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oven liner in the UK?
You'll be lucky... Go and buy a nice pie. It will come with a foil pie tray. mmmm... pie... I'm guessing the YouTube video is similar to the method I used for can side wall: ht...

In Make Your Own Gear » Good Lid Designs?
April 23, 12:09pm

re: Closure
Colin, that's a very nice-looking windshield, but a bit more complicated than I had in mind... I guess it's a variable diameter? My slot and tab suggestion was for a simple, fixed diame...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen secured by magnets
April 23, 5:36am

ps
Are magnets less likely to be lost than paper clips? Maybe putting them on a steel gas canister? IIRC, Trail Designs had magnets as a means of closure in their original patent application. Can...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen secured by magnets
April 22, 12:01pm

three words...
slot and tab

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen secured by magnets
April 22, 12:00pm

climbing tape?
Dyneema climbing tape is commonly available in 8mm. I think it might be strong enough (22kN)... http://dmmclimbing.com/products/dyneema-8mm/ However, it might be too thick... It's also ...

In Make Your Own Gear » micro-webbing
April 14, 11:19am

lycra edging strip?
I made a pair of overmitts many years ago. The original plan was to sew a piece of lycra edging strip across the inside of the back of the hand (i.e. inside the mitt) , but in the end, I simply se...

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice on adding wristbands to rain mitts?
April 14, 11:11am

efficiency calculations
I take pretty much the same approach as Ben H, and also have a spreadsheet to calculate efficiency. Like Ben, I assume a constant burn rate, and agree with him that this gives a pessimistic figu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 28, 7:19am

split cone
Wary as I am of reviving controversy, you might find some useful ideas on this thread: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=57714 ...

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
March 19, 12:58pm

alternative material
Drinks can side wall can be used, too, and it's a bit stiffer than Al foil, and coated. Here's my attempt: http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/forum/gear/myog-lightweight-pan-lid/37159.html ...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL lid
March 04, 11:43am

elastication
I made some waterproof overmitts many years ago, and struggled with the elastication issue a bit. Then I reversed the problem, and simply put the lycra edging strip on the outside, as a strap ru...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thru-Hiker Fleece Mitten Pattern Comments.
February 20, 10:42am

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