Billy D

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Love to bike, kayak, hike and love to fish from my Packaraft.

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Billy D wrote a review of on December 29, 2009

5 5

Not sure what the other revierers are griping about. I tried the Brunton Brewfire despite some bad reviews and found nothing wrong with it. I thought it worked great. Bought it for the coffee drinking dads in our scout troop and we all loved it. It works very well. Appeared to be made quite well and not poorly as previously reviewed. Brews up a pot of coffee in a short period of time without all the hassle of watching a perk pot so it doesn't boil over. My only complaint would be that the coffee could be a bit hotter. Overall a great all around coffee pot. Would recommend this coffee pot!

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Billy D wrote a review of on October 8, 2007

5 5

Awesome tent, I like it better than the Fitzroy. It is easier to set up with only 2.5 poles. It is not quite as wide but wide enough. This tent sets up easily without any difficulty. Waterproof and leak proof. I experienced no condensation on the inside with the todd X material. Having both doors to open is terrific for warm weather camping and it works great in the really cold temps as well. Bibler makes the best single wall tents bar none! I love this tent. It is the best tent I have ever owned in 40 years of camping. I have experience with many different tents during that time.

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Billy D wrote a review of on June 26, 2007

5 5

I Bought this tent for my son who is involved in scouting. He is 13 and has no problem setting this tent up. He can pitch this tent in 2 to 3 minutes tops. It was spacious enough for him and a buddy. It held up quite well in some pretty nasty thunderstorms and it did not get too stuffy on a warm humid night. My son indicated he got it dirty and would need to wash it off when we got home. This was not a problem as the dirt just seemed to roll off the fabric. This tent packs down very small a nice feature when space is an issue. I am very pleased with this tent. I don't think I could find a simpler tent for my son and a quality one at that!

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Billy D wrote a review of on June 26, 2007

5 5

This tent is super light and super easy to set up. With a little practice you can literally have it up in about a minute or less. I took this tent on a kayaking trip. It fit the kayak storage port without any problems. It held up well in a few thunder showers and it was quite comfortable on a warm stuffy night. The hook and loop closure pole fasteners are easier than the clips in my Bibler. I much prefer the hook and loop closure. This tent is the one I will use most often.

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Billy D wrote a review of on March 19, 2007

5 5

I have owned this sleeping bag for two years. It is one exceptionally warm bag. Loft is super. The hood really keeps the heat in well. Pull cords some times annoy. They need to be shifted from time to time.Developed a small rip in one of the seams. Needed to have it repaired at a local shop. Almost impossible to stuff into sack provided by marmot. Needed to get a bigger one!

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Billy D wrote a review of on February 5, 2007

5 5

This pan is great. I have owned one for years. I just bought two for my scout troop. They work well for preparing large quantities of grub. My wife uses it at home from time to time when a large frying pan is needed. We get double duty out of this pan. The coating makes it real easy to clean and the take apart handle works well for storage and taking up space. I rarely use the handle attached.I love this pan. The scouts like it when they are patrol cooking.

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Billy D wrote a review of on June 19, 2006

5 5

This is an all around great sleeping pad. A little bigger than the Prolite 3 but more spacious, and a little more comfy as well. If a little more size is not an issue, go with the 4. It is just a bit thicker and two to three inches longer. For me, most Thermarest pads need a little more air blown into them. The new design tops the old line in terms of weight and volume by leaps and bounds.

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Billy D wrote a review of on May 9, 2006

5 5

This sleeping bag is a great, warm, and lightweight bag. It stuffs down to almost nothing (about the size of a loaf of bread). The 850 down stays fluffy even after being stuffed over an extended period of time. The short zipper is long enough and helps save weight. It was warm down to 30F. (I'm a cold sleeper.) The only disappointment is the stuff sack supplied my Marmot. Marmot makes such great bags but their stuff sacks do not live up to the Marmot name. I bought a good quality compression sack for this great bag!

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Billy D wrote a review of on April 24, 2006

5 5

The Helium Sleeping Bag is a great lightweight sleeping bag. It was warm at 20F. It packs really small; down to bread loaf size. Its short zipper is plenty long enough and helps cut down on weight. It offers enough room inside and the hood and draft collar are comfortable. The loft is great. The 900-weight down is worth the price. Its insulation qualities are flawless. It is a wee bit difficult to stuff in the sack Marmot includes. I will upgrade to a better quality compression sack, but this is a very minor criticism. Marmot needs to include a better quality stuff sack for their great bags.

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