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René Enguehard (ahugenerd) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Slippery hitch
I can't help but notice that the main issues with the standard clove hitch method is that 1) it is hard to tie and untie and 2) you have to pull all the rope through it, which is annoying and t...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Knotless PCT Bear Bag Hang
August 19, 10:59am

Re: Esbit no longer manufactured in Canada
After a little research, I found out that you mean (the one you linked to is some kind of expedition blog). Decent price for the tabs (8.38$) and 7$ for shipping, so it's ...

In GEAR » Where to buy Esbit in Canada
July 08, 7:03am

Not likely
If a squirrel has that much skill, and goes to that much trouble, I say he should be allowed to have the food. :) I wouldn't plan for this worst-case scenario however. I've never heard of t...

In GEAR » Flying Squirels Attack
June 15, 9:18am

Denatured alcohol
Living in Canada, I can vouch for the fact that it isn't easy to find denatured alcohol, but it IS available. I found my batch in the pharmacy section of a Shoppers Drug Mart (similar to a Jean...

In GEAR » ethanol residue/burnishing
March 26, 8:05am

Calorimetry experiement
Alright, I've run a formal test of both Esbit and the Coghlan's fuel tablets. The results are as follows: 1xEsbit @ 14g heats 1L of 15.6C water to 77.2C. 3xCoghlan's @ 16g (total) h...

In GEAR » Where to buy Esbit in Canada
March 07, 11:19am

Re: Ti water bottles
The older Nalgene bottles, the translucent white ones, do not leach any chemicals and are in fact used in labs worldwide. According to Nalgene they are made of high density poly-ethylene, or HDPE, ...

In GEAR » Titanium Water Bottles?
March 02, 10:29am

Coghlan's Fuel Tablets
I just got an email from the Coghlan's rep I had contacted and their fuel tablets, sold at Canadian Tire (Tyre?), are actually hexamine. While they are smaller, they should perform identically ...

In GEAR » Where to buy Esbit in Canada
February 25, 7:57am

Esbit no longer manufactured in Canada
Final word from Yesteryear Toys came in today: they will no longer carry the 14g Esbit tablets since Esbit has moved their production back to the USA. This means that the 14g tablets will no longer...

In GEAR » Where to buy Esbit in Canada
February 25, 7:04am

Yesteryear Toys
Sorry to have to revive an old thread, but I just learnt from Yesteryear Toys that they will no longer be carrying the 14g Esbit tablets. They have some stock left, sold at 6.95$ per pack, 30$ for ...

In GEAR » Where to buy Esbit in Canada
February 24, 11:59am

Re: SUH Backpacking...
To be fair, I doubt he ever packs more than four or five knives for any one trip... *facepalm*

In GEAR » SUH Backpacking...
September 06, 10:14pm

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Western Mountaineering SummerLite
I have just upgraded from a synthetic -7C mummy from MEC and have to say I am very impressed. The 0C rating on this bag seems to be pretty close to the truth and I am quite certain you could push it l...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 17, 6:34am