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Primus Eta Packlite
Wow, now that is the kind of comprehensive review that keeps me a BPL subscriber! "One could call this the reduced-weight version of the Primus Eta Power stove. Most of the comments written...

In Editor's Roundtable » Heat Exchange Stove Shootout: Part 3
Heat Exchanger Stoves

September 02, 6:29am

FS: Primus EtaPower Stove $60
Originally the, well, original model: http://www.rei.com/product/784351 . . . but I gave the original larger pot to my brother and then bought the small 1.7-liter pot that comes with the “Trail...

In Gear Swap » FS: Primus EtaPower Stove $60
July 24, 3:59pm

Already Done
The avy chapter in the Volken book is outstanding -- based on the AIARE curriculum. (One of the book's coauthors was one of the leaders for my avy instructor training course.)

In GEAR » Advice on Backcountry skiing gear
December 01, 3:03pm

First, read this book...
First, read this book: http://www.mountaineersbooks.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=810 (You can read the other referenced books mainly for the enteretaining illustrations of old-school diehard tele sk...

In GEAR » Advice on Backcountry skiing gear
November 29, 7:52pm

Globalstar is not the problem
The well-known problems with Globalstar sat phones are not related to any problems you're having: http://www.backcountryworld.com/showpost.php?p=27764&postcount=8 As for Spot's perfor...

In GEAR » WARNING on SPOT Sattelite
March 31, 8:59pm

Spot impressions so far
My impressions so far: Definitely have to read -- and remember -- the user manual carefully to understand exactly what the various status lights indicate. Basic operation though is pretty obviou...

In GEAR » SPOT personal tracker
December 27, 9:39am

You may read it that way, but they could read it far differently. For example, any incident caused by an avalanche could be excluded on account of lack of competence to perform snow stability as...

In GEAR » SPOT personal tracker
December 18, 9:52am

GEOS Search & Rescue Benefit for $7.95/yr
The terms are so open to interpretation that coverage could be denied for almost any incident: http://www.geosalliance.com/sar/ PLEASE NOTE This benefit does not apply if:- a) your situatio...

In GEAR » SPOT personal tracker
December 17, 5:59pm

Re: Re: 60Cx? Confusing Garmin Nomenclature
"Not sure which references to prior Garmin high-sensitivity models you mean..." -- Sorry for the confusion. I was referring to: "The new Garmin high sensitivity receiver fixes a p...

In Editor's Roundtable » Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS REVIEW
December 14, 3:32pm

Just want to second the other poster’s comment about the unspecified "’Unit C’ a competitor’s current (released this year), best technology handheld GPS" -- since when does BPL sh...

In Editor's Roundtable » Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS REVIEW
December 13, 8:21am

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Patagonia Spraymaster
I bought this in part motivated by a glowing review in Backpacker magazine, plus this review from Outside: http://outside.away.com/outside/gear/gear.tcl?gear=Patagonia-Spraymaster&gear_id=2461&am...

In Clothing - Raingear
May 31, 6:49pm

Wild Things Epic Wind Shirt
Note: this is for the non-hooded partial-zip pullover model. The downsides: - Heavy by BPL standards, although then again, we’re talking just a few ounces of excess over my Helly Hanson Mars or Mo...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 31, 6:31pm

Camp XLH95 Harness
After using this harness for two days of training on snow (but not a real glacier) and a few indoor practice sessions, I finally used it for real the last two days on Mt Baker. (We hiked up to the ba...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
July 05, 1:15pm