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re: Bottom cap for a 110 g. canister
Good thinking, Bob. However, if you had 2 mini Bics, you could soak one in the water and use the other to light the stove. You could rotate them on a daily basis. We don't want our Bics to dry ...

In GEAR » Bottom cap for a 110 g. canister
April 23, 7:39am

re: Bottom cap for a 110 g. canister
That's a win-win for you both, Larry. Bonus: I just found out that a mini Bic perfectly fits into the canister concavity, and it is held firmly in place by the Nutter Butter lid. By the way,...

In GEAR » Bottom cap for a 110 g. canister
April 22, 2:49pm

Bottom cap for a 110 g. canister
There has been talk about warming a canister a bit by inverting it, pouring a little warm water into the concavity, and then placing a tight fitting cap on the bottom to keep the water from seeping...

In GEAR » Bottom cap for a 110 g. canister
April 22, 2:26pm

Jon Fong's 2c
I'd never been impressed with the performance of Sterno either. Then, Jon's post had me re-thinking things. I gave it a go again just now, and results were quite different from what I had s...

In GEAR » Actual fire hazard of wood burning stoves
April 22, 11:44am

re: more, by Coleman
Thanks, guys. The photo of the stove looks pretty much like an F-1 Powerboost, but I don't see a piezo on it. They also call it an F-1 Ultralight stove, which is actually a different stove than...

In GEAR » MSR Pocket Rocket options
April 22, 8:18am

re: more, by Coleman
Me too, Duane, Coleman came up with a pair of good stoves for sure. The F-1 Powerboost is my favorite simmer burner (albeit a bit heavy at ~6.oz.), and the F-1 Ultralight is pretty sweet too, excep...

In GEAR » MSR Pocket Rocket options
April 21, 11:11pm

Ten Buck DEUCES!
Mike, how about if Mags and I just drop by and pick them up at the source, and save the postage? I probably live just a mile or two from you. By the way, Steve Conway at McGuckin's said theyve ...

In Gear Deals » Ten Buck DEUCES! Cosmetic seconds! And the Black ones are 15 grams (5.3 ounces) - 2g lighter than regular ones
April 21, 4:06pm

re: profane types..
Yeah, Bob, like those sexy candles that Victoria's Secret sells. I consider the MSR Pocket Rocket to be rather profane myself. Go easy on Duane, as he is a true stovie, which counts for a...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Old gas/kerosene bp/camping stoves or parts
April 21, 12:52pm

Re: BRS-3000T stove
Yes, I bought 3 today at $10.99, with free shipping. You need to sign in (establish an account?) for the coupon code to work. On Feb. 26 I ordered 2 at about $15 each (I didn't know about the c...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
April 19, 4:54pm

GNP guide book
Duane, there aren't that many good books on GNP hiking, but probably the best is Erik Molvar's Falcon Guide--Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes NPs. Pick up a copy and read it cover to cover...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Camping close to TH and food storage in Glacier NP
April 19, 12:44pm

All Reader Reviews by Gary Dunckel

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Mountain House's Pro Pack meal bags fit perfectly in the PCS cup. After adding the boiling water to the bag, stirring it up, and resealing it, you can empty the remaining water from the PCS, drop ...

In Stoves - Canister
March 18, 11:41am

Hilleberg Akto
I agree that the Akto is a very strong and high quality 4-season solo tent. But I must add an anecdote to illustrate the what I feel is the tent's main weakness. In early October of '06 we wer...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 28, 9:08am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
What the previous posts have neglected to mention is that the Amphib is perhaps the lightest (24 ounces/pair)"running shoe" that can be taken on a standard extended backpack trip (not fast packing) fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 18, 7:45pm