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Re: This thread is about philosophy and has nothing to do with actual BPL
Congratulations on paying off your mortgage! We have been going through a similar life simplification process. We recently moved and plan on not having any mortgage on our next dwelling, if we c...

In Philosophy & Technique » This thread is about philosophy and has nothing to do with actual BPL
August 17, 4:33am

Re: Thru hike camera
For a really lightweight, high quality camera, we have been really happy with our Sony NEX-5. We bought it with the 19mm pancake lens which makes it nice and small for a large sensor camera. Also, ...

In Photography » Thru hike camera
August 16, 4:57am

Tooth Powder
I am a huge fan of tooth powder. Tastes fresher than plain old baking soda. Our favorite is Uncle Harry's: http://www.uncleharrys.com/store/index.php/cPath/48_57

In Philosophy & Technique » Tooth Paste Dots: which toothpaste
August 16, 4:53am

Re: Making the move to minimal footwear, need some advice
@David The Trail Gloves feel better with time. They tend to break-in and stretch out a little, so those high spots in the sole will eventually go away (at least from my experience). If you wa...

In GEAR » Making the move to minimal footwear, need some advice
August 16, 4:49am

Nemo Pentalite
Another tent you might want to check out is the Nemo Pentalite: http://www.nemoequipment.com/nemo2011-pentalite2011-tent It is a little over your budget, but not much.

In GEAR » Light Affordable roomy 4 season tent
August 16, 4:41am

Re: Re: Re: Luna Sandles
Sandals were included in the study, they were in the Summer article.

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 15, 1:09pm

Re: "High" mileage with minimalist shoes
@Henk, Since you already are a sandal user, maybe you could continue in the vein, but with trail sandals instead? You could experiment with Huaraches (Luna makes some out of varying thicknesses ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 15, 4:52am

Re: "Minimalist" vs "Barefoot" for backpackers
@Luke I am with you with fat/wide toes. I have found that with the narrow toeboxes, by then end of the day my toes are actually quite sore. This probably also has a lot to do with the fact that ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 15, 4:44am

Re: "Natural"?
@Hartley Going for minimalist runs and doing multi-day trips in minimalist footwear are quite different stories. One is a short duration activity with a long recovery period in between. The othe...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 15, 4:37am

Re: Luna Sandles
@Paul, I would love to try a pair of Lunas some day, but they weren't appropriate in my mind for this article (i.e. Fall/Spring).

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 15, 4:28am

All Reader Reviews by Damien Tougas

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Four Dog Stove Bushcooker LT III
Disclosure: Four Dog Stove sent me this stove to test after reading about my frustrations with another wood stove. In return I agreed to post my impressions about the stove (good or bad) on this forum...

In Stoves - Other
July 12, 7:45pm