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Andrew Wilson (andreww) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Vosges
About Me A PCTr 1998, all home-sewn, I've persued outdoor pursuits lightweight since. Currently I'm riding my 1983 Raleigh super-comp through the passes of the Vosges.
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Sewing machine
I have sewed on many old machines and new ones. It all depends on how much hassle you want to deal with. On the low end a used good machine is your best bet---the new brothers and janomes and kenmo...

In Make Your Own Gear » sewing machine for making gear
February 15, 9:57am

passive downdraught gassifier woodstoves are not possible
You are all correct that these are not downdraft stoves. But you are incorrect that they are not gassifiers, and that they are some kind of urban legend. Whether the technology is best put to use f...

In Make Your Own Gear » has anyone tried this wood burning stove?
February 15, 9:28am

Primary vs. Secondary combustion ratios
Something to consider. In my experiments with tincanium stoves, I've concluded that it is important to restrict your primary air (fewer/ smaller lower holes)--otherwise you produce more smoke t...

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY BB aka Gasified Wood Stove
June 06, 12:50pm

Re: alternative for disposable food bags?
In Beyond Backpacking, Jardine recommends cut-up paper grocery bags. They double as a fire starter--they would be much sturdier than waxed paper. You could go whole hog and buy a roll of butcher...

In GEAR » alternative for disposable food bags?
June 05, 6:56am

Re: UL Umbrellas?
Chad: Eagle Creek has a model that weighs in at 3.5 oz: http://www.eaglecreek.com/accessories/travel_necessities/Nimbus-SL-Travel-Umbrella-40429/ It appears to be more or less the same thing...

In GEAR » UL Umbrellas?
June 03, 10:57am

Grip Clips and other tarp clips
Please relate any experience you have with the Grip Clips or other tarp clips. They claim to work on silnylon, etc. The smaller ones are are quite light (~.085oz), and seem an intriguing option for...

In Make Your Own Gear » Grip Clips and other tarp clips
December 19, 9:37am

Re: Homemade Woodgas
1. Get 2 empty cans that fit inside each other with 1/2"+ gap. I can't say which--perhaps a 25oz tomato and a 16oz soup can. 2. Trace an outline of the smaller can on the bottom of the larger, t...

In GEAR » Ryan's Favorites: BushBuddy
December 04, 12:48pm

Homemade Woodgas
A rough approximation of the double-walled bushbuddy can be built rather simply with recycled cans. These can weigh in at around 5oz. Check out: http://www.kandpprogressive.com/Woodgas.htm ...

In GEAR » Ryan's Favorites: BushBuddy
December 04, 6:50am

Scrap the Yahoo group, use WikiHow
Althought the forum is a great idea, why doesn't someone upload the instructions on to WikiHow, then all who want can update and improve upon the directions. Variations on the original design can b...

In Make Your Own Gear » G4 pack questions
October 12, 6:02am

Lightweight
I'm basically making a rucksack w/ 200 denier packcloth and 1.9oz urethane coated ripstop. Thanks for the reminder of the G-4's pattern. ALW

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam Allowances
September 12, 5:32pm

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