looks like "TheGList" is really shaping up - looks good.
what do you, or anyone, think about substituting a Petzl TikkaXP for the Eos (both are very fine headlamps). i believe that the XP is ~0.3oz lighter and the flip-up diffuser might be appreciated inside a snow cave - a whole lot of reflected light i would imagine. also, the wt you listed for the Eos and mine, above, for the XP - are those with Li or alkaline batts? i think that the wts are with alkaline, so we want Dr. J to use Li batts, right? it's cold, plus if y'all decided to stick with the Eos, you'll get longer regulated output with Li batts (up to 4x longer) before the Eos switches to unregulated output. the Li batts, are also ~0.13oz per batt lighter, so another ~0.39oz saved for the 3 batts.
just some thoughts.
read somewhere someone objected to Alc. Gel.
ok. that's fine.
i won't be shakin' hands with the fella or eatin' anything he prepares/touches. however, for a short solo trip, less of an issue.
[really did enjoy his article on "Stove Theory" though. very well written and informative.]
questions: does reacted AqM have a half-life? if so, it's more than sufficient to kill Crypto after 4hrs contact time. however, if it does have a half-life, what is the half-life of AqM after it is reacted and water is treated? depending upon the ans. to these questions, using prev. treated water as a disinfectant (and not solely as a means of irrigating a wound) may not be advisable. sure the water is clean, but you may not "kill" any buggers with it - depending upon it's half-life.
also, more to the Alc. Gel point, if it does have a half-life, then if you mess on your hands, well, maybe water treated the prev. evening won't do for disinfecting the "schmutz" (yes, kevin, i know what "schmutz" really means. i'm using it in a more generic sense) after the next morning's toilet accident?? ... oh...well...there's always some sphagnum moss for disinfecting purposes - if you can find it; or, there's also the equally implausible "hey...you in the neighboring snow-cave, can you spare some alc. gel?" a little Alc. Gel is lookin' a bit better right now, right?!! use the wt. saved by using Li batts - see above- to incl. a bit 'o Alc. Gel in the kit. finally...
in reality, how many times do we "mess", not very often, right? how many times would we admit it, even less perhaps??? how many times would i want someone confessing this to me - NEVER!!!
i always carry Alc. Gel.; though, perhaps more than i really need.
i am serious, however, about finding out the half-life of reacted AqM. so, if you know it, please Post a reply.
just some more thoughts.