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Optimus Vega: good power for melting snow.
According to Optimus, the Optimus Vega has Power= 3,700 W / 12,580 BTU in 4 Season Mode and 1,400 W / 4,760 BTU in efficiency mode. 12,580 BTU is pretty good compared to other stoves: typical k...

In GEAR » Remote Canister stove Recommendations
April 10, 1:23pm

Odor proof bags: nylofume, hunter's scent proof bags vs contractor bags.
Many thanks for doing this careful study. I have asthma and am very sensitive to some chemicals used for cleaning. I've put my clothes in nylofume, hunter's scent proof bags and black p...

In Editor's Roundtable » How Safe Is Your Food? Investigating the effectiveness of odor-proof bags
April 10, 12:50pm

Rab Latok Alpine breathability
"Hey Walter...How do you find the breathability without pit zips, i.e. on long ascents??? Do the chest pockets do a decent job as an alternative?" I like the breathability of the Rab Lat...

In GEAR » Rab Latok Alpine vs. Kinetic???
April 08, 2:22pm

Rab Latok Alpine
My Rab Latok Alpine in size XL weighs 491 g =17.3 oz by my scale. I'm 5'8", 170lb and XL is the size it took to fit a lofty puffy underneath it. It's very nicely made and I like i...

In GEAR » Rab Latok Alpine vs. Kinetic???
April 08, 9:54am

NH 48 direttissima
Philip (earlylite on BPL) was planning this, hiking all 48 NH 4000' mountains in one continuous hike. I'm not sure if he finished this or not. You could contact him and ask. http://secti...

In GEAR » Hammock for NH white mountains direttissima 2013 HH Hyperlight vs WBBB???
April 07, 12:32pm

Skin cancer scare.
I had a scare a year ago when my doctor found something on the top of my head. The dermatologist said it's either a mole or cancer and had to be removed and tested. Fortunately it was a benign ...

In GEAR » Skin Cancer Scare
March 26, 8:55am

Gear for Kazakstan.
What dates will you be there? How long? Climate, Astana: http://www.pogoda.ru.net/climate/35188.htm Almaty is, I think, warmer. The mountains can be colder. I was told that Khan Tengri (7000m...

In GEAR » Gear for -20 to -50 degrees?
March 17, 1:42pm

Skiing for kids.
Thanks. It should be a lot of fun next winter.

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight ski trip with my 5 year old
March 05, 2:02pm

Skis for kids?
That is so cute! How old was she when she started skiing? What's available for xc skis for little kids? My granddaughter is 3 now and winter is over, but I may have figured out next years Chri...

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight ski trip with my 5 year old
March 04, 2:50pm

Short pad.
I'm 5'8" and have used short, 48", pads for years. My current pad is a short older neoair pad (48") and it's fine for me. Generally I use clothes, pack, etc., as a pillow...

In GEAR » For those of you who love short pads...
March 04, 2:42pm

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