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Old 07-16-2011, 06:46 PM   #211
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Denatured alcohol

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Denatured alcohol just means they add what is effectively poision to it, so you can't drink it to get a buzz (the "nature" of alcohol is to make you drunk, so "de-naturing" it takes away that property). You can use any high-proof liquor to power the little stoves (151 proof rum or grain alcohol works fine) and shave even more weight by combining stove fuel and buzz fuel into one liquid. Grain alcohol doesn't taste all that bad when mixed with some koolaid or the like.
Look in the paint section of the hardware store, marine store (fuel for boat stove), auto supply store (yellow bottle of HEET fuel deicer).

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Old 07-16-2011, 07:08 PM   #212
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Look in the paint section of the hardware store, marine store (fuel for boat stove), auto supply store (yellow bottle of HEET fuel deicer).

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In Canada HEET is in the automotive section under gas line antifreeze. Actually any gas line antifreeze will work as well.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:18 PM   #213
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bump.................anybody get something new and cool for Christmas?
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:54 PM   #214
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My WR250R loaded for a one-nighter in November - hammock, 0 down sleeping bag, expel down mat, clothes, in Wally-world $6 dry bag behind seat; 12-pack Polar Bear cooler with beer, food behind that. Shoes on top under bungee net. Tools, compressor, tubes, stove, water filter, etc. in Wolfman saddle bags. Tank bag holds cameras, snacks, etc...


Same campsite next morning with hammock set up...
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:29 PM   #215
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Anyone have experience w/this mototraveling? I'm curious if it's a pain in the ass to clean before packing it up. How long does it take to clean?
Grilliput times 3.


It is best to set it up before breaking out the Crown Royal as they are a little fiddly. They are not at all dificult, especially if you use it occationally. It's no different than a tent, you just have to remember what part goes where. The size is about right for up to two people. There's not much cleaning to deal with as all the grease gets carbonized with the heat and the grill has a built in slot made for scraping char off the rods.



They are not the absolute lightest or cheapest solution but they are strong, work great, and very compact when stored.



Availability comes and goes in the US but Google Grilliput and you'll usually find an outlet.

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Old 01-13-2012, 04:51 PM   #216
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For shorter trips, if it doesn't fit in the GL Coyote & small tank bag, it stays home. With a canister stove, small cook kit, tent/bivy, bag, pad, food, tools, spares, tube, Crown Royal, extra clothes, camp shoes, folding saw, etc. it is probably 25 - 30 lb.



Camp.


For longer, multi-day trips I add a small river dry bag to carry a chair, 12x12 tarp, food, beers, grill, and other luxuries.


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Old 01-14-2012, 01:18 PM   #217
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Grilliput times 3.


It is best to set it up before breaking out the Crown Royal as they are a little fiddly. They are not at all dificult, especially if you use it occationally. It's no different than a tent, you just have to remember what part goes where. The size is about right for up to two people. There's not much cleaning to deal with as all the grease gets carbonized with the heat and the grill has a built in slot made for scraping char off the rods.



They are not the absolute lightest or cheapest solution but they are strong, work great, and very compact when stored.



Availability comes and goes in the US but Google Grilliput and you'll usually find an outlet.

Cheers.
Just bought one from Amazon shipped for $35,another toy to play with at camp
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #218
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I use something similar to the above but it is multifunctional. I can cut my firewood with it, start a fire and then broil a couple of steaks on it. Works great and packs up into itself. I carry it in my tool tube and keep the grill with my camp gear.

It even comes with a hack saw blade and a bone blade.

http://www.upgradeinnovations.com/camp.php
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:43 AM   #219
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I have the Grilliput, a Kermit Chair, Eureka Backcountry tent, now I want the coup de grace to finish MY version of lightweight camping...

http://www.luxurylite.com/cotindex.html

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Old 01-24-2012, 07:23 AM   #220
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I have the Grilliput, a Kermit Chair, Eureka Backcountry tent, now I want the coup de grace to finish MY version of lightweight camping...

http://www.luxurylite.com/cotindex.html


I have the same equipment as you including the cot. Although my tent is a Sierra Design Clip Flashlight 2. I haven't used the grilliput grill (and I have the grilliput fire bowl as well) as have not had the need yet. The cot is a great addition and packs about as small as a blow-up mattress and pump but waaaaaaaay more comfortable. Last year I decided to get of the ground and went the hammock route. Now I have a complete set up for tent camping and hammock camping. The Kermit is the largest packed item but goes with either set up, I love that chair!

Or another reason to spend money
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:27 AM   #221
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The cot seems interesting, but I wonder, does it have the same issues as a hammock as far as cold underneath?


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I have the same equipment as you including the cot. Although my tent is a Sierra Design Clip Flashlight 2. I haven't used the grilliput grill (and I have the grilliput fire bowl as well) as have not had the need yet. The cot is a great addition and packs about as small as a blow-up mattress and pump but waaaaaaaay more comfortable. Last year I decided to get of the ground and went the hammock route. Now I have a complete set up for tent camping and hammock camping. The Kermit is the largest packed item but goes with either set up, I love that chair!

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Old 01-24-2012, 11:54 AM   #222
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The cot seems interesting, but I wonder, does it have the same issues as a hammock as far as cold underneath?

No not really. Since it does not rest on the ground the cold from the ground is not transmitted to you. The air under the cot, if winter or cold, does rob some heat but I never sleep solely on the cot but on a 3/4 thermorest mat on top of it. Or I sleep on a thin fleece blanket or poncho liner. You really can't sleep only on the cot in cold weather but you can't sleep on the bare ground in a tent or without a under-quilt in a hammock in cold weather either. You have to have some sort of insulation no matter what method you are using. Now, in warm weather it sleeps very comfortable in just a sleeping bag as the air circulates underneath it to keep you from sweating. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:57 AM   #223
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so basically, you are saying that its just like a hammock in that you have to have insulation underneath when its cold.

but feels 'cooler' in the summer, just like a hammock.

got it.
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so basically, you are saying that its just like a hammock in that you have to have insulation underneath when its cold.

but feels 'cooler' in the summer, just like a hammock.

got it.
exactly
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:23 PM   #225
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