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Re: Temperature limits?
Jerry, the problem you describe applies to canister-top stoves (canister sits upright, with burner on top) operating in the +12F range, where the propane alone boils and burns off, leaving 3/4 cani...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
November 20, 11:46pm

re: temperature limits?
> On about 10/09, jerry adams stated he felt the stove would be good down to about 12F. > Is that widely regarded as an accurate estimate of its lower range of usability? It's poss...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
November 20, 9:55pm

re: Ultralight Group Cooking
I usually read the comments expecting some insight, experience, or further suggestions. I regret reading the comments this time. I sawed three L-shaped pieces of light steel from an old basebo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Group Cooking
September 04, 10:48am

Sat Phones
I had a Globalstar phone from 2005-2009, until their failed-amp problems got so bad that I wasn't able to make a connection even during predicted windows. I also had a 9600-baud Internet kit, w...

In Editor's Roundtable » SOTMR: Two-way Satellite Communications for Backpacking: Part 1 - Introduction
March 26, 5:01pm

Re: Re: Ideal tie-outs?
>> The second is to use Dow WeatherMate Construction Tape (like DuPont Tyvek Tape) for the hem and tape loops. It's UL, waterproof, strong, and very sticky. >This sounds like an int...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
October 31, 1:37pm

Re: Ideal tie-outs?
I've been using a fairly big (10ft x 12ft) 3-mil poly tarp with the kids this summer, and it has worked well. Not exactly UL, though. I have an extra GG Polycryo ground sheet, so I think I'...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
October 29, 5:42pm

Does this mean coaster brakes are back too? I really miss those, and am jealous of my kids' bikes!

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Bikepacking: An Introduction
May 16, 11:31am

Thanks for a good article on quilts in general, including the design decisions that went into yours. I didn't find the fact that one particular quilt wasn't available to detract from the ar...

In Editor's Roundtable » Crazy for Quilts – How Quilts Became My Sleep System of Choice, PLUS A Review of My Favorite, the Stateless Society Custom Quilt
February 08, 1:11pm

If you start doing podcasts again, please include a text transcript. I can read way faster than you can talk, and text can be searched. Thanks!

In Editor's Roundtable » Introducing Chris Wallace as Backpacking Light’s New Gear Editor
January 11, 1:26pm

Re: Hok is probably great for a little winter snowplay fun...
The nets will turn your skis into snowshoes, because they're not going to slide. (Unless you were going to make them removable?) You might watch eBay for a week or two and try to pick up so...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
December 22, 9:25am

All Reader Reviews by Douglas Frick

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Petzl Zipka
I have the original 3-LED Zipka (1.9 oz with Lithium batteries). It is my regular headlamp (when there's little likelihood of hiking at night) and I always carry it with me on day hikes. It isn...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 07, 1:54pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
I grabbed a bunch of random non-Cliff bars at REI before a recent trip. A few of them were wretched, some just indifferent, and a few I thought would be worthwhile to remember for next time. And then ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 13, 1:03pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
The good points are: fast, fuel-efficient, easy, simple, and reliable boiling water. You can hold it in your hand while you boil water, if finding a place to set up a hot stove is a problem in your en...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 10:55am Premium Membership
I read all of the free articles, and after looking at the abstracts of the Premium articles, I immediately bought a membership. That was well worth it right there. I've also more than saved the price ...

In Books and Media
December 26, 10:01pm

Hiking Light Handbook by Karen Berger
This is a great intro to lightweight backpacking. She covers all of the major gear areas in an uncomplicated fashion, giving overviews of what, why and how to lighten up. The book includes strategies,...

In Books and Media
December 26, 9:56pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I refer to it as my "ugly hat," but it's the one I always grab when it's sunny. I wear this hat in Hawaii, where hiking is hot and steamy. I just tighten the headband a bit (easily and securely adjust...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 23, 9:16pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
I don't have a Brunton Helios lighter, but unfortunately there isn't a way to comment without giving a rating. I do, however, have six butane 'windproof' lighters/torches: a Brunton Firelight, a Solo ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 23, 8:27pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
This is a thick book with a lot of useful information. I found it inspiring, with a fairly well-balanced idea of hiking and camping with light gear. I've bought copies for friends, with the simple adm...

In Books and Media
November 25, 2:17pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I have flat feet after wearing rubber slippers in Hawaii for 15 years. When I got back into hiking I found I could only pack for a mile or two before my feet started screaming. Superfeet solved that p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 25, 1:47pm