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klymit, pads are inexpensive, super light and surprisingly comfy

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Wed Nov 09 2016 00:47:38 GMT+0100 (CET), 10 months ago

you usually make an open fire, but sometimes you need a stove? you don't want to carry something heavy or something that uses weird fuel that you can't get everywhere?

alcohol stoves are great in general, and this one in particular: vargo decagon

It was a bit slow to prime (should get to a certain temperature before it starts shooting flames from the sides) but I deal with this by just covering the whole thing with alcohol setting it on fire, primes it immediately :D

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(if you get a vargo triad, you should have an alcohol bottle with about 1mm nozle, it has just a tiny hole to fill it through)

you can also always make a DIY super cat or something on the cheap, and you should use a windscreen, these can be sensitive to wind. yes putting random stuff around is fine-ish, but those aluminum foldable ones are reliable, cheap and light.

Wed Nov 09 2016 00:05:54 GMT+0100 (CET), 10 months ago

10$ power bank / battery charger combo that you can use for day to day stuff but also outdoors.

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  • usb in - usb out (was that so hard?)
  • It supports low power solar charging
  • light (30g)
  • they can be chained in series and will charge simultaneously if they get enough power, or one by one if they don't
  • each charger is obviously self contained so no single point of failure
  • on the negative side, it supports 3v rechargeable batteries only

bigger review and official site

Mon Aug 08 2016 23:19:38 GMT+0200 (CEST), 13 months ago