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if you want to experiment with the stove try a soap test
away from any ignition sources attach a canister to the stove and then (with a spray bottle) apply soapy water around the stove/canister attachment point and the stove itself. if you see bubbles i...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
October 20, 11:06am

sorry - didn't fully read the question
n/t

In GEAR » Cheap, decent, thin synthetic socks?
October 02, 7:31pm

franco - nice
hanging stove collection now the thread will drift as to the merits/risks of cooking in your tent.

In GEAR » Lightest Bomber Tent/Shelter Options?
September 29, 9:50pm

Re: Bivy
"Imagine trying to pitch a tent on a 30º snow-covered slope..." better yet, imagine trying to bivy on a 30º snow covered slope. I'll take the proper tent every time. justthinking ...

In GEAR » Lightest Bomber Tent/Shelter Options?
September 29, 7:21pm

" couple of hours for a solid wall." agreed
nothing comes too easy with winter camping.

In GEAR » Lightest tent for snow?
September 28, 8:01pm

Re: +1 on the REI Acme Schoeller
i've worn a lot of diffrent softshell pants and my favorites for most conditions (other than hot summer days and the coldest days of winter) are the acme pants. i found mine on ebay and they s...

In GEAR » winter pants suggestions?
September 23, 9:10pm

i have two different pairs of outdoor research gortex shells
one pair of regular mittens and the other is lobster/trigger finger. as mentioned, i find the versatility of what i wear under them to be their greatest advantage. i usually wear a really thin ...

In Winter Hiking » Glove shells and liners
September 18, 7:03pm

there's a reason you see the ubiquitous two crossed pole wedge tents like the bd light series in many mountaineering situations
pound-for-pound they are tough to beat when it comes down to footprint size, usable sq/ft, setup ease and survivability. that being said, if you are base camping for more than a day or two and you ...

In GEAR » Lightest Bomber Tent/Shelter Options?
September 14, 9:04pm

OR Swoop Mitts
designed for high altitude helicopter crews. just don't look at the price. http://military.outdoorresearch.com/gov/multicam-swoop-mitt-shells-non-fr-old-7082.html you can find in the $20...

In GEAR » Looking for a mitt that fits this design
September 04, 12:02pm

if you use a commercial washer/dryer
you might want to run the washer once to remove any residual soap that could be harmful to the down and run the dryer before you put the bag in to see how hot it gets. you can also run your hand ov...

In GEAR » Washing - Lost Down Loft
August 30, 10:13am

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