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July 10, 2015

The WindBurner (formerly WindBoiler before JetBoil’s protest) is an all-in-one canister stove system consisting of a burner, windscreen, pot/mug, lid, cup, and fuel canister support. It’s made by MSR and is intended to be a convenient stove system for the solo hiker that handles windy conditions without issue. I won (via a random contest entry!) a Windboiler back in 2014…

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March 6, 2015

Did the title of this post throw you off? Maybe you thought it was going to be some sort of farewell post? Pfff… no way! We won’t have any fancy photos or other such eye candy for you today, however the subject matter is important stuff none the less. Let’s take a minute to recognize excellence of a handful of…

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July 29, 2014

Labor Day is just about a month away now. If you’re anything like the masses, you’re probably thinking about spending the weekend outdoors. I was reminded of its imminent approach whilst reading the latest edition of San Fransisco magazine recently. Feeling in the mood for yet another response-type piece, I decided to put together the Hike It. Like It. Labor…

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February 14, 2014

Man oh man, this winter has been a strange one! Well it depends on your locale of course, but here in California we had some nice early snow, then nothing… not a drop for months. We did see some unusually cold temperatures which sort of made us cringe and not want to go outside. In other parts of the US,…

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November 11, 2013

The MSR WindPro is a backpacking canister stove that’s capable of much more than just boiling water. I’ve owned the WindPro since 2010, these are my thoughts about it. (This stove was recently updated by MSR, this article is about the original version. Both versions are very similar, notes on differences are at the bottom). Specs All specs as claimed…

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July 5, 2013

Maintenance is one of those things that’s convenient to put out of mind. Consumer goods these days are built and priced to be thrown away when they break; it’s a sad reality. I’m anti-toss-it-and-get-a-new-one, and luckily there are a good number of products still around that can be still be serviced and kept in good working condition, backpacking stoves being…

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September 22, 2011

We recently took a look at three ultralight 2-person tents to see how they measured up. We’re back at it again, this time we’re working with three popular ‘mainstream’ options: The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2, the MSR Hubba Hubba 2P, and the REI Quarter Dome T2. Each of these tents can comfortably sleep two, they all have 2 side…

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