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John Roan (JRoan) - BPL Lifetime Member

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HJ, I think there are too many variables to determine a rule of thumb for all Esbit stove setups. It seems that the type of wind screen limits the amount of oxygen fed to the Esbit, and whether ...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove efficiency
December 29, 12:14pm

Re: Re: Esbit
FYI, I have found in my tests with Esbit, the distance from the flame to the container can make a HUGE difference in fuel efficiency and boil time. Not to be confused, an efficient boil could take ...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove efficiency
December 28, 4:14pm

Alcohol Stove efficiency - what about Esbit?
Not to throw this off course, but if you're talking fuel efficiency, I think you need to consider Esbit. I've been doing a lot of testing with Esbit lately, and I'm convinced it is more...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove efficiency
December 23, 6:17pm

Re: Carmex Candle
Me likes! :~)>

In Make Your Own Gear » Carmex Candle
December 23, 5:41pm

Re: MYOG Hexamid?
I agree with Franco. I make my own backpacks and other gear, and own a Hexamid twin tent, and I would only try to make my own Hexamid if I thought I could improve on the design. Making just 1, I do...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Hexamid?
December 09, 9:25pm

Re: Leukotape
I roll about ten inches onto a piece of a straw. Tiny, light, and all I need.

In GEAR » Leukotape
December 07, 9:10pm

Re: Thru-Hike Flashlight
Opinions on this topic seem to vary greatly. In my experience, the more time you spend out there, the less you rely on a bright flashlight. Many night I don't use a flashlight at all. I use the...

In GEAR » Thru-Hike Flashlight or Headlamp
December 07, 9:00pm

Re: Re: So tell me that I'm not stupid.
I just read the entire thing...nothing earth shattering but it held my attention. Good insight.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So tell me that I'm not stupid.
December 02, 8:44pm

Re: Baladeo 34
Good point James, guess I'll give it a try this weekend!

In GEAR » Sharp objects near your...
November 25, 11:34am

Sharp objects near your...
I have a Baladeo 34g knife, and I think it's almost a piece of artwork. Beautiful large knife and only weighs 1.2 oz! Since the blade is not guarded on 1 side, I was wondering if people carr...

In GEAR » Sharp objects near your...
November 24, 6:12pm

All Reader Reviews by John Roan

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Trail Designs Caldera Stove
My rating is actually 4.5 out of 5 (not an option in the drop down box). I...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 19, 5:35pm

Trail Designs Ti-Tri Inferno
The guys at Trail Designs have built a reputation for themselves by providing innovative products and excellent customer service. Their Caldera Cone system was a revolution in UL wind screen/pot holde...

In Stoves - Other
August 21, 5:35pm