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tyvek bootie
you didn't mention snow, but if you're thinking it, snow will abrade and shred tyvek quickly. I know; I tried & failed with mukluks of cut-down croc bottoms & tyvek uppers. Tyvek ...

In Make Your Own Gear » tyvex bootie
April 06, 10:45am

Venturi effect
Update edit: added to bottom to not bump this above the fold David: "tight fitting windscreens, but they are all conical so that may be why they work so well. I think the shape may accelera...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen downdraft
March 12, 11:29am

ghastly fumes
You got it with the fumes, Glenn. Ice picks in the eyes & nose. Stayed well away. It's hard to tell in the first picture, but all the inlet holes are on the bottom, surrounding where the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen downdraft
March 11, 10:01pm

Windscreen downdraft
With those standards I was really choked, then. Probably under 1/4. This is a setback for my next stove, a variation on the matthew depan paint can stove, via andrew skurka. I would use it wit...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen downdraft
March 11, 6:35pm

Windscreen downdraft
For all the, I'll say, "partial" windscreens I see here, I fear I'm missing something obvious. I only have about 25 days on my "weak flame"--alcohol & esbit--stoves...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen downdraft
March 11, 12:35pm

internal usable length of Hilleberg Soulo/Unna
Wow, thanks for the thought meal. I'd written off the appealing Suolo as for 6'2" shorties and settled on the Unna as the one for my 6'4+" self for snowcamping. I'm sobe...

In GEAR » internal usable length of Hilleberg Soulo/Unna
March 09, 9:46pm

Re: Calling Friendly BPL'ers within Range of Home Depot for Second Opinion
Yup, Floor Muffler looks best. Looks durable and sure is light. Looks to be abrasion resistant, which the PE reflective surfaced one might not be. I recall hearing the thin foam "groudsheet...

In GEAR » Flooring underlayment foam
March 07, 10:54pm

Tautline hitch or Adjustable Grip Hitch
Thanks for this, Delmar. Looks great and am adding this to trucker's, and figure-eight on my must-learn-and-add list for my small repertoire. I also have a very few that I use for everything,...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tautline hitch or Adjustable Grip Hitch?
March 01, 12:23pm

Optimum ratio of pot diameter to height
To distill what many seem to be saying and I naively think to be true: the optimum shape--minimum weight--for a light containment vessel is that with the least surface area per liquid volume. Tha...

In GEAR » Optimum ratio of pot diameter to height
March 01, 11:34am

What is your two item first aid kit?
OP-- I can't answer your title question directly since I wouldn't carry such a small kit, but I will say that super glue is probably my second most used FA item. Wouldn't go without st...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is your two item first aid kit?
February 27, 2:47pm

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