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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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JB Weld
Glenn, thanks for the suggestion. Regrettably, I have tried JB weld many times on stoves, as well as Permatex 81422 High-Temp RTV silicone and Resbond 907GF. None of them have stood up to the heat ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 28, 5:56pm

Re: Re: Strong Work
Glenn, Yes the center pot support is removable. However, I am trying to solder it to the cans, but not having much luck so far. Tricky. Packability depends on what you're trying to pack i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 28, 4:20pm

Re: Re: New Efficiency Calculations?
Sorry, I just amended the post to include the amount of fuel. 11.84 g/15.00 ml

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 28, 3:05pm

New Efficiency Calculations?
OK, here's the latest: The setup as tested Parameters: 500.0 g/ml of 70.0* F water 11.84 g (15.00 ml) fuel Air, fuel & surface = 59.8* F Relative humidity = 90% BAR = 30.15 No...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 28, 12:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Thermofelt pot lid "hats"
Actually, the parameters in the OP of this thread include polished windscreen. For the present, all my tests are run with the polished windscreen. Combination of the cool factor and my preference f...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 26, 5:13pm

Re: Re: Speed AND Efficiency!
Ben, thanks for the quick analysis. Very interesting. The "mushroom cap" pot lids are slightly more efficient. That always seems to be the case, that more speed = less efficiency. So i...

In GEAR » Faster Boil Times with a Polished Windscreen
March 26, 5:06pm

Re: Re: Thermofelt pot lid "hats"
I'm a stove addict, what can I say. Although I'm getting a little "burned out" on testing for awhile. But...just did some efficiency testing on another thread . Would be inter...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 26, 4:31pm

Speed AND Efficiency!
Ran some boil tests trying ascertain efficiency. Parameters: 500.0 g/ml 70* F water 14.20 g (16.00 ml) fuel Air, fuel and surface = 60* F Relative humidity = 70% Barometric pressure = 29.83...

In GEAR » Faster Boil Times with a Polished Windscreen
March 26, 4:07pm

Thermofelt pot lid "hats"
“David, if you are feeling charitable, will you try something for your ol’ pal Delmar? Try a flat disc of thermofelt on top, but one that extends somewhat over the sides of the can/pot. Like a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 26, 11:18am

Re: Re: Uses for hatchets and saws
There are some great saws out there that are half the weight or less of even the lightest hatchets. Ed Biermann makes a couple of great buck saws Sawvivor was also a good buck saw, but I un...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review
March 26, 11:07am

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