zelph wrote:Roy, we teach the man to use alcohol stoves and what does he use to cook his meals, wood and a canister stove.
Daren, terrific photos!!!! Thanks a million, very inspiring.
Did you go over and bother the biologists like they asked?
Interesting archeology info about the chell /sand formation created by the ancient inhabitants of the island. I was surprised that the island could support the small deer.
When do you use your DIY wood paddler or has it been deemed too nice to use
my go to stove on this trip was a Snow Peak GS100. i also had my remote canister DIY stove, and of course the MK1 woodstove. useing the GS100 almost exclusively was a test of efficiency in the field, and ease of use. canister stoves are the easiest stoves to use, hands down. Tony's pal Roger posted some info somewhere about canister stoves being the most weight efficient system on long hikes. Tony's own testing also showed this. i used 165 grams of fuel over six days/five nights = 27.5 grams per day. on three occasions the stove ran for about a half hour. i'd say that's pretty damned efficient!
yes i did bother the biologists. middle aged men should talk with pretty college girls as often as possible. helps us stay young.
they've been doing this research for about four years now and i've always chatted with them about their work. it's odd that it's always girls. it seems that college boys don't want to spend months on end living in a tent. this year brought a whole new crew. for the previous three years the lead researcher was a girl named Elspeth, whom a came to be freinds with. she liked blueberry bagels, so i always carried a few out with me. the new girls didn't know her, but thought she may have graduated.
if i ever get the woodstrip kayak finished i will most certainly use it for these trips. i don't build boats to be furniture. i build them to use them.