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Lightweight Backpacking Gear for Cold Winter Temperatures (Two-Layer Systems, Vapor Barriers, and Really Puffy Stuff)

Lightweight backpacking gear for winter temperatures: two-layer insulation systems, vapor barrier systems, and really puffy stuff.

Wet, Cold Feet When Backpacking: How To Keep Your Feet Dry(er) and Warm(er) in Inclement Weather

Keep feet warm and dry by using a carefully designed system that involves different types of socks, shoes, and gaiters.

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.

How to Keep Fuel Warm During Canister Stove Operation

Various techniques for keeping fuel warm during canister stove operation are described, in order to optimize fuel vaporization.

Lightweight Backpacking in the Winter: Gear and Techniques from the Arctic

Lightweight backpacking in the winter requires more intentionality with respect to gear selection and skill set, but with great rewards.

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