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[pct-l] Re: stoves

I'd recommend you steer clear of the alcohol stoves for one very important
reason..... FIRE without experience camping here in the very dry conditions,
where one mistake can start a conflagration, endangering not only yourself
but other hikers, nearby homes and firefighters.

Don't know for sure about the stove connection, I use a Primus 3273 Titanium
Cook Stove and uses Gigapower, Coleman, Primus, and MSR, 70% Butane / 30%
Propane Canisters. Just don't leave the stove screwed on as the fuel might
leak out. You'll have to be sure to regularly send cansters along as they
might be difficult to find, an esbit stove might be a better choice for a
backup as it doesn't have liquid fuel to spill or leak.

 'Idyllwild' = idle-wild
`Agua Dulce` is spanish for `Sweet Water` ag ua dull say
`Tulomne` Tul O men knee

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> Message: 7
> Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 09:38:59 +0000
> From: "Stoveman uk" <ukstoveman@hotmail.com>
> Subject: [pct-l] Introduction
> To: pct-l@mailman.backcountry.net
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> Hi all,
> I've decided after a good year or so of learning some great stuff from
> list that its time to stop lurking and say hi & thanks for everything I've
> picked up. We've learnt a lot about the trail that isn't found in the
> guidebooks, and bought a lot of new gear!
> My wife Michele and I (Dave) are planning a thru-hike next year (2005).
> We've hiked & mountaineered a fair bit before but never more than a couple
> of weeks at a stretch so this will be our first long hike & we're really
> looking forward to it. We did the Tour Du Mont Blanc earlier this year
> mile alpine hike) to test our gear out and found the lightweight approach
> was fantastic.
> A couple of rather random questions that are probably seem rather simple,
> but to someone from this side of the pond are hard to figure out:
> 1) How do you pronounce 'Idyllwild', 'Agua Dulce' and "tuolumne'. most of
> the others I can figure out, but I is idyllwild idle or idyllic?! (After
> discovering Calais was pronounced callous in the US I've found I can't
> on European pronunciation)
> 2) We're contemplating a canister stove for some sections (carrying a .3oz
> alcohol stove as well in case we can't get fuel) - the increased fuel
> efficiency of a canister stove mean that for 2 people we find it lighter
> its more than 7 days between refuelling.  Do the small handheld blowtorch
> cylinders in the US have the same coupling as canister stoves?  (over here
> in europe they're all the same EN417 coupling so our blowtorch canisters
> will fit a pocket rocket making it much easier to resupply from a hardware
> store).
> Thanks in advance for any help on these.
> Dave
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> Message: 8
> Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 09:09:49 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Scott Herriott <yetifan@yahoo.com>
> Subject: [pct-l] Two quick questions about...
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> ..Superfeet.
> 1) Has anyone on the list used them?
> 2) If so, did it help to diminish knee pain?
> Thanks, Squatch
> www.walkpct.com
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