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"But what good does it do if they do not want to honour it." Your lawyer will explain it to you! (Along with a 30% cut!)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking bootcamp course by Ryan Jordan
October 21, 9:08pm

Caps and Tape!!!
Nice set up, Kristin!

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
October 21, 9:05pm

No Chemicals
Like Dale, I've used the Steripen with good success. I cut the top off a Nalgene "canteen" and zapped the bugs in it, then poured into a lightweight container (Platypus or Aquamira bo...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
October 21, 7:12pm

Thru-Hikers on Kindle
There are quite a few thru-hiker books available for the Kindle - mostly the AT or PCT, a few on the CDT. Also a surprising number of hiking/backpacking guide books. mike C!'s books come throug...

In GEAR » Just got one of the New Kindles
October 21, 5:12pm

Rolling is exactly what I did, and probably contributed to the problem. Explanation: I'm about 60 and have tremors familiar (sp?), which means my hands shake more and more as I get older. Tr...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
October 21, 4:59pm

Another leak
My squeeze filter also started leaking on the third day of use. The leak was at the end of the throat base. Sawyer claimed I had been "wringing" the bag (voids the warrantee), which I did...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
October 21, 1:33pm

I've been using the BushBuddy for over a year now whenever regulations would allow an open fire. I love the light weight! But on a recent trip, my companions were all using JetBoils, and the ef...

In Editor's Roundtable » Jetboil Sol Ti Premium Cooking System Review
October 20, 9:48am

Testing the Ohm 2.0
This morning I loaded up the Ohm 2.0 with 30 lbs (weighed) (max recommended weight) and took it for a walk up and down hills, just to see if things were as bad as some folks seem to think they migh...

In GEAR » ULA Ohm 2.0 Pictures
October 19, 12:18pm

Merrell Trail Runners and Darn Tough Sox
If you have a Marshall's discount store near you, you may want to visit them. Just found Merrell J85271 NTR Seismic trail runners for $50, and Darn Tough Vermont boot socks (slightly irregul...

In Gear Deals » Merrell Trail Runners and Darn Tough Sox
October 18, 4:52pm

Four books, please!
PM sent

In Gear Swap » FS: Lots of hiking books - CDT, California, etc.
October 18, 4:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Barber

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SmarTube Drinking System for Bottles
Since having a hydration bladder spring a leak inside my pack, I have avoided all such bladders. I stuck to simple water bottles until a couple of years ago when I ran across the SmarTube - a drinking...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
May 13, 1:33pm

ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
This is the side sleepers dream bag! The bags are filled with 900 fill power goose down, outer shell is green .95 oz/sq yd Pertex Quantum ripstop nylon, and the liner is black .67 oz/sq yd nylon. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 25, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Upon receipt of the pad, I inflated it to sleeping firmness, and stood it up against the bookcase. An hour later it looked rather soft; three hours later it was in a pile on the floor. Brand new, and ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 24, 11:49pm

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've purchased from Lawson on several different occasions. I've always gotten excellent service, fast shipping (especially considering I live clear across the country!), and good interaction v...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 20, 11:47am

ULA Catalyst
I've spent the last two years trying to find a pack that is both light and comfortable, ie, transfers weight to the hip bones well. To date, i had found packs that were only one but not the other ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 8:11pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
I was able to pick up a Bushbuddy Ti used, and can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of one! I used it repeatedly this summer and have been absolutely delighted with it! It is probably...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 11:59am