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Re: [pct-l] Stove choices
- Subject: Re: [pct-l] Stove choices
- From: Brick Robbins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 17:31:14 -0700
At 09:27 PM 9/17/99 +0000, email@example.com wrote:
> In any
>hike the total weight, not the weight of any one component, is critical. It
>is very easy to carry an extra pound -- or five -- because of convience
>because your stove doesn't simmer.
>For all 2000 hopefuls, check out a BakePacker. You'll never eat corn pasta
You are once again assuming that your personal style of hiking is the gold
standard. It is your preference and is no better or no worse that what
anyone else does.
It seems to work for you, but I wouldn't use it, and I doubt that many
thru-hikers would use it. After a 14 hour day of walking and enjoying
nature, I REALLY don't want to putz around cooking. Boil water, let it soak
and eat that's all I want to do. I might even pass on the "boil water" part
if I have the opportunity to let the food soak long enough in my sealed
bowl before I stop for my evening meal.
I would not use a BakePacker.
I do not simmer my food while backpacking.
I do not carry heavy ready to eat food that is full of water.
I bet my eating setup, including food, stove, pots, cups etcetera, is half
of what you carry per day, and 1/4 of what you carry per mile.
Oh....I don't eat corn pasta.
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