We boil down the key distinctions between the MSR Reactor and the WindBurner, to help you choose which backpacking stove is best for you.
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Each material has its key benefits. The next step is deciding which is right for you.
From solo missions to group adventures, we’ll help you choose.
Polar Explorer Eric Larsen explains why he chooses one stove over another for each adventure.
The very real downside of backcountry use is avalanche danger is high. Here’s a few steps and tools you’ll need for a safe journey.
There’s no easy answer to this question – a lot of it comes down to the trips you’re planning and your own personal preference. Canister stoves have significant advantages in some situations and new, more efficient designs have made the performance differences less clear than they once were. Liquid fuel stoves remain the leaders on long trips, full winter conditions and travel where canisters may not be available. Let’s take a closer look at canister stoves vs. liquid fuel backpacking stoves. Stove Weight Canister stoves are the clear winner in this category – they’re almost always lighter and more compact than their liquid fuel counterparts. The numbers are easy to compare and they’re often the determining factor in a purchase decision. Unfortunately, these numbers don’t tell the whole story when…
Whether you’ve set your sights on Mt. Rainier, Denali or the Himalaya, high altitude climbs require extra preparation of your body and mind.
There are physiological and psychological reasons for upping your backcountry bar game. Returning to camp for a hot toddy can be restorative, both mentally and physically.