Tim Erickson

Tim Erickson

Either the Olympic National Park or Sakhalin Island Russia

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Always seeking that next horizon.

Tim Erickson

Tim Erickson wrote a review of on January 1, 2012

5 5

I just bought a second one of these (first one remains with my equipment in the US, this one with my equipment in Russia). I just don't think there is a better stove out there. I have had problems in extremely cold weather (below -20C) getting the auto igniter to work. Obviously spark gap is affected by temperature and I couldn't keep my hands warm outside of gloves to adjust it properly. But I always carry matches and that solves the problem of extreme cold.

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Tim Erickson

Tim Erickson wrote a review of on January 1, 2012

5 5

I just bought a second one of these (first one remains with my equipment in the US, this one with my equipment in Russia). I just don't think there is a better stove out there. I have had problems in extremely cold weather (below -20C) getting the auto igniter to work. Obviously spark gap is affected by temperature and I couldn't keep my hands warm outside of gloves to adjust it properly. But I always carry matches and that solves the problem of extreme cold.

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Tim Erickson

Tim Erickson wrote a review of on January 1, 2012

5 5

I just bought a second one of these (first one remains with my equipment in the US, this one with my equipment in Russia). I just don't think there is a better stove out there. I have had problems in extremely cold weather (below -20C) getting the auto igniter to work. Obviously spark gap is affected by temperature and I couldn't keep my hands warm outside of gloves to adjust it properly. But I always carry matches and that solves the problem of extreme cold.

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Tim Erickson

Tim Erickson wrote a review of on January 1, 2012

4 5

Have made many trips in these shoes in mostly powder snow conditions. A few likes: 1) I love the ease at which they go on. With an aging hip, it is nice that they "lace" from the inner side of my boot, rather than the outer. 2) Good when crossing icy slopes. The outer frame helps with the traction. 3) At 180lbs, I have the large size and float well on loose powder. 4) I will never buy another pair of snowshoes that don't have the wire "lift" that snaps into place when ascending. That is such a calf saver!!

Dislikes -- I keep tearing at my loose fit pants because the metal frame isn't smooth and catches my snowpants. So wear these only when you have ballistic cloth or thick gaiters, such as Outdoor Research, on the inside of your leg.

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Tim Erickson

Tim Erickson wrote a review of on January 1, 2012

4 5

Have made many trips in these shoes in mostly powder snow conditions. A few likes: 1) I love the ease at which they go on. With an aging hip, it is nice that they "lace" from the inner side of my boot, rather than the outer. 2) Good when crossing icy slopes. The outer frame helps with the traction. 3) At 180lbs, I have the large size and float well on loose powder. 4) I will never buy another pair of snowshoes that don't have the wire "lift" that snaps into place when ascending. That is such a calf saver!!

Dislikes -- I keep tearing at my loose fit pants because the metal frame isn't smooth and catches my snowpants. So wear these only when you have ballistic cloth or thick gaiters, such as Outdoor Research, on the inside of your leg.

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