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reflective wind screen/shield
The application of a 3/4+ circle of reflectix around the stove/pot during use will warm the fuel canister, thus repressurizing it, and increasing the efficiency. The surface temp of the cannister ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Effect of Cold on Gas Canisters
October 28, 12:55am

Clove hitch mystery
Tying a "clove hitch" in the middle of a rope on a stick is no more than "throwing two half-hitches" around the end of the stick--roll the rope between thumb and fore-finger and...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Knotless PCT Bear Bag Hang
April 28, 6:09pm

spinntwinn titanium stakes
Rambler--You only need to paint the upper 2-3" of the stakes to remain visible--still a great idea however--I have had some trouble with the fancy tensioning gadgets provided--some work and so...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp REVIEW
February 18, 1:30am

Spinntwinn reply
Rambler: My beaks extend about 24" in front and 16" in the rear--simply to make the ridge line longer and drip line less likely to get the gear wet--The front (high) beak is sewn to the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp REVIEW
February 18, 1:26am

Spinn twin tarp
I just completed my first long term trip, 8 days in the Wind River Mtns, using this tarp. I attached 2 "beaks" to the tarp using simular material from Thru-Hiker, and also designed and s...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp REVIEW
September 12, 12:09am

Mariposa Pack Review
I have found that by removing the 2 stays, the pack fits my back more comfortably and I have no loss of weight distribution, even at 25# load range--The Bear Vault will fit vertically inside the pa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Backpack REVIEW
September 11, 11:48pm

Stove Adapter for GAZ vs Primus
MSR makes the super fly stove which fits both types of valves: It breaks down quite well once you unscrew the head from the barrel--It has great simmering qualities as well-- about 4.5 oz. I shar...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking: Four Months in Europe
April 26, 10:10pm

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