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Brad Groves (4quietwoods) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Michigan
About Me Mostly longer trips without resupply, in what usually seems to be cold and wet conditions. Over two decades of backcountry travel including backpacking and canoe tripping. I consider Marquette to be my home, but I currently live down-state. Many years as a buyer in specialty outdoor retail.
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testing, video
Paul, exactly- thank you. The particular questions on the Reactor are based on performance figures I obtained through testing for this article, and as noted, at no time did a canister (or a whit...

In Editor's Roundtable » Deep Freeze: A Cold, Hard Look at Winter Stoves
February 03, 9:35am

Re: Re: Questions
Hi Roger- Yeah, horribly long time... but remember that I was also testing the stove something like 25*C colder than you tend to use stoves. Also of note, I had two of the xperts, and cursory, c...

In Editor's Roundtable » Deep Freeze: A Cold, Hard Look at Winter Stoves
February 02, 5:04pm

Questions
Hey, y'all- I only ran a few tests w/the xpert, because, well, a state of the market-type report on a discontinued stove just wouldn't make sense. For what it's worth, though, in one...

In Editor's Roundtable » Deep Freeze: A Cold, Hard Look at Winter Stoves
February 02, 8:50am

3-season values
Nope, Michael, I don't have a temperature for "cold," which is why I used the somewhat open-ended word. Given that we had a significant amount of data on sub-zero performance, I wante...

In Editor's Roundtable » Deep Freeze: A Cold, Hard Look at Winter Stoves
February 01, 5:22pm

questions
Just a quick answer to some of your questions- Several wondered about fuel level in the canisters... I ran them from full to empty. Each canister was designated a stove, ie I labeled one for the...

In Editor's Roundtable » Deep Freeze: A Cold, Hard Look at Winter Stoves
February 01, 9:23am

Re: Re: Same problem with the warmer model - High Sierra Sniveller.
There's really not a question. The down isn't staying put because there isn't enough in the baffles. An adequately stuffed down bag or quilt will never have a problem with down migratio...

In GEAR » Sierra Sniveler: shivering and sniveling
August 25, 1:11pm

Still open?
I put myself down for ten yards... if there's going to be an order of 2-300 yards or something, I might pick up another couple yards-

In Make Your Own Gear » .65oz/yd - 8d nylon taffeta fabric - FOR SALE --- $6/yd
August 25, 12:59pm

Re: Hennessy Hyperlite Asym Zip Hammock Review
Hey, gang- thanks for the interest and feedback! Thomas mentioned that his Hennessy couldn't compete w/his Contrail... that's the great thing about THIS Hennessy... it's only, by cla...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hennessy Hyperlite Asym Zip Hammock Review
August 10, 8:05pm

Re: 60/40
I'm a WM dealer and asked them about the distribution years ago.

In GEAR » Summerlite down all on top with continuous baffle
June 30, 6:04pm

Re: Summerlite down all on top with continuous baffle
John, the bag is rating for freezing with 60% of the down on top, 40% on bottom.

In GEAR » Summerlite down all on top with continuous baffle
June 28, 3:41pm

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