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pole & guylines
Another possibility is to use a single walking pole and attach three guylines to the handle. Peg out and tighten the guylines. Some Leki poles actually have a 1/4-20UNC threaded hole in the top...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tripod hack on trekking pole
November 05, 11:49am

Too thick...
0.02" in numbers I can understand would be 0.5mm. Much too thick, and you'll have trouble cutting, punching & folding. The commonly-used Al flashing is only 9 mil or so, or 0.234mm. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG caldera cone...titanium
October 21, 6:45pm

Pile/pertex
The concept of a wind resistant shell over a fleece is pretty similar to the pile/pertex set up invented by Buffalo Systems in the 1980s. And, as has been said, also similar to Paramo. Buffalo ...

In GEAR » Wind jacket plus fleece with no rain jacket?
June 18, 11:52am

cheap 'poles'
I made a newspaper tent mock-up years ago, which may be what you're trying to do here (coincidentally, also an asymmetric tunnel). To mimic the poles, I used a folded triangle of corrugated ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Shot at a tent
June 11, 11:46am

different grades of Thinsulate?
Aren't there different grades of Thinsulate? Some have scrim, some don't. Some have bonded-thru layers, some don't. I suspect the scrimmed, bonded versions are intended for footwear ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anybody ever used Thinsulate 3M for a quilt
May 07, 5:42am

burn tests
One commonly-used method for identifying fabric type is to simply set light to a small piece, and carefully smell the fumes, and examine the residue. Google for 'fabric burn identify' gi...

In Make Your Own Gear » determining fabric type
April 29, 7:47am

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

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