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Der Todt Marz
I also did the trail in 3 nights (3 1/2 days) back in 2005 For me, the Hansen Township section is where it starts getting hard, then the desce...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Killarney, LaCloche trail advice
August 21, 8:43am

I'll be hiking all week next week and will be back on Saturday to check my email. I thank all inquiring parties for they're patience.

In Gear Swap » Some gear items 4 sale
September 04, 7:11am

Some gear items 4 sale
Cleaning out the gear closet today... so here are some bargains for those looking to lighten up. Gossamer Gear Spinnshelter (SOLD) -white spinnaker -ridgeline and tieouts sealed with McNett ...

In Gear Swap » Some gear items 4 sale
September 03, 10:28pm

Cat vs non-cat tarps
For a while I was convinced that cat-cut tarps were the way to go but now I'm not so sure. My main shelter of choice is now an ID Siltarp 2 (8 x 10) with lots of tie-outs, a center tie-out, and no...

In GEAR » Oware CatTarp 2
August 13, 7:30pm

Woolly Pully for insulation?
Anyone have experience with the old style SAS Commando sweaters? Looking at the specs it doesn't look half bad for fall insulation you can sleep in and not worry about crushing. If the world's el...

In GEAR » Woolly Pully for insulation?
August 09, 7:57pm

1 heavy essential item you can't leave @ home?
Me... and getting heavier by the decades.

In GEAR » 1 Heavy essential item you can' leave at home?
August 09, 9:07am

Might be an expensive combo but you might also want to look at some of Nunatak's latest offerings. They now offer a "elephant-foot"-like arc bag (for your lower torso) and coupled with they're S...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag ? Last of the Big 3..
August 03, 10:16am

Maybe its a typo... maybe the decimal is in the wrong place. If its true though, that would definitely be a bit of kit in the unobtainium category!

In GEAR » The new headnets on the home page
August 02, 7:27pm

MSR titan kettle.
I've had great luck using this bit of kit with a energy drink can stove. I think it will work with the Pepsi can stove but there might be some side flames.

In Gear Swap » FS: Titanium pots and cups
August 02, 7:19pm

MBD Trek 3?
Anybody try Tinny's Trek 2 or 3 alcohol stoves? I'd like to get some feedback on them in terms of what size pot to use, fuel efficiency claims vs real world, ease of use... TIA.

In GEAR » MBD Trek 3?
July 30, 12:41pm

All Reader Reviews by John Chan

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Smartwool Beanie
This light (53 g) and warm headwear is part of my sleeping system and its so comfortable that I consider it a camp luxury as well (since I don't pack in camp shoes). The best thing about the beanie i...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 21, 7:01am

Granite Gear Virga
I use the GG Virga with a Ridgerest modified for my physique as the "virtual frame". The best thing about this pack is the compression system. But there are critical areas that the manufacturer need...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 20, 9:28pm

Gossamer Gear Spinshelter
As with any light gear, the Gossamer Gear Spinnshelter isn't idiot-proof. Its really good on its own... the lock-down pitch allows you to forego the use of a bivy sack in really wet conditions, and I...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 18, 12:07pm

Suunto Comet
-all the compass you'll ever need on well marked trails for "quick reference". 11 g penalty gets you an accessory compass, 4.5 cm ruler, and alcohol thermometer (pretty accurate) to boot. It hangs o...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 04, 7:37pm

Rollei 35 SE
The Rollei 35 SE is an all-manual/all metal leaf shutter pocket camera that is no longer in production. Collector's editions can cost upwards of $1500 USD but good used examples can be obtained from ...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
August 02, 11:38am