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pre5564514 wrote a review of on July 13, 2014

5 5

I use a stainless steel pot exactly this size almost everyday. It is the perfect size for a very large one pot meal whether it is mac and cheese, rice, potatoes or anything you can cram into it. The size allows a standard mac and cheese, a large can of meat and a ton of veggies all in the same pot for a simple one pot meal. I am getting this pot in titanium because while mine is a great size for making large amounts of food or boiling lots of coffee water, it is too heavy in stainless steel to carry around in a pack. I have cups and smaller pots in ti and I know this will be a welcome addition for my all around lightweight cooking experience. The 2 liter ti will allow me to braise a chunk of meat and throw lots of other local goodies in for a great stew which is terrific on a cold rainy day. Looking forward to having my Snow Peak Ti in 2 liter arrive soon.

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pre5564514 wrote a review of on February 24, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got one of these little units. It brings the water to a fast boil in a quick amount of time due to its closed nature. It is light to pack and small enough to fit easily in many little nooks and crannies. It is one of my go to units anymore. A winner. Whistle? I don't need no damn whistle.

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pre5564514 wrote a review of on December 5, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I had one of these Dome Perignon beanies last winter. I loved it. Someone else loved it too and stole it. Well I have another now and it is the best winter hat I have ever worn. Used the last one in -50 temps and it worked like a charm. The comfort wearing this is outstanding. Secure, warm and like wearing a hot pillow on your head. Windproof too so those icy blasts do not numb your skull. You might be a numbskull but your skull won't be numb.

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pre5564514 wrote a review of on May 29, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Finally, a wind hat that really works. The wind was blocked, the snow skittered off it and warmth was maintained recently on an outing with blowing snow and temps of 20*F. The fit is nice and stretchy leaving no gaps around the forehead and covers the ears too. It is thick enough to be a standalone unit for warmth in moderate winter conditions. But best of all, a strong wind left no numb spots on my noggin while wearing this spiffy little, lightweight ice blocker. It is not expensive but great for middling winter temps say 0*F-20*F and for strong winds. I am thinking it will be great for summertime above timberline windy conditions in Interior Alaska also while not taking up heaps of room in the pack getting there. This Stoic windblock hat is surely a great find and in you spend anytime outdoors, this is a little known secret that should become well known as it performs spectacularly in every function of cold, wind and packing scenarios known to man. Not only that, the price is way less than many big name units that do not perform as well.

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pre5564514 wrote a review of on May 29, 2013

5 5

This Mountain Hardware G50 softshell is nothing if not versatile. It does indeed block wind. It sheds snow. It breathes. I took an outing around town when the temp was hovering around 20*F and blowing snow. It performed with perfection. I was shielded from the wind and snow and with only a t-shirt underneath, I was totally comfortable. Just for grins, I tried it under my down jacket as a layer and it not only fit well, it added a great amount of warmth. And if that isn't enough, the quality and looks of this nifty unit is perfect for those party scenes and around town look-abouts. This is my new go-to jacket. Light enough to fit in a pack and stylish enough to wear for recreation and entertainment scenes. Do yourself a favor and slip into one of these things....you will feel like you've evolved into another level of comfort. The FEEL is fantastic. Buy it. I did. And boy am I glad I did.

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pre5564514 wrote a review of on January 1, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This spoon is lightweight. So lightweight you appreciate its lack of gravity pull. The handle folds so that it is a miniscule package in your kit.
The base of the spoon when used to cook up a mess of eggs or soup is a real chore reduction utensil. It holds a significant amount of product when stirring and the same large amount if serving out of a cooking container to several people. It stops arguments and hurt feelings as it has built in measuring marks ensuring everyone has a fair share. I really like this spoon. If you choose to buy this spoon, I think you will realize you have made a good decision. Bon Appetite, Appetire, oh hell, good eating.

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pre5564514 wrote a review of on September 29, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I own a pair of Speedcross 3 Climashields. They offer superior feel and fit from the first moment of putting them on out of the box. No breakin time required. Once outside the bright,(very bright) colors seem to have a life of their own. I have the Sky Blue with yellow stripes and they look sharp. Your first step onto loose gravel or sand is like you are wearing extended cat claws on your feet. Great Traction. Turning mobility and straight forward power are both available in these shoes. Last but not least, the Climashield version that I have are waterproof and breathable. No more going around the edges of gathered water. Straight through and still dry...every time. And no matter the temp, they are so breathable, the puppies come out tails wagging and not yipping. I love these shoes.

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pre5564514 wrote a review of on September 29, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

This shirt was made for action. The material is surprisingly light and feels like you are wearing a single layer of feathers. But wear it with only a pack and you'll find it is very warm but highly breathable. Put on a shell or a light fleece and the warmth is like walking into a warm log cabin on a cold winters night after going out to commune with nature. Sweet. Not only is it effective but it looks great. The ladies will surely notice you as you wear this guys! It is camera ready. Overall, it was pricey but this unit is a keeper. It layers exceptionally well and the warmth it gives for how thin it is makes it seem magical.

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pre5564514 wrote a review of on September 10, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great little fleece jacket. The 100 micro fleece layers easily when needed and is fairly warm by itself. But the standout thing is the feel. You feel like you have just won the lottery and are walking down a street at night with tons of beautys staring at you when wearing this thing. A work of art. The hood is there for when the winds wake up. Buy this. I am soooo glad I did.

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