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Old 06-30-20, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
... Thanks for reminding me that I should lube the gasket when I get back.
In my case it was for a filler cap on an old Optimus 111T, ordered some from a European supplier which means international $hipping. Unfortunately, that supplier did not have the ones I need for Phoebus stoves, so still looking for those. Things like that used to be stock spares in larger camping stores half a century ago.

Before a trip, anything mechanical that can fail, I test it. Does air mattress hold air, does stove work, put up the tent to make sure it is complete and functional, etc. Bike trips, kayak trips, canoe trips, backpacking trips, they all have their own unique potential modes of failure. Backpacking trip this year, I plan to use a new backpack, need to load that up and walk around near home for a few hours first.
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