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I have had a Zebralight H51w for about a year and a half and have been very happy with it. A month ago it started to flicker and I thought that perhaps I was experiencing one of the quality contro...

In GEAR » ZebraLights...
December 20, 10:40pm

Olicamp Xcelerator/Fire-Maple FMS-117V Ti Stove
Available from Amazon for $60.51 in the U.S.A., may be cheaper somewhere else. I just ordered one, and since I live in California, Amazon adds on the state sales tax, which is now 8% since proposi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Olicamp Xcelerator/Fire-Maple FMS-117V Ti Stove Review
December 01, 8:54pm

"Little Vicky" Victorinox utility knife on sale at REI for $6.69
This is a small thing, but sometimes a small thing can be a great pleasure. I have made a habit of visiting my local Sacramento REI after going to church at my favorite Franciscan church here. Tod...

In Gear Deals » "Little Vicky" Victorinox utility knife on sale at REI for $6.69
November 25, 2:01pm

BackCountry Boiler
Received my BackCountry Boiler a couple of weeks ago, although I haven't had a chance to use it with wood yet. The construction quality was very good, a few cosmetic scratches and rough spots ...

In GEAR » BackCountry Boiler
November 23, 12:47am

Removing Wrist Straps From Poles
I just bought some Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork poles and I want to remove the wrist straps without damaging either the straps or the grips. I feel that straps aren't really necessary on h...

In GEAR » Removing Wrist Straps From Poles
November 15, 10:47am

Depression and Wilderness
Interesting that you mention Scotsman John Muir in your article because I believe he was a victim of depression himself after being struck in the eye by a tool in 1867 in an Indianapolis factory th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Depression and Wilderness
November 08, 1:16pm

Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions
OK, now where do I find an 8'x 8' cuban fiber tarp with all the attributes listed above? I have been considering switching to a MLD TrailStar or a tarp for some time.

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions
October 17, 1:32pm

Cheap Bulb Thermometer For Backpacking
OK this is what I have, It's accurate light and cheap, but I don't really need a range of -30 to 230 above Fahrenheit and it's a little fragile....

In GEAR » Cheap Bulb Thermometer For Backpacking
September 28, 11:47am

Gourmet Backcountry Food
I don't have a recipe, but I wanted to mention some great tortillas that would be good for the tortilla pizzas above or just about any backpacking application. They are Trader Joe's tortil...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gourmet Backcountry Food
September 27, 6:48am

BackCountry Boiler
I ordered one of these about 3 weeks ago, but delivery time was stated as 5-7 weeks, so I still have a few weeks to go. Just wondered if any of you have received the 2nd generation boilers yet, an...

In GEAR » BackCountry Boiler
September 18, 11:39am

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