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Ducks and geese
> Ducks and geese spend their life in the water and seem to have gotten by just fine for quite some time without the help of two legged chemists. But ducks and geese spend great deal of time ...

In Make Your Own Gear » bulk down
December 15, 1:21pm

Battery university
battery university is usually pretty good: http://devices.dslshop.co.uk/product_details.aspx?idProduct=29 Whilst that article is really about automated charging, the basic principles should s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Charging up a 18650 lithium battery
December 02, 6:48pm

Simple circle cutter
You can make a simple circle cutter with a strip of card and a board pin. Measure the radius on the strip of card, and mark the end points. Stick the board pin through one end, and a scalpel blad...

In Make Your Own Gear » cutting tool for heavy duty foil
November 27, 4:46pm

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

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