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by JollyRogers
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: GI Joe Stove
Replies: 29
Views: 21619

Re: GI Joe Stove

If you want to get technical about it, MRE bags are some of the first "freezer bag cooking" meals. Most of the MRE plastic bags are actually a foil pouch. It is ideal for heating a number of ways, (including the autoclaves that are used to sterilize the food in production). Now as far as fuel goes, ...
by JollyRogers
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: GI Joe Stove
Replies: 29
Views: 21619

Re: GI Joe Stove

It just needs to conform to issued equipment. What do you mean? People are sending over all kinds of things: gear, armor plate, kit. The soldiers are buying that stuff. There are also many websites with "military only" sections, requiring registration and login, to purchase. I meant that it should ...
by JollyRogers
Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new gerber knife
Replies: 28
Views: 9867

Re: new gerber knife

Based on conditions/location I typically bring a hatchet and a bow saw. My Fiskars hollow handled hatchet and bow saw are really light and do the job nicely. But then the topic is about the durability of a knife and what kind of punishment it will withstand. For big log splitting with a knife I pref...
by JollyRogers
Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: GI Joe Stove
Replies: 29
Views: 21619

Re: GI Joe Stove

Honestly, a pocket wood burner like his current design would be ideal. then they could use whatever fuel is available. They won't be purifying water, so it doesn't need to boil anything. It just needs to heat food and make a hot drinks. Alcohol burners are too hot/tempermental and fuel supply would ...
by JollyRogers
Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new gerber knife
Replies: 28
Views: 9867

Re: new gerber knife

Understood. I honestly don't know of any mass production knives I would put too much stock in. Most likely, I would make my own. It would take awhile, I haven't done it since high school, but I was pretty good at it. Everyone has a different measure of necessity when it comes to gear. That is why DI...
by JollyRogers
Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A hike report from bushcraftusa website
Replies: 28
Views: 8166

Re: A hike report from bushcraftusa website

When I was a charter fisherman in California we used a rifle, a titanium gaff and an aluminum baseball bat to get them off of the line. (Only if they were to be eaten) Interesting line of work!!! thanks for sharing that. Have you eaten shark and what does it tase like other than chicken. Is it real...
by JollyRogers
Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new gerber knife
Replies: 28
Views: 9867

Re: new gerber knife

I have one and wrote bout my experience thus far. I posted a YouTube video where Gerber admits there was a problem with the first batch and they did a recall to get the bad knives off of the market, then fixed the problem and re-released the knives AND then replaced the knives of anyone who notified...
by JollyRogers
Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: GI Joe Stove
Replies: 29
Views: 21619

Re: GI Joe Stove

Yeah if you check the USPS site the show flat rates to APO addresses based on package size.

As for the fumes, that is nothing new.
by JollyRogers
Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: GI Joe Stove
Replies: 29
Views: 21619

Re: GI Joe Stove

An Altoids tin with 2 tea light stoves would work very well for canteen cups. Keep it simple and small. The problem for them will be fuel.

Candle stoves would work well. Candles are cheap and you can get ones that burn a long time.
by JollyRogers
Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: GI Joe Stove
Replies: 29
Views: 21619

Re: GI Joe Stove

Were you in a squad group out in the field, in a company size group, a platoon? That really depended on where we were and what we were doing. With the Marines any unit that goes to the field has a medic. During training, typically 1 medic per platoon. War time, usually every squad had a medic. (I w...