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9.5g of gas for a liter of water seems pretty good. My cheapo gas stove uses 7g for half a liter.

In Editor's Roundtable » Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview
July 16, 3:45pm

Reflective shelters
Not sure if I understand the theory right, but I wonder... There's a temperature gradient between your skin and the sky. Somewhere along that gradient will be the "dew point" tempe...

In GEAR » What do the people WANT!?
May 20, 4:43am

Air mat to chair converter
If you could make something that turns an air mat into a chair without weiging as much as a folding metal chair, that might get some traction. And... waterproof breathable long gauntlets, that...

In GEAR » What do the people WANT!?
May 19, 3:28am

Just right
Hmm. I aimed my system at around -5C... -4C pad, -1C bag, partly compressible clothing. But you don't hear about pad temps so much, I agree. The only reason I can offer is that I don&#...

In GEAR » Why the obsession over sleeping bag/quilt warmth but not sleeping pad warmth?
May 19, 3:22am

For me...
I'd like a rain sombrero with: - eVent or Neoshell crown, not Gore-tex. - About 4 inch brim with slight droop at front and larger elsewhere. - No built-in insulation. Built to minimise insul...

In GEAR » What do the people WANT!?
May 19, 1:44am

Repair kit
Like I said, don't forget the repair kit (that comes with every Exped mat) :) But if you're happier with CCF, OK. Do note that they compress and lose their insulation with continuous u...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad
May 18, 3:27pm

...I suggest an Exped Synmat UL7. The Thermarest Neotherm is nearly as good. See http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/airmat_sotmr_part1_2011#.U3kXVSiTpso and pay attentio...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad
May 18, 2:29pm

Temperature limit?
What is the lowest temperature you want to be able to sleep in? It would be best if you research/decide that before you choose the gear. Another way is to say "I will buy gear for 30F becau...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad
May 18, 1:55pm

Also check the Moment DW
You could also check the Moment DW, which is a fair bit lighter than the Scarp and also has solid or mesh inner plus the cross pole option. I'm not sure whether it's as windproof as the Sca...

In GEAR » Withdrawal from the BPL brain trust (need tent advice)
May 18, 4:36am

Bomber, lightweight, freestanding
"Bomber, lightweight, freestanding" is a contradiction. Freestanding tents blow away in a strong wind. Freestanding tents need extra poles to form the structure, which increases the weigh...

In GEAR » Bomber, Lightweight, Freestanding Tent
May 18, 4:12am

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