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Primus Express Spider Stove Review
For the life of me cannot understand why backpacking stove manufactures insist on promoting canister on top stoves when the remote canister design seems to be inherently superior. Tony has shown t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Primus Express Spider Stove Review
May 19, 11:34am

Terra Nova Laser Tent Review
I own a Tarptent Moment and the only way it would take 5 minutes to set up would be if a person consumed a fifth of Jameson beforehand.

In Editor's Roundtable » Terra Nova Laser Tent Review
May 10, 1:02pm

Knotless Pct Method
Thanks Josh, I like it. Being ex U.S. Navy, I don't have much difficulty with the clove hitch, but I think your method is a good idea. Where I go backpacking (Northern California), an approve...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Knotless PCT Bear Bag Hang
April 29, 2:47pm

Recommend a Camcorder
Check out the Panasonic ZS3 or the newer model. It's a still camera, but does hi def flash video. It's rated highly by Consumer Reports and various internet digital camera sites. I bough...

In GEAR » recommend a camcorder?
April 21, 11:20am

Darn Tough Vermont Boot Sock Review
Thanks for the article Roger. I always greatly appreciate your knowledgeable input from "Down Under." I just ordered some Darn Toughs (1/4 mesh) on sale from Backcountry Gear out of Euge...

In Editor's Roundtable » Darn Tough Vermont Boot Sock Review
April 21, 11:13am

Aluminum Windscreen
Being a classic movie buff, this brings to mind this dialog from the 1963 Movie "The Great Escape." Barlett(Richard Attenborough): Hilts, how do you breath? Hilts(Steve McQueen): O...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Aluminum Windscreen for Canister Stoves
April 07, 10:41am

Gerber Knives
I have a USA made Gerber, but recently I have seen Gerber labeled knives that are made in China. I assume Gerber has outsourced their production. There may be knives around that are labeled Gerbe...

In GEAR » Are Gerber fakes/copies being made?
April 05, 11:21am

Hi Rick Do you mean if I take the plunge with the BoxWave or the ZS3? My current camera is a Canon A720is, which is a good camera. It has an optical viewfinder, and uses AA batteries, but th...

In Photography » BoxWave Anti-Glare Screen For Panasonic ZS3
March 10, 3:36pm

BoxWave Anti-Glare Screen For Panasonic ZS3
I am thinking or ordering a Panasonic ZS3, because I am finding that I need a wider angle lens for landscape photography. (The ZS3 has a 25-300 equivalent lens) My concern is that there is no opt...

In Photography » BoxWave Anti-Glare Screen For Panasonic ZS3
March 10, 11:10am

Cheaper Summer Bags
Just bought a Mountain Hardware Phantom 45 bag on clearance at REI. It appears to be a high quality bag. According to Mountain Hardware it weighs 1 pound 1 oz. It is even cheaper on the internet i...

In GEAR » Cheaper summer bags
February 19, 9:17am

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