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Thanks you all for the suggestions. Should be plenty of info there for me to OD on.

In Pre-Trip Planning » I got a Wonderland permit!
April 27, 9:11pm

I got a Wonderland permit!
I had already written off the chance of getting a permit after hearing about the record applications, but I got a reservation confirmation yesterday in the mail. I was pretty open on sites and dat...

In Pre-Trip Planning » I got a Wonderland permit!
April 26, 5:59pm

Re: Re: The rest of the cat food can...
Ha, at this point, the thing is more of an extended cat food can than a modified fosters can. I used the lid from a 6oz Blue Diamond Almond can, but of course any lid that is designed for pet ...

In Make Your Own Gear » All aluminum flat bottom Foster's cans
April 22, 5:07pm

The rest of the cat food can...
So I had the top half of the cat food can still sitting there, and the Foster's can seemed unnecessarily tall, and a snap-on lid would be nice, sooo.... The photo shows it with two cups ...

In Make Your Own Gear » All aluminum flat bottom Foster's cans
April 22, 1:44pm

Re: Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
"Give this a whirl if you're interested in summer-like performance in the winter! :^)" Bob, I live in Houston (sad, I know) and don't go anywhere cold in the winter so I'm ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
April 22, 12:24pm

Re: Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
Fun thread and great results, Bob! To get better transfer between the copper and the canister, instead of thermal grease you might be able to use thermal pad from Bergquist (or 3M, etc.) With...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
April 21, 8:31pm

Re: Re: Re: All aluminum flat bottom Foster's cans
Wow, those really do become dog ugly after a while ;) Those are some bold ridges in the can. Nicely done. I haven't seen an eraser shield in use for a couple of decades now.

In Make Your Own Gear » All aluminum flat bottom Foster's cans
April 21, 9:51am

Re: All aluminum flat bottom Foster's cans
I made one of these this weekend, and it turned out well. Thanks for the tip! Mine made a fairly loose fit so I epoxied it in place (silicone had cured in the tube). I probably could have cut the...

In Make Your Own Gear » All aluminum flat bottom Foster's cans
April 20, 9:20pm

Re: Torres del Paine- Chile
BTW, you aren't supposed to hike alone there. On the backside it is unlikely that anyone will care, but on the W you might get questioned if you walk into camp alone (Paine Grande in particular...

In GEAR » Torres del Paine- Chile
April 20, 10:01am

Dickson
About Dickson- closer to the trees along the bank there is less wind but more bugs; further away there is more wind and fewer bugs. Really, on the Patagonia scale, I should say breeze, not wind.

In GEAR » Torres del Paine- Chile
April 20, 9:54am

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