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Probably not....
Fish hooks are a well known weapon of mass destruction, the rod sections can be used as stabbing weapons, the rod tube makes a great club, and worst of all, the twisted horsehair line makes a vicio...

In Fishing » Flying with Tenkara
September 06, 5:37pm

I like my stake well done, er, done well!
Vaibhav - You will indeed have to stake the Duomid - but as mentioned above, you'd be a fool NOT to stake down any tent, unless you were in the most sheltered of locations. If you're willin...

In GEAR » Quick question about setting up Duomid (or similar tarps/tents)
September 06, 5:34pm

Fly away
If you haven't seen these clips, watch them to learn the value of staking down even "free-standing" tents in a breeze!

In GEAR » Quick question about setting up Duomid (or similar tarps/tents)
September 06, 3:11pm

Precip -> Mica
As Tommy says: "The Precip is okay, but I like the Marmot Mica way better - lighter weight, better cut, etc. " The precip is a decent jacket, and would do well for you in AZ (I'm ...

In GEAR » Marmot Precipt
September 04, 7:37pm

Dump the poly!
I'm with Aaron too! Keep the bivy intact and lose the ground cloth. Never understood the view of bivy PLUS ground cloth - two items doing one job! Then for Christmas, have the GF get you an ...

In Make Your Own Gear » I want to cut the Silnylon floor out of my MLD Bug Bivy
September 04, 4:03pm

Check out the Opinel line of folding knives. Specifically, the traditional wood handled ones. Very nice for the money.

In GEAR » looking for a replacement knife
September 04, 3:58pm

Wide Outdside
"the peak elite AC, has wider tubes on the side, to help keep you from rolling off." the POE Peak elite AC is great - those wider tubes at the outside edges do a great job of keepi...

In GEAR » I keep falling off my Inflatable Pads
September 02, 5:15pm

Location, location, location
It's not the bathtub floor that's the problem, it's where they're putting the floor - on a site that collects water! Some slope is preferable to "flat" if it's going t...

In GEAR » Yet Another Shelter Selection Thread
September 01, 12:29pm

Salt and Water
Eric sez: "1. salt the hamburger liberally when cooking (in a "riced" or loose fashion) helps it store longer. 2, rinse the cooked hamburger in boiling water to remove most of th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My 2 cents on dehydrated chili
August 30, 12:50pm

He'd been brushing back a trail with the machete. Been at it for awhile. Swinging at some more brush, the plastic handled machete slipped out of his hand and swung from the loop he'd attach...

In GEAR » Machetes for bushwacking.
August 29, 3:55pm

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