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george carr (hammer-one) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: Re: Nice Keg-Can Stove
Or I'm a little slow (ok maybe a LOT slow :-)). I'll work on your idea, but I'm gonna have a heck of a time finding windscreen material for that one!I'm thinking it'll go someth...

In Make Your Own Gear » The original Thru Hiker Stove
April 21, 11:56am

Re: Nice Keg-Can Stove
I made one from a 24 ouncer-it boiled 32 ounces of water in 5 minutes! The only problem was it took 5 minutes to prime. I made a priming pan for it and got it blossom in 30 seconds. Second problem ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The original Thru Hiker Stove
April 20, 10:16pm

The original Thru Hiker Stove
I've been thinking about building a stove from a keg can for a while now and finally got around to it. Here's it's starting to blossom: Here's the flame pattern This is m...

In Make Your Own Gear » The original Thru Hiker Stove
April 20, 5:57pm

Re: thermarest prolite 4 sleeping rink
You could try putting beads of silicon seam sealer, although I don't know how well that will stay on the pad over time. Just an idea.

In GEAR » thermarest prolite 4 sleeping rink
April 20, 4:56pm

Re: Thru Hikers
Either that or you have the munchies! :)

In Chaff » Thru Hikers
April 10, 5:00pm

At the bottom....eeewwww

In GEAR » You know you've hit bottom when..
April 03, 6:40pm

Re: make and use a Jim Wood SuperCat
Great first time alcohol stove! Really easy to build. I made one exactly as the instructions on Jim Woods website and it worked great. Then I made one with a hole punch and the performance was a li...

In Make Your Own Gear » make and use a Jim Wood SuperCat
March 24, 6:54pm

Re: Removing printing from beer can
I just did that 2 days ago with steel wool. You're going to find it much easier while the can is still full. The steel wool gives a polished looking surface, so you'll have to steel wool th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Removing printing from beer can
March 17, 8:40am

Re: Why Backpacking?
Ok, maybe there are a few "wrong" answers like "to get to my "pot", man" or "because the feds will never find me there, dude"(and they might not be wrong eit...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why Backpacking?
March 15, 6:26pm

Re: Slippery tent
When I bought my Henry Shires Tarptent I had the same problem, so I ran a few beads of seam sealer the length of the floor. No more problems.

In GEAR » Slippery tent
March 14, 3:21pm

All Reader Reviews by george carr

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Mountain House Precooked Scrambled Eggs with Bacon
When I decide to pack a hot breakfast I usually either pick up the MH eggs with bacon or ham and peppers. As one reviewer suggested, pour out the water before consuming. I usually prepare this dish as...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
February 19, 7:47pm

Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce
When I grab a freeze dried dinner for an overnighter, the MH lasagna is my number one choice. I liked it when I started in '88 and still like it today.

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
February 19, 7:40pm

Lightweight Backpacking 101 Ryan Jordan, Alan Dixon + (2001)
When I 1st joined this was the article that convinced me sub 5 was possible. I think that on the home page there should be a link that says read this first. While the original might use some up...

In Books and Media
February 19, 7:34pm

The Ultralight Backpacker by Ryel Kestenbaum
At the time of this books publishing UL backpacking was still relatively new to the general backpacking public, so as the saying goes "you can fool some of the people some of the time...". T...

In Books and Media
February 19, 7:28pm

Tarptent Squall
I purchased my Tarptent Squall in 2004 and now consider it my main shelter when I am carrying a tent. Henry Shires was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. The squall has served me well from my b...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
February 10, 8:42am

Powerbar Energy Gel Caffinated Gels
I discovered energy gels a few years ago and decided to try the Powerbar brand on an AT hike in 2004. If you've never tried a carbohydrate gel or don't typically take in caffeine all I can say...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
February 10, 8:31am

Montbell Thermawrap Vest
I've owned the Montbell Thermawrap UL Vest for 3 seasons now, and like many folks I puchased it to save weight. I originally carried a fleece vest that had trustily served me for many years, so I ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 10, 8:12am