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Re: Help with - Compass Lanyard / Cord Buckle
This Article is about a break away lanyard made from a cat collar. The idea could be adapted to your need.

In Make Your Own Gear » Help with - Compass Lanyard / Cord Buckle
May 14, 5:49pm

Re: MYOG Preheater
not Roger here but this gave me an excuse to look for numbers to go with the vague advice I have long heard that stainless steel is a poor heat conductor. This Source lists stainless's t...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
May 14, 5:43pm

Re: BPL Classics - We want your input
distillations of Bill Fornshell's MYOG projects and subsequent Q&A

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPL Classics - We want your input
May 13, 6:51am

Re: MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove
You can also get the stove stand from Cabelas. It is $20 plus tax. or $23.73 shipped from Amazon

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
May 10, 7:18pm

Re: MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
Roger, First ... great article! Second ... is it easy to disassemble the Brunton stove stand if I wanted to try making replacement legs?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
May 10, 2:33pm

Re: experience and human nature
Mostly we pack our insecurities. That's the best summary of the issue yet! A friend of mine just sent me a packrafting story of a 1952 descent of Copper Canyon's Urique River in Mexic...

In Philosophy & Technique » When have you gone too light?
May 09, 12:41pm

Re: How do I make a hood? Any patterns?
Set yourself up for PM's or provide your email on the forum and I can send you a start on a relatively simple hood pattern.

In Make Your Own Gear » How do I make a hood? Any patterns?
May 08, 3:52pm

Re: Recommend a large tarp for sitting around during extended periods of rain while basecamping
Cooke Custom Sewing's Northwoods Dry Fly Edged with nylon tape, many guy out loops, no grommets to fail, field proven hundreds of miles north of the tree line.

In GEAR » Recommend a large tarp for sitting around during extended periods of rain while basecamping
May 08, 12:10pm

Re: A few projects I've been working on.
i need some advice on your tarp pitch. i also have a 5x9 and when i try and pitch it 1/2 pyramid there is never enough length for me to lay out and not touch the tarp, even on the diagonal. Can you...

In Make Your Own Gear » A few projects I've been working on.
May 06, 1:58pm

Re: A few projects I've been working on.
also, that .75oz yd is not square yards, it's sail maker's yards, which AYCE told me are smaller and it is also pre-coating. So the real weight will be something like .5oz more yep, (42 ...

In Make Your Own Gear » A few projects I've been working on.
May 06, 1:50pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim Colten

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TarpTent
My entry into the world of tarping was with Hernry's orginal squall. Later that year the Cloudburst was introduced. I contacted him about an idea of converting my squall to use an arched front p...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 30, 11:04am

Thru-Hiker.com
1) good products 2) friendly and useful help before ans after sale 3) great customer service I'd rate Thru-Hiker a 6 if that was an option

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 8:10am

Minibull Designs Pocket Puck
Hector, I had similar experience .... but only the first time I lit it. Since then I've been giving the pocket puck about 15-30 seconds more warmup time and it has always stayed lit. There is a...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 16, 6:04am