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Evaporative Heat Loss in Upright Canisters (Part 4 – Propane and Cold Temperatures)

This technical series addendum addresses the role of propane and cold temperatures in canister stove performance.

Evaporative Heat Loss in Upright Canisters (Part 3 – Transferring Gas Between Stove Canisters)

Instead of buying a new fuel can for each trip, discover techniques for transferring gas between stove canisters.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Ultamid 4 Review

This Hyperlite Mountain Gear Ultamid 4 review features a lightweight shelter that can be used for mountaineering or family backpacking trips.

Evaporative Heat Loss in Upright Canisters (Part 2 – Evaluating the Efficacy of Canister Warming Techniques at Temperatures Below Freezing)

This article tests various canister warming techniques for preserving the efficiency of canister stoves in sub-freezing temperatures.

Evaporative Heat Loss in Upright Canister Stoves (Part 1: Measuring the Temperature Drop of Evaporative Cooling)

Evaporative heat loss in upright canister stoves extends boiling times and changes fuel mixture composition. Here's how to combat it.

Patagonia Airshed Pullover Review

This Patagonia Airshed Pullover Review features a new type of wind shirt that focuses on maximizing the air permeability of the fabric.

Patagonia M10 Anorak Review

This Patagonia M10 Anorak review features a minimally-featured, simply-styled waterproof-breathable rain jacket that weighs 7 oz.

Vacuum-Sealed Recycled Mylar Bags for Backpacking Food Packaging: Better than ZipLocs

Mylar bags for backpacking food keep food fresh and protected from moisture. How about vacuum sealing reusable (e.g., snack chip) bags?

Staff Picks 2016: Our Favorite Backpacking Gear of the Year

View our staff picks for the best backpacking gear of the year - recommendations from our editors and guides for hiking and backpacking gear.

Platypus GravityWorks Filter Review – 4.0L Water Filtration System

This Platypus Gravity Works filter review focuses on the key strength of the system: high treatment capacity for relative ease.

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