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My Locale Yukon, 60N 135W
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Suunto MC-2G or Ranger Decl., why we carry compasses...
Roger: I think the declination thing was answered with the excellent photo above---thanks all---both the Suunto MC-2G and the Silva or Brunton Type 15 (Ranger) compasses have a separate clear basep...

In Editor's Roundtable » Brunton 7DNL Compass Review
June 08, 11:28pm

Compass Considerations for the Canadian North...
Thanks to Roger for a great review! I admit that I often leave a Suunto MC2-G compass at home and rely on the one in my Doug Ritter survival kit---a quality 'button compass'. Having ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Brunton 7DNL Compass Review
May 31, 11:53pm

MSR Denali Tails experiences
Jim: While I mostly use mine without the tails, as I live in a subarctic semi-desert, we have had a bunch of Pacific Lows sweep through, and lots of deep new snow, about 60cm in total depth, in the...

In Winter Hiking » snowshoe "floatation tails"
February 08, 1:00am

T-rest field trial at -40C/-40F
Donna: I am reluctant to lose a night's sleep in a field trial of gear, so I usually just try to do an outside nap; for me -40C or -40F requires 2 full-foam (no coring out) foam T-rests, LE (5c...

In GEAR » Prolite Plus
January 13, 1:10pm

good for you for experimenting at home!
Michael: For -18C, if it were me with my popsicle metabolism, I would be using a full-length, more-or-less-solid foam, Thermarest LE, on top of an Evazote 20mm foam pad. I would be using a -5C down...

In Winter Hiking » A few newbie winter camping questions
January 11, 8:21pm

Evazote tops blue CCF for durability + low temperature use
All: I have and use both, mostly as 'sitz' pads in camp or on day hikes, also Evazote as a full-winter pad under a Thermarest LE. All of my foamies come to me used, some with much use, a...

In Winter Hiking » "Blue" CCF vs Evazote\Volara
January 11, 7:56pm

Pink Prolite versus (gasp!) T-rest LE
All: I have a 2008 women's tall Prolite, bought mostly for the weight savings and considerably smaller deflated size. I too bought it because it had the same R-factor (insulation) as the LE. Bu...

In GEAR » Prolite Plus
January 10, 10:13pm

correction: my post should read ''Paul Stupkin''
My apologies Paul Stupkin for getting your name wrong in my previous post! Mange takk!

In GEAR » Weight vs longevity
January 09, 2:55pm

the challenges of going UL in subarctic...
In Canada's North West, towns are few and far between, roads often deserted, daylight is less than 2 hrs a day in December,temperatures can fall to below -40C/-40F and search and rescue is 1500...

In GEAR » Weight vs longevity
January 09, 2:53pm

stuff sacs as fine glacial gravel bar 'sandbags'
It may just be me, but in the Yukon I spend a fair amount of time camping on gravel bars on the river, and in abandonned gravel pits along the Alaska highway bike camping. Both places are great as...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ditch Your Stakes: A Guide To Alternative Shelter Anchors
January 06, 2:10am

All Reader Reviews by Paul Davis

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Arc FlashLight Arc AAA
In the Northern Canada this is a superb everyday carry light, as it is as bright as a conventionally-bulbed 2AA Maglite, lasts longer, and is waterproof to at least 3M and much lighter! I got mine ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 09, 11:54pm

Trail Designs and Titanium Goat Ti-Tri
Hi all! I bought the Ti-Tri to use for long-range bike touring + hiking to replace a much-heavier MSR Whisperlight with the 350ml bottle, in all but full-winter situations. I managed to melt snow a...

In Stoves - Alcohol
February 24, 12:05am

Trail Designs Customer Service
All: The cones do seem a great design, and I am after Tri-ti one to fit my Snow-Peak Ti Solo pot. However, I have not been able to raise the Trail Designs people at twice now ove...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 24, 11:23pm