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Excalibur dehydrator has a big brother
My wife and I have been using the Excalibur for years to dry fruit, veggies, stews, chili, soups, you name it for backpacking. Started when the kids were young, picky eaters and we had little spar...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 5
April 23, 6:28pm

Followup on faulty filter
RapidPure has asked for my incredibly slow filter for a "forensic teardown" so they ARE interested in perfecting their product. Shipping it off this afternoon. - Eric

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 07, 12:03pm

Real world test/failure
After Roger's article first appeared, I ordered several different versions of the RapidPure to test. Picked a larger one (since I would be filtering for four people) to take on a 4-day trip to...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 06, 9:46am

Bakepacker and kids
We too have several Bakepackers. The big one goes "car camping" on every trip and the small one still goes on lightweight trips where we aren't trying to pinch every last ounce. The...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Baking
July 18, 7:08pm

My experience matches Roger's
Last fall, in the White Mountains, we used the Hyperflow (pumping water for a family of 4) with pretty similar results. First couple of liters went fine, then it all went steadily downhill. Backf...

In Editor's Roundtable » MSR Hyperflow Microfilter with Modified Cartridge Review
May 21, 8:01am

Optimus and Svea bring back memories
Nice work! It's easy now to see why some of my stoves have worked fairly well and others so poorly over the years. But your comments on the Optimus reminded me of a trip in the late 60...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not?
Part 6: Measurements on Liquid Fuel Stoves

January 09, 4:02pm

weight versus comfort
As another satisfied owner of a ULA pack, my feeling is that I'd rather be comfortable than to have a somewhat meaningless title (i.e. SUL). I've only been ultra-lighting for a couple of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diminshing Returns?
March 13, 8:32pm

source for batteries
Unlike Brett, I didn't get the name-brand batteries - mine are a "store brand" (which I DO worry about, but so far everything's been fine). I got mine at and pai...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
February 28, 2:28pm

Nalgene containers
Oddly enough, if you really like the Nalgene bottles instead of the flexible Cantene, the old-style Nalgene (milky white) is a little lighter than the newer clear polycarbonate Nalgene. Don't ...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
February 28, 1:14pm

Comparison to AquaStar
Nice review! Have you compared the Steripen to the AquaStar unit? I picked up an AquaStar a couple of months ago but haven't used it much yet except in kitchen trials. It does solve the prob...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
February 28, 10:14am

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