Thank you for your comments, suggestions and support
Thanks for the heads-up re: the new stove. I wanted to take a few moments to thank you for your product, the Turbo-F. I used this stove exclusively on my Appalachian Trail thru-hike this year (March 9 – July 11, 2004). In preparing my gear for the hike I had decided to use my “pepsi can” stove but I was a little concerned about if the stove would be durable enough for a 2100-mile trip. Lucky for me you started producing the Turbo F early this year. The stove works great and is very well built, and is lighter than my “pepsi” set-up. I left for my hike with no worries that my stove would survive the trip. I do take issue with the notion that the stove is “strictly a solo stove” as you say. I thru-hiked with my mom (yes, the entire AT) and the Turbo F was the only stove we used. We used dehydrated dinners and “cozy cooked”. The stove, combined with this method of cooking, is very well suited for long distance hiking. We filled the stove with fuel, boiled one liter of water, added it to our meals, and then let the cozy cook it. It took about one ounce of fuel/day to cook dinner for two people, and we ate separate meals. I wondered if it was worth it to buy the Turbo F when I had several “pepsi” stoves I made virtually for free. In my opinion, on a long distance hike the sturdy construction of the Turbo F is worth every penny. It will have a spot in my trail kitchen for years to come. I don’t mean to gush but I just wanted to let you know what a positive impact you had on my thru-hike. Thanks a bundle.
Endorphin, AT GA->ME ’04