Brasslite Ultralight Alcohol Backpacking and Camping Stove
Awful website. I hear the stove is good.
Varpor Barrier - Why?
articles - tips & how-to
Discusses vapor barrier concept.
OA Guide to Water Purification
"Always have at least one backup method for water purification in case one fails. This can be any combination of methods: e.g., water filter and 2% tincture of iodine or Polar Pure iodine crystals. And I can always boil the water. If boiling is your backup method, make sure you have enough fuel."

"Fix the Taste Adding vitamin C (about 50 milligrams) to iodized water completely eliminates any taste or color of iodine. You must wait until the iodine has purified the water before adding the vitamin C."
How Long Do You Need To Boil Water?
Just get water to boiling point. All pathogens are killed within minutes (if not before) of reaching boiling point (even at altitude). Boiling is actually overkill, but an observable indicator of temp.

Boiling is the only 100% reliable method for water purification - water purifiers and filters are not 100% reliable. Best to boil.
Becker BK10 Survival Knife
Becker appear to made very good knives, though I'm not certain they are being manufactured any longer.
The Kelly Kettle
I really like the concept of this Kelly Kettle. Nice for camping. Not sure I'd want to take it backpacking as it is bulky (though pretty light at about 1 lb.). Sounds like it boils water very fast and can use a variety of fuel sources.
YouTube - The Kelly Kettle

YouTube - Kelly kettle
Using alcohol stove supply heat.

Reviews for Kelly Kettle @
Corroborates the usefulness of Kelly Kettle.
1 Pint "Mini" Volcano Kettle - Kelly Kettle, Volcano Kettle, Camping/Camp Kettles & Stove.Works a storm in foul weather
Kelly Kettle Company in the U.K.
How to Make a Survival Kit to Save Your Life
15 Essentials
Solar Cooking
How Long Do You Need To Boil Water?
"According to the Wilderness Medical Society, water temperatures above 160° F (70° C) kill all pathogens within 30 minutes and above 185° F (85° C) within a few minutes. So in the time it takes for the water to reach the boiling point (212° F or 100° C) from 160° F (70° C), all pathogens will be killed, even at high altitude."

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The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills
by Rick Curtis

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