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boiling temp of water
I think you've got that backwards Brett. The boiling temp of water decreases with decreasing pressure. 212 deg F at 29.9 inHg,202 at 24.9 (roughly 5000 depending on atmospheric conditions), 1...

In GEAR » Canister Stoves and Altitude
August 06, 8:14pm

Re: Psolar face mask
There are several reviews on including one by BPL staffer Carol Crooker. I don't have any personal experience but thought it looked interesting.

In Winter Hiking » Psolar face mask
July 11, 6:55pm

Ibprophen is a non-selective COX inhibitor, just like aspirin. COX-2 selective inhibitors include Vioxx (now off the market) and Celebrex. Vioxx was pulled due increase risk of MI, though really ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Reducing One's First Aid Kit
July 09, 9:18pm

Re: A note on Aspirin
Not to be argumentative, but aspirin is an NSAID. All NSAIDs have a risk for peptic ulcer disease. Aspirin will work just a well as other NSAIDS for pain control with similar risks. I use naproxe...

In Philosophy & Technique » Reducing One's First Aid Kit
July 07, 4:07pm

Wood gas stoves
Jaiden, Here's a link for the Zen stoves web site, its probably the best stove resource on the net. Go to the "how stoves work" section, then the wood g...

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY BB aka Gasified Wood Stove
June 06, 2:04pm

OR Sitka
What size is the hat?

In Gear Swap » FS: OR Sitka NWT
May 28, 8:39am

Re: Hiknakd Stove
BPL did a performance comparision of alcohol stoves and Hiknakd did very well. It tested alcohol consumption results in still and windy conditions. Here's the link http://www.backpackingli...

In GEAR » Hiknakd Stove
May 24, 10:12am

patagonia down sweater vest
Assuming the construction is similar to the Down Sweater (not vest) the double layer loft should be about 1.7 inches. This is similar to the Mont Bell UL inner down jacket (1.6in) and better than ...

In GEAR » Patagonia Down Sweater Vest
May 22, 1:04pm

warm weather soft shell pants
You could look at Beyond Fleece's "Steel" pants. They are made from schoeller dynamic extreme. Their wieght is listed at 14 oz. You should probably be able to wear them well into t...

In GEAR » Best light 3-4 season softshell pants: Cloudveil Prospector and Intertia Peak, Patagonia Simple Guide Pant or other
April 13, 3:33pm

heat loss through heat
Will wrote: "The folks at the Wilderness Medicine Institute ran an experiment on student volunteers and found the rate of heat loss is relatively the same for any exposed part of the body. A ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel
Part 1: Principles and Techniques for Keeping Feet Dry and Warm

March 24, 8:51am

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