When it comes to assessing things like air mats, foam mats, and other insulating things, the common measurement is called an R-value – meaning thermal resistance. We describe equipment designed and built to provide calibrated measurements of R-value for BPL articles.
Theory & Modeling
Application of scientific and/or mathematical principles and assumptions to advance rational theories that guide gear choices, techniques, or applications.
Ever tried to use your stove in the cold only to find that it just won’t work, even although shaking the canister tells you there is plenty of fuel left? Then, when you check it at home to see what’s the matter, it works perfectly. What is going on?
Getting emotionally disturbed boys working together to take a backpacking trip is a big job… with many setbacks, limited gear, and almost no budget.
NOLS Rocky Mountain discusses the process and progress of the 40-Pound Initiative, a branch effort to reduce student pack weights to 40 pounds or less for all Wind River courses.
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