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Have just come back from 11 days of Wilderness experience in the Sawtooth
National Forest in Idaho. Decided to give the PCT a rest for a while. the
mountains were overwhelming in their jagged sawtooth formations.
Because of the dry and hot weather Idaho is still experiencing severe fire
conditions. They had implemented a Stage III Fire Restriction Order which
meant the only stove allowed was a device fueled by liquid propane gas.
Luckily I had my old GAZ stove with several Cartridges in the car,
I did not think of a wind screen however.
We had a lot of wind and what I resorted to using was my Z Rest folded
around the stove in a big circle. The Z rest was far enough from the stove
so as not to be scorched etc. and the water actually came to a boil really
fast. One canister lasted 2 of us for 5 1/2 days using this windscreen.
So that is how we dealt with a windscreen in a pinch.
Marge (the old gal)
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