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by dlarson
Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: trekking poles?
Replies: 32
Views: 7002

Re: trekking poles?

I've tried hiking in lightweight trail shoes. They don't work for me. My ankles and feet get too sore. I need better support. It's true, trail shoes aren't for everyone. One factor in that equation is pack weight. Heavier packs require more ankle support. But there also individuals who just prefer ...
by dlarson
Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: Small fan motors for wood stoves
Replies: 25
Views: 8309

Re: Small fan motors for wood stoves

I didn't really consider it a good idea. It seemed more like an obvious observation!
And NASA is probably too busy keeping their aging space shuttles serviced to bother with anything else right now. :)
by dlarson
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: trekking poles?
Replies: 32
Views: 7002

Re: trekking poles?

In my opinion weight is always important. An ounce here and an ounce there add up to pounds at the end. A lighter trekking poll will put less strain on your hands/wrists/arms during a hike. Think about the movement. You lift the poll slightly, swing the poll forward and plant it down. Over and over ...
by dlarson
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new gear
Replies: 53
Views: 12918

Re: new gear

I found picking out a pack kind of difficult because I didn't have all my gear yet. Not having all my gear made me wait and pick out the pack last. Luckily I had another old (and large) pack that I could use while gathering my gear and still get outdoors at the same time. I use a ULA Conduit and hav...
by dlarson
Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: packing/gear lists
Replies: 9
Views: 2019

Re: packing/gear lists

Here's my gear list (pdf) for short hikes. I've found that the only thing I change between a 2 day trip and a 4 or 5 day trip is the amount of food I carry. I bought a new lighter shelter, titanium pots, carbon fiber trekking poles, a water filter and changed a few things so this list isn't entirely...
by dlarson
Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Amazing Photos
Topic: Dolphins massive pod
Replies: 6
Views: 2782

Re: Dolphins massive pod

Sweet!
by dlarson
Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Stoves With Character
Topic: Cell-U-Light Stove
Replies: 4
Views: 7337

Re: Cell-U-Light Stove

Ha! Eat your heart out iPhone.
by dlarson
Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: Small fan motors for wood stoves
Replies: 25
Views: 8309

Re: Small fan motors for wood stoves

I have two small fans I found at a surplus store years ago. They're just like CPU fans but about the size of a 50 cent piece.

Also, if you want really small motors try taking apart an old cellphone or pager. If the device has the vibrate alert feature than it'll have a tiny motor.
by dlarson
Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Mini Tealite Pressurized burner
Replies: 27
Views: 5146

Re: Mini Tealite Pressurized burner

zelph wrote:How would it be to pour the fuel into a mug, light it, let the pot get red hot, then pour the water in :roll: :mrgreen:
Horribly inefficient I would think!
by dlarson
Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: "Wood Fires" Top Lighting Technique
Replies: 86
Views: 24985

Re: "Wood Fires" Top Lighting Technique

Interesting. I wondering about how the baffle works so I found this.
Wood stove baffle diagram.