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David Gardner (GardnerOutdoorLD) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern California
About Me Long-time backpacker and ultralight fan. Day job as an attorney. Did civil and mechanical engineering before law school. Have a cottage business making super ultralight stoves, cook kits, trekking poles, polycryo tarp/tents and saws
CityPetaluma
StateCalifornia
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.GOLDGear.co

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Two Classes?
What do people think about having two classifications for efficiency tests, like race cars have different classes? One class could be something like a "Practical Class" for fuel-to-boi...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 06, 8:45pm

Doing Better Research Before I Post
I did a google search for the question: "Is there BPA in freezer bags" According to http://nutrition.about.com/od/ahealthykitchen/tp/bpa-free.htm: "Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bisphenol A, Plastic Bottles, Poisoning Ourselves Each Hike?
April 06, 12:09am

Removing BPA from beer cans
I won't opine on the subject of whether BPA is safe to consume or not. My approach is simply to remove the lining, and then it is a non-issue. The BPA in beer and soda cans can be removed by...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bisphenol A, Plastic Bottles, Poisoning Ourselves Each Hike?
April 05, 8:49pm

Re: The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
Delmar, Thanks for starting this thread. Contemplated making efficiency tests as scientifically as possible, and have the following thoughts to add to your OP: For the sake of precision, we m...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 04, 3:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Painting pot black
I have tried all kinds of painted/chemically darkened Fosters pots and have not been to measure any improvement over brushed cans (disclosure: I make and try to sell brushed cans). In theory it see...

In Make Your Own Gear » Painting pot black
April 04, 3:08pm

Soldering aluminum
Rog, would love to see you start a thread on soldering aluminum!

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 04, 2:50pm

BPA in Foster's Cans
BPA lining is the industry standard for soda and beer cans. Various brewers have acknowledged the same, and Coca Cola's web site states the following: "Aluminum can liners that use BPA ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bisphenol A, Plastic Bottles, Poisoning Ourselves Each Hike?
April 04, 2:46pm

Re: No side opener
I hear you about around and around and around. I used to use a "scratch awl". I also hear you about the added rigidity of the can mouth with the extra bit of Al there. Some slight benefit...

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
April 03, 10:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: JB Weld (again)
The pot stand is made from the lower portion of a 5 oz aluminum hair mousse bottle, turned upside down. It just happens to be 1.75" outside diameter, the same size as the inside diameter of th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
April 03, 8:54pm

Re: 65.2%
Delmar: The "floaty" is actually a piece of reflectix that floats on the surface of the water. I was trying to come up with a way to minimize heat loss from the top of the water. I hav...

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
April 03, 8:46pm

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