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[pct-l] comparative stove weights
- Subject: [pct-l] comparative stove weights
- From: kdpo at pacbell.net (Ken Powers)
- Date: Sat Dec 13 11:54:44 2003
I don't want people to feel I am arguing in favor of these stoves.
If you like your setup, please continue to use it.
I do want to point out that the 12 ounces of fuels, plus the 6.5 ounce stove
provide water boiling capacity for 2 of us over those 4 days.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bob Bankhead" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Ken Powers" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Friday, December 12, 2003 11:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [pct-l] comparative stove weights
> > Or you could forget liquid fuels entirely and carry the Esbit folding
> > (3 oz). Each solid fuel tablet weighs 0.5 oz and 1/2 tablet will boil 16
> > of cold water. Add another 3 oz for a folding windscreen (virtually
> > mandatory). I fire my stove once a day but allow 2 tablets for every 3
> > So, 6 days of fuel plus stove plus windscreen weighs 8 oz.
> > I've used an Esbit on the PCT for 3 years running and would only go back
> > my cannister stove if forced. In winter or when expecting really cold
> > I'll revert to my Whisperlight.
> > You can't buy the tablets anywhere along the trail (that I know about)
> > you have to put them in your re-supply boxes.If you're willing to go
> > off-trail to a major town, many outdoor stores carry them.
> > Wandering Bob
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Ken Powers" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: "Plotnikoff, David" <DPlotnikoff@mercurynews.com>;
> > <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Friday, December 12, 2003 10:53 PM
> > Subject: Re: [pct-l] comparative stove weights
> > > I just looked at my website (
> http://home.pacbell.net/kdpo/equipment.htm )
> > > and it says the Gigapower canister weighs 7.0 ounces and lasts for 4+
> > days.
> > > The weight is from digital scales at the local PO. The canister says
> > net
> > > weight (I assume that means fuel weight) is 3.88 ounces. That means an
> > empty
> > > canister weighs 3.12 ounces. For a 4 day carry I would figure to leave
> > town
> > > with 12 ounces of fuel and canister (one full canister and one half
> > > canister). That seems like the worst case.
> > >
> > > Ken
> > >
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