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Notes from the Field – Bushwhacking Trousers

BPL's resident brush-buster describes pants that work in tough conditions without falling apart.

Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide – Deadly or Not?
Part 5: Laboratory Measurements for Solid Fuels

Several solid fuels are surveyed at different power levels to assess their carbon monoxide emissions. The results are not good.

Coleman Xtreme Stove REVIEW

One of the few canisters stoves truly designed for winter use, the Xtreme features an innovative liquid feed system.

Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide – Deadly or not? Part 4: Measurements on Alcohol Stoves

Actual alcohol stoves are surveyed to see which ones are clean and which ones emit too much carbon monoxide. The results are not good.

Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide – Deadly or Not?
Part 3: Laboratory Measurements for Canister Stoves

Actual canister stoves are surveyed to see which ones are clean and which ones emit too much carbon monoxide.

Exploding Gas Canisters: The Hazard of Overheating

Most canister stoves come with extreme warnings to not use a windshield around them for fear of causing an explosion. Many experienced users ignore these warnings. What is the risk? Can a gas canister explode?

Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking: Four Months in Europe

Roger and Sue Caffin's gear lists for their upcoming 4 months in Europe

Make Your Own Gear: Gaiters for Bushwhacking

Lightweight, tough gaiters that are suitable for bushwhacking and easy to make.

White Box Stove REVIEW

While not the lightest around, this simple pressurised alcohol stove is remarkably robust.

SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW

A reasonably light and very effective means of purifying water to EPA purifier standards.

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