Why the 5 rating? Because for melting vast quantities of snow (or ice) this thing cannot be beat un...

In Stoves - White Gas
November 19, 7:36pm

Penny Stove soda can version
I "geeked out" on DIY alcohol stoves and built probably 50 over 2 years. The Penny performs well but in my tests it only beat an openjet Pepsi can stove by 30-35 seconds. I also played wi...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 12, 8:42pm

Snow Peak Trek 700
The lid from the Vargo mug fits fairly well and it is Ti. I think the SP 700 is a nicer pot. I switch to an aluminum foil lid unless I plan on draining pasta. The steel lid is really secure as a st...

In Cookware - Titanium
November 12, 8:31pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
I've found that placing my shoes near the mattress so my elbows have a place to rest makes for a much more comfortable night. I hate having my elbows dangling off the sides or locking my finger...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 08, 11:47pm