Polar Explorer Eric Larsen explains why he chooses one stove over another for each adventure.
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.
Warm, delicious and calorie-packed, these snacks will power you though cold adventures.
Water is our most important resource, but you never know when a disaster could compromise your local water supply. While the novel coronavirus has not been detected in drinking water supplies, according to the World Health Organization, many of you have reached out about emergency water filter options as you build out your disaster kits. We’ve put together the information you need on some clean water solutions to help ensure you have access to water that’s safe to drink during all kinds of emergencies. Clean Water Threats When drinking water is contaminated in municipal or developed areas, the immediate threat to human health is the introduction of waterborne pathogens—microscopic disease-causing bugs. These include bacteria, protozoa and viruses, all of which are normally removed by the city treatment center long before…
Backflushing is an easy and time-saving task. Here’s how to do it in the field.
Plus, three scenarios to help you determine which you need on your next adventure.
There’s an elegant and sophisticated simplicity to the bivy sack.