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David Gardner (GardnerOutdoorLD) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern California
About Me Long-time backpacker and ultralight fan. Day job as an attorney. Did civil and mechanical engineering before law school. Have a cottage business making super ultralight stoves, cook kits, trekking poles, polycryo tarp/tents and saws
CityPetaluma
StateCalifornia
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.GOLDGear.co

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Re: Link
One of my customers told me they reinforced the hems with super glue. Don't personally know how it works, but it wouldn't be too expensive to try it out.

In Make Your Own Gear » Possible to use adhesive on "Polycryo"?
May 15, 4:36pm

FS: GOLD Gear Ultralight Alcohol Stove and Pot Sets
Selling GOLD Gear ultralight alcohol stove and pot sets. With a good windscreen, the 750 ml set up will boil two cups of water in 6 minutes using 15 ml of fuel. The 950 ml set up will boil 3 cup...

In Gear Deals » FS: GOLD Gear Ultralight Alcohol Stove and Pot Sets
May 10, 3:58pm

FS: GOLD Gear Ultralight Complete Cook Kits
Selling GOLD Gear ultralight complete cooks kits. Will use alcohol or esbits for fuel. Kits include GOLD Gear brushed aluminum Foster's pot, GOLD Gear Ramjet SUL alcohol stove, 1 qt and 2 cu...

In Gear Deals » FS: GOLD Gear Ultralight Complete Cook Kits
May 10, 3:51pm

Dimples
James, thanks for the picture. Maybe I'm going blind, but I can't seem to see any "dimples." Also, the pot at the bottom of the picture is very interesting. I looks like the ex...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 24, 6:05pm

Re: Re: Broad Beamed Barnyard Babushkas
James, I can't quite visualize your ring of dimples. Would really like to try the same technique. Any chance of getting a picture? Galen, how much does your system weigh? Cut the bottom o...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 24, 9:16am

Compromises
Glenn, same ring size on the base does give the same stability as the full-size soda cans. Also the diameter of the jet circle around the ring is the same. The trade-off/compromise concept is in...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 23, 9:26pm

New Stove - Preliminary Results
So I was going into stove withdrawal, and had to dig out a few things from boxes in the shop to try out a new stove design after I discovered that the mini 7.5 oz soda cans have the same base ring ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 23, 7:09pm

Re: Re: Internal Fins
I was referring to a coil of fins *inside* the can. No air space there at all, just water.

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 22, 9:01pm

Internal Fins
Back when I was experimenting with fins, one of the things I tried was coiling them up tightly into the bottom inside a Fosters can. Pretty good contact with the sides of the can, but only minimal ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 22, 8:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Esbit Stove Efficiency
I don't have a small system, or any other size system, which even comes close to the efficiency of Richard's system. The best efficiency I have been able to achieve with alcohol is a little...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 21, 12:26pm

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