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Non-essential
- whistle: I am 62 years old and have never used/wanted/needed a whistle despite spending a large portion of my life in the woods in one outdoor pursuit or another. - fire starter: I carry a str...

In GEAR » Missing "essential" items: backup light, whistle, and fire starter
June 22, 7:09am

Just another tool
GPS is just another tool. I figure that it is worth taking and using when the smart phone is going any way or when it is lighter than the maps and guide books it replaces. If you are somewhere ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Is GPS All in Our Heads?
June 21, 8:41am

Cuben fiber remnants?
I want to try working with Cuben on some small projects like stuff sacks and what not before investing much. Anyone have any left over pieces they will let go for a reasonable price?

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben fiber remnants?
June 21, 7:35am

Re Sawyer
"What happens if the temp drops below freezing, which can happen 365 days of the year in the high Sierra?" In my opinion probably nothing. It sounds to me as if damage is possible fro...

In GEAR » Gravity filter vs. Aqua Mira: The age-old question
June 20, 1:32pm

Sawyer
A couple things about your Sawyer comments... 1. The squeezing is pretty easy, but not even necessary. 2. It works fine as a gravity filter. 3. In my experience the bags, even the first ones, ...

In GEAR » Gravity filter vs. Aqua Mira: The age-old question
June 20, 12:47pm

Pillows
I tried a bunch and wound up preferring the medium Exped Air Pillow. The Cocoon looked promising on paper, but was terrible in practice as were most inflatables, for me at least.

In GEAR » Best lightest pillow recommendations
June 18, 6:31am

Essentials
Regarding these essentials... They may be desirable, but how essential can something be that was invented only a little over 100 years ago. es·sen·tial /iˈsenSHəl/ Adjective Absolutely...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Aron Ralston and the Ten Essentials
June 17, 4:35am

Ten Essentials
Consider that our species evolved and survived without 8 of the classic ten essentials and was lucky if they had the other two (spare food and spare water) some of the time. Given that, I skip sev...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Aron Ralston and the Ten Essentials
June 16, 3:58pm

Re: Lightweight bug protection options under a tarp that don't include a bivy?
What is it about bivies that you don't like? Would an all mesh bug bivy work for you? They are pretty light (5-6 ounces) and feel much more open than a regular bivy. You can sleep on top and...

In GEAR » Lightweight bug protection options under a tarp that don't include a bivy?
June 16, 5:36am

Bivy
I have done a month long and a 9 day (bicycle) trip using an REI bivy and it worked out OK. It was kind of heavy and pretty sticky inside if and bugs forced me inside on a hot night. I managed th...

In GEAR » New to the bivy world. Looking for advice and tips!
June 15, 2:22pm

All Reader Reviews by Pete Staehling

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Thermarest Neo-Air
I love my NeoAir (size regular). It is light, comfy, and packs small. I agree that for the price a patch kit should be included, but I don't miss the stuff sack. I have been using a ziploc ba...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 23, 12:04pm