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MSR Denalis versus Lightening, 'cookie cutter' edges...
I have used snowshoes in the Can. North West for 15 years, and back East for another 20+ before that, wood, Magliners, Sherpas...and now, MSR Denalis. The detachable tails mean you really can t...

In GEAR » Best snowshoes? Tips? Recommendations?
November 16, 12:37am

kifaru stoves in other tents....
All: I quite like the Kifaru para or smallest stove, and use it inside an older MEC Snowfield 4 season tent, largely for winter base-camp use. While the bears are in hibernation you can even melt w...

In Winter Hiking » Kifaru comments
November 14, 2:13pm

thermos caps, wrapping, upside down is best!
All: Here in the Canadian North West we all have thermos mugs for daily water bottles. Bigger thermoses are more thermally efficient, as are those with a narrow mouth, so we pour out hot water int...

In Winter Hiking » Packing vs Thermos
November 14, 1:49pm

Yurt and Walltenting gear...
All: Check your local weather records for record maximum and minimum temperatures and pack accordingly. Typically, both wall tents and yurts can be made very warm if fitted with a metal woodsto...

In Winter Hiking » Yurt Camping
November 14, 1:41pm

winter headlamps
Hi: Petzl lamps with 3xAAA batteries worn on the head work fine for a couple of hours, then the batteries freeze much below -20C. Your old Petzl lamps are not a bad thing, you can re-lamp them wit...

In Winter Hiking » Headlamps for Cold Winter Use
November 14, 1:05pm

Railriders Tac pants
David: Sadly, I am a 36 waist, so these will have to go to someone else! Good kit though!

In Gear Swap » Railriders
August 10, 10:56pm

AGG Basic Tarp
Scott: Is your tarp still for sale? All the best, Paul

In Gear Swap » AntiGravityGear 10' Basic Tarp
June 14, 11:44am

Rulks and Pulks...
Great Stuff! Thanks for the article! If it is of any help, dog mushers have access to special plastic strips which can be bolted onto sled bottoms as low-friction runners. I really like th...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: The Incredible Rulk - Rucksack and Pulk Combo
May 06, 11:14pm

tent wood stoves
Ed: Thanks for doing all the sheet metal bashing and folding required to make the Kifaru stoves! I have their tiniest one which I use every spring + Fall in the Yukon in a 3kg (ouch!) MEC Snowfiel...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wood Heated Shelter for less than 3 lbs.
March 10, 10:52pm

good design, but shop in person, not by mail
Hi All! I have had some good bits and pieces of gear from Taiga over the years, however, my experience has been that they are not very mail-order oriented. Here in the North there have been som...

In GEAR » Anyone use Taiga Gear?
March 08, 10:44pm

All Reader Reviews by Paul Davis

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Arc FlashLight Arc AAA
In the Northern Canada this is a superb everyday carry light, as it is as bright as a conventionally-bulbed 2AA Maglite, lasts longer, and is waterproof to at least 3M and much lighter! I got mine ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 09, 11:54pm

Trail Designs and Titanium Goat Ti-Tri
Hi all! I bought the Ti-Tri to use for long-range bike touring + hiking to replace a much-heavier MSR Whisperlight with the 350ml bottle, in all but full-winter situations. I managed to melt snow a...

In Stoves - Alcohol
February 24, 12:05am

Trail Designs Customer Service
All: The cones do seem a great design, and I am after Tri-ti one to fit my Snow-Peak Ti Solo pot. However, I have not been able to raise the Trail Designs people at info@traildesigns.com twice now ove...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 24, 11:23pm