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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: Mini Esbitmizer Testing
Jameson, it would be helpful to know what volume of water you were trying to boil. --B.G.--

In Gear Deals » Esbit Burner
March 29, 7:29pm

Re: Re: Death Valley Suggestions for First Week of April
"You could try for Telescope peak if you are feeling more ambitious, but there was still some snow up there and you need 4WD to get to the trailhead." Yes and no. If you want to drive ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Death Valley Suggestions for First Week of April
March 29, 4:40pm

Re: Death Valley Suggestions for First Week of April
Without any doubt, the best comprehensive guidebook is this one: Hiking Death Valley by Michel Digonnet. It is a lot of book to read. I re-read my copy each time prior to another trip there. --B...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Death Valley Suggestions for First Week of April
March 29, 2:30pm

Re: Batteries
Dan, the one factor that you are missing is the voltage. A lithium primary battery tends to run around 1.7V open circuit. A NiMH rechargeable tends to run around 1.25V open circuit. For some device...

In GEAR » Lithium Vs. Ni-MH Batteries (AA)
March 29, 2:19pm

Re: Death Valley Suggestions for First Week of April
By the first week of April, things are heating up in Death Valley. This is shaping up to be a bad year for wildflowers, and the best time has probably already passed. The whole secret to Death V...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Death Valley Suggestions for First Week of April
March 29, 2:13pm

Re: Need advice redesigning my Bivvy
I don't have any solid suggestions, but I do have some observations. I agree, keeping that cuben fiber layer around your feet is likely to severely limit foot ventilation. I understand your des...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need advice redesigning my Bivvy
March 28, 11:18pm

Re: Re: painting titanium
No titaniums were harmed in this process. --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » painting titanium
March 28, 2:14pm

Re: What Method
I had to go with what I could procure locally. I sanded the metal finish a little, then sprayed self etching primer. That is drying now. Later, I will apply some International Orange spray paint...

In Make Your Own Gear » painting titanium
March 28, 12:14pm

Re: Powder Coat
Why does it need to be food-safe? No food or water will contact this. --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » painting titanium
March 28, 8:53am

Re: anodizing
"Trying to signal/direct traffic/aircraft?" No. I believe a signal mirror works best for that. --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » painting titanium
March 27, 10:13pm

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