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Gregory Stein (tauneutrino) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Upper Galilee
About Me I'm husband, dad, hiker, photographer and software engineer.
Born in Kazahstan
Moved to Israel at age of 17 alone
Served in IDF
Completed B.Sc degree at ORT Braude Academic College
Now work at Intel as SW Eng.

Hiked from age of 7 in Kazakhstan with my dad. Have inherited this love for outdoor and nature. Hiking a lot in Israel and in the world. :D

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Dan, can you make a close-up macro photo of the lighter (wire with ball) with some millimeter or even smaller scale on background? This would help me a lot to engineer lighter from thick wire.

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
March 12, 1:14am

The experiment with flask
I have also successfully made the experiment with flask as shown on youtube. Preheated wire glows brightly. Still a lot of work todo. While I got the glowing, I wasn't able to light methan...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
March 11, 3:16pm

Got glowing
Finally got glowing. Very small (1x3 mm) piece of very thin platinum "foil". Smashed it between sandpapers as mentioned above it got really creased. Then took 1 match and made a crack ...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
March 11, 2:03pm

0.005 wire
Update: First of all it is platinum. Several tests we made in a lab shows it is pure platinum. So far no success with the ignition. But I don't give up. I have still some ideas to try. I...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
March 11, 6:30am

Electronics set for each battery type
I think this makes sense. AA batteries --> gps model, mp3 model, water treatment, headlamp CR123 batteries --> gps model, mp3 model, water treatment, headlamp And for hardcore UL: CR...

In GEAR » Zebralight H600
March 05, 1:10pm

Dan, the wire is in the lab now for the tests for platinum. When I'll get to it, I will continue and report. Yes I got it why you made a hole. Congrats on your success with the geek stove!

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
March 03, 1:06pm

Nice to see it working.
Dan, what diameter of the wire in that lighter? Why did you punch the hole in the mesh of your stove? It gives more evaporation? Or have you distributed the fiberglass in the stove differently? ...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
March 02, 10:35pm

Intriguing... Can't wait to see it. Will you post a video of it also?

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
March 02, 1:30pm

If I were you, I think some of the UL GPS units would be nice. Those without map, compass etc... Just show your coordinates. Smartphone? I don't use it in urban area (I like my Nokia 1280 for...

In GEAR » good hiking gps under $150
February 28, 12:48pm

Re: Using a shim?
Hi Kevin, Yes, I'm using a shim. Not optimal. Optimally you should cut some of the cone's bottom. You will gain: 0) lighter cone 1) it will take even less space in the pot 2) more e...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone and Starlyte stove
February 28, 9:05am

All Reader Reviews by Gregory Stein

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Fire Maple FMS-118
1) Overview: It's a lightest remote canister stove with wide bur...

In Stoves - Canister
May 28, 4:24pm