Backcountry reviewer: JWing

Backcountry reviewer: JWing

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Backcountry reviewer: JWing

Backcountry reviewer: JWing wrote a review of on April 30, 2003

4 5

The next time your friends are doing a beacon practice, try holding your hold your breath until they uncover your beacon. That should be enough to convince you to always use an Avalung in steep terrain. The Avalung is well- designed, weighs the equivalent of two feathers and is not noticeable when you are wearing it. It slips on or off in a second.

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Backcountry reviewer: JWing

Backcountry reviewer: JWing wrote a review of on April 30, 2003

4 5

The venerable F1 has lost some respect due to the hype of new beacons clamoring for attention. I have used mine for many years - it has proven to be reliable, durable and easy on batteries. Most importantly, my practice rescues are faster than most other people's. One reason is that I DO practice, the other is that, as taught in a beacon class, I trust my beacon. Even though it doesn't point me directly to the victim, it arcs me in quickly and accurately.

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Backcountry reviewer: JWing

Backcountry reviewer: JWing wrote a review of on April 30, 2003

5 5

In addition to being light and easy to set up, this tent has performed perfectly in the most severe conditions I have camped in: cold, wind, downpour. The lack of a fly is a great feature for weight and set-up speed. The only condition that I don't like this tent for is a hot, clear, summer night, but no tent is better than sleeping under the stars in that situation.

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Backcountry reviewer: JWing wrote a review of on April 29, 2003

4 5

Don't you hate it when you and your friends throw your packs in the car and when you get to the trailhead you've found that your bite valve was pinched open and now all your water is soaked into your friends' gear? It won't happen if you have this valve.

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