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Re: Re: Re: Re: Esbit Concentrator
Dan, this is interesting, but exactly what does it accomplish? Is it optimized only for the 10 ounce aluminum pot, or what? I mean, does it get a boil fast, or does it provide a longer burn time? W...

In Make Your Own Gear » Esbit Concentrator
May 25, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Esbit Concentrator
Jon, Dan's device has a similar purpose to the Flat Cat Gear device, but it looks a lot different. For one thing, his metal is stainless, not titanium, and its weight appears to be much lighter...

In Make Your Own Gear » Esbit Concentrator
May 25, 1:34pm

Re: Lightweight PDF recommendation
I think that you will find PDF to be an effective Portable Document Format, but it has little to do with a packraft. Perhaps you got confused. --B.G.--

In Packrafting » Lightweight PDF recommendation
May 25, 1:29pm

Re: WTB: Sleeping/Bag quilt storage bag
If you want an inexpensive mesh laundry bag, you might check out a Dollar Store. Around here, they cost $1 plus sales tax. --B.G.--

In Gear Swap » WTB: Sleeping/Bag quilt storage bag
May 24, 8:31pm

Re: Esbit Concentrator
Dan, the overlapping parts of the upper half... are those going to be spot welded or folded together or something? How much air space is there between the upper half and the Esbit cube? --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » Esbit Concentrator
May 24, 8:28pm

Re: Compass
The need for a compass can become apparent when you are on the last two miles before the Whitney summit and it is still pre-dawn. A teeny tiny compass can help prevent a navigational challenge. ...

In Gear Lists » High sierra trail to whitney - gear list
May 24, 12:13pm

Re: Nokia and solar powered Light Phone
I have an even older calculator that does not use solar or a battery either. It's called a slide rule. --B.G.--

In GEAR » "Light Phone" - New phone that does nothing by design
May 23, 11:19pm

Re: First impressions
Theo, that shaped tarp is similar to the spinnaker fabric one that I purchased from GG about five years ago. I was going to use it in an area with lots of rain and bugs, so I sewed in some mosquito...

In GEAR » Thoughts on new tarp from GG
May 23, 3:23pm

Re: Re: Re: "Light Phone" - New phone that does nothing by design
Next, they should have something like the Light Phone, but make it solar powered. Little solar panels on the surface could keep it charged up forever. You would need to lay it out in the sun once i...

In GEAR » "Light Phone" - New phone that does nothing by design
May 23, 3:15pm

Re: high cushion shoes...trail opinions?
Jennifer, you could try some nice platform style trail runners. --B.G.--

In GEAR » high cushion shoes...trail opinions?
May 23, 1:53pm

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