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SIMON TEW (simontew) - BPL Forum Member

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Non-hood tie-outs
I've read somewhere that the "attachment" point if you remove the pole hood is not really suitable for guying out - from what I recall it is very weak and damage was incurred. You mig...

In Editor's Roundtable » Terra Nova Laser Photon Tent Review
May 27, 4:03pm

Losing the pole hood
Doesn't this also add guying points though?

In Editor's Roundtable » Terra Nova Laser Photon Tent Review
May 27, 3:37pm

Weatherproofing suggestion
If the Momentum strip was on one edge of the quilt rather than the top, it might give slightly improved weather protection. So with say a poncho tarp pitched as a half pyramid, you'd have the a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben / Down Quilt
May 22, 2:21pm

Huge, tough and heavy
If you don't yet have a backpack, then borrowing one seems sensible. If you like it, then fine. My own experience with a large, heavy rucksack was that it was all too easy to fill it with &#...

In GEAR » call me crazy, but I like this old army ruck sack
May 21, 7:00am

Name for the condition
Hi Dan, Sorry to hear you had to stop. Better that than do yourself a longer-term injury though. It seems, however, that you 'may' have provided me with the name of the condition that...

In Chaff » Aborted Thru Hike - Feeling Crushed
May 21, 2:37am

Re:Throw some twigs on top ....
Funny guy ;o) Actually, no need for twigs, because I found this: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2003/28jan_envirorocket.htm It could make those tough ascents a bit easier :o) Not ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Explorations into Candle Stoves
May 20, 2:43am

Vaseline as a fuel? Candle-stove revisited
Revisitng the idea of candle stoves, would anyone happen to know the energy density of vaseline/petroleum jelly? Can't seem to find it online. And does it burn any cleaner than wax? I ran a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Explorations into Candle Stoves
May 19, 7:38am

Works a treat with the 12-10 stove that comes with the caldera
Hi, Repeated my test with the 12-10 stove, a little priming alcohol in the 'moat', and a small wad of cotton wool smeared with vaseline. Again the, alcohol and stove, and also the vaseli...

In GEAR » Swiss Brass Alcohol Stove
May 19, 6:11am

Hot Tadpoles
Ah ok, I'll give that a try. Cheers, Simon

In GEAR » Swiss Brass Alcohol Stove
May 17, 4:54pm

Cotton balls
Hi Franco, Actually, thanks for the suggestion. As it happens, I didn't ignore it and did try it out. I found it did work, but I had to be pretty quick otherwise the ball quickly soaked up l...

In GEAR » Swiss Brass Alcohol Stove
May 17, 2:04pm

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