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"If working around others, use a tight wrist loop. Like ski straps on xc ski poles, it takes less of a grip and also keeps the tool from flying off if you do something stupid." Be aw...

In GEAR » Machetes for bushwacking.
August 29, 9:05am

Acme Security
I just carry a light weight plastic "This Property Protected by Acme Security" sign and post it outside my tarp. That keeps all the bears and bad guys away! ;)

In GEAR » Solo Wilderness Security
August 29, 9:02am

Blackberry = Kudzu
The only difference is kudzu doesn't have tasty berries to disguise its noxious, invasive qualities. If in the Southeast, you'd try to clear out kudzu and think you were being ecological...

In GEAR » Machetes for bushwacking.
August 28, 2:53pm

Invasive Blackberries
The blackberries that Justin is so wantonly chopping are a non-native invasive species that has taken over large tracts of land in northern California and Oregon (not sure about Washington, but my ...

In GEAR » Machetes for bushwacking.
August 28, 10:21am


In Gear Swap » FS: Inertia X-Lite Sleeping Pad
August 27, 6:01pm

Inertia X-Lite is sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: Inertia X-Lite Sleeping Pad
August 27, 5:52pm

Price drop
Price drop: Now at Sold

In Gear Swap » FS: Inertia X-Lite Sleeping Pad
August 27, 12:27pm

FS: Inertia X-Lite Sleeping Pad
Just doesn't quite fit me - I seem to have too long a torso to fully hit both the shoulder and hip pads at the same time. Here are the lengths of the pads and gaps, from top to bottom, infl...

In Gear Swap » FS: Inertia X-Lite Sleeping Pad
August 26, 6:32pm

Many bottles; Sawyer Squeeze
Some of us use multiple water containers with the Steripen because we don't want to carry "heavy" Nalgene wide mouth bottles. Platy bottles or commercial water bottles are so much lig...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Filter vs Steripen
August 26, 2:41pm

Bark River Golok
The Bark River Golok is an awesome tool for work like what you describe. Expensive, but worth it. Only available when Bark River makes a run, because they sell out very quickly.

In GEAR » Machetes for bushwacking.
August 26, 9:09am

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