Paul-- Perhaps I'm missing your point. I'm not concerned about Ryan the Elder having brought up woodfires earlier in the thread. I applaud Ryan F. for remembering the earlier post--
but I had not forgotten it. I was down on the idea from 1st mention (see earlier posts, somewhere back there).
I don't want to fall back on wood for reasons of
--wilderness ethics-- I had hoped this would be a leave only *BEEP* and footprints kind of undertaking.
-- I would like R. to be self contained. I think it is more consistant with UL philosophy.
--it isn't practical/safe to use in a snow cave if forced to cook inside in inclement weather.
I can see that to some it would be an attraction to lower carried fuel weight by means of using found resources. The romance of woodcraft. But, I think,
not all is fair in the pursuit to sub-5. Maybe we don't make sub-5.
Finally, if this gearlist is supposed to be something that can be emulated, please make it one that can applied to winter travel in say Yosemite or Kings Cyn. Nat'l Parks where woodfires are banned in many places, not only above timberline but in many places below.
Please, lets drop this option and focus on the stoves and other aspects of the gear list. Please?