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re: fleece doesn't unravel
The stuff I've used tended to shed a lot of fluff if the edges weren't sealed. I guess there's fleece, and there's fleece... so worth experimenting with the candidate fleece; if ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fleece material
March 20, 12:34pm

re: second attempt
> 1. Your boiling pot is too large for the burner. So, heat is lost from the top of it almost as fast as heat is going into the bottom. 1a. Your boiling pot is too small for the burner, and h...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Cat stove musings
March 19, 1:05pm

Pertex no longer in the UK
> Unless you live in the UK pertex is a pain to properly source for MYOG Perseverence Mills (and Pertex) was sold to Mitsui in 2005, so Pertex is no longer manufactured in the UK. And so UK ...

In Make Your Own Gear » shell fabric confusion!
March 19, 12:58pm

re: sewing fleece
> is there anything special about sewing this kind of material? I'd suggest that you find a sewing machine that can sew an edge-locking stitch right up to the edge of the fabric (it makes...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fleece material
March 19, 12:03pm

re: Burning out the sides
> So I did what you guys suggested, and just pressed it in, Errmm... no you didn't... I suggested that you make the outer can tall enough to reach the 'shoulder' of the inner c...

In Make Your Own Gear » What glue for alcohol stoves? Or rivets?
March 19, 11:55am

no need for glue or rivets
In my experience, there's no need for glue of rivets when making a 'trangia-style', or 'pepsi-can' burner. If you make the lower, outer can come up the full height of the bur...

In Make Your Own Gear » What glue for alcohol stoves? Or rivets?
March 16, 10:07am

re: fibre alignment
> One, Apex, and Primaloft Sport, all have fibers going primarily in one direction Aha. I've only ever used Thinsulate, which is pretty random. So, single axis quilting perpendicular ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Stabilizing Primaloft 1.8 in quilt, could use some advice
March 12, 12:04pm

re: Re: are squares needed?
> To me, the rows of stitches that parallel the fibers of the insulation won't do much, because you can easily pull apart the insulation in that direction so it won't do much But once...

In Make Your Own Gear » Stabilizing Primaloft 1.8 in quilt, could use some advice
March 09, 8:48am

boundary conditions
> I was spending a lot of time thinking about boundary conditions that should be used to solve the equation. Then it struck me, most tents have a series of clips or sleeves that constrain the po...

In Make Your Own Gear » Calculations for Tent Poles
March 09, 7:41am

are squares needed?
Surely if you simply sew a set of stabilising lines in one direction, that will be fine? Aren't we simply trying to stop the wadding moving about, and sewing in one direction only should do ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Stabilizing Primaloft 1.8 in quilt, could use some advice
March 08, 11:54am

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