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David Thomas (DavidinKenai) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Cold sleeper - what to do?
How do you sleep at home? I'm guessing you figured something out, even if unconsciously, for the other 330 nights of the year. My wife often goes to bed cold at home, gets warmed up hypothermi...

In GEAR » Cold sleeper - what to do?
March 10, 5:00am

Re: Re: We are all pretty good.
Jerry, correct. Hot metal on the top conducts poorly through the stratified gas or to the lower metal (the hot vapor above won't exchange with cooler vapor below). You can see this happen on...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
March 09, 10:39pm

We are all pretty good.
Yes, 140F is the hold-on-to-it limit. Yes the canister, below the fuel line on the opposite side reflects the liquid butane temperature (which determines the vapor pressure). Yes, 140F is okay (thi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
March 09, 9:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Lightest PLB?
"My house seldom gets that cold" But my car trunk does. You gotta store your gear (sleeping bag, CCF, gloves, PLB) somewhere. In Alaska, we store those things in the car during the Win...

In GEAR » Lightest PLB?
March 09, 9:46am

Re: Re: Supplies
"BTW, I forgot to mention that the silicone sheet material came from some ice cube tray covers purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond" Silicon pot holders and non-stick sheets for cookie b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
March 09, 9:41am

Re: Supplies
Exactly. Copper goes to MUCH higher temperatures than aluminum. I've melted the tips of some experimental aluminum HX fins in butane flames. Thicker aluminum helps, though, because more heat is...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
March 09, 9:33am

Re: Re: Re: Lightest PLB?
ACR says you can store theirs (with lithium batteries) down to -40.

In GEAR » Lightest PLB?
March 08, 9:52pm

Re: I don't like freezing steak, doesn't it affect the taste?
I'm less knowagable about steak storage than fish, but fish is touchier than steak and I am expert on preserving salmon and halibut. Skip the vacuum packer if just for this app. Trim the st...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Taking fresh meats on hikes - how long does it last?
March 08, 9:48pm

Re: Lightest PLB?
Battery storage (and usage?!?) limits are 10C 18F less cold than the ACR ResQlink, perhap due to the different battery types. That actually gives me pause. You Southerners, maybe less so.

In GEAR » Lightest PLB?
March 08, 9:36pm

Re: Taking fresh meats on hikes - how long does it last?
The risk with chicken isn't the meat so much as the samanelia on the skin. Ground meat of any type is riskier than a cut of meat. In 20C / 70F temps, two frozen steaks would last over 24 h...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Taking fresh meats on hikes - how long does it last?
March 08, 6:20pm

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