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Heine cans going away in your area?
I have not been able to find the 25oz. Heine cans this winter. The stores in N. Utah have replaced the cans with big glass bottles. Are they still available in other areas? I wish I had kept ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heine cans going away in your area?
December 29, 9:44pm

I use mine for car camping
I don't think the warmth is sufficient to merit the weight and bulk for backpacking. They are durable and roomy but the hood doesn't seal well. The insulation is stiff and the drawstring...

In GEAR » Wiggys sleepingbags
December 13, 8:53pm

In the picture above that is more like 20-21 ounces of water boiling. I always use SLX Denatured Alcohol that you can buy at Home Depot. I have not done a timed boil test. As you can gather f...

In Make Your Own Gear » A Penny Stove for Narrow Pots
December 12, 3:44pm

another picture
I think this picture shows the flame pattern better.

In Make Your Own Gear » A Penny Stove for Narrow Pots
December 09, 5:59pm

A Penny Stove for Narrow Pots
I recently purchased a Minibulldesign Nion2 (it is on the left in the picture below) and the jet configuration intrigued me. I've built several dozen stoves and tinkered a bit with different...

In Make Your Own Gear » A Penny Stove for Narrow Pots
December 09, 4:00pm

a picture This one looks like the muffin tray I bought at Kmart. 10 bucks. Cleanup is ridiculously easy. There are no ridges on the inside of the cups. I ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
December 07, 6:49pm

When I make mine I add some multigrain Cheerios type cereal to boost the complex carbs.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My Gorp
December 06, 10:20pm

Re: Cooking time depends on the amount of batter
Carol, Your suggested times are correct. Thanks! I went to a Kmart and found a Silicone 6 muffin pan. Took it home and cut out 2 individual muffin cups (leaving a slight rim and leaving 2 &qu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
December 06, 10:10pm

Re: RE: The color of appetite
Mine is Reflectix and Duct tape.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The color of appetite
November 29, 7:52pm

Don't change your style Will
Will is the best reviewer on this site. His articles were a major reason I renewed my subscription.

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Miniposa Backpack REVIEW
November 29, 7:43pm

All Reader Reviews by Greg Vaillancourt

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Nesco American Harvest Food Dehydrator
Cheap Chinese junk. I'm using my oven at 140 degrees with equal or better results.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 15, 2:19pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
And very nice workmanship.

In Stoves - Other
April 14, 10:04am

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
but these are quite good. I eat them for dessert on trips.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 05, 5:56pm

Wiggy's Super Light
This bag was purchased for winter car camping trips to the desert. I was not concerned with the bag's considerable weight and bulk for this role. The materials that make up the bag should be qu...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 18, 6:15pm

Patagonia DAS Parka
A 4 because the main zipper pull looks pretty fragile. I like the breathability of this parka. Reminds me of my MH Chugach (also Polarguard 3D) in the way it dries your other layers after you put i...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 24, 6:27pm

Backpacker's Pantry Kung Pao Chicken
For an "All Natural" meal this thing tastes like a chemistry experiment. Not good at all...maybe the worst FD meal I've ever tried. They obviously tried to hide the disgusting flavor ...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
January 19, 6:06pm

This stove is heavy and loud. Surprisingly loud! It doesn't simmer and it is downright bulky. Why the 5 rating? Because for melting vast quantities of snow (or ice) this thing cannot be beat un...

In Stoves - White Gas
November 19, 7:36pm

Penny Stove soda can version
I "geeked out" on DIY alcohol stoves and built probably 50 over 2 years. The Penny performs well but in my tests it only beat an openjet Pepsi can stove by 30-35 seconds. I also played wi...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 12, 8:42pm

Snow Peak Trek 700
The lid from the Vargo mug fits fairly well and it is Ti. I think the SP 700 is a nicer pot. I switch to an aluminum foil lid unless I plan on draining pasta. The steel lid is really secure as a st...

In Cookware - Titanium
November 12, 8:31pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
I've found that placing my shoes near the mattress so my elbows have a place to rest makes for a much more comfortable night. I hate having my elbows dangling off the sides or locking my finger...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 08, 11:47pm