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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

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

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