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Great review
That is a step forward offering from REI. Out Scout Troop has a bunch of halfdome 2's which are IIRC roughly 6 pounds each - although they've stoop up to hard scout use rather well which i...

In Editor's Roundtable » REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review
April 02, 1:52pm

Good Stuff
I am relatively new to backpacking and up to this point I've always been on trips with my son's Scout troop. So a group - with a lot of more experienced hikers around (both adult and older...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 26, 11:44am

Re: Summer Camp
Vince - I don't believe so - we've gone to Grimes every year as far as I know... I can ask around at the next meeting however! Troop has been in existence since 1966 or so with a fair numb...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » what trips does your troop have planned for this year?
March 26, 10:38am

Tough choices
I agree with many comments and around the original price point of 20 I think the Ontario Rat 2 is an excellent choice - or consider a Victorinox SAK Alox Cadet which is a fine folder, light and thi...

In GEAR » folding, all-purpose knife?
March 26, 9:21am

Some impressive trips planned! We are in Charlotte - one outing per month generally speaking. October and beyond is not posted yet (we vote at the end of the school year). So: This year i...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » what trips does your troop have planned for this year?
March 25, 12:48pm

14500 versus nimh etc...
In some lights a 14500 will give a significant increase in output. This is true in the CR123 format as well although the voltage difference isn't as pronounced - but my Sunwayman V10r ti+ is 4...

In GEAR » 14500's Purchase Advice Please
March 14, 1:55pm

Marmot Ion
I cycle in a North Face Verto because the weight is less of a concern when on the bike and it is more substantial than my Marmot Driclime or certainly the Ion. It would hold up to some small measu...

In GEAR » windshirt with a good waranty or a decent cheap one?
March 12, 10:09am

F1/Pocket Rocket
Owen - well we'll have to see what folks say...!

In GEAR » Recommend me a canister stove.
March 10, 12:09pm

While I agree on the litemax I have an F1 and while I like the litemax better the F1 has performed well for me (was my first stove...) Curious what is wrong with the F1?

In GEAR » Recommend me a canister stove.
March 10, 6:51am

Youve used my current favorite the litemax -- gigapower would be my second choice but the litemax is excellent lightweight and reliable an all around top performer.

In GEAR » Recommend me a canister stove.
March 09, 5:34pm

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