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Re: Re: Re: Another compass type
>Does it also depend on what the local deviation is? >Positive or negative? These kinds of questions are EXACTLY why you should have adjustable declination. When you get lost and you'...

In Editor's Roundtable » Brunton 7DNL Compass Review
May 27, 7:53am

Suunto MC-2 Pro, Brunton 15TDCL, Silva Ranger CL
The Suunto MC-2 series are around 2.6oz but barely any of them are over 3oz. There is a graphite-based Silva that is 1.2oz but the opaque base reduces its usefulness on a topographic map and it ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Brunton 7DNL Compass Review
May 26, 12:40pm

Re: Brunton 7DNL Compass Review
The problem with not having a mirror is you are less capable of taking accurate readings. When you use a non-mirror compass, the only way sight a bearing is to hold it up in front of you and view ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Brunton 7DNL Compass Review
May 26, 10:06am

sighting mirror is not an optional part of a compass.
I can scarcely imagine a compass without a sigting mirror to be useful. If you try to perform landfall navigation with a plate-only compass like this, you will have larger average error on each it...

In Editor's Roundtable » Brunton 7DNL Compass Review
May 26, 7:03am

spider sounds like what I need
I'm really eager to see the Spider review. I like the packlite for its winter ability but the pot is too small to make it a viable addition to my stove fleet (currently have a reactor and an e...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not?
Supplement 6: Primus Eta PackLite System

March 22, 10:12am

inverted?
I've been curious about this stove for awhile! Thanks. Can you expand on its ability to run the canister inverted? My primary use is in cold conditions where that's kind of important.

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not?
Supplement 6: Primus Eta PackLite System

March 10, 8:27am

no bag necessary!
I don't bag my crampons... But when I tuck them into an outer stretchy pocket, I just sandwich the points together so they can't pierce anything.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » lightweight crampon bag
February 04, 12:44pm

following your bearing
It is easy to keep yourself pointed along a bearing, but as far as actually traveling that bearing in whiteout conditions, it really helps to spread your party out in a single file line, with commu...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Whiteout navigation...
February 04, 12:42pm

OR Furio
Marmot PreCips are okay (lightweight...) but they don't have a fly opening so putting them on over a climbing harness is useless. I really like my Outdoor Research Furio pants. They aren...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Full side zip shell pants
February 04, 12:34pm

NOT SILICONE!!!!
This spray has nothing to do with silicone. It's a suspension of silicon dioxide (aka sand) in alcohol or water.

In GEAR » Interesting new spray-on nano-silicone coating
February 03, 9:07pm

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