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See what it looks like when a grizzly bear gets an MRI
http://www.twincities.com/news/ci_24938432/see-what-it-looks-like-when-grizzly-bear

In On the Web » See what it looks like when a grizzly bear gets an MRI
January 22, 9:53am

response from waterfi
Hey Tim. Good questions. We've developed a special process to protect the port even after continual use. That will not affect the waterproofing. The Kindle comes with a full one year warran...

In GEAR » waterfi a Kindle
January 11, 3:09pm

Ex Israeli soldier develops a just over an 8 ounce grill
http://www.wired.com/design/2014/01/israeli-soldier-develops-grill-for-recon-missions/#slideid-386291 http://magroee.wix.com/roee#!stakes/c147h

In On the Web » Ex Israeli soldier develops a just over an 8 ounce grill
January 04, 10:41am

waterfi a Kindle
Does anyone have any experience with a Kindle paperwhite that has had the waterfi treatment? http://waterfi.com/ The fact that you don't need to deal with illuminating the screen with a f...

In GEAR » waterfi a Kindle
December 22, 6:57pm

Beer for Backpackers...
http://www.patsbcb.com/

In On the Web » Beer for Backpackers...
December 19, 8:26am

Patagonia encapsil parka on ebay
just sold for $1,225. And, the seller had to charge $16.41 for shipping, too.

In On the Web » The worst cyber Monday deal....
December 02, 9:23pm

Do tights help with muscle fatigue?
Thanks for the article. I was wondering if you have discerned less muscle fatigue from wearing tights. See this article, http://www.ehow.com/about_6511756_effectiveness-compression-tights.html

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Tights - Part 1
August 14, 11:11am

add ons
Does anyone have a favored method to hold a bottle of bear spray on the pack?

In GEAR » Upgrades/add-ons to your HMG Porter?
July 20, 2:42pm

class I water PFD?
Dan, Do you feel that you need a PFD on a lake? I'll confess I didn't use one last summer on a trip in the Wind River Range. I pieced together a route that was arguably safer on the wa...

In Packrafting » MYOG PFD - Round 2: Foam/Bottle Hybrid
May 11, 7:50pm

microspikes
Hey, I broke one of mine on a glacier last year, so I'll take it! Sending a pm.

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks, OR, Patagnoia, REI, Golite, etc.
April 28, 3:59pm

All Reader Reviews by Tim Cheek

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Mountain Laurel Designs 850 ml Cup
Perfect because it does what the advertisement says it will do. It holds enough water to reconstitute your freeze dried food, and your hot drink. Boil the water for both, pour whatever is needed for t...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 05, 10:07pm

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
I feel like I have to choke down energy bars. They are just too dry for me. And, these things didn't seem appetizing to me because they had the consistency of gummy bears and the political cor...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 05, 10:01pm

Amazon Kindle
Some people fish, fly kites, chat with their hiking mates, or mull over their route and equipment when they aren’t hiking. Some hike from dawn to dusk and have no time for such weighty pass times. If...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 05, 9:54pm

Garmin Oregon 550t
This review is by a first time GPS user, so I can’t offer a comparison to other units. I’m also not familiar with the technical aspects of GPS units, so I can’t offer you performance data. What I ca...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
September 05, 9:53pm

Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Firestarter
Plastic broke while trying to use it the first time. Apparently, the spring wasn't strong enough for the plunger to pop out when I squeezed the case. Super gluing it back would likely prevent m...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 25, 8:19pm

Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure by Peter Stark
Okay, maybe this is engaging and educational, but it gave me the creeps. How many ways can you kick the bucket in slow motion?

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:32pm

Alone Across Alaska 1,000 Miles of Wilderness DVD DVD
www.bucktrack.com $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping. This is a DVD of a solo hike from the east end of the Brooks range to the west. Six hundred miles of hiking and four hundred on an inflatable canoe. ...

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:30pm

Inov-8 Roclite 390 XCR
I bought my pair from REI in case I needed to return them. I'd have preferred a pair without gore tex, but it was fun to splash through water without drying out. I was worried that the description...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 06, 9:37pm

Cocoon Vest Vest
I ordered the medium because that is what I wear in a Patagonia Micro-Puff, but the neck was too big for me, too. I have replaced it with a small, and the fit is perfect. I prefer the zipper over t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 05, 7:56pm

Equinox Lite Tripper Organizer Pouch
The irony of repackaging stuff into smaller containers is the accumulation of a whole lot of little containers. I have tried to keep track of them all a variety of ways, but always feared I'd mis...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 28, 10:00pm