Uniform Comparison Study: Evaluating Fit

by Liza Sarychev Since July, MTI has been studying Crye, Arc’teryx, and Standard issue military combat uniforms. On the micro level we are aiming to answer the question, is the investment in an Arc’teryx Leaf or Crye Uniform worth the cost for the individual soldier. On the macro-level, we’re using this study to begin to […]

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Teton Traverse Nutrition: Part 2

By Colin Montgomery Background Last week we looked at the caloric demands of Crux Award Winner Ryan Burke’s Teton Traverse. This week we dive into the details of what he will be eating when and why. We needed to find a way to provide the most calories for the least weight while still fueling him […]

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Teton Traverse Nutrition: Part 1

by Colin Montgomery Background: Ryan Burke our 2016 Crux Award Winner,  will be completing an entire traverse of the Teton Range in mid August. Ryan’s event will last 7 days and cover 102 miles and over 100,000 ft of elevation gain/loss. As part of programming for Ryan’s Teton Traverse, we’re developing a nutrition and meal […]

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MTI Begins Research on Sleeping Bag Performance

By Christina Heilman, PhD, ATC, CSCS Although manufactures use a theoretically sound standard to test the performance of sleeping bags, the testing standards are inconsistent (McCullough, 2009).  Manufactures of sleeping bags adhere to the standard of EN 13537, which was created by the European Outdoor Group, companies around the world who make and supply camping, […]

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Jetboil Deep Dive: Small Canister = 22 Meals

By Colin Montgomery Backcountry travel requires athletes be pack-weight conscious. One of the weight-focused questions frequently arises is how many fuel canisters to bring for the cook stove. So we did a JetBoil Deep Dive using a JetBoil Flash stove and asked these three questions: How many water boils/many meals are achieved by a small […]

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