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Sam Adams!
This backpacker much prefers a mellow red to a bitter IPA! If only Sam Adams was in a can!

In Chaff » "Beer in a Can"
October 24, 3:36pm

"Maybe it was the 12 year old and the grandfather took the blame. There's a tragedy for you." If so, that kid will be haunted for the rest of his life - for life he took, and his g...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sheriff: Hiker mistakenly shot by Ore. bear hunter
October 24, 2:01pm

Start with the solution for diaper rash!
Desitin, Bag Balm, or Chamois Butter, in that order. Diaper rash solutions are really good! Bag Balm is also excellent - and Chamois Butter is a standard of the cycling community. Supplementary:...

In GEAR » butt cream?
October 23, 6:06pm

California Bear Fear
If you only go car camping here in California, you are bombarded with "keep all food in the bear boxes" messages. If you backpack, you're required to carry your food in bear canisters...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Black bear encounters
October 22, 12:29pm

"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

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