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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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Re: The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
Delmar, Thanks for starting this thread. Contemplated making efficiency tests as scientifically as possible, and have the following thoughts to add to your OP: For the sake of precision, we m...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 04, 3:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Painting pot black
I have tried all kinds of painted/chemically darkened Fosters pots and have not been to measure any improvement over brushed cans (disclosure: I make and try to sell brushed cans). In theory it see...

In Make Your Own Gear » Painting pot black
April 04, 3:08pm

Soldering aluminum
Rog, would love to see you start a thread on soldering aluminum!

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 04, 2:50pm

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

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