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Missing the point
Brian, You're missing the point. It isn't a question of one person's being more or less entitled than another. It's a question of whether certain behavior, regardless of whose,...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 15
April 29, 9:30pm

A new kind of inconsiderate behavior
There is a new form of inconsiderate behavior that is catching on very quickly: playing music through loudspeakers in public parks, open spaces, and wilderness areas. Until about two years ago I ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 15
April 29, 5:17pm

Pliers are only a useable pot lifter
If you use the pliers pictured in the photo near the top of the article be warned that they may bend anything flimsy or heavy that you try to lift since they don't have much contact area with t...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 10, 10:32am

Tape
Rounding the corners of any piece of tape will help keep it from peeling off.

In Editor's Roundtable » The Updated Foot-Care Kit
July 27, 7:32am

Re: Kick wax on Tele skis
Waxing for warm and/or variable conditions is indeed a challenge, and I use a pair of waxless skis or go where skins make sense when conditions make waxing hard. In particular, waxless skis work w...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear
December 14, 10:15am

Kick wax on Tele skis
I'm puzzled that you don't mention waxing tele skis with kick wax. In fact you say "[tele skis] are designed to go steeply up or down but they are not as efficient for touring on leve...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear
December 13, 11:02pm

Tripod
Ryan, I like the pictures. Can you give any details about the tripod you used?

In Editor's Roundtable » Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness: Photo Essay
October 15, 10:15am

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