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Re: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:50 pm
by zelph
419mainstreet wrote:Hello,
Jed here. I live in Alberta, Canada. I'm here to read up on ways to lighten up my pack because I'm going on longer backpacking trips now and the weight starting to bug me and Im sure there's lots of cool tricks and jazz here, so thanks!



We welcome you to bplite. Use the "Search" feature upper right corner or just ask away. :D

Lots of good information accumulated here over the years.

Re: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:35 am
by TxAg2001
Howdy! Found this site when looking up info on why my aluminum can stove stopped working on our last trip out. Well, it got the water hot enough for oatmeal but didn't work like it has in the past. Going to have to try the fancy feast stove!

Re: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:56 pm
by Ridgerunner
Welcome to the club, TxAg2001! What kind of stove failed you?

Re: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:54 pm
by TxAg2001
It was the 2 ends of dr pepper can pressed together with the internal wall. In looking at it closer, I think it got a little beat up in the fire box. We have a box of misc stuff that the kids can try their fire building skills. I think the stove got bent on one edge causing it not to burn correctly. I will "have to" make another 2 (or 3 or 6).

Re: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:29 pm
by zelph
yes, the more you make the better they get. I recently made a stove to burn charcoal during fire bans here in Mississippi where I'm camping out for the winter :D

Re: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:16 am
by stormin'
So this is the place where all the fettlers end up! I should fit in ok.Been tinkering with "meths"
stoves,as we call ethanol over here in the UK,for a while.Hope to learn a few tricks of the trade off the
Stovie knights and wizards,and the King Zelph himself.Been a keen hiker/backpacker for along while
and always searhing for the ultimate lightweight setup for the least outlay.Looking forward to the accumulated
wealth of knowledge and ideas.

Re: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:13 pm
by Ridgerunner
Welcome aboard stormin' :D :marsh:

Re: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:12 am
by stormin'
zelph wrote:yes, the more you make the better they get. I recently made a stove to burn charcoal during fire bans here in Mississippi where I'm camping out for the winter :D

Has the wife finally had enough and kicked you out? :D if you're camping out for winter?

Re: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:14 pm
by zelph
My wife benefits from my stove habit........I cook for the 2 of us when the stoves are being tested :D she likes not having to cook. I like watching water boil :lol:

Re: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:26 pm
by tperkins
Tom from Nevada here.