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Re: Re: Re: What size CF tube to match strength of alum tube?
"...Could you do my calculations for me? Ha! ..." -NL OK, I am a sucker for a good MYOG BPL Geek question. I calculated the EI for your tube (Aluminum 5/8" OD, 1/2" ID) = 0....

In Multiple Use Gear » What size CF tube to match strength of alum tube?
February 27, 3:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: What size CF tube to match strength of alum tube?
Young's modulus (Modulus of Elasticity) is usually the same in compression or tension. Matching the stiffness of tubes from dissimilar materials is pretty simple (as I showed above). Trying t...

In Multiple Use Gear » What size CF tube to match strength of alum tube?
February 27, 3:05pm

Re: What size CF tube to match strength of alum tube?
Sorry I missed this earlier and I am surprised another bpl geek hasn't answered you yet. I will provide an answer but make no guarantees I analyzed this correctly. I am a mechanical engineer ...

In Multiple Use Gear » What size CF tube to match strength of alum tube?
February 27, 10:54am

Re: "perfect cookset"
"Sounds an awful lot like the Trangia sets..." -BNB I think your right. I always forget to look at the Triangia cooksets because they throw in a brass cat food can and call them stoves.

In GEAR » The perfect cookset (in my brain)
February 26, 3:23pm

Re: Re: The perfect cookset (in my brain)
>>Are these close? close, but they have attached handles and they are crazy expensive.

In GEAR » The perfect cookset (in my brain)
February 26, 1:33pm

The perfect cookset (in my brain)
I can't figure out why no manufacturer seems to produce the perfect cookset that I picture in my brain. Here is what I have in mind: - material: Titanium or Aluminum... but I always picture...

In GEAR » The perfect cookset (in my brain)
February 26, 11:23am

Re: Knife? Fry Pan?
Unless you are a much better fisher than me, I wouldn't expect to be filleting too many fish in the high Sierra's. All the fish I ever catch fit nicely in a small pan and would require a s...

In Fishing » Knife? Fry Pan?
February 26, 10:23am

down with 20" pads!
First stop trying to squeeze yourself onto a 20" pad. Check out the 25" pads (or even Palatial 30" pads!). If you don't like vertical baffles check out something with horizon...

In GEAR » Comfortable sleeping pads?
February 25, 2:27pm

Re: Lighter
Greg, I wouldn't get the 0.005 stuff from ebay. I bought the 0.003 stuff from ebay (probably the same seller) and it does not seem to work at all. Either it is too thick or (I think more l...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
February 25, 10:21am

failed attempt #2
Failed Attempt #2: I decided to give it another try last night. In order to try and kickstart the reaction I tried a more confined volume (less oxygen) and higher temperature (higher reaction ra...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
February 21, 4:46pm

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