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Re: Stove fuel source and waste (trash)
Automotive fuel - gasoline or diesel - are produced and transported much more efficiently in bulk than small containers of butane, WG, EtOH, Esbit, or propane ever are. Nothing but wood is as chea...

In GEAR » Stove fuel source and waste (trash)
July 15, 7:06pm

Re: Wallet material
Tyvek, sealed with and entirely covered with package sealing tape lasts a long time for me. I have two versions: Very small, credit-card-sized for BPing. Normal wallet sized, with extra pock...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wallet material
July 11, 10:04am

Ask a Chemical Engineer - Acetal versus Lexan
Jim: I'm more familiar with Lexan = polycarbonate. Used in sunglass lens, snow-shovel blades and "bullet-proof" "glass". Melting point of 311F but with working limits of -4...

In GEAR » Spoon Comparison
July 10, 1:29pm

Canister stove tripod
An improvement to safety with a butane canister stove is to get the orange plastic tripod legs from JetBoil for $5.95 and use it on whatever canister stove you use (assuming a 200- to 400-gram cani...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
July 10, 1:02pm

Re: Any such thing as a waterproof hiking short?
I just use automotive turtle wax on my nether-regions and go nekkid. Can't be lighter than that.

In GEAR » Any such thing as a waterproof hiking short?
July 10, 1:37am

Re: BRS 3000T stove.
Most of my orders for BRS-3000T stoves arrived in 10-14 days. But during the west-coast dock-workers strike, one shipment took over a month. Some charts for Chinese eBay shippers show 4-6% take >...

In GEAR » BRS 3000T stove.
July 10, 1:32am

Red / blue comparison.
Four year later, and I'm STILL on the map. Alaska is way over-represented, per-capita on many fronts, such as: suicides, gun ownership, snow machine deaths, domestic violence, pilot's li...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPL Member Map
July 08, 11:15pm

waxed cards and water bottles
I have a zippered pouch for my somewhat broader "$#!+ happens" kit which entails FAK supplies, plus a repair kit, plus some emergency supplies. Anywho, I love the waxed-cardboard boxes...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to pack leukotape
July 08, 11:02pm

Games (GGG) people play.
KenT and DavidG: To add a competitive element to a GGG: 1) hand out bamboo spoons early on and have a lightest-weight spoon contest the next day. Whittling, sanding, filing allowed. 2) &quo...

In GEAR » Spoon Comparison
July 08, 4:22pm

Types of cooking
Maybe like Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3 Fun: Type 1 Cooking: easy to cook, tasty to eat Type 2 Cooking: effort to cook, tasty to eat Type 3 Cooking: big effort, low return. And maybe another...

In GEAR » Evernew 1.3 Titanium Pot – ok for light cooking?
July 08, 12:56pm

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