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Improved Stove Efficiency Calculator/Spreadsheet
30 April, 2014 - Another update to fix some errors introduced on 29 Apr 2014 29 April, 2014 - Updated spreadsheet based on user feedback I've been overwhelmed by all of the innovations pe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved Stove Efficiency Calculator/Spreadsheet
April 24, 2:03pm

Re: Re: Esbit Stove Efficiency
You guys are hard core. I love all of the data that these threads are producing. It is really interesting to see the effects the various changes have. In terms of esbit, I am surprised at how ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 21, 10:59am

Re: Kid's sauce packets = UL containers
I tried the apple sauce packets from Trader Joes and they definitely are not leak tight after they have been open. The cap is different from the cap in the OP.... Just an FYI

In Multiple Use Gear » Kid's sauce packets = UL containers
April 16, 5:55pm

Great work David. I'll give my arm-chair analysis of your results (though most of this has been covered by others). In order for external heat fins to work, you cannot have increased thermal ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 14, 12:10pm

Re: Three quilt questions.
1) I think differential cut is better, though it probably doesn't make much of a difference unless you have a thick (low temp bag) 2) Width is a personal choice, but the width allows the ba...

In Make Your Own Gear » Three quilt questions.
April 11, 2:10pm

+1 for Zenni
The case that came with my glasses is cheap molded plastic. It fits the glasses perfectly and is quite robust. At 33 grams, I wouldn't trust anything lighter. The glass that go inside are ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunglasses case
April 11, 1:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Derek Re: Fire wood
Check out the modified saws our resident David G sells: If you can track down the thread where these were developed its a great read.

In GEAR » Fire wood
April 09, 9:20am

Re: Re: Painting pot black
Reflective or dull surfaces is all about engineering where you want the heat absorbed. Flame temperatures are high enough that IR plays a significant role in the overall heat transfer. It gets co...

In Make Your Own Gear » Painting pot black
April 04, 4:09pm

Re: 75% Alcohol Stove Efficiency?
I'm mostly echoing James's response above. You are likely to see the biggest jump in efficiency by installing fins on the pot. Feel for heat coming off your stove. Any hot spots are an a...

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
April 03, 7:32am

Re: Re: FTB in ML! OK.
Sorry for going MIA on you guys. Unfortunately I wasn't on the trail. I was a judge at the LA County Science fair on Friday and then spent the weekend chasing my kids. Let me know if you hav...

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
March 31, 3:15pm

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