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Now you're onto something, James. How about an aluminum/titanium thermite, using a magnesium strip as a fuse/igniter? Get to work on that, and you'll be the BPL MYOG Man-of-the-Year! Edi...

In GEAR » Alcohol Fuel Testing
March 31, 2:34pm

Re: Everclear +1
Yep, Everclear is great. However, the only fuel more expensive would be dilithium crystals, or perhaps the illusive unoBTUnium dust.

In GEAR » Alcohol Fuel Testing
March 31, 2:13pm

Re: Alcohol Fuel Testing
I didn't think to look at the Everclear bottle to see what proof it was (I'll bet it was 190, or why not use cheaper high-proof vodka?), but here are the specs for Crown denatured alcohol: ...

In GEAR » Alcohol Fuel Testing
March 31, 11:42am

Re: Typical weights?
Adam, Jerry's mention of the ZipLocs being lighter is true, for the thin ones. The ZipLoc freezer bags are actually a bit heavier than the FoodSaver bags for the same size. The thing about Food...

In GEAR » vacuum bag sealer
March 29, 5:08pm

Re: Re: What do you use to carry food?
My food hangs have only been compromised a couple times over the past 20+ years, each time by huge gray squirrels in Glacier Park. I was using simple nylon stuff sacks. It's a bummer losing you...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you use to carry food?
March 29, 10:11am

re: Recommended Brands & Models
Tony, I started out with an entry level FoodSaver model V 2244. It worked fine for several years, until it didn't. FoodSaver had a good sale when I needed a replacement, so I decided on a GameS...

In GEAR » vacuum bag sealer
March 29, 9:26am

re: Another happy customer
Thanks for your kind words, Bob. It looks like we hit a bulls-eye with those dimensions after all. It was fun working with you on this.

In Gear Swap » Zia titanium pot supports for sale
March 26, 10:08am

Not debatable, Jimmer?
"Seriously,I love rain coats at home ,but on a backpacking trip where weight vs utility matters, the windshirt/poncho beats it. Throw in the UL umbrella for added sun/rain protection, and it&#...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
March 25, 2:44pm

@ Stephen
I know, mate, I just had to tease you a wee bit. It's been awhile, you know. Why don't you get your company to transfer you to Boulder, so that you can occasionally smell the feed lots of G...

In GEAR » Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
March 24, 5:36pm

re: Re: How does one change a Gear Swap heading?
The Wizard of Oz strikes again, Susan!

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » How does one change a Gear Swap heading?
March 24, 3:36pm

All Reader Reviews by Gary Dunckel

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Mountain House's Pro Pack meal bags fit perfectly in the PCS cup. After adding the boiling water to the bag, stirring it up, and resealing it, you can empty the remaining water from the PCS, drop ...

In Stoves - Canister
March 18, 11:41am

Hilleberg Akto
I agree that the Akto is a very strong and high quality 4-season solo tent. But I must add an anecdote to illustrate the what I feel is the tent's main weakness. In early October of '06 we wer...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 28, 9:08am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
What the previous posts have neglected to mention is that the Amphib is perhaps the lightest (24 ounces/pair)"running shoe" that can be taken on a standard extended backpack trip (not fast packing) fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 18, 7:45pm