Joylynn Hardesty wrote:I've been thinking about planting some pawpaws, but we don't have the space for two trees that seem to be dedicated to dessert dishes. Michael Judd writes In his new book, For the Love of Pawpaws that a mature tree will bear 35 pounds of fruit.
For example, we are able to use apples and pears in savory dishes as well as desserts. Does anyone have ideas for pawpaws in savory dishes?
Marty Mac wrote:Ryan
I know the initial cost is intimidating but for a very high quality backpacking stove I would recommend the MSR Dragonfly.
I know crazy expensive!! I bought one about 20 years ago and it is still going strong. I would estimate that thing has cooked my meals for over a year and a half in that time, some trips it was feeding as many as 6 people. I also use it in the back yard as a pot warmer for BBQ's. You will need to spend another $20 or so on a fuel bottle. The biggest advantage to the Dragonfly is its multi fuel capabilities. White gas, diesel or unleaded gas. The stove you mentioned needs the specific disposable fuel can that costs $10 a pop. I am a cheep skate so the idea of throwing away a partial can of fuel because it may not have enough left for my next trip is out. Do I then have to carry 2 cans just in case? With the Dragonfly I can only bring the fuel I know I will need rather than caring a full canister. Also in a cold and wet environment if things go wrong and you need a fire to survive its pretty hard to beat having some gas on hand to get an emergency fire going with wet wood. Gas stations are everywhere. Not everyone carries the butane propane mix backpacking fuel.
Maybe this belongs in the buy it for life thread?
Travis Johnson wrote:That is a lofty goal.
I hope you get to do them.
My father in law has always wanted to do the AT, and has every book ever written on through-hiking it, but now that he is aged, cannot do it.
I would like to do the 100 Mile Wilderness (the last 100 miles of the AT), but I am not sure if I am up for that. I have been to the top of Mount Katadin, and it is very rugged country to say the least.
As for the stove, I hope you get to buy it.
Travis Johnson wrote:How much does the stove cost Ryan?
I will say, I am gun shy on calling it the "pocket rocket"! I do not think of a stove when I hear that name! (LOL)
I failed to mention this on the first few posts, but I know you have some health issues and it is really good to hear you are getting outside. It really did wonders for me last winter, and after awhile my stamina did better. At the end of it I went for a 5 mile hike, a really big accomplishment for me (it was bushwacking and no trails to hike on).
For what it is worth, I am really proud of you for getting outside for some hiking, fishing and hunting, and wish you lived closer, I would take you out with me on my prospecting trips.
Ryan Hobbs wrote:My current camp stoves are not great. The little one takes esbit tablets, alcohol, and wood as fuels and folds up so I can fit it in my mess kit, but it lacks power and can be dangerous if you knock it over or bump into it. The big one has 2 burners and runs on white gas, but it has issues such as being heavy, bulky, and slow to start. I’m currently looking at a Sterno Butane single burner stove, which takes up about as much space as an MSR multi-fuel stove, but is much cheaper.
I have to carry a stove because building fires without a fire ring is illegal in Ohio state forests. But I can’t afford a Pocket Rocket or similar. So I’m left with the butane stove I mentioned before.
Robert Ray wrote:It takes a few trips to build one's particular kit. You will find you remove and add items as you create your perfect pack. My backpacking kit is different than my kit I carry when I go out on my dual sport motorcycle camping. Fall and spring camping can be challenging where I live because of snow. I personally am not a fan of hammocks and prefer tents, but many like them. You'll enjoy developing your perfect kit that fits your style.
Steve Mitchell wrote:I've not got the space and access is a problem so selling on isn't an option. If dry do they compare favourably to polystyrene in performance? I can only see stats at high temps for these types of bricks.
It's to edge a pit greenhouse, the styrene is expensive! Any insulation will be covered in poly to keep dry.