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4 pass loop Aspen snow estimates?
This might help you

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 4 pass loop Aspen snow estimates?
May 22, 8:41pm

GSI Halulite Minimalist+Super Cat
I agree the super cat is wind sensitive. I am using a wind screen made from a piece of dryer vent aluminum, cut 3.5" tall. The first one had a bunch of holes all the way around the bottom an...

In GEAR » GSI Halulite Minimalist + Gram Weenie Pro
May 22, 8:33pm

"Cook System Questions"
I'll second Greg on this, 600ml (20 oz) is too small to actually cook in, but freezer bag cooking is great, no clean up! Most meals take around 12 to 16 ounces of water and to me these are u...

In GEAR » Cook System Questions
May 19, 10:02pm

GSI Halulite Minimalist + Gram Weenie Pro
Glad to see this set-up getting some good attention. Also glad to see the homemade stove/screen is a wash versus the cone system.

In GEAR » GSI Halulite Minimalist + Gram Weenie Pro
May 19, 8:36pm

All purpose shelter for two people and large dog
Casey, Good deal on joining the site, aside from the forums there are lots of great articles to read as well. I would try to do more convincing to your wife on the Double Rainbow, I have th...

In GEAR » All purpose shelter for two people and large dog
May 18, 6:50pm

GSI Halulite Minimalist
The minimalist is a sweet set-up especially for $25.00, definitely would recommend. The Spork doesn't work great for watery foods though, I take a generic plastic spoon instead. @ Steve - W...

In GEAR » GSI Halulite Minimalist + Gram Weenie Pro
May 10, 8:58pm

Time for something new, or not.
Ken, I think the Rainbow fits your criteria well. I have not seen a Moment in person but I would think the Rainbow would give you more headroom for your height. You can make adjustments to the...

In GEAR » Time for something new, or not.
May 03, 9:27pm

Houdini for summer (CO) rain?
Beyond rain protection, a wind shirt (Houdini or others) do have other benefits. A long sleeved hooded base layer with a wind shirt work well together while on the move and can be adjusted easily ...

In GEAR » Houdini for summer (CO) rain?
May 01, 6:29pm

OPSAK vs. food hanging
I think it depends on where you are and your risk tolerance for losing your food. In some places I have set an Opsack on a branch instead of hanging, but there wasn't much risk (last night, cl...

In GEAR » OPSAK vs. food hanging
April 23, 10:37am

Trail runners with Vibram (or similar) soles
I have Saucony Exodus trail runners, they have Vibram soles, have seemed good so far this spring, much better grip than the soles on my Merrells. Bought them based on fit, not for the soles though.

In GEAR » Trail runners with Vibram (or similar) soles?
April 23, 10:25am

All Reader Reviews by Eric Swab

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GSI Minimalist
This economical cook set doesn't seem to get much press, probably because it is not titanium. The 20oz. (600ml) size works out perfect for most dehydrated meals. In the morning it is enough ...

In Cookware - Other
March 08, 9:40pm