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Anyone else got any more use data to share with the group? How often do people back flush the filter? How much does the syringe weigh? It sounds like it would be a good idea to bring the syringe fo...

In GEAR » Sawyer MINI Filter
May 25, 5:11pm

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

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

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