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Re: Official Wish List
Santa: This will add hardly any weight to your sack... I wish for a titanium lid for my Snow Peak 600 cup. And I promise to be nice to EVERYONE on this (and other) backpacking forums! Thanks...

In GEAR » Official Wish List
December 22, 9:43am

Re: Okay....
You're way too hard on yourself. You probably had the larger size canister...

In GEAR » SnowPeak Titanium cookware and mugs
December 20, 6:09pm

Re: What???
Joshua: The top rim of the cup is just a bit wider than the bottom rim of the canister, so the entire canister will fit inside the cup when you drop it in upside down. There is no "hooking". ...

In GEAR » SnowPeak Titanium cookware and mugs
December 19, 6:07pm

Re: SnowPeak Titanium cookware and mugs
How does the TREK 700 Ti compare to the 600mL Ti mug? 600 - 3.75(d) x 4(h), 20 oz capacity, 2.9 oz wt. 700 - 4.125d x 4.37h, 24 oz capacity, 4.5 oz wt. Also, will the small fuel canister(Sno...

In GEAR » SnowPeak Titanium cookware and mugs
December 19, 11:04am

Re: Sierra designs Solomente tent
No experience, but the Marmot Alpinist 2P looks good too. There, a trio of lightweight winter tents: Would be curious to hear any actual experience with these three tents.

In GEAR » Sierra designs Solomente tent
December 14, 3:40pm

Re: Simplicity
Leaving cells, iPOD's, PDA's, etc. will go a long way to simplicity. For those who always bring their cameras, lenses, tripods, etc. -- leaving ALL of them at home from time to time can help foc...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Simplicity
December 08, 10:09am

Re: Mont-bell Alpine Ultra-Light Down sleeping bag
For a summer bag, I would rather carry a few ounces more in exchange for a full zipper -- which provides much better venting options...

In Gear Deals » Mont-bell Alpine Ultra-Light Down sleeping bag
December 06, 5:58pm

Re: GoLite Jam v. Fanatic Fringe
I would echo Matthew's comments above. I too own a FF Thompson Peak, although I have altered mine, so a direct comparison is no longer possible. I added 3 web loops (think belt loops) near th...

In GEAR » GoLite Jam v. Fanatic Fringe
November 29, 2:42pm

Re: Have we hit the point of diminishing gains?
We often focus on the effect of gear weight reduction. But isn't that just half the equation? Our bodies need weights to increase strength and endurance! For that reason, I tend to take the mi...

In GEAR » Have we hit the point of diminishing gains?
November 22, 3:39pm

Re: write weight on gear
May I play devil's advocate? 1. Writing with permanent marking will likely reduce the market value of your gear, should you ever decide to put it on Ebay, etc. 2. If you modify gear over ti...

In GEAR » write weight on gear
November 22, 2:31pm

All Reader Reviews by Ben 2 World

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Big Sky Ultra C Aluminum Tent Stakes
I've been using titanium shepherd hook stakes for years now -- loving their ultralight weight but disappointed with their suboptimal ground penetration and holding power. These stakes can be bent...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 09, 8:02pm

Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
I received my pair and went on a moderate 2-hour hike today (approx. 2,000 ft. elevation gain over 2.7 miles -- then returning back down). I find the specs to be accurate, and the poles a beauty to...

In Trekking Poles
July 06, 11:33pm

MontBell Versalite 20
This is a no-thrills but well-constructed frameless day pack. You can see photo and specs here. You can also see BPL...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 04, 7:18pm

Coleman F1 Ultralight
The first review touched on the F1's performance. This post will describe and critique the set up process. Prior to buying the F1, I have used the MSR PocketRocket (PR). With the PR, all you ...

In Stoves - Canister
January 28, 11:03am

Micropur MP 1 Chlorine Dioxide Water Purifier Tablet
Comparison to Potable Aqua above is incorrect. For bacteria and viruses, Micropur is just as effective and easy to use (15 minutes treatment time). It is only for protozoa (e.g. cryptosporidium) t...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 06, 9:28am