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Hand warmer instead of water
Try a hand warmer in cold weather. Tape one to the side or beneath the canister - let it heat up some before igniting the stove. They are also good in case of an hypothermia emergency - place them...

In GEAR » Melting Snow with Jetboil
January 30, 10:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: The MSR MicroRocket Compared to Other Stoves - altitude
"Paul Mason wrote: > If I could only have one stove - it would we the OD 1R - it handles altitude and the cold better than the Raptor and probably better then the others in your list (yes I...

In GEAR » The MSR MicroRocket -- Review Complete
January 30, 10:06am

Re: Re: Re: Freezer test stoves
Roger, Are you saying the guy that did the freezer test faked it some how? I can only give my personal experience. I didn't take notes on conditions ... I have the Brunton Raptor 11,...

In GEAR » Melting Snow with Jetboil
January 29, 4:07pm

Freezer test stoves
You might find this video interesting. He put the canisters in the freezer over night. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax4Oh_NpstU They now make a windscreen for the Soto - I was able to fas...

In GEAR » Melting Snow with Jetboil
January 29, 8:27am

Canister Stove Selection Criteria
Hikin' Jim, To me the most important criteria for stove selection (if cold and altitude is not important) is fuel usage efficiency. The second would be boiling time. I would think that t...

In GEAR » The MSR MicroRocket -- Review Complete
January 27, 3:48pm

Re: Re: The MSR MicroRocket Compared to Other Stoves
I have two canister stoves Bruton Raptor - made by Soto - I think http://www.sotooutdoors.com/products/item/OD-1BS.html Soto OD 1 http://www.sotooutdoors.com/products/item/OD-1R.html Both ...

In GEAR » The MSR MicroRocket -- Review Complete
January 27, 3:26pm

Only one
There are people who say a good rifle and scope is all you need - then you just shoot people and take their stuff. Then there are "The Road" people who go the cart route. There are...

In Gear Lists » What's your UL BOB List?
January 24, 5:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Flammable hand sanitizer
My understanding is that soap does not kill bacteria - it loosens the dirt. It is the soapy water and rinsing water that carries the loosened dirt/bacteria away, if you have enough water to rinse i...

In GEAR » Flammable hand sanitizer
January 23, 3:21pm

Can be helpful
You don't see their use until you need them. I was hiking a Colorado 14er and took the wrong route down* by about 1/3rd. I knew that if I headed north I could get back on the trial back to ...

In GEAR » Someone please explain button compasses
January 23, 3:12pm

PLB
I have "Find Fast". Read up more here http://www.14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=30687&hilit=spot+plb&start=12

In GEAR » Iridium Extreme - Experiences or recommendations?
January 20, 6:09pm

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