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Re: Gear List Spreadsheet Question
PJ: Thanks -- I learn something new everyday! However, I believe your first formula should be shown as: =IF(C1>0,INT(C1/16)&"lb, "&ROUND((C1/16-INT(C1/16))*16,1)&&qu...

In Gear Lists » Gear List Spreadsheet Question
December 27, 3:09pm

FS: GoLite Helios Jacket
This jacket is one of the more rain-resistant wind jackets on the market. Great for both wind blocking and protection against sudden showers. It's a Medium in "sun" color (see pic...

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Helios Jacket
December 27, 9:31am

Re: REI Gossamer jacket and vest half off
Nice. Wonder what temps one can wear that as a "stand alone" jacket? Anyone?

In Gear Deals » REI Gossamer jacket and vest half off
December 27, 8:41am

Re: FS: Snow Peak Titanium Cookset - 3 Pcs.
Hi Christopher: Good questions. I've now included actual weights of each piece to my post above. The 18oz and 26oz notations are indeed their respective capacities.

In Gear Swap » FS: Snow Peak Titanium Cookset - 3 Pcs.
December 26, 4:56pm


In Gear Swap » FS: Black Diamond NightRay Headlamp
December 26, 4:44pm

FS: Snow Peak Titanium Cookset - 3 Pcs.
Santa gave me a Snow Peak Titanium 3-Piece Cookset. It's brand spanking new in its original wrapping. However, I already have a cookset that I am happy with, and I am too chicken to ask Santa...

In Gear Swap » FS: Snow Peak Titanium Cookset - 3 Pcs.
December 26, 4:28pm

Re: 800-fill Montbell bags?/Spring07
There's usually a time lag between product introduction in Japan vs. the US. Wonder how long? Maybe in time for Fall/Winter 2007??

In GEAR » 800-fill Montbell bags?
December 25, 8:41pm

Re: Question re. Platypus
Shai: As far as I know, Cambelbak, MSR and Platypus all have tubes with different diameters! So, unless you do some re-config with aquarium tube connectors, etc. -- I don't think you can st...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What hydration system do you use?
December 25, 1:46pm

Converting Water Bottle to Hydration System
I've found that the Platypus drinking tube assembly fits many narrow-mouth supermarket water bottles! I've tried these two methods with success: 1. Simply screw on the tubing ass...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What hydration system do you use?
December 24, 10:16am

Re: Just Got My Marmot Ion
Thanks, Richard. As far as this hopelessly near-sighted owner can tell... it looks like UL ripstop nylon to me. I can breathe through the fabric noticeably more easily than through my GoLite ...

In GEAR » Marmot Ion vs. Patagonia Houdini
December 23, 6:03pm

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