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adjustable pole scales?
I wonder if the length markings on 2 or 3-piece adjustable poles could be exploited for this; rather than mark balance points, you'd have a single balance point, and then use the extension mark...

In Make Your Own Gear » Accurately weight the fuel left in a canister — using your hiking pole
June 30, 11:56am

ThermalPro and wind resistance
Your OP stated a desire for wind resistance. High loft, or 'fluffy' ThermalPro has almost no wind resistance, and really needs something like a pertex shell to make it useful in windy cond...

In Make Your Own Gear » beginner fleece question
March 18, 3:36pm

re: modelling software
Thanks Erik. I googled for SketchUp add-ins for 'fabric modelling', and there do seem to be some. There's a nice demo of a 'soap bubble' surface generator in YouTube. Actua...

In Make Your Own Gear » Good material for MYOG cuben tent prototype
February 05, 11:39am

modelling software?
Erik, That's an interesting sketch. What tool did you use to model the curved panels and (I assume) catenary seams? Is it a SketchUp plug-in? Thanks cp

In Make Your Own Gear » Good material for MYOG cuben tent prototype
February 04, 11:35am

A relevant use...? Solar disinfection of water....

In Make Your Own Gear » Use for disposable water bottles.
January 11, 6:19pm

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: 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

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