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re: Idea for MiniMo wind resistance improvement
I've been thinking about something like that too, Rob. It seems like the hard part is to keep the screen far enough away from the pot so as not to block the exhaust ventilation. Maybe something...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo & MSR WindBoiler
January 07, 1:15pm

E-mail sent, Steven.

In Gear Swap » FS: Kovea Spider Stove
January 06, 10:29am

Re: Water filter for lakes
JP, keep in mind that the Frontier Pro's pore size is fairly large, so it doesn't trap bacteria (only protozoa). So you have to use something like AM or other chlorine dioxide products. I d...

In GEAR » Water filter for lakes
January 04, 9:16am

Re: Water filter for lakes
I use a bandana to pre-filter the gross chunks of algae and other detritus as I fill my 4 liter platy "dirty" water bag. Then I add 4 Micropur tablets and let it hang for 20-30 minutes. F...

In GEAR » Water filter for lakes
January 04, 8:17am

No, not a mastodon
I was packing up my Absoroka last night to see if my 3-night gear kit would fit, and to test my mods, when I was reminded of this thread. Upon close inspection, I've decided that the logo isn&#...

In Chaff » BPL's Logo
December 31, 10:06am

Re: Sleeping pants
I'm not sure, Richard, but probably the Thermawraps add 10-15* F of warmth (when combined with a hooded puffy coat, good hat & gloves/mitts, and thick fleece sleeping socks) to my sleeping ...

In GEAR » Sleeping pants
December 26, 9:54am

Re: Sleeping pants
I really like my MontBell synthetic fill Thermawrap pants (U.S. size L, 11.6 oz.) for cold conditions. OK, my WM Flight pants are certainly warmer and 1.5 oz. heavier, but the Thermawraps are easie...

In GEAR » Sleeping pants
December 26, 9:21am

re: Tent stakes for Glacier
You will be pitching your shelter in well-used tent sites, which means packed soil. I suggest using something that you can pound into the ground. I prefer MSR Groundhogs, but they are probably heav...

In GEAR » Tent stake selection for Glacier Nat'l Park
December 22, 5:03pm

Re: Bright red chairs
-B.G.- is right, the only two 14ers in CO that you can drive to the very top are Pike's Peak and Mt. Evans. Mt. Antero does have a rough 4x4 road that goes fairly close to the summit though.

In Philosophy & Technique » Bright red chairs connect Banff visitors to nature
December 22, 11:49am

I am sure that the protective cap would be complete protection for the canister threads. The cloth, not so much, since dust can still get to it. I am thinking the cloth is there to protect the pot ...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo & MSR WindBoiler
December 19, 12:54pm

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