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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

re: blog post
> but I mentioned you in the acknowledgements in my latest blog post. That's very kind, Jim, but I'm afraid I don't have time to read blogs; it's hard enough keeping up with t...

In Make Your Own Gear » A simple alcohol stove more fuel effecient than the Jim Wood Super Cat?
December 14, 11:06am

Re: Pleated Conical Alky
> Yes, my jets all bloom nicely. I suspect an ill-fitting inner wall. Jim, my apologies for the terse comment last night; I was being thrown out of the building... Since these burners are...

In Make Your Own Gear » A simple alcohol stove more fuel effecient than the Jim Wood Super Cat?
December 13, 11:03am

re: blooming jets...
Yes, my jets all bloom nicely. I suspect an ill-fitting inner wall.

In Make Your Own Gear » A simple alcohol stove more fuel effecient than the Jim Wood Super Cat?
December 12, 12:19pm

re: down proof fabric
Many years ago, I bought some Thinsulate Liteloft 110 to make some insulated salopette liners. When it arrived, I opened the bag up, and revelled in the lovely soft warmth... So much so that I st...

In Make Your Own Gear » Does Primaloft/Climashield/etc. need "down proof" fabric?
December 12, 11:15am

re: Re: Re: re: stoves & things
James wrote: 'My apologies to all.' No apology needed, James. I know I can sometimes sound a bit severe, but it's just my rather dry posting manner*, and I don't mean to be accu...

In Make Your Own Gear » A simple alcohol stove more fuel effecient than the Jim Wood Super Cat?
December 05, 12:03pm

re: passive white gas burner
Jim wrote: "Kevin,thank you for injecting a little science based rigor." I can't help it; it's my job... And, as I said earlier, there's no point comparing apples and oran...

In Make Your Own Gear » A simple alcohol stove more fuel effecient than the Jim Wood Super Cat?
December 02, 8:03am

Re: re: stoves & things
> Absolutely! Out solo, on fast moving UL trips, [alcohol] is the way to go. Right, now I think we're agreed ;-) > However, with larger canisters, the step function does indeed cros...

In Make Your Own Gear » A simple alcohol stove more fuel effecient than the Jim Wood Super Cat?
November 30, 10:55am

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