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by shakeylegs
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Just Plain Ole Camp Cooking
Topic: Top Notch Jerky - Better Bullion
Replies: 3
Views: 6566

Top Notch Jerky - Better Bullion

I almost always throw some jerky into the backcountry menu - mostly for snacking. And I never truly relish the thought of digging in as I've never found jerky that wasn't akin to shoe leather. Until now. Suddenly I'm seeing "Krave" jerky in every food store, large and small. I'm in northern californ...
by shakeylegs
Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: Zen and the art of lightweight backpacking
Topic: You know you're an ultraliter when . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 22897

You know you're an ultraliter when . . .

This topic opens the door for endless "one-liners" (which I welcome) but in between, tell us when you knew you had transformed into an ultralite backpacker. My first sign was easy. I've been an avid photographer for a long while. There was a time I would carry 10 to 15 lbs of camera gear on high sie...
by shakeylegs
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: creative aeration
Replies: 15
Views: 7059

Re: creative aeration

Beautiful craftsmanship! How are you creating the holes? I've been thinking about a cauldera type windscreen that would function for both alcohol and gasifying wood stoves. Reading about the gasifying stoves, I learned that the optimum ratio of air flow into the stove (bottom and top) is 1 to 5 - 1 ...
by shakeylegs
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tubular Stove ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4341

Re: Tubular Stove ?

trying to visualize the pot stand .....
hi cadyak,
I'm seeing a flying saucer with three extendable landing legs pitched outward about 40 degrees to the ground (don't tell my wife, she already thinks I'm nuts).
shakeylegs
by shakeylegs
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tubular Stove ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4341

Tubular Stove ?

Always looking to reduce weight, I was wondering about the viability of a stove created from something like 1/4" tubing. Imagine a piece of tubing bent into a circular shape, plugged on one end or both ends fused into a closed circle. - "jet" holes drilled in sequence along the length of the tube. S...
by shakeylegs
Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: Most Important Pack Features
Replies: 24
Views: 19331

Re: Most Important Pack Features

reality guy, I'm visualizing your tubes as vertical tubes. Is that what you envision? I've been thinking vertical modules as it would standardize length making the inclusion of an optional rigid frame practicable. At first I thought horizontal modules might be more efficient (think a sleeping bag in...
by shakeylegs
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: Most Important Pack Features
Replies: 24
Views: 19331

Re: Most Important Pack Features

ACCESSIBILITY is the most important feature of a backpack..! Hi realityguy. I used to be a proponent of top loading packs - fewer features to go wrong, one secure place for everything. Over the years (and before ultralight packing) I learned to love "access". I still wanted one big internal top loa...
by shakeylegs
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: Most Important Pack Features
Replies: 24
Views: 19331

Re: Most Important Pack Features

you mention 'super ultralight' in the first post here, so you probably don't need a frame at all. Then you mention 20-30 pounds of gear in a later post. Those are two different packs, Bro! Hi Pnw.hiker, As I mentioned, this project is a "compromise" of SUL and rugged. I've torn up a "mariposa", and...
by shakeylegs
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: Most Important Pack Features
Replies: 24
Views: 19331

Re: Most Important Pack Features

I've been browsing various pack maker's web sites and found an interesting suspension system at zpacks. It appears the "arc blast" utilizes a carbon fiber frame to transfer weight from pack to hips, thus relieving pressure on the shoulders. I'd much rather support my pack with my hips than with my s...
by shakeylegs
Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: Most Important Pack Features
Replies: 24
Views: 19331

Re: Most Important Pack Features

If I were to make a new pack I'd look at the SixMoons Feather design. This is an appealing value at that price. I like the dual use back pad and the large kangaroo pouch on the back. And at eleven ounces it weighs in comfortably. I wonder if a bear canister would fit inside easily? It's almost not ...