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From my experience there are two good ways to do this depending on the weather conditions you expect to encounter. Place waterproof tarp outside tent Good for rain conditions or where rocks and debris can damage the tent floor. Purchase a good quality waterproof tarp slightly larger than tent footprint dimensions. When setting up the tent Fold edges ...


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Gelled alcohol has problems even in its "native" setting of a Sterno can. Gelled alcohol burns at a lower temperature. A standard Sterno can take 20 minutes or longer to boil water and is typically more expensive than liquid alcohol fuel. Some good information on different fuel sources for alcohol stoves. Information on Sterno.


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The short answer is, it all depends. Using a double-walled system will add weight to your stove, but it will improve your stove in a few ways. You should get a higher level of heat and your fuel will burn more completely. Personally, I would think the increase in bulk would be worth the increase in performance. Another alternative though would be to build a ...


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Mr. Wizard has the jist of it but I thought I might add in what I have done. I cut a plastic straw (I use gas station straws that are pretty thick but McDonald's would work as well) to go from just below the head to about an inch past the first loop. then I wrapped the straw to the webbing with athletic tape. I then used a sharpie to color the tape the same ...


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This is based on what we did for ours, and may not be specific to your model (but should hold true) Take off the prop and grease every season When storing drain all fluids I actually find that mine works better if the first tank of the season is premium, good quality gas. Take out the spark plug and store separately. I apply a tad of oil to the plug ...


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I was hoping someone else would offer a more scientific answer, but here's my take on it. You shouldn't need almost any ventilation around the top edge of your wind screen... A few small gaps, or even just a handful of punched holes above the level of your stove should be enough. At the base of your windscreen though, you need a lot of holes to draw air in ...


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You can easily* make two strand cord out of a variety of materials - I have done it with long grasses, but any relatively long fibrous material can work, including the fibres from inside woody stemmed plants, strips torn from a t-shirt, even plastic bags. Where you have flattish grasses, you can roll them between the palms to flatten them slightly and split ...


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From Simple Mechanics: Why Tricams Still Rule (PDF): Stiffen the Sling One way to help make Tricams easier to place and remove is to stiffen the upper part the slings. Over the course of the Tricam’s history, we have seen many solutions for this, but one remains superior. It is important to consider that while stiffening can help, it can also ...


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Get your material (tarp, plastic, whatever you choose) out and set your tent up on top of it, with poles. Draw about 3" around the outside of your tent. Trace circles around where the poles touch. Cut on the dotted line. Buy and install grommets on the circles http://www.metalgrommets.com/prod_gromwash.html, so that your poles can drop into them. Fold ...



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