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Re: Speed AND Efficiency!
Here is my estimate at efficiency of your system: Average time to boil 5:04 St Dev 0.002 Average burn time 5:17 St Dev 0.003 Fuel (g) 14.2 Fuel to boil (g) 13.61 Lower Heating Value ...

In GEAR » Faster Boil Times with a Polished Windscreen
March 26, 4:42pm

Re: Re: Thermofelt pot lid "hats"
I've been thinking about the physics a bit. I am still trying to nail down the burn time results. I think it is clear that the felt must be catching residual combustion heat. Your system 1...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 26, 4:35pm

Re: Thermofelt pot lid "hats"
Wow David you are a testing mad man! I took your info (made a few assumptions) and made a stab at estimating the efficiency for each system. 2 and 3 had the highest efficiency. #3 seems to be ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 26, 4:25pm

Re: folding, all-purpose knife?
You could get 20 of these: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=69440&skip_to_post=594029#594029 only 35 grams!

In GEAR » folding, all-purpose knife?
March 26, 10:14am

Re: Strength and Honor! No, wait: Speed and Efficiency!
"PS David: I've been on the receiving end of "you should collect this data, too" research comments plenty of times. Don't mean to be a pain, do what you can, ignore the rest....

In GEAR » Faster Boil Times with a Polished Windscreen
March 25, 1:36pm

Re: Is it really an increase in efficeincy?
"Does this really show an increase in efficiency? Increased boil time is often accompanied by a decrease in efficiency. The OP says that 15ml of fuel was used, but it appears that is the amoun...

In GEAR » Faster Boil Times with a Polished Windscreen
March 25, 10:48am

Re: Yes, machined.
"... I'm having difficulty finding either 7075-T6 or 6061-T6 in 1/16 angle extrusion...." I am sure you are already aware of this, but thought I would post just in case: http://...

In Make Your Own Gear » Deca Spades
March 21, 5:46pm

Re: Re: Deca Spades V2
"... How did you form the oblong shape on the bottom?" We can wait for Delmar's response but it looks like it is milled out to me.

In Make Your Own Gear » Deca Spades
March 21, 2:53pm

Re: Slight thread-drift
Here are my notes (weight ±1 oz based on reports from the field): Bear Boxer 101 26 oz 275 cu in. Lighter1 lil sami 27 oz. 300 cu in Bearikade Scout 28 oz 500 cu in BearVault BV450 33 oz 44...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 21, 1:02pm

Re: Re: Nido or Peak?
I definitely don't drink it straight. I use it in cereal and oatmeal. It is good to use with recipes too.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nido or Peak?
March 21, 11:09am

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