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by sparklehorse
October 23rd, 2012, 3:20 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Alcohol Stoves
Replies: 56
Views: 6486

Re: Alcohol Stoves

... I'm leaning on trying a cat can stove or other pressurized type that does not need a pot stand. So just the stove and a windscreen and a small plastic fuel bottle then mug/pot. Maybe 1/2 lb total? That's about right, maybe a little light. My stove/pot/screen combo weighs in at around 5 ozs. For...
by sparklehorse
October 22nd, 2012, 5:55 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Alcohol Stoves
Replies: 56
Views: 6486

Re: Alcohol Stoves

The 95% pure Everclear is good for drinking. The least weight. Dilute with water appropriately. I add a bit of lemon juice and sugar. A shame to just burn it:) That sounds like the recipe for Grog.... ;) I just "googled it" - it's called a "Lemon Drop". Brief trivia history here.... Grog is a drink...
by sparklehorse
October 22nd, 2012, 2:15 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Alcohol Stoves
Replies: 56
Views: 6486

Re: Alcohol Stoves

good info here, if anyone finds an alternate fuel that work please share. For now I'll stick to the recipe. I agree about HEET not being made for stove use, while not worried about it much I might favor denatured alcohol... unless it proved more efficient but I doubt it. at some point I'd like to t...
by sparklehorse
October 21st, 2012, 12:06 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Alcohol Stoves
Replies: 56
Views: 6486

Re: Alcohol Stoves

Methanol poses no known cumulative health hazard and is not classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or teratogenic. The U.S. EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards has determined that methanol offers little threat of chronic toxicity and it gives methanol a composite score of 7 on a scale...
by sparklehorse
October 20th, 2012, 10:27 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Alcohol Stoves
Replies: 56
Views: 6486

Re: Alcohol Stoves

I can't answer your question specifically, but I can offer some info that might be helpful. I've tested a number of the commercially availble alky stoves, including several models from Tinny at Mini-Bull, mechanicmike's from eBay, the White Box stove, Vargo's titanium model, and several others inclu...
by sparklehorse
October 19th, 2012, 3:14 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Canister vs. Alcohol Stove
Replies: 59
Views: 11658

Re: Canister vs. Alcohol Stove

the little bottle, for the fuel I'm assuming... can you tell me how much fuel you bring in ounces and how long it lasts (8oz boils)? Sorry, that little bottle only holds an ounce or two of fuel, I probably should've left it out of the picture. I usually carry my alcohol in a plastic travel flask si...
by sparklehorse
October 19th, 2012, 10:08 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Canister vs. Alcohol Stove
Replies: 59
Views: 11658

Re: Canister vs. Alcohol Stove

I tried the Bushbuddy a few years ago. I agree with Rabid Swan that it's well designed. It's very well made too, a nice piece of kit. The idea of not having to carry fuel is very nice. I really wanted to like the Bushbuddy, but in practice I just didn't. At the end of a long day of hiking I typicall...
by sparklehorse
September 25th, 2012, 10:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goatspotting on Mt. Adams, Sept. 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2885

Re: Goatspotting on Mt. Adams, Sept. 2011

1 Wowsa, thanks for the nice comments everybody! Let's see if I can get caught up here: Thanks to Tom & to cascadehiker! Thanks Roy! I'd read your story of the chest-butting goat somewhere else too. Great story, I love it. Thanks arundodonax! Thanks Granny! I haven't been hiking much lately, hence ...
by sparklehorse
September 23rd, 2012, 9:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goatspotting on Mt. Adams, Sept. 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2885

Goatspotting on Mt. Adams, Sept. 2012

1 Last week I spent four days on the north slopes of Mt. Adams stalking mountain goats. Inspired in part by this trip report , and maybe a bit by this nutty guy , I was hoping to get close enough to the wooly beasts to get some great photos, but they proved too wily for me. I had a ton of fun tryin...
by sparklehorse
August 7th, 2012, 4:20 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hiker forum for Northern California?
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Hiker forum for Northern California?

Hi Folks! Anyone know of a good hiking forum in the Bay Area, or N. California? I'm trying to get some info on current trail conditions, etc, for the Trinity Alps. I've done some google-fu on it but haven't managed to turn up a site as informative as this one, or NWHikers.net. Thanks for the help! G...