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WBWallace

WBWallace

Southeast USA

WBWallace's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Climbing

WBWallace's Bio

I'm in the United States Marine Corps which limits my free time right now. I am an avid outdoorsman. I enjoy backpacking, rock climbing, and mountain biking but I dabble in other outdoors activities. As a child and a young man I was in the Boy Scouts of America where I obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. Through the Boy Scouts I was introduced to my lifelong hobbies mentioned above. I now spread my love of the outdoors and these activities to anyone who is willing to listen. My wife and I had our first child in February of 2011. My wife and I have already began teaching our daughter about the outdoors.

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WBWallace wrote a review of on February 11, 2012

Small Pack
5 5

This pack is great for short trips. I'd look at buying one of the larger packs for longer trips. My dog was able to carry about two days food for our two dogs in the pack. It's adjustable to comfortably fit on your dog. My dog carried the pack through hiking and swimming for three days with no problems.

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WBWallace wrote a review of on February 11, 2012

Mammut
5 5

Perfect base layer. This base layer is great for wicking moisture away from your body. The zip design allows versatility for a great range of temperatures. You can zip it all the way up when the temps dip or zip it down to vent body heat when needed. I wore it on a recent backpacking trip for three days of hiking and bouldering with no smell developing on the mid layer. I'll be purchasing another soon.

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WBWallace wrote a review of on February 11, 2012

Kid Carrying Solution
5 5

We just took our Kid Comfort III on a three day backpacking trip through the Sipsey Wilderness in Alabama and it performed flawlessly. Our year old daughter loved riding in the pack and my wife carried her the entire trip with no problems. The pack was comfortable enough for our daughter to catch a nap when needed. The pack was also great for carrying our daughter's diapers, wipes, food, and clothes. I would recommend this pack to anyone looking to take their young child out in the backcountry.

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WBWallace wrote a review of on February 11, 2012

4 5

The MSR Quick 2 Cooking system is lightweight and useful. I ditched the two cups in order to nest my MSR Whisperlite International stove, MSR folding sporks, a salt & Pepper shaker, and a dish cleaning brush. The I have two complaints/recommendations for the cookset. The pots are too deep for cooking pancakes. The set would be better if it included a skillet. Also the nonstick pan isn't really all that nonstick, thus bringing the rating down to four stars. Overall a great buy and the best cookset I've owned.

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WBWallace wrote a review of on February 11, 2012

Awesome Tent
5 5

This tent is great! Do you enjoy backpacking? Do you have a family? Don't carry multiple tents. Don't bother with trying to squeeze into a smaller (most likely heavier) tent. This tent weighs less than one pound more than my Kelty Streamside 2, which is at most a 2 person tent (it's a tight squeeze). This tent is the definition of ultralight, yet has bombproof construction. The tent has amazing floor space and headroom. The fly is ingenious in design. The fly creates two roomy vestibules for your gear and muddy boots. The fly also has an awesome ventilation system that will keep that condensation out of the tent. Who wants to wake up in a terrarium? I can't say enough good things about this tent. You have to try it to believe it. Way to go Big Agnes!

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WBWallace wrote a review of on February 11, 2012

5 5

These pants are awesome! First of all they are the most comfortable pants I've ever worn in my life. They maintain this status while also being lightweight, durable, and functional. I recently wore them for several months in Afghanistan and followed that up by wearing them on a three day backpacking trip to the Sipsey Wilderness in Alabama. The pants held up well against rock scrapes, briers, and the occasional scrape across downed trees. I took the liberty of doing a little bit of bouldering in them and was pleased to find the stretch fabric performed excellently. My pants never became an issue while climbing. The water resistant fabric also held up well against a light rain and battles dirt and stains well. I will be purchasing many more pairs of the Piero Pants.

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WBWallace wrote a review of on July 15, 2011

5 5

This shell is awesome. It packs down a little smaller than a tennis ball and is crazy light. At first glance your thought will be: "there is no way a material this light can be durable". Your first though will be wrong. This thing can hold its own! As another review says, if you damage this shell, you'll likely be damaged yourself. Obviously it's not going to hold up as well as a goretex set, but treat it right and this shell will keep you comfortable come wind or rain. Pair it up with the Vicente fleece and a baselayer for those cold rainy days.

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WBWallace wrote a review of on July 15, 2011

5 5

Whether you are new to backpacking or a seasoned veteran this is the stove for you. This stove my be a few ounces heavier than some, but it will NEVER let you down. Don't get caught up in those jetboil type fuel canister stoves, they will fail on you when you need them the most. This stove follows the K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple stupid) mantra, making it the most reliable stove in the world. If you have a flammable liquid, you can now cook your dinner. This stove comes complete with two jet nozzles. One for thin liquids such as white gas, alcohol, or paint thinner. One nozzle for thicker fuels such as diesel or kerosene. The international also has a wick in the primer cup for the harder to light fuels such as diesel that makes lighting this stove a breeze. This stove is excellent at boiling water in a hurry, but is capable of doing more delicate "fancy cooking" with a little practice and a little know how. This is the last stove you will ever buy.

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WBWallace wrote a review of on July 15, 2011

Amazing Family Tent
5 5

This tent is great! Do you enjoy backpacking? Do you have a family? Don't carry multiple tents. Don't bother with trying to squeeze into a smaller (most likely heavier) tent. This tent weighs less than one pound more than my Kelty Streamside 2, which is at most a 2 person tent (it's a tight squeeze). This tent is the definition of ultralight, yet has bombproof construction. The tent has amazing floor space and headroom. The fly is ingenious in design. The fly creates two roomy vestibules for your gear and muddy boots. The fly also has an awesome ventilation system that will keep that condensation out of the tent. Who wants to wake up in a terrarium? I can't say enough good things about this tent. You have to try it to believe it. Way to go Big Agnes!

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