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Sylvania Wilderness - Ottawa National Forest

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Kenneth's Passions

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Kenneth's Bio

Just a fat boy backpacking around...

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Pug wrote a review of on April 19, 2011

4 5

The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is because when you are filtering bad stuff the ceramic filter does needs to be cleaned quite a bit, BUT at the same time, I've drank absolutely crystal clear great tasting water out of a stinky black swamp! When the chips are down and you don't have any good looking options this filter saves the day. So you have to clean it, big deal.

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Pug wrote a review of on September 17, 2009

5 5

I have not taken these out on a trek yet but given the sizing issue I wanted to drop a note right away. These shoes feel GREAT as far as the foot bed, like wearing well worn slippers, however, the toe box is VERY TIGHT. With an E width foot I do run into this from time to time but the toe box is always too tight laterally. This toe box is too tight vertically (very short height). I normally wear a 9.5/10 and the toe box on the 10 was so tight vertically it felt like someone was standing on the toe of my shoe. This model also runs short as far as the length as well which may be why the toe box feels so cramped. I returned the 10 and went to an 11 (EU 45) and it's fits a lot better but that's a full size larger for me, and I've never had to wear a shoe larger than 10.5 EVER for any type of shoe or sandal! Even with the good fit when I put this Chaco size EU 45 next to my previous pair of Merrell's (Eu 45) the entire shoe is at least full 1/2 inch shorter and my toe is signifianctly closer to the toe of the shoe. DEFINITELY SIZE UP! They are a great feeling shoe once you get the size right! ...... I SIZED UP A FULL SIZE AND THE SHOE FITS PERFECT. I'VE WENT ON NUMEROUS HIKES AND EVEN WENT TO A MUSIC FESTIVAL WHERE I WAS JUST STANDING AROUND FOR 6 HOURS AND THESE SHOES KEPT MY DOGS FEELING GREAT!!! I BOUGHT A SECOND PAIR!!!

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Pug wrote a review of on April 20, 2009

5 5

I have not taken these out on a trek yet but given the sizing issue I wanted to drop a note right away. These shoes feel GREAT as far as the foot bed, like wearing well worn slippers, however, the toe box is VERY TIGHT. With an E width foot I do run into this from time to time but the toe box is always too tight laterally. This toe box is too tight vertically (very short height). I normally wear a 9.5/10 and the toe box on the 10 was so tight vertically it felt like someone was standing on the toe of my shoe. This model also runs short as far as the length as well which may be why the toe box feels so cramped. I returned the 10 and went to an 11 (EU 45) and it's fits a lot better but that's a full size larger for me, and I've never had to wear a shoe larger than 10.5 EVER for any type of shoe or sandal! Even with the good fit when I put this Chaco size EU 45 next to my previous pair of Merrell's (Eu 45) the entire shoe is at least full 1/2 inch shorter and my toe is signifianctly closer to the toe of the shoe. DEFINITELY SIZE UP! They are a great feeling shoe once you get the size right! ...... I SIZED UP A FULL SIZE AND THE SHOE FITS PERFECT. I'VE WENT ON NUMEROUS HIKES AND EVEN WENT TO A MUSIC FESTIVAL WHERE I WAS JUST STANDING AROUND FOR 6 HOURS AND THESE SHOES KEPT MY DOGS FEELING GREAT!!! I BOUGHT A SECOND PAIR!!!

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Pug wrote a review of on April 6, 2009

5 5

This tent is fantastic! It goes up in a flash, literally 2 minutes. It breaks down just as easy AND packs back into it's bag with absolutely no effort.
The ventilation is great! Along that line of thought though this is a THREE season tent. Me and my buddy had the bright idea to push our gear for a low temperature test in preparation for an early spring Lake Superior trip and you WILL freeze your butt off in this tent in cooler weather. Of course it was supposed to only drop to 35F that night and it ended up dropping to 14F, lucky us!
Anyway, the quality of this tent is great. The stakes provided are tough enough to get in the ground even with a lot of gravel and stones in the ground without bending. The overall fit once up is great. If night temps drop significantly you may need to snug up the fly a little but it's not problematic.
The only caveat I would have is that the vestibule could be a little larger. This doesn't apply to me since I'm only 5'9" tall, but if you're over 6'2" tall you won't have much leeway when you lie down, especially if you bring any gear in with you. STILL, THIS A GREAT TENT!

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Pug wrote a review of on April 6, 2009

4 5

We don't take this when we go ultralight, but when we do bring this out it's great to have a stable flat surface. This tqable is very sturdy. It's great to somehwhere flat to put your stove or play cards! The first time out getting the rods in is a little tricky but once you get a hang of it it's a non-issue.

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