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Overnight and Camping / Mannlicher and Mad Max in camp
« Last post by Mannlicher on April 20, 2018, 01:53:13 PM »
boy we picked a great time to camp in the Ocala NF.   Perfect weather.  Deserted campground.  Nutty camp hosts,  insane women in the dark.  What fun!
We ate well.  Venison burgers,  bratwursts,  peach cobbler and a lot of other delicious meals.  We cut firewood, harvested fatwood,  hiked and sat on our butts.   :)
The road in

group pic

our camp


wild bees
General Discussion / Re: BRRRRR!
« Last post by Old Philosopher on April 20, 2018, 12:51:37 PM »
Good! Saved me the trouble of hunting him down and eating the SOB!
General Discussion / Re: BRRRRR!
« Last post by wsdstan on April 20, 2018, 12:23:18 PM »
The little %$^& deserved it too!
General Discussion / Re: BRRRRR!
« Last post by imnukensc on April 20, 2018, 12:04:05 PM »
Punxsutawney Phil, the King of Groundhogs, was found dead from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound after predicting an early spring.

General Discussion / Re: Braslite Failure!!!!!!!!
« Last post by wolfy on April 20, 2018, 07:37:14 AM »
Moe, I think people would have better luck, when seeking components for one of these alcohol burners, if they look for a 'sink strainer' rather than a 'crumb catcher.'  ???
General Discussion / Re: Braslite Failure!!!!!!!!
« Last post by Moe M. on April 20, 2018, 05:21:10 AM »
  I'd say you were lucky that your Brasslite stove did have soldered seams,  I've seen a couple of videos of canisters with pocket rocket type stoves blow up because of being overheated inside windscreens that didn't allow enough heat to escape between the fuel container and  the windscreen.
  Mostly I use a small campfire when ever possible, when it isn't I usually turn to alcohol as my go to fuel,  I have a home made crumb catcher stove made of a few V-8 cans, a small sink drain (crumb catcher), and three pegboard plier holders,  and I have two Trangia type alcohol spirit burners, one is a larger military surplus burner, the other is marketed by Solo Stoves,  the larger of the two works perfectly with a folding Sterno stove,  the smaller one works great in my Solo Stove Lite wood/gasifier stove.
  When used in conjunction with a stove such as those a wind screen is not needed and there's enough venting to let overheated air to escape safely,  my Crumb catcher stove does need a windscreen even in mild wind to get the best efficientcy out of the stove,  for this I use a piece of HD aluminum foil cut from a throw away cookie sheet,  I keep it rolled up in my cook pot,  it cut big enough so the there's at least two inches of free air space between the stove and the screen, plenty enough to let built up heat escape. 
  When a twig fire is a good option both the folding Sterno Stove and the Solo Stove will get the job done very well.
Day Hikes / Re: A Stroll In The Woods
« Last post by crashdive123 on April 19, 2018, 06:28:39 PM »
The little guy looks stoned. Did you use a tripod then? I could never hold that still.

We have an American Pelican. Yup In NY in the winter. There were 3 one died. I hope to see them from the Canoe. In the Montezuma Wild Life Refuge. Very Lost!!

I always use a monopod when I have a zoom lens in my hands.
General Discussion / Re: Braslite Failure!!!!!!!!
« Last post by Unknown on April 19, 2018, 04:19:20 PM »
I don't know either ;) seemed like a fine experiment at the start.

I've had the same thing happen with can stove and windscreen but was much slower in my diagnosis than you were. It had worked before and then it didn't another time.
  But it really didn't because it was a different screen :shrug:

Timing boil is probably better in real life conditions especially if you are making supply plans from the data.

Wood is good. Almost always there anywhere you want to be. A small fire just big enough to boil a pot can usually be made safely....all things, risks considered.

Did you try a cold weather , outdoor test?
General Discussion / Re: Braslite Failure!!!!!!!!
« Last post by xj35s on April 19, 2018, 03:30:14 PM »
I have always used it with my nimblewill stove. It works, is lighter, and can burn wood. I don't know what I was thinking here actually...
General Outings / Re: SOL Gear No Splitting Chicken Fry Cannon Camp
« Last post by wsdstan on April 19, 2018, 12:51:36 PM »
Thanks Rueben
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