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All Forum Posts by Greg Vaillancourt

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Makes the vegans and bunny huggers go ballistic. Elk jerky is my favorite.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is jerky an appropriate ...
June 02, 3:20pm

I laff at dain bramage! Hash washing things beat the Nalgenes to the punch.

In GEAR » Throw away your Nalgene waterbottle!
April 09, 11:36am

No backpacking this weekend
I'm going to rent a jacked up truck and run over little bunny wabbits in the desert. WOO-HOO!!! Maybe I'll pull an Ed Abbey and fire beer bottles out the window while I'm at it. The ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Affluenza: Fact-Heavy Book Carries a Lightweight Message
April 09, 10:08am

Ditto on the MH Canyon shirt
I have not modified mine because I like it's ability to give great sun protection (can't stand sun screen). This shirt has mesh in all the right places too.

In Fishing » Best Fishing/Hiking Shirt
April 06, 9:02pm


In Editor's Roundtable » Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
April 05, 6:16pm

Ditto on Oware
Great service and products.

In GEAR » Large Tarp recommendations
April 05, 6:03pm

Re: I don't know...
"Ah. I'm on fire this morning." Where is that snare drum rimshot sound when you need it?

In GEAR » The Swiss Army Knife NOT to carry for BPL'ers
April 05, 6:01pm

"I have used lithium batteries in my Princeton Tec headlamps for a couple of years now without issue." Yep me too. Ditto on Rick's observations re: the EOS.

In GEAR » Petzl Myo XP disaster: a word to the wise
April 05, 5:35pm

That has to be a POS retail display item
I'd guess it is supposed to show all the tools offered.

In GEAR » The Swiss Army Knife NOT to carry for BPL'ers
April 05, 10:40am

Re: The philosophy of ultralight and Affluenza
"I am perplexed why someone would want to cancel a subscription (or threaten it) because of the contents of one article." Not because of one article. "But what about the BPL...

In Editor's Roundtable » Affluenza: Fact-Heavy Book Carries a Lightweight Message
April 05, 10:28am

All Reader Reviews by Greg Vaillancourt

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David processed and shipped my spur of the moment order in mere minutes on a Saturday afternoon. Lots of communication and tracking numbers came within minutes of the order. I'm impressed!

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 08, 6:47pm

Montane Lite-speed
I'm quite broad shouldered and Montane jackets/shirts are not. I wear an XL and the lower portion of my 2 Montane windshirts are huge but I can live with it. Maybe the fact that I live in the dry R...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
November 04, 10:05am

Patagonia MicroPuff Vest
I've had mine for a little over a year and this is a great piece of gear. I wear it only when backpacking/hiking/snowshoeing to extend it's life. It has been great to wear on rest stops. The lack ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
November 04, 9:43am

Marmot Precip Jacket Mens
A very good jacket but after 2 years of moderate use (I have 2 other rain shells) I had to refresh the DWR. I don't think this is unreasonable and for the price it is a fine piece of gear. Light, v...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 29, 8:33pm

Mountain Hardwear Compressor PL jacket
Spec’d at an average weight of 15 oz. (presumably size Med.) the MH Compressor PL is a full zip jacket offering a great fit and PrimaLoft One insulation. I have found this jacket to be warm enough ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 28, 11:58am

Osprey Aether 60
The whole composite rod frame setup of the 2005 (and older) Aether makes this one pack you have to try on with a load. I can't imagine buying one any other way. I really like mine. I'm not an ultr...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
July 14, 10:24pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I thrash way too much to even consider a top bag. Positives: Warm: I've taken it down to it's 15 degree rating and it was comfortable while wearing midweight LU, merino socks and a synthetic cap. I...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 29, 1:57pm

Java Juice Coffee Extract
It had an odd chemical taste to it. I still gave it a 3 because it beats Folgers bags and FD/Instant plus it is really fast and easy to use. I have long used an MSR Mugmate with fresh ground (dark ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
May 04, 8:02am

Superfeet Performance Green
I wear the SF Greens 6 days a week. I have very flat feet and other issues and they help me a lot. Would not want to go a mile without them.

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 21, 9:57pm

Montane Featherlite
I just picked one of these shirts up and there is a lot to like. Likes: Very lightweight, excellent wind resistance, nicely breathable and surprisingly good water resistance. I prefer windshirts to...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
April 01, 5:56pm