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re: Jetboil MiniMo & MSR WindBoiler
Alright--a collaboration of the 2 titans of stoving! Way to go. John, I have some initial thoughts about the Windboiler. We borrowed one from the local MSR rep to check out. She didn't want ...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo & MSR WindBoiler
December 13, 9:20am

Winter gear list
That update is interesting, Ryan, as it does indeed reflect the improvement in the products now available vs. 2004. This is timely, as our local Boulder Lightpackers meet-up group will have winter ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping
December 10, 5:34pm

re: Rocky Goretex Socks - 40% off
Sizes 6 and 8 only. Bummer.

In Gear Deals » Rocky Goretex Socks - 40% off
December 08, 9:09am

re: Required items for UL backpacking
"...the rabbit hole of gear wonkery." I hereby nominate that as the quote of the day, Mags!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Required items for UL backpacking
December 04, 11:06am

Jetboil MiniMo tip
I used my REI 20% coupon to buy a MiniMo. Man, did they ever score with that burner! It simmers like no other stove I've used. It is about 1.0 oz. heavier that of the Sol burner, which itself i...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo, First Look
December 01, 11:05am

Re: has anyone tested the new Primus winter gas?
I am curious as to the % of propane and iso-butane, and if they might have beefed up the canister strength to handle perhaps a higher percentage of propane (so a heavier cartridge?). Jim, 20/80 ...

In GEAR » has anyone tested the new Primus winter gas?
November 27, 1:05pm

re: sleeping gear for the jungle
I haven't been to Panama, but close--Costa Rica's Osa peninsula. That Panama humidity is something to behold. I started out using a 200 weight fleece bag, which was far too warm at 75*F. It...

In GEAR » Semi-commercial sleeping gear for the jungle
November 25, 9:56am

re: trashed exped synmat
I have no idea what the inside of that Synmat looks like, but the MYOG in me thinks that the strong gossamer-like shell material might make a sweet, light stuff sack. On the other hand, if the insu...

In GEAR » any use for a trashed exped synmat??
November 20, 11:00am

Re: Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
Bring 50% more whiskey than you think you'll drink. After your pal downs his full stash the first night, on the second night he'll always ask, "Hey buddy, got any more of that stuff?&q...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
November 19, 8:38am

Re: Snow Peak Canister -- Made in Korea
Jerry, if it doesn't say so on the canister, how do you know that it's actually iso-butane/propane?

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 18, 10:56am

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