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All Forum Posts by Eric Swab

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2012 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic gear list
Would a good alcohol stove with a windscreen help save weight or are conditions rough enough that the extra heat and fast boil times are worth it? I know in your trip report the heatsheet bivy d...

In Gear Lists » 2012 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic gear list
December 07, 8:02pm

"How many of you bought "Long" sized bags for winter camping?"
Bryce, I thought about this too, bought a REI Halo women's 10 degree long 6' bag (mens 0). The womens bag has a little more girth, it was on clearance at REI, 3 pounds, I am 5'8"...

In Winter Hiking » How many of you bought "Long" sized bags for winter camping?
December 05, 5:24pm

Inverted Canister Stove Winter Fuel Consumption
@Nick - It is easy to flip the connection so the canister inverts. @Jim - My usage was probably high due to inexperience with canister stoves, I have used a pocket rocket sometimes (day hikes, ...

In Winter Hiking » Inverted Canister Stove Winter Fuel Consumption
November 25, 8:49am

"Achilles: winter "over the ankle" boots replacement for the snow?"
Thanks for Saucony Razor suggestion, the progrids work well for my feet, just ordered the razors, will report on them for snowshoeing and winter use.

In GEAR » Achilles: winter "over the ankle" boots replacement for the snow?
November 22, 6:30pm

Inverted Canister Stove Winter Fuel Consumption
Duane, I have a pocket rocket but haven't used it much, seems like the original canister lasted forever, mostly on car camping trips. May still switch to whisperlite but it seemed like from...

In Winter Hiking » Inverted Canister Stove Winter Fuel Consumption
November 21, 10:03pm

Inverted Canister Stove Winter Fuel Consumption
Jim, Thanks for the guidelines, it was a solo trip, used the bottom heat reflector and had the windscreen at about a one inch gap. I tried to keep the flame as low as possible but it seemed li...

In Winter Hiking » Inverted Canister Stove Winter Fuel Consumption
November 21, 9:59pm

"lightweight idea for keeping water from freezing while hiking"
One disadvantage of the Platy's in the winter is being able to pour hot water in them from your pot after melting snow, maybe take a funnel. Also messing with that small cap with gloves or mit...

In GEAR » lightweight idea for keeping water from freezing while hiking
November 21, 8:18pm

Inverted Canister Stove Winter Fuel Consumption
I used the MSR Windpro for the first time this past weekend, the canister was inverted. I took a brand new small (net 3.8 ounces) Snow Peak canister. I was kind of shocked how fast it used fuel, ...

In Winter Hiking » Inverted Canister Stove Winter Fuel Consumption
November 21, 8:05pm

A few thought on hiking in winter
Thanks for your insights Dave, just did first winter trip this past weekend, maybe best trip ever! It snowed the night before and all day on the hike in, absolutely majestic being out there breakin...

In Winter Hiking » A few thought on hiking in winter
November 21, 7:40pm

Rain shell for my winter outer layer?
"It's breathable and all but maybe a bit too breathable and not enough of a wind blocker for 4 season backpacking. Feels a bit, I dunno, thin I guess. And maybe I need to consider somethin...

In GEAR » Rain shell for my winter outer layer?
November 20, 4:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Swab

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GSI Minimalist
This economical cook set doesn't seem to get much press, probably because it is not titanium. The 20oz. (600ml) size works out perfect for most dehydrated meals. In the morning it is enough ...

In Cookware - Other
March 08, 9:40pm