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re: Esbit burner testing
Could you post a photo of that, Bob? I'd like to see what you've done. It looks like there's yet another MYOG project to put on my list.

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
June 02, 2:04pm

re: Esbit burner testing
Dan and Bob, I'm sure that you both are right (saying the same thing in different ways). I was hoping for a magic number, which would likely be different with different stove/pot configurations...

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
June 02, 1:45pm

Buy FD food in bulk
I usually stock up on #10 tins of Mountain House every March when has their annual spring sale. It's a lot cheaper than the regular prices of pouches. Then, 9 months later, whe...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sticker Shock, need a new plan
June 02, 12:50pm

re: Esbit burner testing
"Using a BGET tablet holder on the included small aluminum ground base seems to be the optimum height for the ESBIT flame." So what IS that optimal distance, Dan? The distance from the...

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
June 02, 12:17pm

I just want to offer my congratulations to each and every one of you for your epic efforts to cross the Bob this year. The trip reports and photos the past several years have given me great insight...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
June 02, 10:30am

Re: Esbit by the case
B.G., were those REI Outlet tabs actually the Bleuet brand, and not Esbit? I bought a bunch of them myself. I found that they didn't perform quite as well as the Esbit brand. They worked OK, bu...

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
May 30, 8:03am

Just 4 more days for the BPL 10% discount on grills
Time's running out for my May 2015 BPL-only grill sale, folks. Next Monday it will be history. See the very first post on this thread for pricing, options, etc. You may send me a PM, or e-mail ...

In Gear Deals » We need a grill sale here on BPL
May 27, 12:57pm

re: Car camping Near Boulder CO
Here's a link from today's Boulder Camera that lists the nearby Forest Service campgrounds and when they are available:

In Pre-Trip Planning » Car camping Near Boulder CO
May 22, 10:51am

NM Pecos
Gordon, check out this thread for current info on the Pecos area of NM. The beginning of the thread is from several months ago, but the last few posts tell what sort of conditions you can expect ri...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colorado Suggestions
May 21, 12:01pm

Don't try to bend the handles
John, the titanium handles would be very hard to "unbend," and you'd never get them back the way they were. To say nothing of them possibly breaking. Just get some WD-40, spray a wee ...

In GEAR » re-coating handles on Evernew pot
May 19, 1:46pm

All Reader Reviews by Gary Dunckel

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Mountain House's Pro Pack meal bags fit perfectly in the PCS cup. After adding the boiling water to the bag, stirring it up, and resealing it, you can empty the remaining water from the PCS, drop ...

In Stoves - Canister
March 18, 11:41am

Hilleberg Akto
I agree that the Akto is a very strong and high quality 4-season solo tent. But I must add an anecdote to illustrate the what I feel is the tent's main weakness. In early October of '06 we wer...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 28, 9:08am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
What the previous posts have neglected to mention is that the Amphib is perhaps the lightest (24 ounces/pair)"running shoe" that can be taken on a standard extended backpack trip (not fast packing) fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 18, 7:45pm