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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

Bravo!
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

peter powell stunt kite...?
The thread resurrection brought it to my attention for the first time... I think the first time I saw this sort of connection was on the Peter Powell stunt kite, for which there was a craze in t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Flexible tent pole connector
November 20, 11:49am

my attempt...
Here's my attempt to make a lightweight lid from Al drinks can wall: MYOG lightweight pan lid The buckled, folded edge isn't as neat as you'd get by hammering, or using a decent p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a Lid out of Alum. Flashing
November 07, 11:55am

Glue is inelegant
I don't like using glue, silicone sealant or flue tape for making alcohol stoves, as it's generally unnecessary, and is an inelegant solution to the problem for low-pressure burners. The...

In Make Your Own Gear » JB Weld for alcohol stove?
September 25, 10:47am

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