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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.
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50% off on Tonsils!
waaaAAAAuugh! For making me look down the throat of the doofus in the orange helmet, I think Patagonia needs to compensate me for pain and suffering. Uggh. But--thanks for the head's up Nath...

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Sale!
April 16, 10:10pm

Ah, but Mother Nature (or is it Father Darwin) would not test all combinations either. She picks the best performers and keeps combining those, as you are doing. So that greatly reduces the experim...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 15, 12:06pm

I like the water idea. A skeletonized stock with a Platypus affixed in it. Maybe make for a comfy cheek rest at the same time. If you ever put in a powdered drink mix, you could dissolve it instant...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
April 14, 11:27pm

Hail Mary
I recollect there is a thermally conductive cement or epoxy used to attach high performance LEDs to their heat sinks. It would have to be high heat tolerant to do this. This is a Hail Mary suggesti...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 14, 11:19pm

> Didn't seem to make any difference which one I used, Which is actually good news; in your conditions they should be giving you very similar results! If they didn't I'd be worri...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 13, 9:29pm

Wow, I am tempted to rivet one or two of these to my floptical GG Crown framesheet.

In Make Your Own Gear » Flat Carbon Rods
April 13, 8:39pm

That is exceedingly nifty. Thanks for posting.

In Make Your Own Gear » Multi-Use 'Easy Bake Oven'
April 13, 8:36pm

Also, Louvers.
Also: the idea of louvered "holes" or slots holds some promise, like vintage sports cars had in the hood. Would provide the same sort of free flow with blocking direct wind like the inner...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 13, 8:31pm

Some Questions & Windscreen Idea
David, congrats on the high efficiency scores, 66%, wow. And thanks for posting the "best of" setup. Which formula were you using for efficiency testing? The "open class" barome...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 13, 8:14pm

Floor underlayment
Floor Underlayment works well, is light and inexpensive. Cut it to any dimension you like. I've started using it since getting my NeoAir. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpacking...

In GEAR » Protecting Large XLite
April 13, 8:04pm

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