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Stuart R (Scunnered) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me "When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely in your thoughts advanced to the state of science, whatever the matter may be."
Sir William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) 1883

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Re: Vaude Power Lizard 2 person 2.2lb double wall tent
Interesting, looks a bit like a Terra Nova Laser. More info here: http://www.vaude.com/en_NL/ueber-uns/mountain-sports_1050.html I have 2 Vaude tents and the design and build quality are excellent.

In GEAR » Vaude 2 person 2.2lb double wall tent
February 24, 3:48am

Re: what's the verdict Roger
A gas canister (any type) will benefit from a cosy only _whilst_ its contents are warmer than the ambient temp. So, a pre-warmed inverted canister will benefit: there is no evaporative cooling a...

In GEAR » Any advantage to using cozy for butane/propane stove canister?
February 23, 1:51am

Re: Douglas Adams tent
Yup, thats a Vango Force Ten mk1. They don't make that model any more, but you can still buy the mk3, mk4 and mk5 www.vango.co.uk/force-ten/classic-std-mk3.html Utterly bomb-proof with a weig...

In GEAR » Shelter Nostalgia
February 22, 9:45am

Re: Powermax Adapter -- Cold Wx Experience?
>Is there any drop off in performance in very cold wx in using the standard canisters vs the Powermax canisters? Since both are being used to provde a liquid feed, there will be no drop off i...

In GEAR » Lightest winter stove base material
February 20, 2:35pm

What's the next big thing in headlamps?
I couldn't find what I wanted a couple of years ago, so I was forced to make my own. I don't think much has changed since. 1 Watt regulated LED, single AA Lithium or NiMH, light weight (75...

In GEAR » What's the next big thing in headlamps?
February 08, 1:32pm

Re: Re: 2 Person Lightweight double wall tent
"Well that is under 2.2kgs. That has room for 2 people, and a camera (about the size of a day pack). Also area for packs, so they are not in the rain. Needs to be reasonably spacious, truly r...

In GEAR » 2 Person Lightweight double wall tent
February 01, 2:57am

Re: inverted canister stove.
Hi Fred I cannot answer your first question. I too use my stove inside the test vestibule and this was one reason for wanting a stable stove. My first effort is here. To use a canister sto...

In Make Your Own Gear » 113g Inverted canister stove
January 27, 2:41am

Re: Red Hot
> Red hot usually means (very roughly) about 500 C: at least 1000 C below the flame temperature! The dullest red glow, just visible in a dark environment, occurs at the Draper point: 525C. T...

In Make Your Own Gear » 113g Inverted canister stove
January 23, 10:02am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 113g Inverted canister stove
I think Roger is saying that a small, hot pot support has very little influence on CO, compared to a large, cold pot base. From my very limited knowledge of flame chemistry, the hydrocarbon molecu...

In Make Your Own Gear » 113g Inverted canister stove
January 22, 5:51am

Needle valve
Useful stuff there, thanks for that. I'm thinking about regulating the liquid flow using a needle valve (from a RC model engine) just before a pre-heat tube. This is the arrangement on my Co...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
December 29, 1:55pm

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Coleman Exponent Non-stick Cook Kit
At first glance this looks like just another anodised aluminium cook set, but on closer inspection you will find that these pots have a real standout feature. There is a spiral groove machined or stam...

In Cookware - Other
March 29, 12:43pm