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My Locale On the AT in VA
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SPOT in use
I have used the SPOT in Yosemite and on the AT in the VA woods when cell phone reception was no available. Here is what my wife saw at home in MA when I stopped by this area of Yosemite. Zoom i...

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT2 Personal Locator Review and Extensive Field Test
December 02, 10:06pm

Hiking the LT
Readers should not underestimate the ambition of your hike. The trail in northern Vermont is rugged. Lots of ups and downs over steep rocky terrain. Most hikers take close to a month to complete...

In Post-Trip Reports » Long Trail Unsupported Attempt - August 2010
November 30, 11:44am

Transportation at end of JMT
From lone Pine you can go north to Reno or South to LA, LAX via public transportation. When I arrived at Lee Vining on the evening bus from Yosemite, there were no vacancies. I spent the night ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Extra help planning my Sierra trip
November 28, 4:00pm

Magic 33
http://www.nielsenbrownoutdoors.com/2010/03/aarn-marathon-magic-33.html

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pack Recomendation
November 25, 10:23am

heels
Alas, time wounds all heels. My daughter had a lot of problems with blisters on the heel or back of the foot because her heel is narrower than the front of her foot. She used to put on duct tape ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tougher feet?
November 25, 8:32am

ferrules
Try googling and researching "how to make your own fly rod". I have seen ferrules mentioned. For example: http://clarksclassicflyrodforum.yuku.com/topic/29953

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Your Own Trekking Poles
November 25, 7:42am

reminds me of :
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/starlyte.php

In Make Your Own Gear » "Mole" Stove
November 25, 7:34am

Sierras
Google "herbs for altitude sickness" Drink lots of water (enough to pee clear, not yellow or gold) especially if you get a head ache. Two weeks on the JMT and 10 days in Yosemite ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weather in the Sierras
November 23, 8:43pm

lots of shapes and sizes for "tarps"
Here is a site with lots of pictures and options for a variety of traps. Look, too, at their description of a bivy.: http://www.owareusa.com/index.html What you have would be called a "...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tarp vs. Bivey
November 23, 8:12pm

fixed pole example
Two fixed poles support the MLD TrailStar:

In GEAR » Tarps that can be pitched with non-adjustable poles?
November 23, 7:36pm

All Reader Reviews by Frank Deland

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Gossamer Gear
Ditto. When something is not in stock when you first look, just put your name on the -e-mail-when in stock list and they will let you know. They quickly and without questions replaced items that...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 21, 3:36pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Very comfortable and a pillow not needed. But, you are not supposed to blow this up by mouth because moisture will get into the fill. So, there is a blow-up bag arrangement that does work, but it is ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 12, 8:44pm

GoLite Ultralite poncho/tarp
This Golite gear is made of a rugged silnylon. It has snaps to help shorten its length when worn as a poncho. It is useful to run a guide line over the top of it between the supporting poles to help...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 30, 7:45pm

Ray-Way 3-person tarp and net tent
Att: Mrs. EW! You do not need all that extra weight of overhead netting, plus you will have even more room under your tarp without it. Just add several inches of netting along the side edges, and ma...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 08, 10:10am

Superfeet Performance Green
I do not think superfeet are supposed to prevent blisters, unless because they help correct the fit, they, by chance, correct an area that might otherwise chaffe your skin. Also, cut off about 1/8 in...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 04, 12:09pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
Note BD's final picture: the handles of the pot are directly over the opening that allows wood or fuel to be added to the stove when it is burning and the pot is ontop. When adding wood, I found ...

In Stoves - Other
March 30, 8:37pm

Montrail Vitesse
On my first pair, the coating wore off the toe top. The grey just pealed off leaving a white fabric. Also, the rubber on the front side separated from the side of the shoe. I repaired it with Shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 12:06pm

Merrell Mesa Ventilator II Cross-Training Shoes
Ditto. I am about to head to the REI nearest me where they are on sale for $57 (Jan. 5) It will be my second pair having switched over from the Montrial Vitesse (see above). I had avoided this shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 11:50am

Littlbug Wood Burning Stove Littlbug Junior
First, to find the website note that Little Bug is spelled with no "e". The efficiency of this stove amazed me. I have tried homemade versions of woodburners with little success, so I was ...

In Stoves - Other
December 12, 9:45am

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Same as Phil Barton above. The tip broke off on the first day. I returned the pole, it was repaired at no cost and a spare basket and extra tip was also included. I had lost a basket as well as the...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 2:18pm