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William Giles (wgiles51) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Central Illinois
About Me I'm a retired mining engineer presently living in Illinois.
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Bottle Pouch
I made a couple of daypacks and made two bottle pouches for each of them. The pouches were made of poly mesh with folded 1" grosgrain edging on the sides and bottom and folded 1" black el...

In Make Your Own Gear » Backpack pocket
March 25, 6:13pm

UST Hexamine Tablets
I was browsing the outdoor sports section of my local Meijer store today and came across some Hexamine fuel tablets. They were labeled "UST Fuel Cubes". There were 8 tablets per package f...

In GEAR » UST Hexamine Tablets
March 09, 6:17pm

Down vs. Synthetic
While I think that down is the most efficient insulation, I think that synthetics, like Climashield, might be better for small items like hoods and booties because the insulation won't move aro...

In GEAR » Down vs. synthetic insulation for sleeping hoods and booties?
March 05, 6:04am

Coghlan's fuel tablets.
As others have mentioned, Coghlan's Hexamine fuel tablets are 7 grams, half the weight of the Esbit tablets. 24 to a box, no cutting required.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cooking trout with esbit stove?
March 05, 5:56am

Quilt making
I have been making another Climashield quilt for myself and have always had problems with fabric slipping in the hems. Trying to sew Climashield on top of the fabric is a nightmare. I have found a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Could use a little help on a quilt I am making.
March 03, 6:15am

Re: Re: Could use a little help on a quilt I am making.
I agree. A good picture is worth two or three thousand words.

In Make Your Own Gear » Could use a little help on a quilt I am making.
March 01, 9:22am

Steps 21 through 24
Step 21 is just to sew a stitch one inch from each end of the quilt to keep the insulation from moving. A topstitch is just a stitch trough two or more layers of fabric. The one inch of fabric outs...

In Make Your Own Gear » Could use a little help on a quilt I am making.
February 28, 6:21pm

Wire Mesh
I found some Stainless welded wire mesh at McMaster, but the smallest was 1" X 1". They also have flattened expanded metal in plain steel and stainless. I often use flattened expanded met...

In Make Your Own Gear » Myog grill
February 22, 8:35am

Bag ID
I found some on eBay. Search for: ice bag ties. Medline and Accutherm come up along with some others.

In Make Your Own Gear » Bag Clamp
February 22, 8:30am

Ice Bag Make
Any idea who the manufacturer is?

In Make Your Own Gear » Bag Clamp
February 22, 8:01am

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