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Re: Heiniken/Fosters questions

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:32 am
by ConnieD
I hope I can get some before they are sent "elsewhere". I would want a few.

I would also like to give them away with a printed and laminated "how-to" card, as well.

Re: Heiniken/Fosters questions

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:54 pm
by zelph
Next week I might have been able to slow down a bit to go into the Chicago suburb to get a box of the wax. I'll then be able to get the other parts needed and maybe come up with some other ideas.

Re: Heiniken/Fosters questions

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:47 pm
by zelph
ConnieD wrote:Zelph, nice.

Here is my idea: encourage the use of a http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/Wate ... _IndicatorWAPI - Water Purification Indicator. The link has build instructions. I do not have my netbook up online, right now for Bookmarks. But I have seen WAPI sold online, as well.

Here is a nice chart: http://www.solarsolutions.info/main.htm ... right.html illustrating the time and temperature pathogens are killed.

I think a WAPI, if included or "offered" in a backpacker's stove kit is "a good thing" for saving fuel and for avoiding 212 F in a "beer can" cooking pot.

I picked up the GSI Halulite "Minimalist" and a GSI Halulite "Ketalist".

I will provide a "Review" on another thread. I will say, right now, either one or both are better suited to backpacking than the GSI "Soloist" I have and do not use. The "Minimalist and the "Ketalist" are, both, designed for Sarah Kirkconnell's Freezer Bag Cooking: Trail Food Made Simple. Say what you like, Sarbar has brought a new paradigm to backpacking food.

A number of backpacking food suppliers are offering pouch meals, FDA approved bags for this method of backpacking cooking and the industry is selling "sides" and quickly prepared basis for meals in-a-bag.

GSI has brought out the "Minimalist" and the "Ketalist" for backpackers, one providing a silicone edge pot lid and neoprene slip-on "cozy" and the other, providing a neoprene covered bowl that nests in the other bowl, or covered "mug" rather, that makes a double wall insulating "pot" for making an add-hot-water hot meal.

If you look at these, you will see both form-factors are offered: the upright "cooking pot" and the squat low "hot water pot" I prefer.

I think consideration of this "advance" in food safe cookware (other suppliers will follow) should be "supported" with a suitable flame pattern from alcohol stoves.

The flame pattern is mentioned by GSI in the insert that was provided in the box.
Connie introduced us to the Wapi a while back. I think it's something that needs to be given some thought again