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My Locale Yukon, 60N 135W
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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

a vote from the North for a Women's Prolite 4 Full Length...
Having just loaned out a R-5 Thermarest 60cm x190cm full winter ('Orbit' for MEC) pad plus an 18mm foam pad, a wearable Wallcreeper primaloft overbag and a Kluane -30C bag, to be combined ...

In GEAR » Torsolite and Staying Warm
March 08, 10:40pm

a view of headlamps from the sub-arctic
All: I'll add my voice to those who find a red-lense useful on headlamps. Here in the Yukon with 20-hour long darkness in the winter I use a Petzl Tactikka with the red lense on the lowest ...

In GEAR » Need Advice on Which Headlamp?
March 08, 10:08pm

Literary Company...sometimes audio too!
Hm, J.R. Tolkein's classic travelogue and voyage of internal discovery, The Hobbit makes good backcountry reading...but, over time, I find that I carry a space-pen ink cartridge with a blob of ...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Eleventh Essential: Literary Companionship on the Trail?
March 06, 2:01am

Denali Parka
John: What locals do in the Canadian sub-arctic is buy two down jackets with offset seams that fit inside each other. You wear both together for -40C to -60C (depending on your metabolism!), or wea...

In GEAR » Down Parka for Denali
March 06, 1:36am

women's prolite 4
Robert: Best of luck! I am pulling strongly for you to take a full-length Women's Prolite 4 as otherwise your feet will freeze. I looked at velcro-ing two Torsolites together with a T-rest sitz...

In Winter Hiking » Rockies sleep system?
March 04, 11:05pm

Rockies sleep system
Robert: It all depends on your metabolism. Fortunately I am amongst the worst-heated in the world, so if you take what I pack, you won't freeze! So, for me, I use a full-length Thermarest LE...

In Winter Hiking » Rockies sleep system?
February 23, 11:22pm

Journeys both internal and external!
Carol: What a generous article! I think many of us make both journeys to places on the 'outside' which are simultaneously journeys of an internal nature. In the midst of a winter Nort...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Testimony: Mother Nature Insisted I Go Light
February 11, 5:31pm

Spinn Twinn
Marvelous photos! Great pitch of tarp! I have been looking for something ultra-light to use as a coastal-Alaskan-fire-hose-rain-storm-proof tarp to pitch above my Bibler I-tent for ultra-long-rang...

In Gear Swap » For Sale- Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn
January 09, 1:07am

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 twice now ove...

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