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Offline JimNewOrleans

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MSR Dragonfly stove
« on: January 06, 2008, 12:05:35 PM »
Moderator note:  original subject was "Etiquette re:Gear"

I am new to this board, but wanted to ask a gear related question - Is that ok?   Or too nerdy?  I know some forums like people to stay on target, so Iwanted to be sure ok if I strayed-

Going to BB in about 3 weeks, and getting stuff together and am afraid my 15 yr old peak one stove is finally dying even though I have in last couple of yrs overhauled it -  I hate buying new gear, but looks like I will have to.  Am looking at an MSR dragonfly, but can't figure out how big it is when folded - I have a msr blacklight gourmet cook kit, and want to know if the dragonfly will fit in it or do I need to go smaller?   Even though I will miss the trustworthy peak one, it would be really nice to finally have a stove that could nest in my cook kit. 
Does anyone have one that could tell me the folded size?
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Re: Etiquette re:Gear
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008, 01:11:11 PM »
Welcome Jim from New Orleans.  The city of my birth, Touro Hospital many moons ago.  No wonder I like Cajun food, partying, and good liquor - of course, have you ever had bad liquor?

Heck, nothing is too nerdy here.  We're trying to count bears and lions statistically on another thread.  I get off topic all the darn time.  They even made a special sign for me.  :offtopic: and then they gave me my own posting area "Big Bend on the Web".

Sorry, can't help you on the direct stove question.  I'm willing to bet someone out there in cyberland can address it.  Several of us have the Jetboil systems.  There is a long thread somewhere out on the board, search for it, regarding jetboil.

Regards and welcome...

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Offline jr ranger

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Re: Etiquette re:Gear
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008, 02:16:59 PM »
Howdy Jim. I believe there is a "camping equipment" section in the selection of topics almost at the bottom of the home page.
I have a Brunton stove that is excellent. It folds up into a 2" soft case and screws on to a small fuel can. Boils very quickly and holds up to high winds. I'm sure there are many brands to choose from that are similar, depending on price. By the way, gear questions are never nerdy.  :ranger:
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."

Re: Etiquette re:Gear
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008, 03:34:01 PM »
I believe the drogonfly is the one that's about 4 inches across..it should nest in the pot easily...check the msr site.

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Re: Etiquette re:Gear
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 06:00:31 PM »
Dragonfly will nest within cooking implement, mine does, asking Shane for advice about camping stoves  means you have not seen R2D2 the Bluebird Wonder Lodge of off road trailers, I cannot fault his advice on C. Morgan or Good Single Malt Scotch. :eusa_dance: As to your question of "too nerdy", the answer is nope not on this board, all the information you would ever need reference BiBi and camping in same can be found in the post located herein.  The information is good, informative, intellegent and very useful, soak it all up, on arrival to BB check with rangers get best data, enjoy and take and post photos.
Visiting BB since 1966, nothing like being lost and finding heaven.

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Re: Etiquette re:Gear
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008, 09:55:04 AM »
Thanks for the responses... yes, trying to replace with a stove to do more advanced cooking in addition to just boiling.... I like a low simmer that holds.... I like stir fried veggies and pastas with sauces and such at the end of a long day, and when with my kids a low simmer in a oiled pot can do copious amounts of popcorn without scorching…...  my camping gear was almost all we saved after katrina so I really really hate to let go even the dying gear that’s beyond CPR.    I like msr so based upon Undertaker going to give the dragonfly a shot!

Yes, Good Single Malt Scotch has a lot going for it at end of day on the desert floor.  Everyone has their own idiosyncrasies, mine is fondness for Wild Turkey and M&Ms at sunset.

I am still getting feet wet on board, so will not post a new topic, but searched as well as I could and don’t see a good answer so is here is a question:

I really respect the park service folks and the great job they do in balancing the natural resources with user demands, so I make efforts to abide by every reg ….  In the few 10+ times been to BB ( and again in a few weeks) I am a very late arrival – like midnight or so.   Where does everyone else dump that first night before getting permits and all the next a.m.?   I have driven to empty sites in Grapevine, which is the closet to HQ, because once I drove all the way to CottonWood and it was full.   I confessed my sins each time to the ranger the next morning, that I came in late and dumped without registering, and was absolved, but I would still hate to get cited if I really had good intentions.   I know it’s ‘only’ another 30 mi or so to RG village, but at midnight and fuzzy with Frank Zappa playing on the stereo, that extra 30 miles can seem impossible.

What do some of the others do?

Moderator note:  Followup to the late arrival question here: Where to camp when arriving late at night?
« Last Edit: January 07, 2008, 10:58:02 AM by RichardM »

 


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