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re: Best Type of Stove for Vehicle Storage?
I think it would have to be a very large stove, even for a very small vehicle! :)

In GEAR » Best Type of Stove for Vehicle Storage?
November 21, 3:00pm

re: nalgene 15%
Any particular place, or just anywhere?

In Gear Deals » nalgene 15%
November 19, 6:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Serious problems with cell phone 911 call locations
"I carried nothing but a map and compass until I was in my early 60's, at which point I finally caved and started carrying a PLB, primarily for my wife's peace of mind." Ditto....

In GEAR » Serious problems with cell phone 911 call locations
November 18, 5:02pm

re:CDT Sleep System Debate!
If you check sleeping bags with the European ratings, you'll see that in general they think women sleep about 10* colder than men. Get a warmer bag for sure, and bring your down jacket and pant...

In GEAR » CDT Sleep System Debate!
November 16, 8:24pm

Duomid with GG extenders
See this thread below: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=84136&skip_to_post=717987#717987 If you use GG LT4s, these ext...

In GEAR » Duomid vs. Shangri-La 3 -- Thoughts?
November 16, 2:10pm

Nice pics and grammar
Truly beautiful country, and your photos capture that beauty well! Thanks! As far as English grammar, and speaking as a descriptive linguist, about the only stable words in English are the funct...

In Post-Trip Reports » A weekend with Ediza
November 12, 8:03am

re: Sawyer Filter for Cow Water ?
Bear Grylls would drink it straight!

In GEAR » Sawyer Filter for Cow Water ?
November 11, 5:49pm

Games and sticks
Here's two books that have ideas for kids - we've used the stick book with our grandkids. Most of those things need string in addition to sticks - not too much weight to carry. I haven'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas for UL Activities When Hiking with Your kids
November 10, 12:25pm

re: Re: Tough call!
Good grief, Jennifer - that's the same thing I experienced, only it was the right shoulder, right on the collarbone! It was really irritating!

In GEAR » Ospery Atmos 65 or ULA Catalyst?
November 08, 4:02pm

Catalyst over Atmos
I tried both the Catalyst and the Atmos, and went with the Catalyst. While the Atmos was comfortable, the Catalyst was lighter and more comfortable. Plus the Catalyst could hold my bear cannister w...

In GEAR » Ospery Atmos 65 or ULA Catalyst?
November 08, 12:06am

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Barber

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ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
This is the side sleepers dream bag! The bags are filled with 900 fill power goose down, outer shell is green .95 oz/sq yd Pertex Quantum ripstop nylon, and the liner is black .67 oz/sq yd nylon. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 25, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Upon receipt of the pad, I inflated it to sleeping firmness, and stood it up against the bookcase. An hour later it looked rather soft; three hours later it was in a pile on the floor. Brand new, and ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 24, 11:49pm

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've purchased from Lawson on several different occasions. I've always gotten excellent service, fast shipping (especially considering I live clear across the country!), and good interaction v...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 20, 11:47am

ULA Catalyst
I've spent the last two years trying to find a pack that is both light and comfortable, ie, transfers weight to the hip bones well. To date, i had found packs that were only one but not the other ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 8:11pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
I was able to pick up a Bushbuddy Ti used, and can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of one! I used it repeatedly this summer and have been absolutely delighted with it! It is probably...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 11:59am