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Cornelius Austin (nealaustin) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Minnesota
About Me I am 53 y/o and have been mostly solo hiking and kayak camping in the BWCA and on the Superior Hiking Trail. Usually I do the shorter weekend campouts at my favorite State Park campground in Afton. (lots of hiking paths and backpacking only camp)

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Anyone Has Experience with the Ratsack?
I have been unable to order a ratsack from the website. Paypal is the go-between of choice. The owner of armoured outdoor gear ignored me for a month, 8 phoncalls, 20 emails and Paypal refunded my...

In GEAR » Anyone Has Experience with the Ratsack?
May 27, 8:51pm

Choice of Personal Locator Beacon
I have the Murdo. It's a nice backup policy for this solo hiker. While you are at REI look at that Spot thing. You do have to pay a yearly fee but the base price is much less. I hope that mine ...

In GEAR » Choice of Personal Locator Beacon
May 27, 8:06pm

Can Opener
In the spirit of multi usage. Remove the steel striker from your firesteel and use your P38 instead. It's lighter and mine seems to produce a larger spark!

In GEAR » Can Opener ?
May 18, 9:27pm

Using a bushbuddy
I love the open fire aspect and I will continue to to use my bushbuddy. It's the best thing since sliced bread. I would go as far as to say one could use it on grass without leaving a mark. I&#...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Cookfires: Overview and Techniques for Cooking Over an Open Flame
March 24, 8:18pm

Re: dual system
Well you're sort of right Pete. But ... #1 I have a Bushbuddy. #2 I have a Triangia burner. #3 I don't have a tri. #4 My lovely wife might get a bit ticked off if FedEx shows up at the fron...

In GEAR » Has anyone tried the Bushbuddy combined with an alcochol burner?
September 19, 8:46pm

Re: Alcohol burner in Bushbuddy
The BB with the ring. (Yes, the flat brown thing was too heavy) Now on top of that the burner Yes, I know that it is 2 systems. But the Bushbuddy is a lot less weight than the alcohol fuel. B...

In GEAR » Has anyone tried the Bushbuddy combined with an alcochol burner?
September 19, 8:30pm

Re: I Never Use Deodorant. Ever.
Very interesting. 1 month you say? I am defiantly going to try this one out. Ben, you may have just started a revolution.

In GEAR » Deodorant/Anti-Perspirant... what do you use?
September 19, 7:56pm

Re: Aqua Mira
I meant just for cleaning the bottles or bags out. After sitting for 4 hours hopefully anything living in the bottle would be dead. On the trail I usually only go with up to 10 drops/liter if the w...

In GEAR » Opened Aqua Mira
September 19, 7:38pm

Everclear would be the alcohol of choice but it's not for sale here in the nanny-state of Minnesota. Another case of our senators trying to protect us from ourselves.

In GEAR » "Dry gas" in an alcohol stove?
September 19, 7:31pm

Cover for Bushbuddy Nested inside MSR Titan Kettle
Benjamin's idea sounds perfect. If you sew an elastic band into the opening of the bag you could cure the rattles too. I figure a diameter of about 3 to 3 1/2 inches for the elastic band would...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy Nested inside MSR Titan Kettle
September 19, 7:22pm

All Reader Reviews by Cornelius Austin

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tiny BIC lighter (the cute one)
I have tried everything from matches to the fire steels and most of the durable lighters never worked well. The BIC in the pocket and the back-up (never used) BIC vacuum sealed in the first aid kit ha...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 06, 4:38pm