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In Make Your Own Gear » Wooden Hiking Stick
February 01, 8:00pm

Wooden Hiking Stick
Have a wooden hiking stick I'm interested in putting a tip in/on similar to what is used on trekking poles. Has anybody done this? Looks like it's .67 inches in diameter at the bottom of ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wooden Hiking Stick
February 01, 3:23pm

Bear Bag System
For a rock sack I use part of a nylon stocking and leave it long enough to tie around a loop in the rope. For a food sack I use a heavy plastic shopping bag. Ankle stocking (.2 oz) Wild Oats...

In Make Your Own Gear » making a bear bag system
May 19, 1:04am

Leki Not Light
I wouldn't consider them light. That said, I have a pair of Leki's that have been in use since the early/mid 1990s. They are bomb proof and trust them more than carbon fiber.

In GEAR » Leki Thermolite Trekking Poles - opinions?
May 19, 12:13am

SUL Camp Hatchet
What about a Marbles Small Belt Axe (MR000)? Is this just a toy or heavy?

In GEAR » SUL Camp Hatchet
January 05, 10:20pm

Protecting maps in the field
+1 on the Gallon sized zip lock Have used this system for several years. Fits perfectly in the bladder sleeve on my Mariposa Plus and is easy to get to. USAPhotoMaps ( is ...

In GEAR » Protecting maps in the field
January 05, 6:57pm

No Knife
If I was going to carry a small knife then a Wenger Esquire. If my backpacking incorporated hunting then a very sharp Helle. +1 on Ragnar at

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
January 04, 2:59pm

Bad Horsie
Horses are good to eat... but so are llamas.

In Chaff » Do you hate horses too?
January 04, 12:03am

Garmin Geko 301
At first I wanted something with the cool mapping abilities until I decided that if the unit failed and I didn't carry a backup map I would be out of luck. In the end I opted for a Garmin Ge...

In GEAR » Buying a new GPS, please advise.
January 02, 2:30pm

3 Layer Sleeping System
I am looking at building a 3-Layer Sleeping system and want it good down to 20F: parka/pants + mummy bag + bivy. Planning on sleeping under a tarp. Wondering what people would recommend as far ...

In GEAR » 3 Layer Sleeping System
January 02, 10:50am

All Reader Reviews by Steve .

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Driducks rainsuit
Tested: - size: small - jacket weight: 5.5 oz - pants weight: 4.4 oz Pro: - price - weight - functionality Con: - fragile - zipper Having used Driducks for 2 years in ...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 28, 11:15am

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
Had a small hole form on the ankle of one of my Darn Tough Full Cushion Boot socks that I use mostly for fishing. Surprising since I have a pair of Micro Cushions that I have hiked the heck out of wi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 10:44am
Learned about here and have dealt with their customer service twice. First time I purchased a Granite Gear Vapor Trail on sale and the waist belt was out of spec - this true for all...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 10:31am

Granite Gear Vapor Trail
Overall a nice pack with the exception of the huge extension collar and the fact that the Men's Medium waist belt length significantly differs from what Granite Gear says it is. Granite Gear sp...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
May 09, 9:43am

Sahalie Men's Ultralight Tights
I ordered a pair of the Sahalie's Men's Ultralight Tights (medium, 1.8 oz) and the siz...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 28, 3:49pm

Inova Microlight
Last summer I lost a Photon that had faithfully served me for several years and hav...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 03, 3:40pm

Jim Wood SuperCat
Although I haven't used it in the field yet it works great in the house. Brings 2 cups of cold tap water to a rolling boil in about 6 minutes (prime: 1 minute; cook 5 minutes) using less than 1oz...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 30, 7:57pm

Ordered a Contrail during the holiday sale. Followed up with an email asking for some scrap material. Communication was great. Order was perfect. Delivery exceeded expectations. If the tent i...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 28, 1:53pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
Lighten Up is an entertaining introduction to lightweight backpacking. Lots of good material for the beginner and a nice review for experienced lightweighters. The illustrations really make the book...

In Books and Media
December 27, 4:44pm

Mont Bell
13 years ago I purchased a lightweight Montbell Parka. It served me well until the Gortex started to delaminate this year. I called the Boulder office hoping to find a place to have it repaired. Th...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 10:50pm