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by JollyRogers
Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: Realityguy's Optimal Silicone Lightweight Potholder
Replies: 23
Views: 11722

Re: Realityguy's Optimal Silicone Lightweight Potholder

I prefer to think of it as "Weaponized Pork". :mrgreen: Umm, sorry for the sidetrack. I just really like bacon. I have a suggestion for your potholder. Instead of rolling/stitching the ends, you might fold them flat and gluing them together with a high temp silicone. It would make a nice sturdy hand...
by JollyRogers
Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: What do you guys think about this????????
Replies: 11
Views: 7789

Re: What do you guys think about this????????

Aluminum, stainless or titanium would be the metals of choice. Cast iron is just too heavy and takes too much fuel/energy to heat up. Just for boiling water copper is fine but the pot will not be as light or as versatile for cooking as ones made out of other materials. Your body can process copper a...
by JollyRogers
Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: Realityguy's Optimal Silicone Lightweight Potholder
Replies: 23
Views: 11722

Re: Realityguy's Optimal Silicone Lightweight Potholder

I suppose you could just use strips of bacon as a potholder. Multi-purpose and tasty! Just wrap the pot and tie it in a knot before you put it on the stove. Who cares about grease burns when you've got tasty bacon? :ugeek: Maybe you could collect the "drippins" and make fuel. In case of bears you ca...
by JollyRogers
Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: Fire Starting
Replies: 15
Views: 8361

Re: Fire Starting

Iowa. The stem and seeds (see pic) will burn for a few seconds and go out. I never actually burned a whole bundle before the cigar was lit and the bundle went out.
by JollyRogers
Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: Kevlar wrapping...
Replies: 10
Views: 6819

Re: Kevlar wrapping...

That's kind of the direction I have been leaning. It's quick, easy and inexpensive. My cook pots would actually do pretty well. They have a nice wide lip so the bail wouldn't fall down against the side of the pot the would just fall until they were horizontal and be held out by the lip. I just need ...
by JollyRogers
Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: Fire Starting
Replies: 15
Views: 8361

Re: Fire Starting

No, it actually burned quite well. When you get a whole head of that and roll it between thumb and forefinger it kind of weaves a nice tinder bundle. The white stuff burns off fairly quick but the stems take awhile. The white parts get the stems going and viola, you have a mini tinder bundle to star...
by JollyRogers
Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: Kevlar wrapping...
Replies: 10
Views: 6819

Re: Kevlar wrapping...

Maybe if we wore a waterproof silicone pan on our heads..we could also use it for a pot holder,a cookpot,bathing,eating,etc..then roll it up and pack it away when we are done...Maybe we oughta design multifuntion toques...I'm surprised Daren doesn't already wear one,eh!... :o :lol: Funny you should...
by JollyRogers
Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: Kevlar wrapping...
Replies: 10
Views: 6819

Re: Kevlar wrapping...

No offense taken. :D The cook pots for my kit are really tall so it gives me the opportunity to wrap them. They are also stainless so they hold heat for quite awhile. I agree with the silicone thing and have done as much already. Silicone was my first go-to solution but it is just another part to ke...
by JollyRogers
Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Tents, Tarps, Hammocks and Bivies
Topic: Whoopie sling....
Replies: 26
Views: 16068

Re: Whoopie sling....

Whoopie sling? Oh, I remember those... when I was in the Navy there was this little Filipino gal in Okinawa... oh, wait... that is a camping site huh? :oops: Yea I don't know what you're talking about. :-?
by JollyRogers
Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: What do you guys think about this????????
Replies: 11
Views: 7789

Re: What do you guys think about this????????

Copper in and of it self is ok to burn but not necessarily to cook with. So for stove parts or for kettle parts that will not come in contact with food it is fine. I see from other threads Zelph linked to that there has been some nasty debate over this topic. I'm not willing to go into debate over a...