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John Abela, my complaint was about the tape. In the photo taken after the morning rain the taping of the seam looks sloppy. That's a true and pretty inocuous observation, and I added that it sh...

In GEAR » Desert Shade Shelter (Zpacks Aluminized Duplex)
July 25, 4:42pm

If DxO decides to produce a DxO Two that is waterproof, has an optical viewfinder, and can be used alone (without any connection to a smartphone), I'll be excited. The DxO

In GEAR » Recs for point and shoot camera that charges through the camera
July 23, 8:46pm

I don't mean to disparage Joe at Zpacks, but the craftsmanship on that aluminized cuben duplex looks kinda poor. It is also pitched with a lot of slack, but, setting that aside, the taping of t...

In GEAR » Desert Shade Shelter (Zpacks Aluminized Duplex)
July 23, 8:18pm

Russell, I've been following your experiments with wax stoves. Yours are the most efficient and practical of any wax stoves I've seen on BPL. How much soot is left on the pot?

In Make Your Own Gear » Newest Wax Stove design.
July 20, 9:13pm

It sounds like you have a lot of research to do. Cuben that has been folded is not airtight. People (myself included) have attempted to use cuben for inflatables. It gets pinholes from flexion so i...

In GEAR » Lightweight fabric for inflatable beams?
July 18, 7:06pm

Alright, "shot in the leg", then. I agree that not everyone dies, but there have been many deaths from drinking methanol-denatured industrial ethanol. A quick internet search yields l...

In GEAR » Alcohol fuel - ethanol
July 14, 9:19am

I don't know very much about the denaturants that are added to ethanol. I was aware that methanol was a common one, and I always had misgivings about the practice of adding a poison to somethin...

In GEAR » Alcohol fuel - ethanol
July 12, 12:39pm

Tyvek is compressed under hot rollers to consolidate it into a smooth, flat, paper-like sheet that has no loft. It is polyolefin paper. Its performance as thermal insulation will be similar to prin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Olefin Reemay as summertime insulation.
July 10, 2:22pm

Row cover
Yes, this material is often called "row cover." I've used it for insulation and as a lighter (and more fragile) alternative to conventional bug netting. I think it is available in pol...

In Make Your Own Gear » Olefin Reemay as summertime insulation.
July 05, 6:39pm

Jimmer, the handle is a carbon fiber tube about 1 cm (3/8") in diameter. The handle alone (empty), with cap, weighs 5.4g (0.20 oz). The spoon component weighs 6.3g (0.22 oz). All the stuff I p...

In GEAR » Search for the ultimate trail spoon..
June 28, 4:30pm

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