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Re: Does cuben fiber mean less volume?
Hi Kevin, I found that my 0.75 weight Cuben Haven packs down to about half the size of my silnylon SMD Haven. So there is volume savings as well as weight. Al

In GEAR » Does cuben fiber mean less volume?
May 07, 6:58pm

Re: Rolling the edge (lip) of a beer can pot
Hi Colin, No need to roll the edge, just get a Good Cook SafecutĀ® Can Opener and it will open the beer can leaving no sharp lip. They can be found in many grocery stores for about $13, or Goo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rolling the edge (lip) of a beer can pot
December 05, 3:10pm

Re: My PowerFilm lightening steps
Hi Richard, Given that your and my 5W PowerFilms have the same behavior, I'm inclined to say that ours are not underpowered. Our's are probably normal and Jay's PowerFilm is a bit mo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
December 04, 10:46pm

Re: Philmont food
> One question did come up, that I will pose here, and that is why not do buddy cooking at Philmont instead of crew cooking? Buddy cooking is a lot more flexible. We had to do it on our Philm...

In Philmont » Philmont food
November 30, 9:42am

Re: My PowerFilm lightening steps
Richard, Yes the board can be hooked up wrong. You need to get your volt meter take the panel out into the sun and hook the wires to the meter to determine positive and negative let us know h...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
November 28, 7:29pm

Re: My PowerFilm lightening steps
Hi Richard, My lightened panel (including velcro removed) with USB board is also 5.0 oz. In my case I weighed my panel before starting and it started out a little over an ounce more than Jay'...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
November 27, 5:40pm

Re: My PowerFilm lightening steps
> I'm waiting to hear from George and hoping he found an easier way. Hi Richard, I lightly scrapped the insulation off with my pocket knife. The bare metal is silver so it is easy to ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
November 27, 10:40am

Re: The 0.2 oz board more details
> That little .2oz board is interesting! I see the two big caps on there, but no inductor. I'm really curious how that circuit works Hi Jay, While I am no electrical wizard like yourse...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
November 19, 4:09pm

Re: More Solar Panel Tests
> George, glad that last post could shed some light on your issue! > Any more progress on the 6W panels? Hi Jay, This sunny weekend I got a chance to do a few more tests. Test 1. T...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
November 18, 4:11pm

Re: Re: Board Oscillation -- Anyone else seen this?
> You're RAZR may pull a different current and the 5W panel may not be powerful enough to drive the PCB and your phone, at least in fall light conditions! Hi Jay, I think your assessme...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
November 12, 10:27pm

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