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Hawkins pressure cooker weight.
1.5 liter Hawkins Classic pressure cooker = 930 grams = 2 lb 0.8 oz. I'll have to dig out my 2L to weigh it, but it is only a little heavier. There are non-structural plastic handles that co...

In GEAR » Most reliable and field serviceable gasoline stove?
May 06, 9:13pm

Gas stove with pressure cooker.
Victor, from figures I found online: typical kitchen stove burner: 7000 BTU/hour ('monster burner'=12000 BTU/hour) So by the specs your OmniLite should put out more power than a typical ...

In GEAR » Most reliable and field serviceable gasoline stove?
May 04, 8:18am

Wide pot: snow peak trek titanium bowl.
The snow peak trek titanium bowl holds 20 oz (591 ml), weighs 1.6 oz (45 grams) and is 5.5" wide 3" high. It's hard to use it completely filled, but works for 16 or 18 oz.

In GEAR » Favorite wide pot?
April 30, 12:24pm

1443r tyvek bivy
Philip at sectionhiker.com used a 1443r tyvek bivy by Terra Rosa Gear on a BPL get together. He posted a review at http://sectionhiker.com/tyvek-sleeping-bagquilt-cover-from-terra-rosa-gear/ ...

In GEAR » Summer Bivy Idea? on the cheap?
April 27, 11:56am

MegaTransect
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MegaTransect a very tough trip. There are trails in Costa Rica up some of the mountains; apparently if you approach from a less popular direction you can get isolated...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Longest backcountry trails in a tropical/jungle area?
April 19, 11:57am

Yellow Heet
From the MSDS Yellow Heet is 99% methanol and 1% proprietary ingredients. The residue from methanol should be safe; the proprietary ingredients, who knows? I've found rubbing alcohol in a loca...

In GEAR » Alcohol stove residue - how toxic is it?
April 13, 3:40pm

Is Aqua Mira effective against Giardia?
When I last looked into it, I felt Aqua Mira was somewhat in the info they provided. Unless they give the amount of treatment time (vs temperature) for treatment of giardia and cryptosporidium it&...

In GEAR » Is Aqua Mira effective against Giardia?
April 13, 3:29pm

Power output with inverted canister?
Actually, Jim, I wonder if the remote canister stoves give their power ratings with the canister upright. Do all these invertable canister stoves increase output considerably when you invert the c...

In GEAR » Remote Canister stove Recommendations
April 10, 5:14pm

Optimus Vega: good power for melting snow.
According to Optimus, the Optimus Vega has Power= 3,700 W / 12,580 BTU in 4 Season Mode and 1,400 W / 4,760 BTU in efficiency mode. 12,580 BTU is pretty good compared to other stoves: typical k...

In GEAR » Remote Canister stove Recommendations
April 10, 1:23pm

Odor proof bags: nylofume, hunter's scent proof bags vs contractor bags.
Many thanks for doing this careful study. I have asthma and am very sensitive to some chemicals used for cleaning. I've put my clothes in nylofume, hunter's scent proof bags and black p...

In Editor's Roundtable » How Safe Is Your Food? Investigating the effectiveness of odor-proof bags
April 10, 12:50pm

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