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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: Cool Rig
I put a piece of balsa on the anvil, which forms valley/troughs for the wheels to push against.

In Make Your Own Gear » Ridged Foster's Cans
March 06, 9:35am

Re: Re: Ridged Foster's Cans
Adam, my rig requires a wide mouth. It barely fits in the can. It could be made smaller, but I'm not sure it would have the necessary rigidity. 1" is pretty small, though it would be very ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ridged Foster's Cans
March 06, 12:26am

"Weatherproof" 3M Tape for Shock cord tieouts
3M makes an "all weather" duct tape, which is supposedly more durable than their own "tough" transparent tape: http://www.amazon.com/Scotch-Heavy-All-Weather-1-88-Inch-45-Yar...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
March 05, 11:42pm

Re: Re: Ridged Foster's Cans
No need for hostility. If there was a mistake, it was an honest one, but I apologize nonetheless. I made the gear myself, so MYOG seemed appropriate. Most of the threads I have started have been MY...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ridged Foster's Cans
March 05, 11:29pm

Re: Secret?
Delmar, As tempted as I have been to describe the various methods I tried and what I finally came up with, I'm trying to make and sell ultralight products so I guess it's proprietary. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ridged Foster's Cans
March 04, 10:37pm

Re: Re: Ridged Foster's Cans
Yeah, Dan/Zelph's ridged Foster's cans are great. He's figured out a different way to do it. But, I believe they still have the plastic lining. Also, my tests indicate that brushed cans...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ridged Foster's Cans
March 04, 9:27pm

Ridged Foster's Cans
Giving credit where credit is due, I believe Dan Yeruski figured out how to do it first; Trail Designs figured out a way to do it too; and I have finally also figured out a way to fabricate ridges ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ridged Foster's Cans
March 04, 8:39pm

New Alcohol Stove Design (?)
Started playing around with penny stoves several weeks ago, but didn't like the priming, slow boil times, high fuel consumption, and need for a separate pot support. Came up with this design...

In Make Your Own Gear » New Alcohol Stove Design (?)
March 04, 8:30pm

Re: Al Bottles
Petra, There is a YouTube video on how to make alcohol stoves from Al bottles? I'll have to look for that.

In Make Your Own Gear » Micro XUL Alcohol Stove & Pot
March 04, 9:51am

Re: RE: "Micro XUL Alcohol Stove & Pot"
Hey Adam, I use the apps at Zen Stoves to design the windscreen: http://zenstoves.net/PotStands-Conical.htm#ConeTemplates Then I draw it on paper and cut it out for a template. To make a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Micro XUL Alcohol Stove & Pot
March 04, 9:49am

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