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My Locale Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
About Me Photo is "Delmar O'Donnell" of O Brother Where Art Thou. He looks like he's been backpacking for weeks, does he not.
StateS.E. California
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All Forum Posts by Delmar O'Donnell

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Barometer Correction
Glenn, I understand now, thanks. I don't own a barometer, and had been looking at these charts that equated elevation to certain barometric changes, so I was laboring under the idea of "ab...

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved Stove Efficiency Calculator/Spreadsheet
April 24, 11:25pm

Barometric, Altitude
I thought we decided that if you put in a well-calibrated barometric (such as an internet look-up for your area), then altitude was superfluous. And if you didn't have barometric, then you shou...

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved Stove Efficiency Calculator/Spreadsheet
April 24, 10:38pm

ASEPT Thread
> Do we (or will we) have a central place where people can share and compare their results? I had started the "Alcohol Stove Efficiency Percentage Test Thread" for the purpose of re...

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved Stove Efficiency Calculator/Spreadsheet
April 24, 8:17pm

Rings, Dimples, and New Efficiency Percentage SS
Embossed rings = "dimples" Folks, don't miss Ben H's new-and-improved spreadsheet for calculating efficiency, here; although at this point it gives much more optimistic numbers...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 24, 6:49pm

Thank you!
Thank you Ben! What a great looking spreadsheet. Looking forward to trying this. WOW, my efficiencies go WAY UP using your new SS. For example, my current "altitude" SS for a recent b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved Stove Efficiency Calculator/Spreadsheet
April 24, 6:32pm

Klean-Strip Green, 65+%
Richard notes above that Klean-Strip Green has more ethanol in it. So I found it at the local HD and bought some. Same testing setup I've used before: 1/4 in standoff screen, MSR Titan pot, 170...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 24, 3:00pm

Not Again.
> but we need to remember that we support courage companies because they're not faceless mega corporations. This sentiment doesn't speak for me at all. I support cottage companies wh...

In GEAR » Is Lawson Equipment on vacation?
April 24, 9:08am

10 Min Near Optimum
Interesting. I didn’t know that 10 minutes to boil had been discovered to be near optimum. > …he could have reduced the heat out put by about 20% and increased his burn time to about 12 ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 24, 8:46am

Broad Beamed Barnyard Babushkas
Galen steps in and takes top prize for efficiency! I put his numbers in my SS and came to the same calculation of 68.3%. I think we are witnessing the heat-absorbing power of a big-butt pot. Yo...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 23, 11:37pm

Flashing is Difficult
I don't have a success to report, but maybe can help you avoid some frustration. If you want a nicely bent lid that fits to the inside of your pot, aluminum flashing is very difficult to form. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Good Lid Designs?
April 23, 6:20pm

All Reader Reviews by Delmar O'Donnell

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Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Jacket
While I have seen higher quality jackets, I've seen nothing of this quality anywhere near the price (paid $60 new). So this jacket and brand is something of a bang-for-the-buck leader. Uniqlo does...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 14, 5:20pm

Packafeather XL Stove
The Packafeather XL addresses stability issues some folks have with the Featherfire, while further reducing weight to 1.4 ounces. The stove’s claim to fame is its adjustable flame: from hot flame to s...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 01, 2:13pm

MSR Hubba
I'm a sub-6 ft side sleeper and there is enough room in this tent to side sleep with a knee up. An easy tent to get into and out of, with a very large side door. Useful pockets inside, and a good ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 28, 11:47pm

Exped Airpillow
Very happy on my third attempt to find a good UL pillow. First attempt was the Thermarest Stuff Sack Pillow, a great idea (with fleece liner) whose comfort depends entirely on what leftover clothes yo...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 27, 10:29pm

Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60
I'll also give the Crown a solid thumb's up. It's a no-nonsense, lightweight pack that performs well. I find it quite comfortable, and it sort of fades from consciousness with 25 lbs in it...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 27, 9:34pm