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Re: Re: Re: Re: Transition to a lighter pack
>I do a fair bit of scrambling but I've met a guy on the trail with one of those LuxuryLite packs and he raved about it. I was surprised by just how versatile those packs were, does it suit ...

In GEAR » Transition to a lighter pack
May 05, 10:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Dehydrated Water...almost
I think Pedialyte is nasty tasting, at least the stuff I gave my kids (they didn't seem to mind). My solution (pun) is ElectroMIX from Alacer Corp, the maker of Emergen-C. One lightweight pa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dehydrated Water...almost
May 04, 11:05pm

Re: Dehydrated Water...almost
I don't think you're missing anything. Most likely that hiker was drinking more water than necessary because his lack of electrolytes was being felt as thirst. You still need water to make ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dehydrated Water...almost
May 04, 11:44am

Re: Another option
Cheap ($2-$3) made-in-China lock-blades that I pick up at the swap meet or surplus store. I have several: serrated, straight, hooked. I just grab whichever I like best at the moment. Typical weight...

In GEAR » UL Trail knife
May 04, 10:53am

Re: Re: Transition to a lighter pack
Others have mentioned that you should switch your pack last, and I agree. When you do get around to the pack, consider the LuxuryLite. I consider this to be the 3-season replacement for my Dana T-1...

In GEAR » Transition to a lighter pack
May 03, 5:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: gear list help
>how important is using a groundsheet if my bivy has a silnylon bathtub-style bottom? Most silnylon will give you a wet butt if you set it on soaked ground and sit on it. It is waterproof ...

In Gear Lists » Finally put together a gear list. HELP!
May 02, 9:50pm

Re: Re: Ultralight on a Budget
>An "Ultralight on a Budget" article would be very valuable. Check out the BPL MYOG thread Cheapest UL Gear List Challenge.

In Editor's Roundtable » Why I Go Light
May 01, 9:31pm

Re: Fanatic Fringe Quilt
> The more I study, the more I find myself wanting to make my own but I have never sewn anything in my life and would be scared to buy the raw materials then make a bad mistake. The Ray-Way...

In GEAR » Fanatic Fringe Quilt
May 01, 8:56pm

Re: Status
I might be able to go...late July or August. I don't have any permits.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » JMT thru hike
April 28, 10:54pm

FS: Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine [book]
Beyond Backpacking Ray Jardine's Guide to Lightweight Hiking The All-Trails Version of Ray's Classic: The PCT HIker's Handbook New condition. On eBay, starting at $25. http://cg...

In Gear Swap » FS: Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine [book]
April 28, 5:02pm

All Reader Reviews by Douglas Frick

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Petzl Zipka
I have the original 3-LED Zipka (1.9 oz with Lithium batteries). It is my regular headlamp (when there's little likelihood of hiking at night) and I always carry it with me on day hikes. It isn...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 07, 1:54pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
I grabbed a bunch of random non-Cliff bars at REI before a recent trip. A few of them were wretched, some just indifferent, and a few I thought would be worthwhile to remember for next time. And then ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 13, 1:03pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
The good points are: fast, fuel-efficient, easy, simple, and reliable boiling water. You can hold it in your hand while you boil water, if finding a place to set up a hot stove is a problem in your en...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 10:55am Premium Membership
I read all of the free articles, and after looking at the abstracts of the Premium articles, I immediately bought a membership. That was well worth it right there. I've also more than saved the price ...

In Books and Media
December 26, 10:01pm

Hiking Light Handbook by Karen Berger
This is a great intro to lightweight backpacking. She covers all of the major gear areas in an uncomplicated fashion, giving overviews of what, why and how to lighten up. The book includes strategies,...

In Books and Media
December 26, 9:56pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I refer to it as my "ugly hat," but it's the one I always grab when it's sunny. I wear this hat in Hawaii, where hiking is hot and steamy. I just tighten the headband a bit (easily and securely adjust...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 23, 9:16pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
I don't have a Brunton Helios lighter, but unfortunately there isn't a way to comment without giving a rating. I do, however, have six butane 'windproof' lighters/torches: a Brunton Firelight, a Solo ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 23, 8:27pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
This is a thick book with a lot of useful information. I found it inspiring, with a fairly well-balanced idea of hiking and camping with light gear. I've bought copies for friends, with the simple adm...

In Books and Media
November 25, 2:17pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I have flat feet after wearing rubber slippers in Hawaii for 15 years. When I got back into hiking I found I could only pack for a mile or two before my feet started screaming. Superfeet solved that p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 25, 1:47pm