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Berk - Colorado Trail Journal - 2017

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Berk
City: San Juan
State: Puerto Rico
Country: USA
Begins: Jul 22, 2017
Direction: Southbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Jun 25th, 2017

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 729
Journal Visits: 1,045
Guestbook Views: 30
Guestbook Entrys: 0

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Homemade Alcohol Stoves

Alcohol stove finalists...

The contenders! Very proud of my four little homemade alcohol fuel camp stoves. A simple project morphed into a months long part search, construction and testing phase, is finally complete! The winner sits third from the left, weighing in at just 0.95oz, the "Carbon Felt Fancy Feast Tomato Paste" design boiled 2 cups of water in less than 5min, using only 0.6 fl. oz of denatured alcohol. It has earned a place in my backpack for the summer's hikes.

30+ tests later, the winner in both efficiency and speed to boil is at the top left! The top right was a very close second. The soda can stove at the bottom left cranked out some impressive heat, but much was lost along the sides of my tiny titanium pot.

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Berk's Colorado Trail 2K17

Comments and photos on my summer 2017 experience preparing for and hiking the 485-mile Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.

This is my first ever multi-week thru-hike, and I'm looking forward to all of the beauty the trail offers, as well as having a simple daily mission to "Just Keep Stepping". I've done my best to prepare for challenges, and I'll keep a positive attitude all along.

Very thankful for all of the factors that have allowed this adventure to become a reality; for good health, a wonderful employer, and supportive family and friends!

 

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