As customers of the outdoor industry we want to know which gear works the best. Using open source hardware is a great way to evaluate our gear choices.
The ISPO features sports business and their latest products. Despite the big emphasis on winter activities, it is exciting to see what is coming down the pipeline.
The evolution of the frameless backpack and an analysis of current technology and features of four lightweight packs: the Golite Jam, Mountain Hardwear Thruway, Black Diamond Demon, and the authors MYOG Black and White pack.
Roger Caffin revisits the carbon monoxide emissions performance of a production model MSR Reactor stove.
This page is the Master Index to the series on ‘Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not?’. It lists all the files in the series and all the stoves tested, with links to the appropriate files.
A range of liquid fuel stoves are surveyed at different power levels to assess their carbon monoxide emissions.
Wax has a reasonably high energy density and unlike other fuels it does not spill (when cold): can you make an adequate DIY stove with it?
A close look at ways backcountry users can treat their water: what works, what should concern us, and what is hyperbole.