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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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2-stake Poly-cryo Tarp
Aaron, Your design has inspired me to try a 4 stake design, with a bit more foot and shoulder room. Do you know what mil thickness the material is? Also, if I recall correctly from GGG 6....

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
February 10, 11:26am

Re: Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
I make ultralight saws for cutting wood to the proper dimensions. www.GOLDGear.co Nothing to assemble, no parts to lose, virtually indestructible. For the sake of comparison, a folding Ger...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
February 05, 1:27pm

Re: polycro tarp strengthened w/ fiber reinforced packing tape
I really like the reinforcement tape pattern, adding strength in all the directions of stress. To the extent that packing tape has exposure/UV issues, you could slice a roll of the 3M 2120 trans...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
January 16, 11:03am

Re: Nicely done
I attach the basswood grips with epoxy glue against the metal, then dip in Plasti Dip to enclose and bind everything. Sort of a belt and suspenders approach.

In Gear Deals » FS: Ultralight and Super Ultralight Saws - Free Shipping to BPL members
December 30, 1:43pm

Re: Storage
Velimir, It is safe to put a sheathed saw in your pack. The sheath does not come off the saw unless you want it to, especially when packed. The teeth protector plus the sheath gives double prote...

In Gear Deals » FS: Ultralight and Super Ultralight Saws - Free Shipping to BPL members
December 30, 9:52am

Re: saw
Glad you like it. There's more where that came from!

In Gear Deals » FS: Ultralight and Super Ultralight Saws - Free Shipping to BPL members
December 19, 6:23pm

Re: Burning things at the 6th Annual G.G.G. and Events/Activities
Ken, I'd be willing to take the lead to organize and furnish fuel and a digital scale to measure the water for the burn offs, if there is interest. Yeah, competition rigs. No decals obvio...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
December 17, 1:24am

Re: re: FS: Ultralight and Super Ultralight Saws
Yes. I just ordered some more Corona Blades to modify, which will ready in a week or two. I can also order more Japanese blades for those who want them. Same lead time.

In Gear Deals » FS: Ultralight and Super Ultralight Saws - Free Shipping to BPL members
December 14, 4:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Progress.
Thanks. After experimenting with drilling/slotting versus cutting down, the cutting down process is much more manufacturable. At least, until I get to the point where I ramp up to water jet cutt...

In GEAR » Ultralight Saws
December 12, 10:57am

Re: Progress.
I use a 6" circular bench grinder and a Dremel with cutoff wheel and grinder. If I get into knives I'll check out some belt grinders. Here's the latest on the Corona MAX 18" pr...

In GEAR » Ultralight Saws
December 11, 6:17pm

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