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TrailStar question
I need to appeal to you experienced TrailStar owners. I picked up one in Gear Swap, and I've been geeking out with it all week. I've pitched it high, low, and medium. I've canted the ce...

In GEAR » TrailStar question
April 26, 11:47am

Not really a vacation
I have recently been in touch with Lawson. He and his wife have just had a baby, enough said. Let it lie for awhile.

In GEAR » Is Lawson Equipment on vacation?
April 23, 7:51pm

Freeze dried rice
Mountain House sells big #10 cans of freeze dried white rice. This stuff rehydrates almost instantly, even in cold water. They also have an interesting rice pilaf that can serve as a good base for ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Jambalaya with instant rice?
April 23, 4:02pm

re: 2014 FireFly models now available with introductory pricing !
Congratulations on the new, improved FireFly stove. You keep coming up with great tweaks. I would also like to remind those of you that want to purchase one of my mini grills to use with the 201...

In Gear Deals » Lightest collapsible wood burning stove on the planet - the FireFly Stove
April 22, 3:25pm

There is no 100% ethyl alcohol
Marko, you're missing something here. 100% ethyl alcohol only exists for a very short time. Almost immediately after being created, it imbibes (absorbs) water vapor from the ambient air, to the...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Alcohol
April 21, 1:45pm

Dogs and anything valuable
I think we need to take up a collection to buy Charlie-Dog a set of dedicated sleeping socks--made of Neoprene, with titanium foil inserts. Oh, and does he also chew on things? If so, we'd bett...

In GEAR » The down in an Exped down mat UL7
April 19, 3:19pm

@ Marko
Your description is a good one for use of an aluminum pot. But he is using a titanium one. He is questioning why the inverted aluminum can bottom, which he uses to hold the Esbit tablet, doesn'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
April 19, 2:15pm

re: why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove
Kent, I sometimes use that same setup. Off hand, I can think of two reasons why the aluminum doesn't melt: 1) The most intense heat from the burning Esbit is 0.5" above the aluminum tab...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
April 19, 11:49am

The Exped down mat UL7 feather volcano
No need for a video of the event, Jen, as you've painted a pretty clear picture of what happened. Though I'm sorry about the mat, and your gimpy ankle, I still smile when I think of the dow...

In GEAR » The down in an Exped down mat UL7
April 19, 9:14am

re: Y'all listen up, now.
That's too funny, Ben!

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 18, 2:07pm

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