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Catalina
On my trip we deposited our fuel in a "firebox" located at the back of the vessel. Or maybe that was going to Santa Cruz island? Either way, it's honor system and esbit is pretty stab...

In GEAR » Camping on Catalina Island
December 07, 1:04pm

Gamma LT and Patagonia Simple Guides
I use the Deadbird Gamma LT, my wife uses the Patagonia Simple Guides. We have used these from summer in the Sierra to Summiting Kilmanjaro- just added Icebreaker 260 Baselayers and OR Croc Gaitors...

In GEAR » The most versatile? -> Arcteryx Gamma LT vs MX vs AR
December 07, 1:00pm

Piezo at altitude
Piezo igniters are a crapshot above 8000 feet and get worse from there. It has nothing to do with Jetboil and everything to do with the properties of piezo ignition. The melted fin is another st...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Integrated Canister Fuel Stoves State of the Market Report 2011: Part 3 – Wrap Up and Reviews of Individual Stoves
October 19, 9:25pm

2012 Thermarest Jamba Chair
In 2012 Thermarest will be making their "Jamba" Chair cover for the Neo Air. It basically allows you to coil a Neoair to form a 20 inch high stool. I sat on one for an hour or so when I w...

In GEAR » Whats the lightest chair?
October 16, 12:38am

Re: What about a gas Caldera-style cone?
I have used an MSR Windpro with a 2L pot with a Backpackers Pantry Outback Oven Pot Parka for many years and achieved great fuel economy. I don't have any hard #s to go with it though. Link ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Integrated Canister Fuel Cooking Systems State of the Market Report 2011: Part 2 – Trends, Stove Ratings, and Selections
October 05, 11:05am

Larger capacity pots
A couple comments on larger capacity pots. 1) Using a generic larger capacity pot on a Jetboil is the same as any other stove. No efficiency gain here. 2) MSR currently makes a 2.5L pot for t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Integrated Canister Fuel Cooking Systems State of the Market Report 2011: Part 2 – Trends, Stove Ratings, and Selections
October 04, 4:56pm

Canyon Tarp
I won one many years ago. It's shape is really weird- particularly that 2-3 foot section shown in the front of your picture. It just sits in my gear closet. Sorry- that's not very useful...

In GEAR » How to find a use for a Kelty Canyon Tarp?
September 12, 4:47pm

Amazing!!!
That was the coolest thing I've seen in a while.

In Editor's Roundtable » Across Iceland by Packraft
June 08, 11:19pm

Re: family/kids forum
Thanks Debbie! I have posted on that site occasionally pre-kid. More so at backpacker.com. Been lurking the kid's forums on both. Thanks again, Christo

In Editor's Roundtable » Field Notes of a Family Man: How to Nurture Your Family and Your Backpacking Obsession
May 23, 11:44am

Thanks
Jeremy, Thanks. As an avid backpacker and a father with an 18 month old and another due any day, this article is just what I needed right now. For the powers that be- how about a family forum ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Field Notes of a Family Man: How to Nurture Your Family and Your Backpacking Obsession
May 20, 11:15pm

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