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Re: wow, now list of drugs!
B - For pain, associated with sciatica and OA (joint degeneration), and the effects of back injury, noted in the most recent posts, to which I was responding. My own injury was a burst fracture of...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 15, 3:38pm

Old guys running
K - Congestive heart disease started it, but I've felt better physically ever since.

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 15, 3:04pm

Old guys running
My goodness, and I thought I was suffering. Even Reiter's at its onset in my youth was nothing like the sciatica can be now. So on a hopefully constructive note, here is a list of remedies ...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 15, 2:56pm

Old Guys Running
Be sure it is not a drone like one of those in the world's longest BPL thread. Anything they drop is likely to have a warhead on it or depleted uranium something or other. Roger, How can yo...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 14, 8:26pm

soaking vs brushing to apply silicone to an old tent
The vendor websites say the canopy of this tent is "polyurethane/silicone" coated. Coated with PU on one side and sil on the other sounds logical, but that is not the case with the PU/SI...

In GEAR » soaking vs brushing to apply silicone to an old tent
January 14, 8:14pm

Re: Hoka Stinson ATR's
So, it is probably BPL blasphemy to mention this, but last summer I discovered Salomon Authentics, that look like a mid hiking boot, but are much more 'squishy.' They are ideal with my wide...

In GEAR » Soft and squishy shoes for backpacking?
January 11, 10:38pm

Re: Goosefeet weights
Re: "2.0 oz (for the 1oz each)" Thank you! Will email them about the Toughtek, also. They could go over some MYOG thinsulate foot warmers. Right now I'm using some neop...

In GEAR » Ultralight Booties: What's Out There?
January 11, 10:06pm

Re: Do you know a good UL winter camping video?
The M means you can access articles, I think. Please do not miss the article by Roger Caffin entitled, "When Things Go Wrong." It is on this site and should be easy to search. He and h...

In GEAR » Do you know a good UL winter camping video?
January 11, 9:45pm

Old Guys Running
Tom, Touche. Eric, I tried a lumbar pad to keep the pack from sliding down and taking the weight off the hips. (Posted a photo once, but can't find it.) The pad worked fine, but was worr...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 11, 9:37pm

Backslide etc.
Thanks, Roger, for the feedback. Will pick some up later. Tapped out by Xmas right now.

In GEAR » Vargo's new 2015 4oz 10point crampons
January 11, 9:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Sam Farrington

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Marmot Rockstar Pant
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 12, 10:51pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
Bought this shortly after the BPL review came out. It was my first down bag since the 70's. The outstanding DWR treatment shown in the review persuaded me that a down bag might work for me agai...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 8:09pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
It is a good emergency item, because, as already pointed out, it takes up almost no weight or space. It addresses both the crypto and giardia if one waits the recommended times. Should the main wa...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 05, 11:13pm

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
Tried them a few years ago for winter snowshoeing, which involved a lot of bushwacking. Clammy, wet, cold and eventually, frozen fingers. Just about anything else is better, even just leather. Am su...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 11:14pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Used the reg (not super) version of this bag for three weeks; one on Maine's Grafton Loop Trail in June at altitudes up to 3K', and two in Colorado's Rawahs in August at altitudes up to 12...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 06, 11:10pm

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
I have not had any problems with the stitching, and have found the product to be reasonably warm for its very light weight. Pockets might have been nice for handwarming, but if it is really cold, I c...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 07, 12:06am

Lorpen Trekking Extreme Coolmax Socks
For anyone allergic to wool, or just looking for a fine coolmax sock, these are a good choice - 75% Coolmax, 15% Polyamide, 10% Lycra. Weight is 4.4 oz a pair in size Medium. They are a medium to he...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 8:26pm

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
While I have always used hang lights in camp instead of headlamps, ordered this item because of Keith's excellent review. Was pleased to note that the beam was as bright and more even than the Ph...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 14, 8:34pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
My understanding from this and other sites is that this filter is not effective after thawing once the element has been frozen. If this is not so, it would be helpful to have this corrected. Otherwi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 01, 4:44pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
The only drawback for this stove was the lack of a windscreen, such that it did not perform efficiently in windy conditions. The manufacturer's screen sold separately is stainless steel, and on th...

In Stoves - Canister
November 15, 12:39am