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Damien, I'm sure Roger Caffin or some other members could give a more complete answer (or correct me if I am completely wrong) but I suspect that first thing that gives canister stoves prob...

In Editor's Roundtable » Deep Freeze: A Cold, Hard Look at Winter Stoves
February 02, 1:36pm

Arc'Teryx Gamma LT Pant
Are the Arc'Teryx Gamma LT Pant really 5.7 oz? Seems a bit light.

In Editor's Roundtable » 2011 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 28, 12:08am

Re: Backpacking versus Thru-hiking
Yeah, what Ken said.

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking versus Thru-hiking
September 20, 10:08pm

Assassin bug
The assassin bug is also commonly called a Kissing bug. One thing I didn't see mentioned on the link is that they can be a vector for Chagas disease, one of the most widespread and devastating...

In Editor's Roundtable » Small Wonders of Latin America - Global Test Photo Essay
February 20, 10:48am

Hoods, heat loss through head
As Bradley stated heat loss through the head is variable depending on temperature and a persons state of hypothermia/compensatory mechanisms. Here's a link to the rest of the discussion at Wil...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Three-Season Down Jackets State of the Market Report 2010 Part 2
June 26, 9:35am

Republican track record on the AT since 2006
Ken, Yes they are. Both Republicans and Democrats play the "family values" card. Anyone who takes a vow of marriage and then has an affair or spends $90,000 on hookers is a hypocrite...

In Chaff » South Carolina's Governor is missing on the AT
June 27, 4:58pm

Republican track record on the AT since 2006
Dave, in the interest of fair and balance reporting here is a list of Democrats. Do you seriously believe that one party actually has the high ground. Brian is of course right, politicians are tw...

In Chaff » South Carolina's Governor is missing on the AT
June 27, 2:27pm

cold weather
Has anyone noticed a difference in the performance of ethanol and methanol in cold weather. Ethanol is more energy dense, but methanol has a lower evaporation point and may be easier to get start...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Performance of Alcohol Fuels for Backpacking Stoves
Part One: Three Straight Alcohols and Alcohol Blends

May 09, 11:34am

Mickey Mouse boots
Bob, What is the valve on the outside ankle of the mickey mouse boots used for?

In Editor's Roundtable » Salomon Tundra Mid WP Insulated Boot Review
February 28, 10:22am

Light pack for heavy loads
I was a little confused by some of the figures in the table. First, they list the load capacity of the GG Vapor Trail and the Nimbus Ozone both at 40 lbs. I haven't used the vapor trail, but ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Light Packs for Heavy Loads: State of the Market Report
September 18, 10:01pm

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