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Aqua Mira Mixing Caps
I just bought Aqua Mira, so no field experience yet. Since I carry two water bottles, I'm wondering if I can just mix the solution in the caps of these bottles -- and leave the Aqua Mira mixing ca...

In GEAR » steri pen by hydro-photon
June 08, 9:08am

Gearskin
Thanks, Jim.

In Multiple Use Gear » Multiple Use Sleeping Bags
June 05, 11:46pm

Gear List
There are much too many factors and gears to choose from for anyone to give you a full list. Many UL'ers have their own websites -- including gear lists. Those would be great places to start. ...

In Gear Lists » Gear List Help?
June 05, 11:55am

Going Seriously UL...
Jordan: For an overnight, do you need to bring an 8 oz. bottle for your alcohol? I think a 2oz bottle is enough. In lieu of Boston Market spoon, get an equally light but much more versatile ...

In Gear Lists » Extreme Light Gear List... Try to make even lighter!
June 05, 11:46am

Improving Water Resistance
Wonder if anyone has tried this? A Golite Helios wind jacket will supposedly protect you from 10 min. of rain before wetting through at places. What about selectively coating the jacket with ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Improving Water Resistance
June 05, 11:26am

Moonbow Gearskin
Curious about this, and would appreciate feedback from actual users. How do you pack the thing when it's wet from rain and/or heavy condensation?

In Multiple Use Gear » Multiple Use Sleeping Bags
June 05, 8:36am

Aqua Mira
You can use tiny dropper bottles instead of the "full size" one-ounce bottles. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/microdrop_dropper_bottle.html As for water, chances are...

In GEAR » steri pen by hydro-photon
June 05, 12:08am

Bag Too Big
Hi Dave: Welcome to the Forum. If your heart is set on a lightweight 1.5 lbs. bag, then the Vision is wrong for you. Even worse than the heavier weight, you may well sleep cold in a bag that...

In GEAR » Bag too big
June 02, 8:06pm

Steri-Pen
I've used them on a 5-day hike to the Wind Rivers. As an end user, I can't tell you with any precision the percentage of "germs" killed. However, I can tell you that I felt completely fine drin...

In GEAR » steri pen by hydro-photon
June 01, 2:50pm

Aqua Mira Effectiveness
Reading about Aqua Mira recently, I believe it can oxidize certain metals. However, I haven't a clue about its actual effectiveness. While awaiting more feedback, I think you should contact McN...

In GEAR » Heavy metals and H2o
June 01, 10:27am

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