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Re: Klean-Strip Green, 65+%
"...Seems my first boil of the day is consistently a little LESS efficient than the others. Elsewhere I read about how stoves and setups are more efficient when cool, and less efficient when w...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 24, 3:08pm

Re: Test 2
73% efficiency is impressive. I would like to see some pictures of your system. I noticed you are measuring the fuel in ml. Are you multiplying it by the fuel density before multiplying it by ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 24, 2:12pm

Improved Stove Efficiency Calculator/Spreadsheet
30 April, 2014 - Another update to fix some errors introduced on 29 Apr 2014 29 April, 2014 - Updated spreadsheet based on user feedback I've been overwhelmed by all of the innovations pe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved Stove Efficiency Calculator/Spreadsheet
April 24, 2:03pm

Re: Re: Esbit Stove Efficiency
You guys are hard core. I love all of the data that these threads are producing. It is really interesting to see the effects the various changes have. In terms of esbit, I am surprised at how ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 21, 10:59am

Re: Kid's sauce packets = UL containers
I tried the apple sauce packets from Trader Joes and they definitely are not leak tight after they have been open. The cap is different from the cap in the OP.... Just an FYI

In Multiple Use Gear » Kid's sauce packets = UL containers
April 16, 5:55pm

Great work David. I'll give my arm-chair analysis of your results (though most of this has been covered by others). In order for external heat fins to work, you cannot have increased thermal ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 14, 12:10pm

Re: Three quilt questions.
1) I think differential cut is better, though it probably doesn't make much of a difference unless you have a thick (low temp bag) 2) Width is a personal choice, but the width allows the ba...

In Make Your Own Gear » Three quilt questions.
April 11, 2:10pm

+1 for Zenni
The case that came with my glasses is cheap molded plastic. It fits the glasses perfectly and is quite robust. At 33 grams, I wouldn't trust anything lighter. The glass that go inside are ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunglasses case
April 11, 1:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Derek Re: Fire wood
Check out the modified saws our resident David G sells: 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

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