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Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
Wow, 8.5 oz of fuel per day is a lot. The 4 ounce MSR fuel canister (8.5 oz total weight) I'm using is lasting about 4-6 days. Any idea how much alchohol this would translate into needing ? ...

In GEAR » Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
January 13, 8:25pm

Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
I just saw the 2nd set of comments. I usually heat the cocoa water seperately from the oatmeal &/or noodle water. Just because my pot won't hold that much at once ! Even without th...

In GEAR » Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
January 13, 5:06pm

Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
Does the 10 minutes in a cozy just work for easy stuff like angel hair pasta, ramen noodles, and instant rice ? ie: Would I need to simmer wide noodles like Fettucinni ? Also, which type of alc...

In GEAR » Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
January 13, 4:58pm

Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
I'm currently using a Gigapower canister stove for 4 person "family backpacking" trips. Breakfast is typically 4-6 cups of hot water for instant oats and 4-6 cups of hot water for co...

In GEAR » Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
January 13, 2:46pm

Oops - Nevermind
Josh - Just saw the answers to my questions you had already added to the bottom of your review. Thanks !

In GEAR » 2008 Golite Sleeping Bags
January 13, 2:24pm

Re: Golite Ultra 20
Josh, can you answer the following questions about your review of the quilt ? 1. Did you sleep primarily on your back or your side ? 2. Are you generally a restless or non-moving sleeper ? ...

In GEAR » 2008 Golite Sleeping Bags
January 13, 2:22pm

I'd be interested in seeing a BPL article on tent designs. I've been trying to figure out whether adding a 12-16" vertical silnylon wall topped by a 8-12" mesh wall section i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Post-Trip Assessment of Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking
January 13, 6:16am

More Quilt Questions
I've been reading Jardine and Nunataks quilt info on their websites, and now have a few more questions... 1. Does down work OK in the South East - or does it go flat in 80-100% humidity area...

In GEAR » Quilts
January 12, 3:18pm

Quilt & Bivy
Why do many people seem to prefer a quilt and bivy rather than a top bag ? I can see how the quilt would be more versitile since it can be used in warmer weather, and using a tarp / bivy combo rat...

In GEAR » Quilts
January 10, 3:44pm

Can someone with experience using quilts answer some questions for me ? I tried using my sleeping bag as a quilt, but was only warm if I tucked the edges under me to reduce the air space at the ...

In GEAR » Quilts
January 09, 6:10pm

All Reader Reviews by John Gilbert

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm