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Re: Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
Yes heat sink is the answer in ether case. Especially if the stove is touching the pot, but also if the stove is touching the earth. If the surface to volume ratio is large enough even air might ac...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
April 19, 10:24pm

Re: Re: Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
If there is water in the Al container then the water buffers the heat and the container would stay at about the temp of boiling water. Also people are right about the heat getting dissipated from ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
April 19, 1:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: life
"my dog, nature, cuben fiber............." LOL, yeah, don't forget the cuben. If Thoreau was writing today he would have a chapter on it in Walden. (insert ironic smiley here to st...

In Philosophy & Technique » How I Make a Living as an Adventurer
April 19, 10:28am

Re: Vertical
I'm firmly in the Berikade vertical at the bottom of my pack camp. It fits perfectly this way in my Kalais, and have learned all the right tricks so I don't feel anything off at my lower b...

In GEAR » Bearikade Weekender Fit Question
April 18, 2:58pm

Re: Marko, brilliant!
Thank mike clelland. I'm just one of the happy beneficiaries. The smaller bags but more of them are what make this more than just an alternate to a blow up pillow.

In Make Your Own Gear » What valve, where to purchase and how to attach for a pillow
April 18, 11:45am

Re: A Solid UL Shelter!
My vote is for the MLD Trailstar, 20 oz, $210, huge space and headroom, better than the vast majority of tents for bad weather (short of a full-on 8 lb mountaineering tent), many, many ways to pitc...

In GEAR » A Solid UL Shelter!
April 18, 9:47am

Re: Re: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
"There are extremophile organisms that can survive higher temps, but NOT pathological organisms. We're talking about your gut, not a mid-oceanic-ridge volcanic vent in a Nat'l Geo maga...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 8:43am

Re: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
" Cells never divide evenly. A cell that is 5 microns may produce two daughter cells: One at 4.99micron, most of the contents, one that only contains a little celluular material and half the n...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 8:28am

Re: Re: Large Size Parmesan Paketsand/or Parmesan Resupply "Handling"
Yes, like a LOT of cheese it is designed to be just fine (the last new cheese was probably invented in the middle ages) unrefrigerated up to the point where you cut into it. Grating something is a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Large Size Parmesan Paketsand/or Parmesan Resupply "Handling"
April 18, 12:50am

Re: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
You might want to actually wait until get your tests back before jumping to conclusions. There are a lot of things that can cause those symptoms.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 12:41am

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