g00se

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Reviewer of the Month: February 2014 , May 2016

12,473 reviewer rep
1,433 forum posts
joined Dec 29, 2012

I am a: caver
Location: Carlinville, IL
Occupation: Cubical Monkey for State of Illinois

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Caving
Road Biking
Running

Vitals

Height6'2"
Weight170lbs
Boot/Shoe Size11
Jacket/Shirt Size42L
Pant Size32x34

When I'm not working my soul-sucking job as a state employee, I'm caving, running marathons, biking, hiking, or camping. My camping ranges from using the pop-up camper with the wife and kids to week-long backpacking.

In March 2013, I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both knees. In order to continue with hiking and backpacking, I have started using trekking poles. I prefer hammock camping and avoid the ground as much as I can. 

Gear Reviews (158)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 The Elixir UV Arm Sleeves 5/30/2020
user rating: 5 of 5 Lixada Titanium Folding Spork 4/25/2020
user rating: 5 of 5 Frogg Toggs Waterproof Breathable Boonie Hat 4/20/2020
user rating: 5 of 5 Mt. Katahdin Hydration Belt 4/01/2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Stansport Aluminum Camp Stool 3/30/2020
user rating: 5 of 5 Outdoor Vitals Ultralight Stretch Pillow 3/09/2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Regatta Andreson Lightweight Insulated Hybrid Jacket 2/16/2020
user rating: 5 of 5 Hammock Gear Premium Incubator 20° 2/03/2020
user rating: 4 of 5 Merrell Men's MQM Flex 1/25/2020
user rating: 1 of 5 Merrell Men's Moab Edge 9/19/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Clif Cool Mint Chocolate Bar 1/10/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Chaco Men's Z/1 Unaweep 1/03/2018
user rating: 1 of 5 Clif Hot Chocolate Bar 10/23/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain House Spaghetti with Meat Sauce 10/13/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Komperdell Wild Rambler 10/04/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Vargo ExoTi 50 9/05/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Darn Tough Men's Vertex 1/4 Sock Ultra-Light Cushion 5/07/2017
user rating: 3 of 5 Klymit Insulated Hammock V 5/02/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock House 4/24/2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 UCO A-120 4/16/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 AT Beard Mower 4/01/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Dorfman Pacific G809 Ski Glove 3/27/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Ibex Meru Hat 3/20/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Arc'teryx Rho LTW Neck Gaiter 3/14/2017
user rating: 3 of 5 Good To-Go Smoked Three Bean Chili 3/01/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Good To-Go Thai Curry 2/28/2017
user rating: 0.5 of 5 Energia Hexa-Pot 2/19/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2 2/13/2017
user rating: 3 of 5 Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava 1/01/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .7 9/27/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Sawyer Stay-Put Sunscreen SPF 30 9/13/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Leki Men's Micro Vario Carbon DDS 8/02/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Tentsile X3 Giant Pegs 5/16/2016
user rating: 3 of 5 Tentsile Flite Tree Tent 4/25/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Lost Creek Flint Ridge 2/01/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Lost Creek Monster TAG 2/01/2016
user rating: 3 of 5 Granger's Extreme Cleaner Spray-on 1/11/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Singing Rock Digger Cave Harness 1/03/2016
user rating: 0.5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock Warmer 11/17/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Corus HD Quilt 11/10/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Road ID Wrist ID Sport 10/28/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Marmot Men's Scree Pant 10/12/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 StickPic Cell Phone Adapter 9/30/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Eagles Nest Outfitters Sub7 9/15/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Eagles Nest Outfitters Helios Suspension System 9/15/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Grand Trunk Trunk Straps 8/18/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Crawldaddies Knee Pads 7/26/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 StickPic 7/15/2015
user rating: 3 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Slacker Single Hammock 5/11/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 SafeRingz 3/19/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Canada Goose Trenton Jacket 3/10/2015
user rating: 0.5 of 5 Voormi Access Pullover 3/03/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 OtterBox 1000 2/01/2015
user rating: 3 of 5 Grand Trunk Nano 7 1/25/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Sea to Summit Big River Dry Sack 1/19/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Swaygo Push Pack 1/11/2015
user rating: 1 of 5 InstaFire 1/05/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Gempler PVC Plain Toe Boots 10/24/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 ZebraLight H600 MK II 10/15/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Mariani Cranberry Honeybar 10/07/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 GCI Outdoors PackSeat 9/30/2014
user rating: 1 of 5 ZonePerfect Fudge Graham Bar 9/24/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Princeton Tec Fuel 9/19/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Aquaclip 9/05/2014
user rating: 2 of 5 Timex Health Touch Heart Rate 8/25/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Leatherman Style PS 8/19/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Evernew Titanium Mug 400 8/12/2014
user rating: 2 of 5 Black Diamond Gizmo 7/29/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Smartwool Men's Hiking Ultra Light Mini 7/21/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Eagles Nest Outfitters Fast Fly Rain Tarp 7/04/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Smartwool PhD Run Medium Mini Sock 6/29/2014
user rating: 2 of 5 Falcon Guides Ultralight Backpackin' Tips 6/08/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Injinji Performance Crew Sock 6/01/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 The Ultimate Hang An Illustrated Guide to Hammock Camping 5/22/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Light & Motion Focus Head 5/20/2014
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user rating: 4 of 5 Restop 2 for Solid Waste 5/12/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Vargo Ti-Arc Pack 5/05/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Sole Softec Response 4/30/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sweetspot 4/27/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Men's Drifter A/C 4/22/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Kind Fruit & Nut Bar 4/21/2014
user rating: 0.5 of 5 Libby's Seasoned Beef Crumbles 4/19/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Ibex Zepher Skull Cap 4/06/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Dream Hammock DangerBird 4/02/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 MSR Strike Igniter 3/31/2014
user rating: 0.5 of 5 Goal Zero USB Smart Adapter 3/11/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Black Rock Gear The Original 3/06/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Redfeather Men's Hike 3/03/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Pearl Izumi PRO Softshell Lobster Glove 2/17/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Trailspace Innate Motus Top Reviewer Water Bottle 2/11/2014
user rating: 1 of 5 Goal Zero Guide 10 Power Pack 2/10/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Smartwool Men's Microweight Crew 2/02/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Menasha Ridge Press The Best in Tent Camping: Illinois 1/27/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Eastman Outdoors Food Dehydrator 4 Tray 1/07/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Jacks 'R' Better Greylock 3 1/04/2014
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user rating: 5 of 5 Outdoor Products Threshold Cross-Country Gaiter 10/19/2013
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user rating: 5 of 5 Wenzel Camp Pad 6/03/2013
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user rating: 2.5 of 5 Eagles Nest Outfitters Hot Spot 4/27/2013
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user rating: 5 of 5 Petzl Go Oval Maillon 4/26/2013
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user rating: 5 of 5 Petzl Delta 4/26/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Maxim KM III 4/25/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Singing Rock Footer Ascender Sling 4/25/2013
user rating: 1 of 5 Petzl Shunt 4/25/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Singing Rock Puller Chest Ascender Harness 4/25/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Petzl Pantin 4/25/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Petzl Ascension 4/25/2013
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user rating: 5 of 5 CMI Rescue Rack 4/25/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Black Diamond ATC 4/25/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 BlueWater Ropes Rescue 8 4/25/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Z Lite 4/24/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Platypus Platy Bottle 4/24/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Eagles Nest Outfitters RestNest 4/24/2013
user rating: 3 of 5 Stoic Men's Hadron Down Cardigan 3/26/2013
user rating: 2 of 5 Goal Zero Nomad 7 3/21/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 15 3/21/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 MSR Groundhog Tent Stakes 3/15/2013
user rating: 0.5 of 5 SteriPEN Journey LCD 3/15/2013
user rating: 1 of 5 Nite Ize Figure 9 Tent Line Kit 3/01/2013
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user rating: 3 of 5 Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator 12/29/2012

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