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A stove with character

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The SVEA 123 (Courtesy Spiritburner.com) My first proper backpacking stove (not counting cans of Sterno here) was called a SVEA 123 (pronounced like a word: “Sveyah”). It was a lovely…
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Old and new OME

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  My FJ40 Land Cruiser has been riding on an Old Man Emu suspension for about eight years now. It’s OME’s standard kit for the FJ40, comprising a useful but…
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Vintage pocket compass

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I admit to a bit of an obsession with always being aware of cardinal directions—even in the briefest and most inconsequential of circumstances, such as while transiting between gates in…
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Pronghorn makes the leap

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To say I “consulted” on the Pronghorn Overland Gear Modular Front End System (MFES) for the Jeep Wrangler JK would be a bit of an overstatement. What actually transpired was,…
The 109 figure on the right is the tire's load index, used with the load range to calculate proper pressure.
A reader, Christian, sent in this comment to my recent post The physics of tires and lifts:
I have a related question that might warrant its ow...

Tire pressure

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The 109 figure on the right is the tire’s load index, used with the load range to calculate proper pressure. A reader, Christian, sent in this comment to my recent…
 
Have you ever tried to slide a cardboard box full of books or other weighty contents across a floor? Did you notice that the box was difficult to get moving, but that once sliding it became easier to push?
If so, you’ve experienced the dif...

Friction . . .

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Have you ever tried to slide a cardboard box full of books or other weighty contents across a floor? Did you notice that the box was difficult to get moving,…

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