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alcohol storage in Lil'Nipper
I've kept my alcohol stored in my platy. "nipper" for about a year and I see no reaction and no problems at all. everything is fine.

In GEAR » Platypus for alcohol fuel
December 14, 1:58pm

New Scout Gear List
Doug's article results in an excellent balance of lightweight backpacking for young scouts and safety, frugality and common sense. For the Northeast, I have 2 words of advice on a modified list: ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Boy Scouts and Lightweight Backpacking
June 20, 6:39pm

MicroPuff vs Cacoon
I have both & each has its +'s & -'s. Micropuff seems warmer but that may be due to its hand pockets, but its fabric has developed small thread "runs" after the 1st use (mine is the full-zip and i...

In GEAR » Patagonia Micro Puff vs. Bozeman Cocoon?
April 05, 8:18pm

PD gloves & fire
Don't use a cigaret lighter to light your stove while wearing PD gloves in winter. Like any fur, they are prone to scorching/burning. I revert to my Patagonia lt. wt. liner gloves for winter cooki...

In GEAR » Liphe and Possum Down hats
March 30, 8:04pm

Liphe & Possum Down Hats
I fully agree with Jason, having tried both, the Liphe is too snug & not enough ear coverage. Possum down hat is now my all-timefavorite cold temp. hat for camp & I sleep in it with my possum glov...

In GEAR » Liphe and Possum Down hats
March 25, 8:26pm

GPS in winter conditions
Whiteout conditions in winter in the mountains is problematic for even lithium battery powered GPS units unless they are kept warm inside the jacket. In the White Mtns on NH last weekend @ 10 degre...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight GPS / Mapping Software Navigation Systems
March 07, 7:12pm

MyCoal Body Warmer
MyCoal Body Warmer w/ adhesive is bigger that the hand warmer & lasts in excess of the advertised 12 hours. I don't go anywhere with out them & use it at night just above my L. ankle to avoid musc...

In Multiple Use Gear » Chemical Hand Warmers
January 24, 6:13pm

3 gear favorets for 2004
1. Six Moon Design Starlite Pack w/ vest Harness 2. Marmot Chinook wind Jacket--an oldie but goodie 3 season lifesaver 3. Vargo Triad titanium alcohol stove AllDownhill Norm

In GEAR » Favorite Three Pieces of Gear Used in 2004?
January 06, 6:19pm

All Reader Reviews by Norman Otto

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Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
I've had problems lighting my Brunton even at lower elevations. It's now in my "never use" pile. I use the cheap but reliable Bic lighter. For winter use with gloves, Bic's are questionable--they t...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 14, 2:12pm