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    I've seen Shug get his alcohol stoves going in...

    I've seen Shug get his alcohol stoves going in startlingly cold weather too. I suspect one thing that really helps is not having the cold pot of water right on the stove as with the Super Cat (if I...
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    Dead on, Deadeye. Who doesn't like playing with...

    Dead on, Deadeye. Who doesn't like playing with fire? ha ha. And yes, I noticed that too about raising or lowering the pot. In fact, with a handled Al pot, the handle sort of acts like a temperature...
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    I'm guessing you can't really efficiently use a...

    I'm guessing you can't really efficiently use a cat food can stove with a separate pot stand since the alcohol won't pressurize?

    Just came across this video which covered a couple things I...
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    Thanks, V Eight ... I wonder if the difference in...

    Thanks, V Eight ... I wonder if the difference in our experiences is more in the priming or the fact that you're using a 6" pot.

    6" is quite a bit wider than my pots, which, shape-wise, could be...
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    Troubleshooting Cat Stove - pls help

    Disappointing performance with fancy feast stove (just the can and holes) this past weekend in 40F weather, minimal wind (about 0-3 mph). Setup is:

    - stove insulated from cold ground via wood, and...
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    It looked like they tried to design the 2P one to...

    It looked like they tried to design the 2P one to be held up with just one vertical pole, yet avoid being lopsided like the lunar solo. Somehow that pole holds up a horizontal roof-spreading piece...
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    Saw them today. 74% cotton ... not for me.

    Saw them today. 74% cotton ... not for me.
  8. Thread: Low tech.

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    I say there should be MORE violins on television!

    I say there should be MORE violins on television!
  9. I believe EN Ratings are standardized, and the...

    I believe EN Ratings are standardized, and the terminology upthread (comfort, lower limit, extreme, and "standard woman") are all terms defined in EN 13537 ratings. Therefore my reply was predicated...
  10. Those ratings must be taken in context - there...

    Those ratings must be taken in context - there are a lot of assumptions behind them, such as how much insulation you have in the sleeping pad beneath you, what you are wearing as PJs, and the...
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    There are times when my lower back soreness and...

    There are times when my lower back soreness and countertop height at home make me feel like I'm eleven feet tall. But I am just 6'1" (barefoot). True, I don't hike barefoot so maybe your estimate is...
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    That is true, I have not. Rock climbing is...

    That is true, I have not.

    Rock climbing is very popular in this area, and trails often involve rock hopping and sometimes boulder-hopping. But I'd never previously seen a blazed trail go up a...
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    One common roadwalk toward the western perimeter...

    One common roadwalk toward the western perimeter trails will take you past the equestrian center and an area where goats are kept. Here are some goats that were tasked last fall with cleaning up the...
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    Sewanee Hiking Trails

    Yesterday I finished the last of the 10 (or 11?) defined hiking trails at The University of the South, also known as Sewanee, a small liberal arts college in TN, almost midway between Nashville and...
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    Temp Range for Fiberglass Poles

    I had a new-ish car camping tent more-or-less fall into my lap, and it has fiberglass poles. I'd like to make some use of it, and save wear and tear on my backpacking tent, esp. when I'm at...
  16. Thread: Lunches

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    I used to think I liked dates until I brought...

    I used to think I liked dates until I brought back a bunch of protein-bar based snacks from a business meeting afternoon break room kind of thing. The leftovers were about to be tossed (or hopefully...
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    In the post right above the one where Dogwood...

    In the post right above the one where Dogwood uses the word "simpleton", the words "simplify" and "simplicity" were used. My guess is that's where TJ got the notion that it was probably a play on...
  18. Thread: Showering

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    And that might be better in some ways. As much as...

    And that might be better in some ways. As much as the Simple Shower looks like a cool piece of kit, some might find it empties too fast. 18 seconds per liter, they claim. The poked holes in bottle...
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    Last week I was at Micro Center in Marietta GA...

    Last week I was at Micro Center in Marietta GA and noticed this lumbar support that they had on sale for the measly sum of TWO DOLLARS (cue the paperboy from Better Off Dead):

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    Anyway, the...
  20. Thread: Stinkeist?

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    That lady's expression reminds me of this scene...

    That lady's expression reminds me of this scene from Animal House:

    Babs: "That boy is a P-I-G pig!"

    Blutto: "See if you can guess ... what I am now."
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    Yes, a tarp needs to cover the ends of the...

    Yes, a tarp needs to cover the ends of the hammocks with some overhang at each end as well. A 10' square tarp hung in diamond orientation* produces a 14' 2" diagonal. If you like to use a nice "V"...
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    Practice this at home first several times, and...

    Practice this at home first several times, and see how you do. TP is designed to disintegrate when wet. It may not stay adequately together for your intended purpose.
  23. And maybe not such a rare coincidence if it...

    And maybe not such a rare coincidence if it turned out that, upon taking precise measurements, they weren't quite equally spaced.
    Your pic did make me look up pictures I took of some signage at...
  24. Very cool - thanks for sharing! I've not been...

    Very cool - thanks for sharing! I've not been back there in awhile, but it feels like home because I'm pretty sure deadfall is our official state tree.
  25. FWIW - I had a can of bear spray that was...

    FWIW -

    I had a can of bear spray that was near its expiry. A couple days ago, at the start of a dayhike, I decided to discharge it in the woods before throwing it away, and observing how far it...
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