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Backpacker Magazine – May 2008

Field Notes: The Latest Word from Our Testers

The green truth behind bamboo, a hyper-efficient cookpot, and a bargain three-person tent.

by: The Backpacker Editors

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Tech4o Traileader | Under Armour Cold Gear Base 2.0 | Crazy Creek Backpacker Lite AIR | Bridgedale Ventum Light Hiker | Primus EtaPower 1.7L Pot | High Sierra Explorer 55 | ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 3 | Green Scene

PRIMUS ETAPOWER 1.7L POT
Turbo-charge your cooking system: This new pot–suitable for groups of two to three people–has a built-in heat exchanger that boosts fuel efficiency and speeds up boil times. In controlled tests (70°F air temp, 58°F water temp), 1 liter of water boiled up to 1.5 minutes faster in the Primus pot than in a standard aluminum pot. It's made of hard-anodized aluminum with a non-stick coating, and it comes with a lid and pot gripper. Before you buy: Try it on your stove in the store; the fins of the heat exchanger don't mesh perfectly with all stove types. We like the 1.7-liter size for its versatility, but the pot is available in smaller and larger versions as well. Need a stove, too? The Primus EtaPower Easy Fuel Stove ($125, pot included) earned an Editors' Choice Award in 2007 for its super efficiency. $45; 12.6 oz. (307) 332-0901; primuscamping.com.

Tech4o Traileader | Under Armour Cold Gear Base 2.0 | Crazy Creek Backpacker Lite AIR | Bridgedale Ventum Light Hiker | Primus EtaPower 1.7L Pot | High Sierra Explorer 55 | ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 3 | Green Scene


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