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That spoon is clever, Jimmer. I also like Mik's ladle. I made a long spoon about two years ago. I've been using it since then. I wish it had a bigger bowl on it. It holds a shaving razor, a...

In GEAR » Search for the ultimate trail spoon..
June 27, 10:17pm

If BPL had a MYOG innovation hall of fame (and maybe it should), ranked by merit, this would have to be near the top. Your tool weighs literally nothing and solves an old and perennial problem. Als...

In Make Your Own Gear » Accurately weight the fuel left in a canister — using your hiking pole
June 27, 9:53pm

Flame resistant fabric
I made a bunch of collapsible wood stoves from flame-resistant fabrics about five years ago and posted just a couple of them here on BPL. I ordered all kinds of textiles in a huge variety of materi...

In GEAR » flame resistant cloth for low impact cook fires?
June 24, 1:06pm

Cuben construction
James, what is this "interstitial barrier", and where did you learn that Cuben laminates are manufactured without adhesive? My understanding is that the basic all-Dyneema Cuben lamina...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
June 08, 12:19pm

+1 for Tony's and David's comments. Reducing the concentration of organic solutes in water is very easy with activated carbon. This includes basically all agricultural pesticides. The First...

In GEAR » Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
March 26, 9:24pm

Painting titanium
The grit on sandpaper is much harder than any titanium alloy of any temper. In my experience, sandpaper works great for roughing up titanium. I prefer to use my mini sandblaster airbrush because it...

In Make Your Own Gear » painting titanium
March 26, 8:25pm

Plastic Window
Nylon or polyester (mylar) films might be able to withstand the heat in your mid, depending on the spatial arrangement of things. Note that "hard" films like nylon or mylar will become cl...

In Make Your Own Gear » non-heat sensitive polycryo alternatives?
January 26, 7:28pm

Tick repellents
There's also IR3535. It's the active ingredient in a few repellents available in the US. Industry-sponsored research suggests that it is effective against blacklegged ticks.

In GEAR » Non-bear attracting, non-DEET bug repellent?
January 04, 2:19pm

Lead test
Yes, as Ian said, you can get LeadCheck swabs at a hardware store, but they start at $10, which is more than twice what you paid for your spoon. You could really easily make a spoon out of lead-...

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 19, 12:51pm

I dunno, MB. I've never gotten sick from a toothbrush, so it isn't possible. Also, soaps contain fats, and I've heard that fats can give you heart disease. Further, I knew a guy who got...

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 18, 6:11pm

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