Fosters cup is a cut down beer can with a tight fitting reinforcing ring machined to fit the top and one of those silicon bracelets at the edge so you don't burn your lips. Batchstovez.com makes a kit, but I have access to a metal lathe so I just whipped one up. If the can gets damaged the ring is fairly easy to swap to a new one.Murph wrote:Hey Movingchicane!
Awesome job on the base weight, and that Melaleuca walking stick is really cool!
And I have a couple questions...
What's a Foster Cup? Is it a cut down beer can?
What are you carrying your stove fuel in?
It seems like you've got your water covered with the Smartwater and soft-bottles, why bring the heavy Nalgene?
...And where did you get all the small mesh net pouches?
Stove fuel is in a root beer soda bottle (not shown). Soda bottles seem like the most bomb proof fuel container as far as anti leaking. It is important to have it well marked however. Also for me personally the root beer comes in a different shaped bottle than most other sodas, so it minimizes the chance of an after dark mix up.
The nalgene is there as a cold weather insurance policy. A Nalgene filled with hot water inside the quilt is the second best way to stay warm on a cold night, and it doesn't try to steal the covers .
It will probably get shipped home when I switch to my 40 deg quilt somewhere in Virginia.
I have a box of stuff sacks and pouches in the closet that I've been collecting for a long time. They're just random bags that came with consumer products that didn't really need a bag. I could never bring myself to throw them away so into the box they go. The mesh ones work really good for the water filter and cook kit.