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Ursack update
There is more movement at the IGBC to retest the Ursack due to the "ambiguous" results last year. http://www.ursack.com/ursack-update.htm Also here is a blog post that surfaced last su...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
April 11, 9:43am

Another vote for Fish scales
I too have been considering enlarging my quiver with a pair of waxless AT skis. The Madshus Annum (formerly the Karhu Guide) or the vector BC were skis I have been considering. I appreciate all the...

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
February 22, 10:15pm

Inconsistencies
Wow it is amazing how inconsistent the interpretations are, even within the same forest.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California Fire Restrictions
July 12, 12:23pm

Re: Filter questions
I think it is too hard to give a specific response for your lifetime question. It will really depend on the quality of water you filter. I have estimated that I have filtered about 90L of water so ...

In GEAR » Aquamira Frontier Pro Filter.
July 11, 11:02am

sawyer water bladder as a drinking water bladder?
Maybe this is assumed but is anyone using these bladders as a primary drinking bladder (bladder that has a tube with a bite valve fixed to it)? If so what parts are you using as a drinking tube? ...

In GEAR » NEW Style Sawyer Water Bladders 1L and 2L
June 25, 11:00pm

Re: update figures
Thanks for your fast response! I think the data would be more clearly presented if the 1 L were added, why make the reader search for it? I will leave it at that. Also, in the second figure the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Deep Freeze: A Cold, Hard Look at Winter Stoves
February 01, 2:11pm

update figures
Thanks for the great review! A small request: Could you update your figure legends to include more information on where the data comes from. I am having a hard time telling whether the water used ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Deep Freeze: A Cold, Hard Look at Winter Stoves
February 01, 11:13am

Mike's Bearbag Diagram
I like this idea, the use of pullys or even just a simple carabiner or ring sounds like a great way to prevent the string from sawing into the limb. On several occassions this added enough frictio...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
December 14, 10:41am

snow melting fuel estimates
Thanks for the fast responses, but I am not sure I understand the logic for doubling. This is my thought process so far; doubling it seems fine and all but I find that I drink a lot more ambie...

In Editor's Roundtable » Comparative Fuel Efficiency and Carry Weight for Six Lightweight Backpacking Cooking Systems: Part II
March 31, 2:40pm

snow melting fuel estimates
Does anyone have any recommendations for fuel estimates when melting snow? I am considering the primus ETA pack lite, since it received a good review in the winter stove and heat exchanger stove r...

In Editor's Roundtable » Comparative Fuel Efficiency and Carry Weight for Six Lightweight Backpacking Cooking Systems: Part II
March 30, 4:02pm

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