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In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen secured by magnets
April 22, 12:00pm

climbing tape?
Dyneema climbing tape is commonly available in 8mm. I think it might be strong enough (22kN)... However, it might be too thick... It's also ...

In Make Your Own Gear » micro-webbing
April 14, 11:19am

lycra edging strip?
I made a pair of overmitts many years ago. The original plan was to sew a piece of lycra edging strip across the inside of the back of the hand (i.e. inside the mitt) , but in the end, I simply se...

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice on adding wristbands to rain mitts?
April 14, 11:11am

efficiency calculations
I take pretty much the same approach as Ben H, and also have a spreadsheet to calculate efficiency. Like Ben, I assume a constant burn rate, and agree with him that this gives a pessimistic figu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 28, 7:19am

split cone
Wary as I am of reviving controversy, you might find some useful ideas on this thread: ...

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
March 19, 12:58pm

alternative material
Drinks can side wall can be used, too, and it's a bit stiffer than Al foil, and coated. Here's my attempt: ...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL lid
March 04, 11:43am

I made some waterproof overmitts many years ago, and struggled with the elastication issue a bit. Then I reversed the problem, and simply put the lycra edging strip on the outside, as a strap ru...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thru-Hiker Fleece Mitten Pattern Comments.
February 20, 10:42am

re: DIY Jacket Repair
If you're not particularly fussed about the appearance, simply put the Tenacious or spinnaker tape on the outside. If you're fussy, put the tape inside, as suggested. One way to make it...

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY Jacket Repair
December 12, 12:01pm

Really nice-looking work, well done. Is there any chance you could change the URL of your web page, though; our work net nanny doesn't like the naughty word, and won't let me see the pag...

In Make Your Own Gear » Softshell climbing jacket
December 10, 11:32am

depends on the burner...
The burner-to-pan spacing will depend on what burner you're using. If using a chimney stove (like the 12-10 or similar), then I find the spacing should be about 1.25", as Gerald says. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Caldera Cone stove to pot spacing?
December 10, 11:22am

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