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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

Gateway gear?
Yeah, get folks hooked on UL with inexpensive stuff, then they'll move up to the spendy stuff later!!! ;)

In GEAR » Intrest in affordable light gear
August 23, 8:32pm

Got it!
Got it, payment sent! thanks!

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Cricket - CUBEN
August 23, 1:07pm

Silly Stix
Gary, if you decide to offer Silly Stix by themselves, please put me on your list of buyers!

In Gear Deals » Special offer to MLIFE members
August 22, 5:11pm

MacD's straw
I carry a few vaseline-soaked cotton balls in sections of MacDonald's straws. One straw is good for three fire starters. Melt the ends to seal them. To use, cut open, fluff cotton, add spark or...

In Multiple Use Gear » Cool firestarter idea
August 21, 9:04pm

I'll take it if...
I'll take it if you don't work a deal with Randy. If so, please send me Paypal address, etc.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Cricket - CUBEN
August 21, 8:58pm

No bad choices
I have no experience with the WM bags - but I've used Marmot bags for a good while (Hydrogen and Helium), and picked up the Plasma 15 and 30 this last year on various sales. I must say I am ver...

In GEAR » Argh - sale forces re-eval of bag decision - help
August 21, 3:25pm

Love kimchi!
My wife and I (both distinctly non-Asian) love kimchi! There is a large Korean population in the area, and my wife has learned ot make some very tasty kimchi herself. I love the look of shock w...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dried Shrimp
August 19, 6:35pm

Kimchee
Hmmmm.... Can you dehydrate kimchee? I love that stuff!!!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dried Shrimp
August 18, 4:35pm

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