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Re: Re: Re: Derek Re: Fire wood
Check out the modified saws our resident David G sells: http://www.GOLDGear.co If you can track down the thread where these were developed its a great read.

In GEAR » Fire wood
April 09, 9:20am

Re: Re: Painting pot black
Reflective or dull surfaces is all about engineering where you want the heat absorbed. Flame temperatures are high enough that IR plays a significant role in the overall heat transfer. It gets co...

In Make Your Own Gear » Painting pot black
April 04, 4:09pm

Re: 75% Alcohol Stove Efficiency?
I'm mostly echoing James's response above. You are likely to see the biggest jump in efficiency by installing fins on the pot. Feel for heat coming off your stove. Any hot spots are an a...

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
April 03, 7:32am

Re: Re: FTB in ML! OK.
Sorry for going MIA on you guys. Unfortunately I wasn't on the trail. I was a judge at the LA County Science fair on Friday and then spent the weekend chasing my kids. Let me know if you hav...

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
March 31, 3:15pm

Re: JB Weld (again)
"Would it be possible to get a copy of the efficiency spreadsheet you all are using?" Send me pm with your email address and I will send it to you. If you want Glenn's version, wh...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 31, 2:59pm

Re: Sandals: How to protect your feet against mosquitoes and ticks
"...I would like to avoid wearing socks other than for warmth because socks look pretty ridiculous with sandals and bike shorts..." What? I thought the Germans were leading the trend ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sandals: How to protect your feet against mosquitoes and ticks
March 31, 11:38am

Re: Re: Fuel
Wow, I don't log in a couple days and you guys keep chugging away. Nice looking spreadsheet Glenn! I am surprised people are having trouble with JB Weld in an alcy stove even away from the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 31, 11:27am

Re: The Spreadsheet
"...To calculate efficiency with your SS, it appears the data we need to enter is: ..." Yup, you've got it

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 27, 1:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Thermofelt pot lid "hats"
David, That is really interesting. You boiled much faster on the other thread than any of your tests here. I am surprised that changing the lid could have such a profound effect on burn time....

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 27, 10:35am

Re: Re: Re: Thermofelt pot lid "hats"
I posted my analysis over that the other thread for those results. Came out to be 48.8% efficient. Fast but inefficient. I am assuming the results in this thread are with an unpolished interio...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 26, 4:46pm

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