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heli-arc welding
I am responding to my own reply, I saw the follow up question and went back and saw the original post, clearly just a typo.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG ice axe
April 06, 9:04pm

Re: Re: Re: MYOG ice axe
I am guessing it is nicely socketed and heli-arc welded. socketed means that the head has a tenon going into the tubing of the shaft, so there is a mechanical attachment and the strength of the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG ice axe
April 06, 9:01pm

Air Flow
I am wondering what the benefit to closing the fuel port door. Is there really an increase in efficiency by closing the fuel port door? My experience with paint can wood stoves is that the more air...

In Gear Deals » Lightest collapsible wood burning stove on the planet - the FireFly Stove
March 24, 8:08am

exposed baladeo blade
Looking at the catalogue picture caused me to wonder about carrying it around in my pocket and not being fully enclosed. Did the blade being exposed seem like a problem?

In Make Your Own Gear » Baladeo 19g
October 03, 7:39pm

fiberglass wicking
From www.aftosa.com they are a craft/artist supply house. Potters use the wicking for oil lamps. I buy it by the yard.

In Make Your Own Gear » Where to buy Fiberglass wick?
June 16, 5:50pm

Ratio of summer-winter wgts and volume
How much bigger pack do you need to be able to be out in 10 degree weather. fleece adds lots of bulk and I am having trouble staying with a 3500 cu in pack. What size packs are you all using?

In Gear Lists » Ratio of summer-to-winter weights?
December 10, 11:14am

Pack Size
I am camping in weather that could be in the low 30's. I am having trouble resolving what I carry and a small pack volume. My weights are ~25 which I am ok with. I am using a Wild Things And...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pack Size
December 09, 9:13am

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