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Re: Is it really an increase in efficeincy?
"Does this really show an increase in efficiency? Increased boil time is often accompanied by a decrease in efficiency. The OP says that 15ml of fuel was used, but it appears that is the amoun...

In GEAR » Faster Boil Times with a Polished Windscreen
March 25, 10:48am

Re: Yes, machined.
"... I'm having difficulty finding either 7075-T6 or 6061-T6 in 1/16 angle extrusion...." I am sure you are already aware of this, but thought I would post just in case: http://...

In Make Your Own Gear » Deca Spades
March 21, 5:46pm

Re: Re: Deca Spades V2
"... How did you form the oblong shape on the bottom?" We can wait for Delmar's response but it looks like it is milled out to me.

In Make Your Own Gear » Deca Spades
March 21, 2:53pm

Re: Slight thread-drift
Here are my notes (weight ±1 oz based on reports from the field): Bear Boxer 101 26 oz 275 cu in. Lighter1 lil sami 27 oz. 300 cu in Bearikade Scout 28 oz 500 cu in BearVault BV450 33 oz 44...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 21, 1:02pm

Re: Re: Nido or Peak?
I definitely don't drink it straight. I use it in cereal and oatmeal. It is good to use with recipes too.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nido or Peak?
March 21, 11:09am

Re: Suggestions on improvements
Feedback: Those poles seem quite thick to me. It seems like you would end up with a very stiff backpack, but maybe that is what you were after. I think of bamboo a light flexible structure and i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bamboo External Frame Backpack
March 18, 11:50am

Re: Try before buying?
Another thing to consider, search the gear forums for the tent you are considering. Then you can find out a reasonable resale price you might expect should you not like it. Consider the differenc...

In GEAR » Try before buying?
March 10, 4:28pm

Re: Dehydrated Feta?
I think Bob is on the right track. Would you consider it an abomination to make your salad with parmesan? That is probably how the dehydrated feta will come out. Even though feta is a soft chees...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrated Feta?
March 06, 4:57pm

Re: Re: Sizing
I think the current method is a bit confusing (having the same size mean different things across your product line), but relabeling doesn't seem like the solution. The problem is that the Enig...

In GEAR » Feedback needed on Enlightened Equipment Enigma Sizing
March 05, 10:13am

Re: Re: Aluminum Lid Insulating Value
so sayeth Roger Caffin: "...The MAJOR heat loss path is evaporation. Everything else pales in comparison...." I have heard this and agree completely. I have also heard that a slick of...

In GEAR » Aluminium FOIL pot lid
March 04, 6:19pm

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