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Gregory Stein (tauneutrino) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Upper Galilee
About Me I'm husband, dad, hiker, photographer and software engineer.
Born in Kazahstan
Moved to Israel at age of 17 alone
Served in IDF
Completed B.Sc degree at ORT Braude Academic College
Now work at Intel as SW Eng.

Hiked from age of 7 in Kazakhstan with my dad. Have inherited this love for outdoor and nature. Hiking a lot in Israel and in the world. :D

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Another happy international StarLyte user
Hi, I'm amazed about efficiency of this stove. I'm too boiled 0.5L with 0.5 fl. oz of alcohol in windy conditions. The stove is so light and small! Tested it's unspillability - it...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone and Starlyte stove
February 28, 8:58am

Heating the wire
In order to check if that wire is really platinum: 0) weigh it in a lab (I can do it) 1) connect the wire to electricity (low voltage - battery?) and try to do the reaction again. 2) put one end...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
February 28, 7:34am

Thicker wire
Guys, After some math, I concluded that in order to make same ratio of external wire area to its mass for 0.005 wire, you must flatten it by factor of 2 (2.2 more precisely). In this case you w...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
February 28, 7:24am

Thanks for the input
Hi Nathan. Thank you for the answer. My primary goals: 0) As a barefoot/minimalist runner I want to be minimalist also on trail: - more natural way - increase strength of muscles that...

In GEAR » Running gear for backpacking
February 25, 6:14am

Thank you guys. The only thing keeping me away of switching to minimalis trail runners for hiking is the fact that when I hike I actually walk in a "heel strike" manner, but when I run I ...

In GEAR » Running gear for backpacking
February 24, 10:23pm

Energy dense food for hiking
Hi comrades, Well, do you consider hiking as action sport? I think hiking, even if not tactical is sport. You still have to accomplish next 15-20 miles each day. As I wrote in other post I...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Energy dense food for hiking
February 24, 7:20am

Trail runners
OK folks, I understand that trail runners are OK for backpacking. But what about minimalist trail runners? Kinda NB minimus? I know that walking barefoot is completely different from running barefo...

In GEAR » Running gear for backpacking
February 24, 6:42am

Cola can cup
I'm using DIY cola can cup. It's amazingly easy to make (just cut the top with regular can opener). I made cozy for it from microfiber sheet. The cup is 25 gram, the cozy is 5 gram. The cup...

In GEAR » Coffee - carry a mug?
February 23, 11:37am

Dan, first of all thanks for the Starlyte stove you've shipped to Israel. Got it yesterday. Looks damn good :) Now, regarding the lighter, do you think 0.005 wire would be good? I found some...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
February 23, 3:03am

Running gear for backpacking
Hi, I'm a barefoot/minimalist runner. When I run on beach I run barefoot, on asphalt I wear my Saucony Hattory. I've thought that most of running gear is very light and may suit for ba...

In GEAR » Running gear for backpacking
February 19, 9:06am

All Reader Reviews by Gregory Stein

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Fire Maple FMS-118
1) Overview: It's a lightest remote canister stove with wide bur...

In Stoves - Canister
May 28, 4:24pm