Comments on: Bariloche and Patagonia Hike Planning Go on, be curious Wed, 06 Jan 2010 19:06:40 +0000 hourly 1 By: anselm Sun, 08 Nov 2009 06:30:16 +0000 Funny that after returning from this trip my gear list was way more optimized than when I left. For example Quinoa – bad idea. Takes too long to cook. Couscous and Hummus turned out to be winners. And I had the improbable happen; my stove fuel cap assembly broke – and my paranoia of carrying an extra one was worth it after all these years…

By: exechobo Sun, 25 Oct 2009 18:01:58 +0000 Interesting approach…the comment about alcohol stove is right on. We have gone from Optimus 8R to MSR International, to Bleut canister, to SnoPeak Titanium, and now use various alcohol stoves the most. Plus there is a very active community around making your own stoves. Or buy the Trangia brass stove that just won’t break. But alcohol cooking is easy, quiet and kinda slow, qualities we enjoy. Good luck, where are you on executing your plans?

By: Kragen Javier Sitaker Sat, 17 Jan 2009 00:27:51 +0000 Beatrice points out that three heads and one razor handle might be more sensible than three entire disposable razors, unless your beard is really dangerous.

Also, you can buy 95% pure ethanol here (in the pharmacy section) for something like AR$6 per liter, which is under US$2. The energy density is not as high as gasoline, but it’s a lot less toxic, burns cleaner, and won’t float on top of water and shut out oxygen if you spill it in a stream. It doesn’t burn as hot as gasoline, which can be an advantage for safety, but it also burns very blue, which makes it hard to see.

And it’s multipurpose!

We have a couple of ultralight aluminum-can penny stoves which you’re welcome to borrow for the trip if you like. I’ve cooked dinner over them, with alcohol, in the house, so I know they work. And they’re like 20g.

Looking forward to seeing you!