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re: Closure
Colin, that's a very nice-looking windshield, but a bit more complicated than I had in mind... I guess it's a variable diameter? My slot and tab suggestion was for a simple, fixed diame...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen secured by magnets
April 23, 5:36am

ps
Are magnets less likely to be lost than paper clips? Maybe putting them on a steel gas canister? IIRC, Trail Designs had magnets as a means of closure in their original patent application. Can...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen secured by magnets
April 22, 12:01pm

three words...
slot and tab

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)... http://dmmclimbing.com/products/dyneema-8mm/ 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: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=57714 ...

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: http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/forum/gear/myog-lightweight-pan-lid/37159.html ...

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

elastication
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

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