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    I agree that "odor proof" is an inaccurate term....

    I agree that "odor proof" is an inaccurate term. But this does not mean it plays no role in food storage. The science behind keeping your food with you 24/7 (i.e. "sleep with your food") is that...
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    The one high use, high profile trail I know of...

    The one high use, high profile trail I know of where you are officially advised that water treatment is not necessary is the Kungsleden in northern Sweden.
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    Why not go overboard? That's what we do ;-) This...

    Why not go overboard? That's what we do ;-) This is reminiscent of the "are cell phones good or bad" threads that were common 10 or more years ago. Today it's to the point that they are seen as...
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    On my first AT hike, when I came off a long dry...

    On my first AT hike, when I came off a long dry ridge walk on a hot summer day I took quite a long time filtering at the first stream I got to, which was at a beaver dam just down stream from a big...
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    The benefits meditation are well established....

    The benefits meditation are well established. Many envision this requires a state of sedentary focus. But it has also been shown that these benefits can be accomplished through repetitive physical...
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    I follow a Nepal Trekking forum and have found...

    I follow a Nepal Trekking forum and have found Steripens are popular amount this group. Its advantages align well the needs of trekking in the Himalayan Mtns. Water is not cloudy but there is a risk...
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    My kids learned to never complain about being...

    My kids learned to never complain about being bored because I would tell them that if they are bored when they are by themselves, then they must be a boring person.
  8. My favorite example of how different groups may...

    My favorite example of how different groups may not understand each other are the conflicting traditions of hikers and trail bikers. Hikers say uphill hikers have the right of way and trail bikers...
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    Who read this in high school English class?...

    Who read this in high school English class?
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Build_a_Fire
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    Thanks. It's my day job.

    Thanks. It's my day job.
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    A couple of people have suggested that fats and...

    A couple of people have suggested that fats and protein are essential while carbs are not. This is a bit short sighted. You must maintain a blood glucose level of about 60 mg/dL or rhings start to...
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    Suggestion - Use the metric system. 1 kcal heats...

    Suggestion - Use the metric system. 1 kcal heats one L of water 1 deg C. Lots of multiplying and dividing by 1 !
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    I think you conclusions are pretty much spot on,...

    I think you conclusions are pretty much spot on, but as this is what I do for a living (teach chemistry and biochemistry), I can't let this calculation go undone. It's at best an approximation. For...
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    Olicamp makes what appears to be identical pots....

    Olicamp makes what appears to be identical pots. One with the HX and one without. There would be the ideal model for testing the effectiveness of the HX. Being a chemistry prof, I have access to...
  15. Also be advised that camping is only allowed at...

    Also be advised that camping is only allowed at designated campgrounds and shelters from VA 785 to US 220.
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    I have seen those, but as I recall they showed...

    I have seen those, but as I recall they showed that a regular Fancee Feast didn't work so well but a modified version with a taller inner can worked well. If the outer can was too close to the bottom...
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    I tried a Cat can stove with my Olicamp and it...

    I tried a Cat can stove with my Olicamp and it was a disaster. Alcohol fumes condensed on the heat exchanger an then ignighted. The whole pot was on fire. Because the supercat flame is so wide, you...
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    I used the original Starlyte before going with...

    I used the original Starlyte before going with the eCHS for more power. As it is a center burning stove, It should work great with these heat exchanger pots and the Starlyte checks all the boxes in...
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    I noticed in the Inferno videos, when boiling 2...

    I noticed in the Inferno videos, when boiling 2 cups water, some would splash out from under the foil lids, which isn't an issue if you are just boiling water, but clearly not good if you are boiling...
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    I'm not familiar with the inferno. I saw some...

    I'm not familiar with the inferno. I saw some videos that showed 12 min to boil 2 cups with sterno (pretty slow) but much faster with alcohol stoves. What type of stove are you using? One video gave...
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    Here are pictures of stand with the pot, just the...

    Here are pictures of stand with the pot, just the stand, and a cutting diagram. It is just a cylinder of aluminum flashing.
    Cut a rectangle that is 13 1/4" long and as wide as you need it (mine is...
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    It had been a while since I did a stove test and...

    It had been a while since I did a stove test and I wasn't 100% sure I was remembering the specs correctly or had tested after my last system tweek.
    So I did another test today in my kitchen. The...
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    Nice video but I wish he had used a bigger To pot...

    Nice video but I wish he had used a bigger To pot to better match the size of the Stash. Surprised the conventional pots and stoves used over 10 g of fuel. I expect he could have gotten better...
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    As I have always cooked in my pot and pot cozy...

    As I have always cooked in my pot and pot cozy and used alcohol, I really don't care about speed. Is the burner one speed or can it be turned down?
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    I made a cylindrical windscreen/pot stand out of...

    I made a cylindrical windscreen/pot stand out of Aluminum flashing so the pot sets on the bottom of the heat exchanger. There are air vents at the bottom but not at the top so all heat goes through...
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