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ICEBOX® igloo tool
I love my ICEBOX® igloo tool and every once in a while build a "secret" igloo for winter camping. Logistically it's a great thing. Also, I am crazy-popular with the kiddies in the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Igloo Building for Fun and Shelter, Part 2 - Using an Igloo as a Backcountry Shelter
February 16, 8:48am

Re: Re: Supercat
... well if you lift the pot off the top of the stove indeed it will change the pressure inside the stove, but combustion requires a fuel + oxygen mixture and in the center of the stove there proba...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Cat Stove
February 01, 1:31pm

Re: Tea-light Stove
I use it with a Fosters can pot, the "Ultralight Outfitters" beer can rig, when I don't use Esbit.

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Cat Stove
January 31, 3:08pm

Re: Super Cat Stove
...a tried and true design. These "simple" stoves often work best for people. I remember being sceptical that a tea-light tin would work well... it's just a tin with no modification...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Cat Stove
January 31, 2:27pm

Re: How to make a flux ring?
I have put a LOT of thought into this and have decided... that I need to put a LOT more thought into this. I think making the ring would be fairly simple but attaching it to the bottom of the pot ...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to make a flux ring?
January 30, 8:49am

Re: Hubba vs. Lunar Solo
They are both great products. When I car-camp and am looking for a really posh setup I take the Hubba. I do a lot of stuff with the scouts (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, etc) and for these events this ...

In GEAR » Hubba vs. Lunar Solo
January 30, 7:21am

Re: Re: E85 Stoves
Edit: I was about to ask a stupid question and caught myself!

In Make Your Own Gear » E85 Stoves
January 29, 7:05pm

Re: Esbit in an alcohol stove?
You can do it. It won't melt the can. It may leave residue on the surface where it burnt.

In GEAR » Esbit in an alcohol stove?
January 29, 7:04pm

Re: Utterly amazing!
I used to work with aerogel for a living. It's wild stuff just to look at. I have a big chunk of it in a box that I bring out when I have guests over. It's a great conversation piece. W...

In GEAR » ToastyFeet by PolarWrap
January 29, 8:33am

Re: How big a cup for cooking?
Depends on what's for dinner! Generally for boiling water I use a Fosters Beer can -or- a 2-cup alumium flour cup depending on the stove setup I use (Esbit or Alcohol). If I am going gourme...

In GEAR » How big a cup for cooking?
January 28, 8:31pm

All Reader Reviews by James Pitts

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Pro-Tick Remedy Pro-Tick
I am so glad someone posted a review of this gizmo. First let me say that you can remove a tick with a pair of tweezers. The Pro-Tick Remedy tool is not multi-use like tweezers. That said, it w...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
May 26, 11:18am

Repel Lemon Euculyptus Insect Spray
I am a huge fan of 3M Ultrathon largely because the stuff works REALLY WELL... for what I use it for. So this is sort of my "gold standard"... encapsulated DEET lotion. That said, differ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 26, 10:24am

Mountainsmith Wisp
I forget when I bought this. It was on an uber-closeout type deal. This sleeping bag is not made anymore. The facts: - 750+ fill down - Size Long (6' 6") Weight: Says 24 oz, 23 oz in ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 08, 9:27pm

Marmot Atom
Let's get down to the facts: - Temp rating: 40 degrees - Size Long (6' 6") Weight: 20 oz on the box, 22 oz in my kitchen. - Shell: Pertex Quantum N-090 Ripstop - Lining: Pertex ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 08, 9:14pm

Martin Backpacker Guitar
Now here is a review you don't see every day. This was a very thoughtful gift from my dear wife. I am an avid guitar player but leave my music at home when I hike because a flat-top 6-string ...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 08, 8:54pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
What's with people that review gear they have never owned nor tested in the field? This is a mystery to me. Anyway, on to the Jetboil. I bought this because... I had an REI dividend and the...

In Stoves - Canister
January 08, 7:58pm

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
This was my default insulating layer until I bought the MontBell Down Inner Jacket. This jacket is very warm, as is the vest. I prefer the older models (05 and later) to the newer ones. I recall ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 08, 7:49pm

What is there to review? Be careful driving in the parking lot because people seem to switch off their brains when they walk about outside the store. Seriously, they take anything back and there a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 08, 7:46pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
...and they really mean it. I have seen people hopelessly abuse the return policy but REI stands by it. The prices are fair, especially if you use an REI Gold Visa. The dividend makes for a nice gi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 08, 7:43pm

Therm-A-Rest Lite Seat
Works great and is light but very comfortable. It takes quite a beating and will eventually get a hole in it. I have had to make two repairs to mine. I use it to extend my sleeping pad setup when I...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 08, 11:52am