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Re: Companion burner for the Bushbuddy stove

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:38 pm
by realityguy
realityguy, The local pharmacist sold me an empty bottle marked off in ounces: 10 cents
Since 2 cycle oil and other things come in small bottles with a clear strip to see the inner contents and have a strip there marked off in ozs becaue you need to mix 2-1/2 to 5oz per gallon of fuel..it would be a convenience for campers to do likewise if the people that made the product sold it that way.Personally I like the flat heet bottles because they fit nicely in the outer pockets of backpacks and have a nice long skinny neck for pouring.The 12oz size gives me plenty of fuel for 2-3 days if needed,plus extra if I feel like something special like baking,"nooner coffee",etc.

Re: Companion burner for the Bushbuddy stove

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:45 pm
by zelph
When I open a bottle of "heet" I poke a pin hole in the foil covering the top of the bottle to crate a nice small squirt hole for accurate filling of stoves or medicine cups.

Re: Companion burner for the Bushbuddy stove

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:28 pm
by ConnieD
realityguy,

Why not write Heet and tell them your idea?

They likely don't know there is an entirely different "market" buying yellow Heet for backpacking stoves.

Re: Companion burner for the Bushbuddy stove

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:50 pm
by realityguy
They likely don't know there is an entirely different "market" buying yellow Heet for backpacking stoves.
More than likely they would rebottle it as "backpacking alcohol stove fuel"..at $3 a bottle. ;)

Re: Companion burner for the Bushbuddy stove

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:01 pm
by sudden
realityguy wrote:

More than likely they would rebottle it as "backpacking alcohol stove fuel"..at $3 a bottle. ;)
Have to agree with this. The less they know the better for us.

Re: Companion burner for the Bushbuddy stove

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:11 pm
by zelph
A classic example of charging more for something less is Toilette Tissue

A roll of 1,000 sheets cost $1.50

Coghlan's repackages it into 280 sheets and sells it for $2.25.

http://www.rei.com/product/798536?partn ... _-10456937

Carry soft, strong and absorbent Coghlan's toilet paper on your next camping trip.

* Individually wrapped rolls do not contain a core, thereby keeping weight and bulk to a minimum
* Toilet paper is biodegradable
* Each roll contains 140 single-ply 4.5 x 4.4 in. sheets
* Package includes 2 rolls
$2.25

Re: Companion burner for the Bushbuddy stove

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:53 pm
by ConnieD
"single-ply"?

At least, it should be "double-ply".

I admit, I have paid more for biodegradable marine toilet paper for my kayak :oops: and now I have biodegradable wipes that are even more expensive and guaranteed to disintegrate in 2-weeks, just in case, I cannot pack it out. :oops: I spent a lot of money, and, I still pack it out!

Re: Companion burner for the Bushbuddy stove

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:43 pm
by zelph
I compared theirs to "Scott" single ply tisuue ( recommended for septic systems)

Re: Companion burner for the Bushbuddy stove

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:54 pm
by ConnieD
I think it should be extra soft double-ply, at the price!

Were we talking about stoves? :roll:

Is it Friday, yet? I wonder if I have any money left over, after rent?

Re: Companion burner for the Bushbuddy stove

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:59 pm
by zelph
double ply is for Kleenex :mrgreen:

Scott tissue is commercial quality ;) strong stuff!!!