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Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide – Deadly or not?
Supplement 6: Primus Eta PackLite System

We cover yet another Primus heat-exchanger stove system in this Review: the Primus Eta PackLite. This is basically modelled on the Eta Power system, but smaller and lighter.

Heat Exchange Stove Shootout: Part 3
Heat Exchanger Stoves

When do these stoves offer a weight reduction when compared to the baseline of Part 2 of the series?

Heat Exchanger Stove Shootout: Part 2
Upright and Remote Canister Stoves

Setting a baseline: we survey a good range of conventional canister stoves for performance, setting us up for the comparison in Part 3.

Heat Exchanger Stove Shootout: Part 1
Introduction and Test Method

The performance and efficiency of canister stoves, put to the test. When the dust (and CO2) settle, which one will be left standing?

Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide – Deadly or not?
Supplement 5: Snow Peak GST-120 Lite Max

The Snow Peak GST-100 GigaPower stove is widely regarded as the 'Gold Standard' for upright canister stoves. It weighs about 74 grams. Snow Peak has released a new stove in this series: the GST-120, or Lite Max, weighing only 56 grams, reviewed here. Does the Lite Max live up to the reputation of its precursor, the GST-100 (which is still available)?

Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide – Deadly or not? Supplement 4: Jetboil Helios

Jetboil releases its first remote canister stove. Does this work well enough to be a good winter stove?

Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide – Deadly or not? Supplement 3: Brunton Vapor AF

Measurements of carbon monoxide levels produced by the Brunton Vapor AF Stove.

Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide – Deadly or not? Supplement 2: Primus Express and EtaExpress

Measurements of carbon monoxide levels produced by the Primus Express stove and EtaExpress cooking system.

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.

Condensation in Single-walled Shelters: Contributing Factors and Tips for Reduction

Condensation in single-walled shelters is a fact of life, but there are many ways to greatly reduce its effects.

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?

Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide – Deadly or Not?
Part 2: Testing the Theory

Can you run your backpacking stove inside your tent, or do you risk death by Carbon Monoxide poisoning?

Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide – Deadly or not?
Part 1: Theory

You've read the warnings and heard the horror stories about cooking in your tent. How dangerous is it really? Part 1 of this series describes: how CO is formed, a warning sign of production, and a simple change you can make to your stove setup to reduce CO.

Comfort and Moisture Transport in Lightweight Wool and Synthetic Base Layers

An in-depth comparison of the properties of wool and synthetic fabric for base layers yielded some surprising results.

Comparative Fuel Efficiency and Carry Weight for Six Lightweight Backpacking Cooking Systems: Part II
Calculating Fuel Usage, Carry Weight Analysis, and Cost/Efficiency Considerations

White Gas, remote canister, top mount canister, integrated canister, alcohol, and fuel tab stove systems - when factoring in fuel carried, trip length, and conditions - which system is the lightest?

Comparative Fuel Efficiency and Carry Weight for Six Lightweight Backpacking Cooking Systems: Part I
Assembling Comparable Cooking Systems and Test Data

White Gas, remote canister, top mount canister, integrated canister, alcohol, and fuel tab stove systems - when factoring in fuel carried, trip length, and conditions - which system is the lightest?

Lightweight Dry Sacks: Comparison Testing Results

The lightest dry sacks from Granite Gear, Outdoor Research, Sea to Summit, Pacific Outdoor Equipment and Cascade Designs (SealLine) subjected to five tough tests - with lots of failures.

Water Weight Gain and Drying Characteristics of Lightweight Hiking Shoes after Submersion

How fast do popular lightweight hiking shoes dry after a thorough soaking?

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