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Fuel consumption
I've been doing these comparison calcs recently for my setups. For me, Alcohol always crosses over being lighter for the longer portion of the trip. (Esbit even more so...) As you say, comp...

In GEAR » Stove fuel usage
April 06, 2:47pm

Cool
Very Tidy! A lot of work. Most impressed. Looks very solid. Have you tested the 'storm guying' method yet? - with and without Is it your own technique or from somewhere else? N...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Lightweight tent full build.
March 29, 11:04am

surely coating on inside?
Gary. Pu itself absorbs water to some extent and can soften. It is also more vulnerable to abrasion than the uncoated side (which may well have a DWR as anyhow) For these reasons I'd suggest ...

In Make Your Own Gear » need advice for floor
March 28, 3:43pm

chemical filters
Interesting discussion. Drinksafe systems (Seychelles?) filters claim to treat chemicals . I have no experience as rarely feel a need to treat water here, but they seem to be rated by many us...

In GEAR » Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
March 27, 2:05am

a quart!
Bob M. Don't give up. I'd be very impressed if you could boil a quart with a 14g esbit block. why end your dalliance with esbit based on it not fulfilling unreasonable expectation...

In Gear Deals » Esbit Burner
March 27, 1:58am

don't do it
I would suggest it's a bad idea. that fabric is designed for garments, not the abrasion and pressure of ground contact. Reckon it will wet out pretty quickly. You can make sil less sli...

In Make Your Own Gear » need advice for floor
March 26, 3:06am

non stick
the non stick versions that AGG used to sell had a non teflon coating which is easily scratched. As opposed to the more readily available hard anodized. I have had the non stick 3 cup and 2 qu...

In GEAR » open country non-stick pots
March 24, 1:58am

bothys
I have used various bothy bags. Manufacturers designs vary. The simplest design I have used (which is effective and light) is a basic floorless cuboid , with a drawstring around the open edg...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bothy bag plans
March 17, 3:52pm

pertex
pertex endurance is specced at 1000mm HH it's got a pu coating on the inside so nominally waterproof pertex quantum decidedly less HH so as it's uncoated just a DWR

In GEAR » quilt material for good water resistantance
March 13, 12:21pm

Re: RE: Two-person bivy
Eliot Dimensions weren't planned exactly but based on a groundsheet fabric start point of 2.5m long. So base length is that -seam allowances and the 6" bathtub walls. (We are both tall) ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Two-person bivy for use with quilt and Neoair 3/4 length pads
March 09, 2:58am

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