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The Evolution of a Winter Stove – Part 3

Dissatisfied with what was commercially available at the time, the author has been working on the design of a lightweight winter canister stove since 2007.

The Evolution of a Winter Stove – Part 2

Dissatisfied with what was commercially available at the time, the author has been working on the design of a lightweight winter canister stove since 2007.

The Evolution of a Winter Stove – Part 1

Dissatisfied with what was commercially available at the time, the author has been working on the design of a lightweight winter canister stove since 2007.

Exped Airmat Pumps Spotlite Review

An overview of two pumps used to inflate sleeping pads, to relieve your lungs in the backcountry.

Integral Designs Traverse 2 Review

Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Mini Reviews

True Lemon and True Lime Spotlite Review

Bored with water in the backcountry? Need to make hydration more appealing for your group? Add some flavor to your water, and vanquish any fear of dehydration or scurvy.

New Balance 889 Multisport Review

These new trail shoes have gone the way of the Vibram sole. How does this development affect performance?

Recent Developments in Canister Stoves

Recent developments in canister stoves have the potential to upset a lot of the industry, as the leadership seems to have passed out of the hands of Western brands and into Asia. Stoves that were trumpeted as the state of the art by well-known Western brands now look a little old, tired, heavy and, well, clunky. We look at a few of the leading edge stoves from 2012 to see where things are going.

Thermal Feedback in Upright Canister Stoves

Different upright canister stoves seem to work with differing levels of success in very cold weather, and one wonders why. Claims for pressure regulator stoves are especially problematic, with marketing spin being extreme in some cases. We examine just what is going on here, with an in-depth analysis of some aspects of both upright and remote canister stoves, to unravel some critical factors.

Deuter ACTLite 40+10 Spotlite Review

SpotLite Review of Deuter's new clean, yet multi-featured pack - perfect for thru-hiking in the Alps.

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