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Bob's popsicle sticks
They might have been tossed overboard by a Japanese freighter captain, thinking he might get busted at customs. I scored a 6-pack of Kirin beer that way in the Persian Gulf (Saudi Arabia frowns on ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Candle Stoves
February 25, 1:24pm

re: Food bag
I don't know if the PCT involves mandatory bear canisters, but here in CO (and GNP and YNP) my go-to setup is an Outsak with a cuben drawstring liner. I have done rigorous beta testing for both...

In GEAR » Food bag
February 18, 10:21am

re: Valentine's Day Montana style
Great report! Your wife must be pretty special to put up with that sort of "romantic Valentine's dinner." Great view of Granite Peak, Mike. By the way, do you know why they changed th...

In Post-Trip Reports » Valentine's Day Montana style
February 16, 2:39pm

Re: How do you organize your gear?
Wait...this might be a first! Link gives us a link to more links. This little lady always amazes me.

In GEAR » How do you organize your gear?
February 14, 11:52am

Canister and Scuncis
Aaron, I came up with the Scunci idea just a few weeks ago, and I've only field tested it a couple times while walking my new pack in the nearby flat trails of my closest open space area. I was...

In GEAR » Weight of Counter Assault Bear Spray and Holster
February 14, 8:59am

Bear spray to face distance & Scuncis
Bob, you really don't want to have the spray can anywhere near your face when you fire it, sun glasses or not. The spray pattern can be quite erratic. Shooting it from the hip could prove disas...

In GEAR » Weight of Counter Assault Bear Spray and Holster
February 13, 11:08pm

re: Weight of Counter Assault Bear Spray and Holster
It's good timing for your question, Aaron, as I have checked this out recently. The reason I am into this is to find the lightest way to carry the canister with FAST and SECURE access. In 2006-...

In GEAR » Weight of Counter Assault Bear Spray and Holster
February 13, 9:57am

re: How Chris McCandless Died: An Update
Way to go, Doug.

In On the Web » How Chris McCandless Died: An Update
February 12, 1:12pm

re: OK, OK, OK!
Don't worry, Eric. --G.B.-- is the only one here that ISN'T dyslexic, so it's his job to be the hall monitor to correct us lesser ones. Remember, there might be children reading the for...

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 06, 3:38pm

re: PSA for a piece of "gear"
You had me thinking about where I would least like to have it happen, Mags. I think it would be the Maze overlook in Canyonlands. So isolated, so few people to help, and probably impossible access ...

In GEAR » PSA for a piece of "gear"
February 05, 12:04pm

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