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by russb
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Zen and the art of lightweight backpacking
Topic: So...what made you go to a lightweight stove?
Replies: 7
Views: 7736

Re: So...what made you go to a lightweight stove?

Like zelph I usually use a wood fire. Even in the wettest of times I never had a problem though. My main reason for a lightweight stove is as a backup for times when I might need to make camp in an area which I would not want to make a fire either for environmental sensitivity or for stealth. An alc...
by russb
Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: Spillmagic
Replies: 16
Views: 3762

Re: Spillmagic

Out of curiosity I looked up the MSDS for "SpillMagic" to see what the actual chemicals were. In my experience many cleaning compounds that are marketed are easy to come by chemicals "all dressed up". Or very similar compounds can be substituted. Windex Powerized Glass Cleaner is my favorite example...
by russb
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Just Plain Ole Camp Cooking
Topic: Pan Bread and Muffins
Replies: 220
Views: 115261

Re: Pan Bread

Sounds like the water is acting as a temperature regulator. When it runs out the temp is allowed to increase which allows the sugars to caramelize.
by russb
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Just Plain Ole Camp Cooking
Topic: Pan Bread and Muffins
Replies: 220
Views: 115261

Re: Pan Bread

It sounds gross, but mashed banana or applesauce is a great substitute fro eggs/oil in baking. The snack sized cups of applesauce are shelf stable so they work well for backpacking. 1-2 Tablespoons of applesauce = 1 egg I made brownies on the open fire once using applesauce as the binder instead of ...
by russb
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: jetboil fluxring
Replies: 11
Views: 3046

Re: jetboil fluxring

Thanks Tony, especially for the correction of specific heat vs thermal conductivity. Part II of what I was trying to understand was why the design of the ring, as a folded ring. The "slowing" of the gasses seems to make sense as opposed to attempting to stop them from escaping completely Have you do...
by russb
Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: jetboil fluxring
Replies: 11
Views: 3046

Re: jetboil fluxring

The process of gathering the heat and then transferring it, instead of letting the heat escape to the air would be decreasing the heat loss (ie increasing efficiency). That is what I meant, Sorry for not being clear. Or am I missing the point of the fluxring? I thought its intended purpose was to in...
by russb
Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: jetboil fluxring
Replies: 11
Views: 3046

Re: jetboil fluxring

A few more questions then... So the fluxring just stops any loss of heat from escaping to the side? Does this mean that if the flame maintains 100% contact with the bottom of the pot, there will be no loss, or is it the radiant heat loss to the side the issue? Since the idea is that the ring must tr...
by russb
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Stove Of The Month Club
Topic: Voting For January Stoves
Replies: 12
Views: 3640

Re: Voting For January Stoves

I vote for Ridgerunner's 007-stove. Cool name but even cooler design.
by russb
Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: jetboil fluxring
Replies: 11
Views: 3046

jetboil fluxring

I have a question for anyone who is familiar with the jetboil system. How does the fluxring increase the efficiency of the stove? Someone please correct me in my error, but it seems that if adding more metal to the pot especially so close to the heat source, the metal will absorb more heat and thus ...
by russb
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: polycarbonate bottle, ex nalgene
Replies: 6
Views: 1962

Re: polycarbonate bottle, ex nalgene

CajunHiker wrote:Heine linings?
I started to laugh when I read that. My wife asked me what was so funny, and when I told her she rolled her eyes and said "thats what you get for teaching junior high school, you start to think like them".