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All Forum Posts by Mitchell Keil

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Re: Re: Emigrant Wilderness HIke for Sean
Although Rick points out that the main trails are "horse Highways", I have rarely seen horse on the trails. Horse apples yes but few horses. It does happen that ocassionally you will see ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » one last summer hike, but where to go?
August 27, 5:14pm

Re: Compress a tent?
Ben is right. Clean, Dry and Cool that is all that matters. Besides you will not store it compressed whether you fold or stuff. No one should. I compress my tent when I put it in my pack an...

In GEAR » Compress a tent?
August 27, 11:00am

Emigrant Wilderness HIke for Sean
The hike begins at Crabtree trailhead which is off Crabtree Road just outside of Pinecrest on Rt 108. You will have to get TOPO or some other mapping software to see the TH because it is not on mos...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » one last summer hike, but where to go?
August 27, 10:50am

Re: one last summer hike, but where to go?
I do a great solo hike from Crabtree trailhead in the Emigrant wilderness in the Stanislaw National Forest that sits on top of Yosemite like a cap. I have never seen a bear there. No bear can requi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » one last summer hike, but where to go?
August 26, 1:28pm

Make your own camp slippers
I have been trying to find the ultimate camp shoe: Very lightweight, durable, water-resistant sole, and not too warm for summer and warm enough for fall. I used to just leave my trail shoes on and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make your own camp slippers
August 24, 12:45pm

Re: Camp shoes?
I know I am coming late to the discussion, but I too have been trying to find the ultimate camp shoe: Very lightweight, durable, water-resistant sole, and not too warm for summer and warm enough fo...

In GEAR » Camp shoes?
August 24, 12:43pm

Re: Fuel Canisters - Snow Peak vs. Jetboil
Jetboil claims that using other fuel canisters result in flairups when the canisters are new. I can attest to some flairing which is ameliorated by simply not opening the jetboil valve as much as o...

In GEAR » Fuel Canisters - Snow Peak vs. Jetboil
August 21, 1:30pm

Re: Light & Comfort Pack at 30+ pounds
Aaron: I just reviewed the new GG Latitude Vapor panel loader. It is a sweet pack and would certainly carry 30lbs comfortably. In size M it is about 2'8" in size L it is about 3 0r 4oz mo...

In GEAR » Light & Comfort Pack at 30+ pounds
August 14, 3:39pm

Re: ULA Field Trip and panel loader!!
Brian: Did you say Panel Loader? Care to share anything more about this illusive creature? After all you did pick our brains and opinions in several threads concerning our wishlist for a panel load...

In GEAR » My Field Trip To ULA Equipment
July 25, 1:18pm

Re: Re: Welcome back
Cheers! PJ -- I certainly have missed your missives these past several months and am very unhappy to hear that you will be unable to continue to experience the joy of hiking and backpacking. As sev...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
July 23, 11:54am

All Reader Reviews by Mitchell Keil

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Terra Nova Laser Photon
Please remove this "Non-Review" ADDED 9/27/2007 No problem. We all make mistakes. Thanks you

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 26, 11:41am

Probar Energy Bar
I was about to write my own review of these wonderbars, when Shawn beat me to it. I have been enjoying these 350 calorie bars for about 3 months and have been using them as my lunch on the trail. The...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 19, 11:51am

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
Adding my two cents. Bottom Line on this inexpensive "Rain" suit: I got soaked clear through under my shoulder straps on a windy blow trying to get over New Army Pass two summers ago. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 09, 11:24am

Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
Reviewer Stats: Age = 58 Weight = 175 lbs Height = 6'3" Build = Athletic Waist = 34" Backpacking Experience = 30+ years Pack: Latitude Vapor Weight = 42oz size large Waist bel...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 1:25pm

Solomon XA Comp 3D
Personal Statistics: Age: 58 Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" Backpacking experience: 30 plus years Product statistics: weight: 25 ounces. Size: 12. Insoles: S...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 05, 1:45pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Personal Specs: Age: 58 Height: 6'3" Weight: 175lbs Backpacking experience: 30+ years I ordered these 7.75oz per pole all carbon trekking poles on a Monday and they arrived from the UK...

In Trekking Poles
July 02, 10:24pm

Montbell U.L.AlpineBurrow Bag #3 Long
Personal stats: age: 58. Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" backpacking experience: 30 years plus. Fitness level: athletic. This is a review of the Mont Bell, Alpine burrow bag number #3...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 1:23pm

Exped Downmat 7
I have used the Downmat 7 Shorty for 2 years now. I live in Southern CA and use it both here and in the Sierras. My scale indicates that the pad itself weighs 21oz and the foam lined stuff sack/inflat...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 25, 4:58pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Executive Summary: Of all the alcohol stoves ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 27, 3:23pm

Organic Food Bar Omega3 Flax
I posted this review baack on 2/22/2006 in a discussion about Big Sur Bars. I guess it more properly belongs here: OK, since we are considering highly dense nutritious and TASTY food bars, I thought ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 27, 1:47pm