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Wow - I did not see this thread was still alive
I dig the primer-pan/base. I'll have to try it. Like Jason suggests I have wrapped fiberglass wick around 4 of these Narrow Pot Penny stoves. This works fine for priming. You have to be care...

In Make Your Own Gear » A Penny Stove for Narrow Pots
February 24, 5:00pm

I found some more
The Smiths @ 33rd South has plenty. This is the store right off of 215 East.

In Make Your Own Gear » Heine cans going away in your area?
February 24, 4:19pm

Polarguard going away?
I've read rumors that Polarguard will be phased out because Western Nonwovens (makers of Climashield) will no longer supply them with continuous filament material. I have noticed products sw...

In GEAR » Polarguard going away?
February 23, 12:10pm

Nice Malamute
I see I'm not the only Greg here with a Mal. Edit: Now I see the blue eyes so maybe it is a Siberian?

In Editor's Roundtable » Slow Travel
February 23, 11:21am

Re: Re: Re: Jardine finds a weak point in corn pasta!!
NUT! Bordering on aluminum foil beanie class nut.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Jardine finds a weak point in corn pasta!!
February 11, 8:37pm

MYOG is fun but
If you are using 8.5 ounces of alcohol a day your style doesn't seem conducive to alcohol stoves.

In GEAR » Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
January 13, 8:38pm

Kinda like that
George, I've got the top to a Fosters can (a bad joke Australia plays on the rest of the world) cut and drilled like Tinny's Sketti stove but I was thinking a Heinie can bottom. Gotta wor...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heine cans going away in your area?
January 12, 3:38pm

I found 5 in a store
Bought all of them! I think 6 heinie pots ought to last me. BUT....I have an idea for a BIG alky stove using this can. I'll keep looking. PS - Heineken SUCKS!, why can't these...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heine cans going away in your area?
January 11, 8:57pm

What/where is Petersens?
I'm not familiar with that store.... Muchas gracias Is this it? Petersons Marketplace 1777 W 12600 S Riverton, UT

In Make Your Own Gear » Heine cans going away in your area?
January 09, 5:17pm

I snagged the XL DAS Parka
I wish I had seen the extra 15% off coupon but 99 bucks ain't bad. The XL fits me fine over other layers (belay style). This olive (alpha) green color is SO much better than the foo-foo ...

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Alpha Green Closeouts
December 30, 10:01am

All Reader Reviews by Greg Vaillancourt

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Nesco American Harvest Food Dehydrator
Cheap Chinese junk. I'm using my oven at 140 degrees with equal or better results.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 15, 2:19pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
And very nice workmanship.

In Stoves - Other
April 14, 10:04am

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
but these are quite good. I eat them for dessert on trips.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 05, 5:56pm

Wiggy's Super Light
This bag was purchased for winter car camping trips to the desert. I was not concerned with the bag's considerable weight and bulk for this role. The materials that make up the bag should be qu...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 18, 6:15pm

Patagonia DAS Parka
A 4 because the main zipper pull looks pretty fragile. I like the breathability of this parka. Reminds me of my MH Chugach (also Polarguard 3D) in the way it dries your other layers after you put i...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 24, 6:27pm

Backpacker's Pantry Kung Pao Chicken
For an "All Natural" meal this thing tastes like a chemistry experiment. Not good at all...maybe the worst FD meal I've ever tried. They obviously tried to hide the disgusting flavor ...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
January 19, 6:06pm

This stove is heavy and loud. Surprisingly loud! It doesn't simmer and it is downright bulky. Why the 5 rating? Because for melting vast quantities of snow (or ice) this thing cannot be beat un...

In Stoves - White Gas
November 19, 7:36pm

Penny Stove soda can version
I "geeked out" on DIY alcohol stoves and built probably 50 over 2 years. The Penny performs well but in my tests it only beat an openjet Pepsi can stove by 30-35 seconds. I also played wi...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 12, 8:42pm

Snow Peak Trek 700
The lid from the Vargo mug fits fairly well and it is Ti. I think the SP 700 is a nicer pot. I switch to an aluminum foil lid unless I plan on draining pasta. The steel lid is really secure as a st...

In Cookware - Titanium
November 12, 8:31pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
I've found that placing my shoes near the mattress so my elbows have a place to rest makes for a much more comfortable night. I hate having my elbows dangling off the sides or locking my finger...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 08, 11:47pm