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WTB- Bivy
Anyone have a bivy they are considering selling? I'm going to be using it under a tarp. My wants- Lightweight (duh) Zip preferable Mesh bug netting PM me or post here. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » WTB- Bivy
March 25, 5:51pm

Re: Still no contact but thank to all
When all else fails, try a phone call. I sent Brian an email and after waiting a week for reply, I called the shop. He answered on the second ring and took about 15 minutes on the phone to answer...

In GEAR » ULA Contact
March 25, 6:09am

Also showed up, just as described. Already guyed out in my backyard, thanks for the deal!

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarp & Bug Bivy
March 24, 5:26pm

Drink it away
I read an article on drinking water at altitude, written by some folks at a adventure guide company who lead Everest and other 8000m climbs. They claimed that water consumption has shown them tha...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » allitude sickness
March 24, 6:58am

Re: Re: Re: Lightweight hooded merino light colored top Re: Gear We'd Buy—If It Existed
I'd love a shirt that exactly replicates my Patagonia R1 Hoody but has large 150g merino wool patches sewn into the underarms. This would make the shirt all but perfect for 0-60 degree hiking,...

In GEAR » Gear We'd Buy—If It Existed
March 24, 6:41am

Re: allitude sickness
Victoria, I'll agree with what's already been said here but go into a little more explanation (disclaimer- I'm not a scientist or doctor). Barring some physical abnormality you'...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » allitude sickness
March 21, 4:08pm

Re: Packing/handling light do YOU do it?
I brush it out with my hand, shake off the rain/frost/condensation as much as I can, try to clean the bottom as much as I can, then jam it in there.

In GEAR » Packing/handling light do YOU do it?
March 21, 2:27pm

Re: Wool layering systems?
If I am moving around (i.e. hiking) I find that a mid to light layer like 180g-200g is fine to roughly about freezing with just a wind shirt. I'll usually use liner gloves and a thin fleece ca...

In GEAR » Wool layering systems?
March 21, 12:44pm

Re: Re: Solo Tents
Ben said- "easy to wipe (condensation) away once in a while (except maybe in truly high humidity coupled with strong rains pounding down) -- unless you are one of those who just hate to hav...

In GEAR » Your Favorite 3-Season Solo Tarp Tent, Double Wall Tent or Tarp + Bivvy?
March 21, 12:30pm

Re: Thanks for feedback, looking for Solo shelters in this thread
Ack- that was user error on my reply- sorry! For my solo shelter, I've used another Tarptent for a while now- the Contrail. I bought it because at the time it offered the most living space ...

In GEAR » Your Favorite 3-Season Solo Tarp Tent, Double Wall Tent or Tarp + Bivvy?
March 21, 12:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Russell Swanson

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Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
This is a little dated as the new Ether series has since replaced my POE pad but I still feel the review is relevant due as a statement about the company. First, the pad is comfortable, so I won'...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
September 29, 11:48pm

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Max Compact
I'll be posting a similar review under the POE Max Thermo regarding the quality of the pad. First, the pad is as comfortable as advertised, so I won't go into details about this. My comments ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
September 29, 11:41pm

Aloksak O.P 12.5 x 20"
I also had difficulties securing the seal on the on the OP Sak in both a Bear Vault and an Ursak (w/aluminum liner). The OP Sak is square and the bear containers are round. Perhaps a better design w...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 22, 9:42am

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
I don't need to add to the comments about the jacket's usefulness and breathability. I practicaly live in mine on the trail. I'm dinging the perfect rating down to a 3/5 for two reasons;...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 03, 4:33pm

ULA Conduit
A lot of superlatives have been already said in the above reviews and I don't have a lot to add, other comments about the pad sleeve. It was clearly designed to accept self inflating 3/4 length p...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 11, 10:57am

REI Quarterdome
If you must have a double walled tent, this one is hard to beat. For the price, you're getting a great package. I've had the Quarter Dome for a few years now and it's been quite a serv...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
March 21, 5:18pm

ULA Equipment
Aside from Brian's phenomenal products (which are well documented), I recently had a great experience shopping with ULA. While researching a new pack purchase, Brian Frankle my emails to ULA Equi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 14, 1:58pm

Western Mountaineering Ultralight Super
Ok, I'll admit that I'm posting this review just to see what it does to my BPL rating. Oh the vanity! I bought this bag sight unseen, based largely on Western Mountaineering’s reputation within th...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 30, 6:02pm