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GPS in trouble

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GPS in trouble
May 19, 8:12am

Weminuche off trail route question
Anybody know a way from Chicago Basin to Sunlight lake, just north and east of it, that is Class 2 terrain or an easy Class 3 with a pack? I don't want to climb Sunlight peak or Windom Peak, I&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weminuche off trail route question
May 02, 8:49pm

Waterproof/Dustproof Point and Shoot recomendations?
I have been happy with a Pentax W10, but looking at the W60 and the Canon D10. I'd prefer to avoid Olympus' memory cards. Any recommendations or considerations?

In Photography » Waterproof/Dustproof Point and Shoot recomendations?
May 02, 2:48pm

How much hand Sanitizer must be carried?
While reading this New York Times article: I came across this CDC suggestion: "How much goop should you use? Vigorously rub all ...

In GEAR » How much hand Sanitizer must be carried?
May 01, 3:38pm

Backpackable Kite
I'm looking for your recommendations for the most fun/ounce backpackable kite. Price is no concern. This is my fun we're talking about.

In GEAR » Backpackable Kite
April 26, 12:31pm

Bushbuddy Hot tub

In Chaff » Bushbuddy Hot tub
April 21, 10:31am

flying with poles
Don't forget that if you fly to your hiking destination one piece poles are problematic.

In GEAR » BPL Stix
March 13, 8:15pm

Dealing with fraudulent small business practices
I telephoned a local city police detective for a bad ebay seller. The seller was in another state and it wouldn't have been practical to hire a lawyer. I explained that a simple phone call f...

In GEAR » Dealing with fraudulent small business practices
March 09, 4:43pm

Wait until July 1 and
get your cash.

In GEAR » I've got a REI dividend to burn, what should I get?
March 05, 6:11pm

ID Pants
The velcro strips are on both sides of the pants and does a pretty good job of keeping them up over time.

In GEAR » Questions for ID Thru Hiker and Rain Pants owners
March 04, 7:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Tim Cheek

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Mountain Laurel Designs 850 ml Cup
Perfect because it does what the advertisement says it will do. It holds enough water to reconstitute your freeze dried food, and your hot drink. Boil the water for both, pour whatever is needed for t...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 05, 10:07pm

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
I feel like I have to choke down energy bars. They are just too dry for me. And, these things didn't seem appetizing to me because they had the consistency of gummy bears and the political cor...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 05, 10:01pm

Amazon Kindle
Some people fish, fly kites, chat with their hiking mates, or mull over their route and equipment when they aren’t hiking. Some hike from dawn to dusk and have no time for such weighty pass times. If...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 05, 9:54pm

Garmin Oregon 550t
This review is by a first time GPS user, so I can’t offer a comparison to other units. I’m also not familiar with the technical aspects of GPS units, so I can’t offer you performance data. What I ca...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
September 05, 9:53pm

Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Firestarter
Plastic broke while trying to use it the first time. Apparently, the spring wasn't strong enough for the plunger to pop out when I squeezed the case. Super gluing it back would likely prevent m...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 25, 8:19pm

Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure by Peter Stark
Okay, maybe this is engaging and educational, but it gave me the creeps. How many ways can you kick the bucket in slow motion?

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:32pm

Alone Across Alaska 1,000 Miles of Wilderness DVD DVD $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping. This is a DVD of a solo hike from the east end of the Brooks range to the west. Six hundred miles of hiking and four hundred on an inflatable canoe. ...

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:30pm

Inov-8 Roclite 390 XCR
I bought my pair from REI in case I needed to return them. I'd have preferred a pair without gore tex, but it was fun to splash through water without drying out. I was worried that the description...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 06, 9:37pm

Cocoon Vest Vest
I ordered the medium because that is what I wear in a Patagonia Micro-Puff, but the neck was too big for me, too. I have replaced it with a small, and the fit is perfect. I prefer the zipper over t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 05, 7:56pm

Equinox Lite Tripper Organizer Pouch
The irony of repackaging stuff into smaller containers is the accumulation of a whole lot of little containers. I have tried to keep track of them all a variety of ways, but always feared I'd mis...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 28, 10:00pm