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@ Adam--lid for a SP bowl
Adam, Don K. of Four Dog Stove ( makes aftermarket lids for many Snow Peak pots and cups. The one for the SP 1400 pot fits perfectly on the SP bowls.

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
June 14, 11:15am

Re: Via's not bad
I am a Via Italian guy myself, but I have't tried the Italian yet. Another one that is good is the seasonal Christmas Blend Via version. Especially if your store is overstocked when the company...

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 12, 11:21am

Re: Conditions from Gates Park to Route creek?
Thanks, Dave. If I'd known you would be hiking on that trail, I would have insisted they do a few log benches, and most certainly a bridge over Route Creek. Last fire was in '81, eh? In...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
June 12, 11:00am

Conditions from Gates Park to Route creek?
Dave, was the area from Gates Park to Route creek involved in that fire a few years back? I'm curious as whether it was burned badly.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
June 12, 9:50am

Re: Quenching
I did the same thing as Stephen to raise the pot. When Josh first started this thread, I copied his idea. The bent stove support arms worked nicely, but my imitation titanium heat shield really did...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
June 09, 10:28am

BRS-3000T quality
Now you've got me a bit scared. One of the first two that I bought seemed to work just fine, after burning through two 4-ounce canisters. So I bought more as the prices kept dropping, to pass o...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
June 02, 4:32pm

re: Esbit burner testing
Could you post a photo of that, Bob? I'd like to see what you've done. It looks like there's yet another MYOG project to put on my list.

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
June 02, 2:04pm

re: Esbit burner testing
Dan and Bob, I'm sure that you both are right (saying the same thing in different ways). I was hoping for a magic number, which would likely be different with different stove/pot configurations...

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
June 02, 1:45pm

Buy FD food in bulk
I usually stock up on #10 tins of Mountain House every March when has their annual spring sale. It's a lot cheaper than the regular prices of pouches. Then, 9 months later, whe...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sticker Shock, need a new plan
June 02, 12:50pm

re: Esbit burner testing
"Using a BGET tablet holder on the included small aluminum ground base seems to be the optimum height for the ESBIT flame." So what IS that optimal distance, Dan? The distance from the...

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
June 02, 12:17pm

All Reader Reviews by Gary Dunckel

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Mountain House's Pro Pack meal bags fit perfectly in the PCS cup. After adding the boiling water to the bag, stirring it up, and resealing it, you can empty the remaining water from the PCS, drop ...

In Stoves - Canister
March 18, 11:41am

Hilleberg Akto
I agree that the Akto is a very strong and high quality 4-season solo tent. But I must add an anecdote to illustrate the what I feel is the tent's main weakness. In early October of '06 we wer...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 28, 9:08am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
What the previous posts have neglected to mention is that the Amphib is perhaps the lightest (24 ounces/pair)"running shoe" that can be taken on a standard extended backpack trip (not fast packing) fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 18, 7:45pm