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Turk
2006-06-14, 22:45
Hey folks I'm back.
Sorry to be away so long. No internet at home. I tried my best to slip
in for a quick glance whenever I could. Trying to do some reading to
get up to speed. Wish I could say I spent the whole time hiking.
Got in some good weekender jaunts, but that is about it. :(
Just work, work and more work, served with a side of overtime
and just a hint of after hours on-call blended in a doubletime
Sunday sauce. You get the idea. Anyway Good to be back.

Some Weekender Highlights:

- exploded a minibull homemade knockoff alcohol stove.
4oz fuel in stove. Ignited fuel bottle, measuring cup, bic
lighter, and mini funnel. Thus ending a rookie budding
interest in stove building. Thought I could make a family
cookpot sized pressure stove. Opps..little design flaw.

- minor damage to HH UL side tie out on another trip. Midnight
call of nature, a steep incline and an invisible tie out line resulted
in one torn hammock, minor abrasions and urinating on my own
bare feet.

- Racoons attacked my car while family car camping in nearby
conservation park. Little buggers left dozens of scratches on my
paint job and some real long and deep ones on the roof.
Chased one culprit while yelling and wielding flaming brand.
He easily evaded both my tracking skills and fruitless attempt
to get his insurance information :biggrin: -still no restitution
for damages to paint. Interrogated other local racoons in
search for his whereabouts without success.
I think they call that honor among thieves or some such thing.
Told my insurance company I highly suspected good old
generic annonymous teenage punks.

Thats about all that comes to mind off the top of my head.
Fixed up my hammock. I am working on a really difficult modified
sleeping bag project. I am trying to make a homemade UL version
of the Feathered Friends Roc Wren bag with arm and foot holes.
I'll get some pictures up on that soon.
Will share later an update to amusing failure of Hepa water filter
project. Still stumped on that one. No further insights since
disasterous initial testing.

Oh ya. And I finally ordered myself a JRB Nest and Silny Tarp from
Pan just tonight. Can't wait :rock: :rock:

Iceman
2006-06-15, 01:54
So, you never did say, did you get your feet washed? :biggrin:

peter_pan
2006-06-15, 08:38
I dunno about sending you JRB gear....sounds like you are pretty hard on most things.... :biggrin:

Welcome back.... Thx for the order... you'll have your Nest and Tarp for your upcomming hike.

Pan

Seeker
2006-06-15, 11:15
I dunno about sending you JRB gear....sounds like you are pretty hard on most things.... Pan


"now, i don't care who you are, that's funny." LOL :biggrin:

Turk
2006-06-15, 18:24
I dunno about sending you JRB gear....sounds like you are pretty hard on most things.... :biggrin:


ya, I am tough on my gear :( some intentional and some not. But I am
going to treat my new JRB gear like a fine woman. ...

Fresh and smelling good, and in the back of a closet except
when its time to use. :biggrin: Zing!

OUch! okay ..bad joke. I couldn't come up with any good analogy
for comparing a sack of essentially air and feathers to a woman. ;)

incognito
2006-06-15, 21:29
- exploded a minibull homemade knockoff alcohol stove.
4oz fuel in stove. Ignited fuel bottle, measuring cup, bic
lighter, and mini funnel. Thus ending a rookie budding
interest in stove building. Thought I could make a family
cookpot sized pressure stove. Opps..little design flaw.


Here I thought that I was seeing the "Northern Lights" putting on a show!!!

But no way, It Was The Canuk

Bet it looked like this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/obijiwa/nuke-bomb1.jpg

Turk
2006-06-16, 01:37
Here I thought that I was seeing the "Northern Lights" putting on a show!!!

But no way, It Was The Canuk

Bet it looked like this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/obijiwa/nuke-bomb1.jpg
Nah, it wasn't anything too dreadful. Just surprised me. I am sure
a veteran stovie like yourself has experienced the problems with
pressurized stoves when you get a tin can design that allows too
much volume of trapped vapor with too large an orfice. It lit for
about 2 seconds before flashing back into the stove and blowing the JB
welded walls out. Surprised me more than anything. Luckily didn't get
any burning fuel on my new down vest. Was able to put the fire out
quickly enough. Only item I couldnt save in the aftermath was the funnel
which melted, the stove itself, and some burnt paint on the picnic table.
If I had double checked that the filler port cap was tight, could have
avoided the accident. I ended up boiling nearly 2 litres of water on my
vargo stove. Used alot of fuel though. Was hoping to get some
burn test comparisons between the two.

peter_pan
2006-06-16, 08:24
ya, I am tough on my gear :( some intentional and some not. But I am
going to treat my new JRB gear like a fine woman. ...



Turk,

If you truly treat your Nest like a fine woman you'll have many a hot night.

Pan

fieldcraftsman
2006-06-16, 10:54
Racoons attacked my car while family car camping in nearby
conservation park. Little buggers left dozens of scratches on my
paint job and some real long and deep ones on the roof.
Chased one culprit while yelling and wielding flaming brand.
He easily evaded both my tracking skills and fruitless attempt
to get his insurance information -still no restitution
for damages to paint. Interrogated other local racoons in
search for his whereabouts without success.


Just threaten them with being turned into a few hats and they'll fess up fast. :biggrin:

john pickett
2006-06-16, 13:41
"OUch! okay ..bad joke. I couldn't come up with any good analogy
for comparing a sack of essentially air and feathers to a woman."

Turk, how about an analogy comparing "a sack of essentially air and feathers"
to a woman's brain?

Huh? Whazzat? Ow! Incoming!!!!
John Pickett on his way to the border :biggrin:

Iceman
2006-06-16, 22:16
ya, I am tough on my gear :( some intentional and some not. But I am
going to treat my new JRB gear like a fine woman. ...

Fresh and smelling good, and in the back of a closet except
when its time to use. :biggrin: Zing!

OUch! okay ..bad joke. I couldn't come up with any good analogy
for comparing a sack of essentially air and feathers to a woman. ;)


Maybe I can help...If I were to treat my gear like a fine woman, I would leave it at home...

Or, If I were to treat my gear like a fine woman, I would get a divorce from it, and send disproportionally sized chunks of my income to the undeserved...

How about, If I were to treat my gear like a fine woman, I would kiss up to it, I would belittle myself in order to be nearer, I would sell my soul to be with....

Nah, thats not working either...

Using your sack of air analogy, how about;

My gear is liken to a fine woman, full of air and...no that's not working either...(feathers?)

OK I give up, you are right, no good analogy can be drawn between -WAIT! I just thunk' it up...

My gear is like a fine woman, lightweight, overpriced, and not very durable.
(And to be only_______________________). Edited for 14A rated Thread

OK, ladies go ahead and slam me. I like it. :biggrin:

incognito
2006-06-16, 23:52
We are funnel burnin Stovies, what a rush this was !!!!!!

Goodbye funnel :biggrin:

Cause and effect: I was in a testing mode doing one burn after another. I put the funnel in to the center of the wick, started to pour some alcohol in the funnel, thought the flame was OUT, no way, it was invisibly lit :biggrin: the effect was me dancing around :elefant: with my left hand on fire like Iceman when he was a kid. I was able to get the rest of the fuel while still in the 2 ounce vial onto the floor without spilling it, while my hand is on fire(this only took 2 seconds max) whipped the flames out on my hand, picked up my snuffer can and put it over the vile of flaming fuel putting it out.

All because I was in a rush. I've got one naked left hand, not burned, but well shakened :biggrin:

The photo shows how the funnel melted into the fiberglass and potstand. It used to look like the one on the right. Now I use a metal funnel and I might slow down a little and make sure flame is OUT.


the one that has the melted funnel I put through 1/2 gallon of Coleman white gas 1 1/2 ounces at a time to see if I could get it to boil 8 cups of water. Could'nt do it. With 2 ounces of denatured alcohol I can boil 8 cups of water in 10 1/2 min. with a stove like the one pictured on the right. Do the math on that to see what the time is per cup of water :) I used a Whisperlite to boil the same amount of water, 8 cups, took 10 min+. Interesting!!!! The white gas had no ill affect on the stove. The stove is still in the testing stage.

Looking forward to your story on the hepa filter saga. I have'nt done much with it yet. Stoves keep me busy. I do have another life, really!!!!

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-4/1174156/explodstove.jpg

oops56
2006-06-17, 02:59
Now incognito i don't pour from the can i put mine in a 1 oz. cup then pour plus if you keep some water near by it will put it out fast alcohol that is.

incognito
2006-06-29, 22:05
Here is what I've done so far. Water Filter (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?p=214889#post214889)