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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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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

75% Alcohol Stove Efficiency?
Anyone out there have any groundbreaking brainstorm ideas about ways to achieve 75% efficiency with an alcohol stove? I've tried just about everything I can think of at this point. Some kind...

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
April 03, 12:07am

Re: Re: JB Weld (again)
Tried the JB Weld on a stove, and despite the relatively close proximity to flames, it seems to be holding up well after about 20 burns. Thanks guys for suggesting I try it again.

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
April 02, 11:54pm

Re: Aluminum pot discoloration
An inexpensive stainless steel wire brush is an easy way to clean off the darkened surface of aluminum. As noted above, there does not seem to be any real health or safety issue with the darkened a...

In GEAR » Aluminum pot discoloration
April 02, 11:33pm

Boil Test 2014-04-01
Parameters: 400 g of 70* F water 15 ml of Klean Strip denatured alcohol 57.8* F air & surface No wind 29.52 inHg barometric pressure 65% relative humidity 16 oz brushed Al beer can (bott...

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
April 01, 2:05pm

Efficiency Spreadsheet
Thanks Ben. PM on the way.

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 31, 6:40pm

JB Weld (again)
Well, the joint I am trying to seal is about 3/16" from the jets on my stove, but I will try the JB weld again and see how it does. Would it be possible to get a copy of the efficiency spre...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 31, 12:42pm

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