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re: Variations on Fins on a Rockstar can
Nicely done HX , David. Having folded a lot of Al for the SqueezeBox stove, I'd suggest running something along the short folded section if you want to flatten it; if the foil is soft and th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fins on a Rockstar can
January 11, 10:55am

the contentious script
Well, as the originator of the troublesome clone generator script, I've been pondering this thread, and I guess it's time to comment. It was never my intention to cause damage to Rand an...

In Make Your Own Gear » My Caldera Clone
January 11, 6:13am

re: alternative sewing?
The other thing I thought of last night is the use of zig-zag stitching, rather than a simple straight seam. Anything to break up that line of weakness. Zig-zag stiching is commonly used in load-...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dynamic Reinforcement Patch Testing
January 06, 7:53am

alternative sewing?
If the failure is at the sewn seam (circumferential), why not change the sewing to radial lines from the attachment point? It might cause the tie-out to tear into strips, but this might at least h...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dynamic Reinforcement Patch Testing
January 05, 11:56am

re: Credit where it's due-
[cough]Flissure joint[/cough] ;-)

In Make Your Own Gear » Pleated conical alky stove
January 05, 11:46am

re: Ascensionist fabric and Dryskin
My recollection of the Ascensionist (and ReadyMix before it) is that the fabric is very tightly woven; much more so that Dryskin. It's also thinner, with a much lighter 'fluff' on the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Patagonia Ascensionist-esque fabric?
December 20, 6:14am

re: testing air permeability
I prefer to blow through fabrics to test their permeabilities. This is because I can detect the warm breath passing through the fabric with my hand, whereas, if I suck, I don't know whether ai...

In Make Your Own Gear » Clothing Material Advice.
December 20, 6:09am

re: lawyers
> But still, lawyers! There probably wasn't a warning sticker on the stove saying "do not kick the stove around a hut and then try to light it", so, had anything gone seriously...

In Make Your Own Gear » EPIC for a Breathable Shelter
December 19, 12:03pm

re EPIC treatment
> Hum ... does the Teflon coating around the fibres in EPIC confer a similar resistance? Isn't EPIC a silicone encapsulation process, rather than PTFE? [Tries to find information on Ne...

In Make Your Own Gear » EPIC for a Breathable Shelter
December 19, 11:59am

re: Conic Walled Template
sent :-) Oh, and another thought occurred to me about your first burner; it may be that the vapour simply isn't meeting the inner flame and igniting. Try wafting the flame about gently afte...

In Make Your Own Gear » A simple alcohol stove more fuel effecient than the Jim Wood Super Cat?
December 15, 11:25am

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