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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Guys any progress?
I've been traveling and been otherwise pretty busy with work, but I have been playing around with that lighter you sent. Once again, thanks! The more I play around with the lighter, the mor...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
April 15, 2:23pm

Re: Sleeping system kid < 1 year
I am pretty leery of having young kids in there own sleeping bags in cold weather. Babies are not good at regulating temperature and kick and squirm when they sleep. When we camp with our kids (c...

In GEAR » Sleeping system kid < 1 year
April 15, 1:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Real World User
They definitely got a well deserved crappy welcome around here because of their deceptive advertising and unwillingness to admit the error. But... by my adding skills, even with the metal cap, it ...

In GEAR » Ultra Light Bear Canister
April 04, 5:33pm

Re: Real World User
Has no one around here tried a Lighter1? It reports to be the same weight and size as a bareboxer and you have multi-use potential. I am definitely thinking about getting one, but am a bit hesita...

In GEAR » Ultra Light Bear Canister
April 04, 4:30pm

Re: How small can I stuff my quilt? (Liters)
If you are asking if you will damage the down, the answer is pretty unequivocally: no! I have a 30 - 40 year old down bag that I squeeze down to the smallest possible size every time I pack it. Y...

In GEAR » How small can I stuff my quilt? (Liters)
April 03, 5:14pm

Re: Mating Quilts
I don't know the answer but I think it is an excellent question. Hopefully Tim Marshal will weigh in. Have you emailed him? I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work (if you can ge...

In GEAR » Mating Quilts
April 02, 6:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Guys any progress?
If I understand is correctly it is the same reaction. The platinum acts as an intermediary step and remains unchanged at the completion of the reaction. Platinum will catalyze most any alcohol. ...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
March 29, 4:43pm

knock-off backcountry boiler
My first thought was it is a backcountry boiler somewhere from there evolution, but it doesn't seem to match up: http://www.theboilerwerks.com/about/ My guess is it is a one-off knock-off...

In GEAR » UFK: unidentified fire kettle
March 27, 3:37pm

Re: Guys any progress?
I finally got around to doing some more tests last night. I tried the 0.001" stuff and got nothing :( Man that 0.001" stuff is thin. I have pretty good near-sight but I have a real h...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
March 25, 11:59am

Re: Re: Re: More wire on the way
http://www.omega.com/pptst/SPPL.html SPPL is there pure platinum thermocouple wire. The 0.001" stuff is Omega part number: SPPL-001. It cost $2/inch and shipping is $8 for me. I just ord...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
March 14, 2:31pm

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