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Re: Canister failure: has this happened to you?
My first ever canister on my first ever canister stove developed a leak in my backyard when i was *playing* with the new toy. Discharged its contents in less than a minute. Even though I'm an...

In GEAR » Canister failure: has this happened to you?
April 11, 9:01pm

Re: The Hype of Dehydration and Heatstroke
Though I don't doubt the hype of heatstroke caused by dehydration, for me, even mild dehydration can cause a migraine. I am not alone in this. So I drink regularly, before I am actually thirst...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Hype of Dehydration and Heatstroke
April 10, 10:19pm

Re: How to enjoy wet weather? Rain is nature's embrace
"I really love the rain, it doesn't matter if I'm walking the dogs, yard work, or out in the wild." I enjoy gardening and walking the dogs in the rain. I can keep the exertion...

In Philosophy & Technique » Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather
April 10, 2:43pm

Re: Enjoying the wet
I can't say I've honestly ever enjoyed wet weather hiking. Like Rick, in these parts it generally turns into type 2/3 fun pretty quickly. Problem is, the weather here can barely be predic...

In Philosophy & Technique » Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather
April 09, 7:11pm

Re: Re: This is our America
Uh Oh Ben, you are in danger of starting another gun debate! Yes, America is insecure. Seems to be true no matter where you go in the world that those that *feel* they have the most to lose fee...

In Chaff » This is our America
April 04, 5:10pm

Re: Re: Re: This is our America
Yes, Ben, that graph is scary, and when you add it to the graph of GDP spending on health care, it is no surprise that America is suffering economic hardship. I guess the most reliable jobs are in...

In Chaff » This is our America
April 04, 12:57pm

Re: This is our America
"I also think 'we' really get off on being THE superpower. Has a nice ring to it. " Yeah, does sound good. I think this is now what North Korea wants too! I have to admit, ...

In Chaff » This is our America
April 03, 7:30pm

Re: Re: Re: This is our America
"I think it would be more meaningful if the U.S. bar was split somehow to reflect how much of those defense dollars are being spent to help other countries' defense needs " I have ...

In Chaff » This is our America
April 03, 3:57pm

Re: Carry both
I also carry both. 15 gram folding knife for camp chores, chopping salami etc... and a light pair of scissors. They both get lots of use! I also carry tweezers for pesky splinters. Guess I'...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 21, 2:52pm

Re: Enlightened Equipment cuben is back
"Have you ever noticed any condensation between the cuban fiber layers with the down fill? I believe the right combination of temperatures and moisture could produce this effect." Davi...

In GEAR » Enlightened Equipment cuben is back
March 14, 12:34pm

All Reader Reviews by Lynn Tramper

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TarpTent Double Rainbow
This is my favourite tent, BUT we have had to make a LOT of modifications to it to get it this way. Ours is the original version, and I think Henry has fixed a lot of these problems on newer models w...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
February 21, 4:49pm

PossumDown Beanie (BPL Gear Shop) Beanie
I tried the beanie (and gloves and socks) when they first came out in NZ. They are a nice, soft novelty item, but not worth the weight in my pack when it comes to warmth. My fleece windstopper beani...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
February 14, 2:51pm

end 2 end trail supply Gram Weenie PRO
I was lucky enough to win this new stove from E2E. It is the big brother to the original Gram Weenie. It weighs 16g, and is the most solid and indestructible little stove I've ever seen. It bur...

In Stoves - Alcohol
February 07, 12:37pm

LuxuryLight Modular External Frame Backpack
I bought a LuxuryLite Condor pack system from Bruce at the end of November last year. I didn't really get a chance to get out and try it properly until Christmas. On this 8 day trip I found ther...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 03, 12:26pm

Montane Aero Smock
I have had this windshirt in Pertex Quantum for around three years of regular use. At 85 grams it is brilliant. Light, windproof, fits well. What more could anyone want in a windshirt? The model I...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 15, 1:08pm

Thru-hiker Liberty Ridge Shell
I made one of these out of 0.85 nylon for my partner. When I finished I realized the pattern was identical to my Montane Aero Smock (my favorite piece of clothing) except slightly LIGHTER (75 grams)....

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 15, 1:06pm

Titanium Goat 2 section poles
I've been testing the new straps for these poles. I have the two piece set, and I love how light they are. I needed adjustable poles for tarping, so these are a god-send. I don't know if t...

In Trekking Poles
January 13, 4:54pm

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
I'm guessing that Dropstoppers and DriDucks are the same? In any event, both me and my partner got some DriDucks, and within minutes of wearing the pants, the crotch bleww out. This was in spite ...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 08, 2:47pm

Nunatak SkahaPlus
I wish I had known the base pattern for the Skaha is an "athletic cut" (Tom's words). I could have ordered a custom jacket with some extra length in the sleeves and hem, and then I woul...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 08, 2:37pm

Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
I can't add a lot more to what the others have said except to add my vote. With the 2008 addition of zipper and handwarmer pockets this jacket now lacks for nothing in the 3-season warmth departm...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 08, 2:32pm