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Re: Let's talk about cook pot lids
I used to use a lid for heat retention and as a cap to keep the contents in-place during transit. These days, I only use the lid for heat retention. It's a homemade folding lid that weighs 0.1 ...

In GEAR » Let's talk about cook pot lids
August 04, 1:07pm

Re: I am enlightened
I've done over a hundred alcohol stove tests (54 in the last 2 months), and my aluminum pots never performed as well as the titanium ones. And believe me, I wanted them to do better! In my ...

In GEAR » Not another pot thread
July 07, 10:53pm

Re: Multi-tool (lightweight)
I used the Style, the Squirt P4, the Style CS, and now use the new Style PS < http://www.leatherman.com/product/Style_PS>. Note that it has no blade; the hope is this tool will get approved ...

In GEAR » Multi-tool (lightweight)
April 14, 8:00am

Re: 32oz Snapple Iced Tea Bottle
Tried these last year, and I'm very satisfied. Note that orange caps from Gatorade bottles fit perfectly, but are a lot easier to find when dropped--especially at dusk! I also leave a shred of ...

In GEAR » 32oz Snapple Iced Tea Bottle
February 29, 7:53pm

Try Dr. Drip
I think VIA, or the Trader Joe's knock-off, are the way to go: compact, little waste, and great tasting. But if you really want brewed coffee with little mess, try Dr. Drip's self-contained...

In GEAR » K Cups
February 26, 9:50pm

Re: disposable ultralight water bladder
I've been stockpiling Subway bags for a while, so afraid they will change them and they'll be gone for good. They are very strong for their weight, and compress down to nothing. They are...

In Make Your Own Gear » disposable ultralight water bladder
February 26, 3:23pm

Re: Re: lightest HE pot
I would say folks get the heat transfer property of titanium mixed up with the product made from titanium. Sure the element Ti is a crappy conductor of heat relative to aluminum (copper is even bet...

In GEAR » lightest HE pot
February 21, 6:28pm

Re: Re: Isopropanol Question
OK good info here to digest, thanks... James: are you saying that the 9% water content of isopro that burns off as steam negates entirely its higher energy content over methanol? (I'm compar...

In GEAR » Isopropanol Question
February 12, 7:27pm

Isopropanol Question
OK, I know Isopropanol is smoky and generally considered a non-starter alcohol stove fuel. But I've read that isopropanol has more stored energy than ethanol or methanol, and Zelph among others...

In GEAR » Isopropanol Question
February 12, 1:09pm

Re: Flash 18
Eh, it's slightly better than the Flash 18, but only addresses one problem: it lacks the waist belt. The water bottle pouches compete with the pack contents, and they don't secure the bottl...

In GEAR » REI Flash 18 Pack
January 31, 8:04pm

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