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Cold weather canisters
I think a canister cozy and hand warmer helps a lot, Bob. Here's a little test I did in cold temps last December (the second post on this page):

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo, First Look
October 12, 8:38am

"Plus, I'll bet that they are tasty." But, Bob, you would probably need 4-5 of the little guys to make a meal, assuming that you have a couple of sides to go with them. What so...

In Post-Trip Reports » Critters
October 07, 10:14pm

re: dehydrated
It's hard to do much better than almonds, or especially macademia nuts and pecans at 200 cal/oz., but you can also do pretty well with certain dehydrated meals. For example, the following is a ...

In GEAR » does anyone hike with their partner and carry two instead of one cook kit?
October 02, 3:00pm

re: steel wire sections for pot bails
PM sent, James.

In Gear Swap » FREE - steel wire sections for pot bails
October 01, 10:31pm

re: Don't do as I do
Thanks for taking a hit for the dehydrating team, Bob. It's a good thing that I hate bell peppers, or I might have had that experience first. Maybe you should contact the Pentagon about your fi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Don't do as I do
October 01, 5:35pm

Re: Replacing my gears
I'm with you, Ken--you can replace your gear, but there's no replacing the Linkster. I've missed your presence, Anna Marie.

In GEAR » Replacing my gears
October 01, 8:27am

Stackable ti cups
Here's an option--Snow Peak's stackable double wall cups without handles:

In GEAR » Recommendation for a titanium cup?
October 01, 7:49am

Basin Point
Go for it, Kelly, and be sure to report back to us on your experience. Also...pray to those snow gods, and talk sweet to any griz that might wander along your shoreline at Shoshone Lake, hoping for...

In Pre-Trip Planning » One Night in Yellowstone
September 29, 8:07pm

Old Faithful area
Why don't you hike to the Shoshone geyser basin, and spend the night on the lake at campsite 8R5? This takes you to the Lone Star geyser along the way, which is fun if you are able to time it r...

In Pre-Trip Planning » One Night in Yellowstone
September 29, 9:34am

Kelly, where will you be based in the YNP area, or are you just passing through? Yellowstone is a huge park, and where you will be staying when you arrive might dictate a logical backpack trip. Als...

In Pre-Trip Planning » One Night in Yellowstone
September 29, 7:50am

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