Testing a few items in the snow

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  1. Lars

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    We just got a nice layer of fresh snow, I finally don't feel sick anymore, and I needed to test a few items. Got a few new twig stoves and also Tracker from the "Men of Action" Pass-around.

    Driving along a forest road. It was nice because I did not see anyone there all morning...

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    This probably helped with the solitude...

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    This spot actually had a parking sign...

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    Tried to cut some firewood with the Tracker. Never used one before and it worked better than I expected...

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    A saw works much better for the bigger pieces though...

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    Not surprisingly it batons well...

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    The saw on the back is rough on the baton. Luckily they are cheap around here...

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    It works very well to get some smaller pieces of firewood. Really fun to use actually...

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    Zippo

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    Larger stove to test...

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    Going to melt very powdery snow..

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    Had a Swedish torch type setup at the bottom and smaller firewood pieces on top...

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    The full pot of powdery snow did not yield a lot of water...

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    Unhealthy snack...

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    Something warm to drink once I have some water...

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    Main fire was still going...

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    Boiling water...

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    Nice coals...

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    Smaller stove to test. Using it with my Toaks 850ml pot...

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    You can make the diameter of the stove smaller but I liked using the titanium stakes and having a larger area for the fire...


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    A quick boil...

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    Cut down a few more pieces of firewood with the Tracker...

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    One last fire photo.

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    Thank you for looking. :)
     
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    Nice one.
     
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    Nice work and great pics.
     
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    Very nice @Lars . :) Well done. :)
     
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    That looked like some fun times in the cold! Over all, how did you like using that chunk 'o steel?
     
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    Nice!

    Where's the fish pics?
     
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    Great post.......thanks!
     
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    nice trip with good pictures young fellar. Thanks joe
     
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    What's the name of that stove? I've been looking for something like that for awhile.
     
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    Yeah, some info on the stove please.

    Great pics. Warm fire.
    Those kinds of roads make me nervous. You never know how far you can move over if someone comes the other way. Too far and the ditch will suck you in.
     
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    I actually had my Tenkara gear with me but did not find any open streams. Then I went ice fishing today for four hours. No shelter. Made yesterday feel like summer...

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    Car may have not been 100% accurate...

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    The temperature at Antero Reservior (Park County - 8920ft elev) dropped to -38° this morning. While not a record low for Jan 14th, the clear overnight skies with 11" of fresh snow on the ground, while located on a high basin, makes this all possible. -38° is tied for 45th coldest at this location. The overall record low for Antero Res is -54° on January 10th, 1962. For January 14th, the record low is -43° set in 1989.
     
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    Good gear test! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    I drove through there a couple years ago and my truck read -34, went over the ridge towards Buena Vista rabbit hunting and it was a balmy 4 above.
     
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