When the death of a Ashland mountain biker was first reported late Monday, most locals assumed the 56-year-old suffered a heart attack on a favorite trail. Instead, something went tragically wrong on his ride.
Back when dinosaurs (like me) first roamed the backcountry, your choice of stove fuel was pretty much gas (in a sealed canister) or liquid (in a refillable bottle). Interestingly, if you’re a newbie hiker today, starting out with a gas- or liquid-fuel stove still makes the most sense. That’s not to say nothing innovative is […]