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by dlarson
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Look !
Replies: 15
Views: 4747

Re: New Look !

The :DB: has been added.

Oops, I'll see if I can edit the new look to work with your screen.

We can always revert back to the old style.
by dlarson
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Look !
Replies: 15
Views: 4747

Re: New Look !

Thank you!
by dlarson
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: BACKPACKS
Topic: why choose a ul backpack?
Replies: 38
Views: 29846

Re: why choose a ul backpack?

I use a ULA Conduit and I like it a lot. I put my foam sleeping pad folded up against the back of the pack (inside) so there's plenty of padding. It also offers some stiffening to the pack since it has no frame. My base pack weight is about 11lbs and then goes up with food and water included. I have...
by dlarson
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: CAUTION! "Use of Fiberglass Wick" CAUTION!
Replies: 16
Views: 5693

Re: CAUTION! "Use of Fiberglass Wick" CAUTION!

DarenN wrote:galvanized = ZINC!!

Thanks for the clarification, Daren. I should have just said that to begin with. Those two summers I spent at a plating factory gave me a lot of knowledge but sometimes I forget that not everyone knows that. :mrgreen:
by dlarson
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: CAUTION! "Use of Fiberglass Wick" CAUTION!
Replies: 16
Views: 5693

Re: CAUTION! "Use of Fiberglass Wick" CAUTION!

Yep, these are good things to think about. I use gloves when putting fiberglass insulation in a stove and make sure not to touch my face. I learned that one with home repair stuff. And I burn zinc coated steel outside because of the fumes. I learned that one when I was welding at a metal shop. Safet...
by dlarson
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: first aid kit
Replies: 31
Views: 9088

Re: first aid kit

You have no matches in with your tinders ;) Hypothermia kills. I have two Bic lighters that I carry and a fire steel. I think I'm set in the fire department. Also, I don't have the gear for winter camping yet so hypothermia it not very likely. It's never been any colder than 55-60 degrees (f) on my...
by dlarson
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: first aid kit
Replies: 31
Views: 9088

Re: first aid kit

Oh, I should also mention that I usually go out hiking with my brother. He's got this weird Armageddon-phobia-Doomsday-fetish thing going on. :lol: OK, so maybe that's not funny, I don't know. All I know is that he has a currier style bag he carries every day with some small stuff; space blanket, kn...
by dlarson
Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: first aid kit
Replies: 31
Views: 9088

Re: first aid kit

My first aid kit is pretty small, I think it's 6oz. It all goes into a sandwich size ziplock bag and then into my things-I-never-use-stuff-sack. First Aid 1 3.5x4 inch moleskin pad 2 2x2 inch gauze pad 2 regular size bandage strips 2 smaller size bandage strips 2 sterile cotton swabs 1 sterile surgi...
by dlarson
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Micro-Jet flame Technology for canister stoves
Replies: 9
Views: 2617

Re: Micro-Jet flame Technology for canister stoves

Those torches are what got me thinking about a "water powered" stove. It was one of my first posts here at bplite. I don't think the electrolysis technology is ready yet for the stoves. But the micro-torch burner heads may be useful in some sort of canister stove. That's not really my field ;) so I'...
by dlarson
Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: i've had enough
Replies: 19
Views: 4553

Re: i've had enough

Irrationalsolutions, try not to let the salesperson get you all worked up. I agree that it would be frustrating to be in that situation. There are a lot of options out there for backpacking gear so there's bound to be something that fits your needs. My brother pretty much shops exclusively at big-bo...