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Petzl Myo XP disaster: a word to the wise
So I installed one battery in my headlamp backwards to prevent it from accidentally coming on and discharging. I left it that way for days. Today I picket it up by the battery pack to move it...

In GEAR » Petzl Myo XP disaster: a word to the wise
March 29, 1:27pm

Re: Carbon, AGAIN
I don't care if the carbon came from an active cycle, a long term cycle, a storage cycle, a fossil-fuels cycle, or a unicycle. A molecule is a molecule, and it's either contributing to ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Cookfires: Overview and Techniques for Cooking Over an Open Flame
March 28, 10:02am

Re: tent screening
Thanks very much; I will try the Thruhiker mesh. Did you just stitch it a single time, or did you go over it twice? (You can tell that I've never sewn anything before...)

In Winter Hiking » BD MegaLite... anyone used this?
March 27, 2:34pm

Re: At least with a fire, like hunting or farming for your food, you see your impact
Wood, like propane, like alcohol, is captured carbon. If you burn it, you are releasing carbon. We have an excess of atmospheric carbon right now that's said to be heating up our planet, and ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Cookfires: Overview and Techniques for Cooking Over an Open Flame
March 27, 1:17pm

Instant coffee spoon
Apparently it's just a "design concept", but this got me thinking: http://gizmodo.com/370693/coffee-spoons-make-getting-a-cup-of-joe-a-little-faster-more-wasteful With diffe...

In On the Web » Instant coffee spoon
March 21, 7:15pm

Re: Re: Ether Thermo vs Exped Downmat 7
There's another intangible benefit to a down-filled air mattress: comfort and sleep quality. It depends hugely on who you are and how you sleep. I know people who "go unconscious"...

In GEAR » Pacific Outdoor Equipment Ether Thermo 6
March 21, 7:10pm

Re: ground fires = laziness
I think that making a macro scale environmental argument is a little abstract. Nobody can argue that hiking is good for the climate, unless perhaps they went hiking in lieu of going to a 4x4 rally...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Cookfires: Overview and Techniques for Cooking Over an Open Flame
March 21, 1:27pm

Re: Re: Winter hammocking
We need to define our terms here. "Winter" means something different to Roger Caffin than to Roman Dial. I think that we should institute a convention of always stating the region to ...

In Philosophy & Technique » advice for winter hammocking
March 21, 1:14pm

Re: Stove vs Wind
I'd venture a guess that the Caldera would have been your most effective solution in that situation. Other options would have been a remote canister stove with a carefully-arranged foil wind...

In GEAR » Stove vs Wind
March 21, 1:06pm

Re: Platypus- OK to use as flask?
I put Creme de Menthe (for my girlfriend's hot chocolate) in a Platy .5L bag last summer, and my water still tastes minty fresh when I hike. Like mouthwash, really. This might not be a prob...

In GEAR » Platypus- OK to use as flask?
March 20, 1:46pm

All Reader Reviews by Brian James

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Trail Designs Caldera Stove
This stove has all the darling features that make alcohol such a desirable backpacking fuel, and it fixes the glaring flaws. With this system on the market, Alcohol stoves are officially no longer a ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
June 12, 2:52pm