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Now with air
That last photo has the wax burner flat on the workbench (i.e. no interior air channel). Elevating it 2 cm caused a much higher flame (and therefore less unburned wax vapors and soot.

In GEAR » Gat-gen wax/multifuel stove?
July 28, 1:52am

Re: Re: Gatt-gen wax/multifuel stove?
Dan, that was me, playing with various wax burners because of a jet flight (TSA restrictions) to a grassy, volcanic Aleutians island (Adak) with no natural wood. At $129, I'd guess this wa...

In GEAR » Gat-gen wax/multifuel stove?
July 28, 1:47am

Re: Confirmed
Thanks to all and especially John (Dan). I proposed buying needle, thread and anything thing with a zipper in Anaktuvuk Pass, but Manfred was clear it could not be field repaired. This was ...

In Gear Swap » URGENT - Got a SMD Haven?!?
July 25, 3:39pm

URGENT - Got a SMD Haven?!?
I'm trying help out Manfred on his Brooks Rangee Traverse. The zipper failed on one their Cuben Havens. He wanted me express a new one from SMD to the air service in Bettles Alaska but SMD isn&...

In Gear Swap » URGENT - Got a SMD Haven?!?
July 25, 2:18pm

Brook's Range Progress Report
Deleted duplicate post from my phone.

In Post-Trip Reports » Brook's Range Traverse
July 25, 2:35am

Re: Re: Brook's Range Traverse
It was good to see progress from the InReach today and to know they aren't pinned down. I got a message that a zipper failed on a SMD Cuben Haven and Manfred wanted another shipped out ASAP...

In Post-Trip Reports » Brook's Range Traverse
July 25, 2:35am

Weather
Sub-freezing weather and 3-6 inches of snow suck when you're traveling light and trying to make time.

In Post-Trip Reports » Brook's Range Traverse
July 24, 5:50pm

Re: Triple A Route
There was a bit of confusion when Manfred whipped out his two-page spreadsheet of every leg of the trip (each turn at a creek or ridge line) in lieu of completing the NPS' much less detail itin...

In Post-Trip Reports » Brook's Range Traverse
July 24, 5:42pm

Brook's Range Traverse
This is post-trip for weenie me, but sort of a pre-trip post about Manfred & Sons' Brooks Range trip. Months ago, Manfred sent me a few Qs through BPL about Alaskan logistics, which was ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Brook's Range Traverse
July 24, 3:08pm

Re: the flip side
>"and (he) cannot fathom why one would need more than one sleeping bag or stove. " So, Linda, he must have only one surf board, huh?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » secrets out...
July 24, 2:25pm

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