A summary of gear that I’ve used in 2017, and enthusiastically recommend for lightweight backpackers this holiday season.
This Crescent Moon EVA Snowshoes review addresses the use of foam as a snowshoe material, combined with a fixed shoe binding.
This Seek Outside Tipi Review investigates a shelter that is more like a cabin with a stove, increasing comfort during cold nights.
This technical series addendum addresses the role of propane and cold temperatures in canister stove performance.
Various techniques for keeping fuel warm during canister stove operation are described, in order to optimize fuel vaporization.
Chris Smead presents “Snowshoeing Yosemite Point”, a film in 4K about a beautiful winter trek accomplished in lightweight style!
Lightweight backpacking in the winter requires more intentionality with respect to gear selection and skill set, but with great rewards.
In part 5, Roger Caffin shares his design for a pot support for the vortex burner as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.
Back injuries and poor sleep patterns lead the author to purchase an expensive mat: will it be worth it? A trial of the Exped DownMat UL 7.
In part 4, Roger Caffin tests the vortex burner in the lab and in the field as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.