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William Giles (wgiles51) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me I'm a retired mining engineer presently living in Illinois.
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Cozy Materials
I have made cozies from numerous materials including Reflectix, Neoprene Foam, an aluminized plastic foam called Low-E insulation and sewn using Insul~bright batting. The one thing that keeps me fr...

In Make Your Own Gear » knitted pot cozy?
October 16, 6:14pm

More Single AA Battery Headlamps
I have not had very good results from LED flashlights or headlamps with the exception of my Petzl Zipkas. I have carried a small aluminum flashlight on my belt for years, mostly a Mini-Maglight. Si...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
October 05, 5:40pm

More Tincture of Iodine
Since I made my first post, I have looked at several references for using Tincture of Iodine for emergency water purification. The USP Tincture of iodine commonly available at most drug stores is s...

In GEAR » liquid iodine?
September 29, 7:45am

Re:
You aren't talking about Tincture of Iodine are you? Iodine is a solid, what is sold in drug stores is Tincture of Iodine, which is Iodine in alcohol. It is difficult to know whether it would b...

In GEAR » liquid iodine?
September 27, 8:21am

Gravity Filter
As long as your tubing is small enough that it doesn't allow air in, the position of the filter shouldn't matter. Gravity will move the water through the system either by pressure or by sip...

In GEAR » Sawyer mini filter as a camp gravity system?
September 27, 5:53am

Lightning Strikes
Where lightning is concerned, all bets are off. I had a power pole in the back yard take a direct lightning hit about ten days ago. I wasn't aware of it when it happened, but there was an inten...

In GEAR » carbon fiber lightning
September 07, 6:56pm

Dehydrating for fun
I have so many chiles and bell peppers in my garden this year that I have to figure out what to do with them. I like roast peppers, so I am roasting them as they mature. I can only freeze so many, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » dehyrdrating my own food
August 11, 7:22pm

Leukotape repackaging
A 35mm film canister (if you can find one) makes a good core for winding Leukotape on to. The canister is large enough that the tape will wind on and peel off easily. You can use the canister to st...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Updated Foot-Care Kit
August 05, 3:13pm

Alternative to CC
A possible alternative to the CC is Jim Wood's Fire Bucket design. http://jwbasecamp.com/Articles/Fire-Bucket/ It is easy to make and I have made a couple with interlocking ends instead o...

In GEAR » Comparative efficiency of caldera cone vs diy windscreen in wind
August 01, 6:08am

Triple Antibiotic
Does anyone have an opinion on triple antibiotic cream vs. ointment. I generally prefer the vanishing cream myself, but I normally use it on cuts and scrapes. Would the ointment be better on open b...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Updated Foot-Care Kit
July 24, 4:34pm

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