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Nylon
Chris, thanks. Your link doesn't work for me, but I searched for it on ebay and found it. I don't know how I missed it before. That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks again.

In Make Your Own Gear » Light (<2oz) urethane coated nylon
July 17, 11:16am

Light (&lt;2oz) urethane coated nylon
I'm looking for a waterproof urethane-coated nylon (that can be seam taped) in the 1.2-2 oz weight range. The Impetus 1.2 available at DIY Gear Supply comes close, but Scott informed me that te...

In Make Your Own Gear » Light (<2oz) urethane coated nylon
July 15, 3:16pm

Epoxy
Dan, I've used Masterbond EP42HT-2FG as a coating for a water bath in the lab. Masterbond EP42HT-2FG is essentially a translucent amber paint. It is one of a dozen or more coating epoxies that ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sources for Carbon Fiber sheets (weaved, ready for resin)?
July 12, 3:35pm

Food safe
Dan, what is the name of the food-safe epoxy you found? There are two FDA standards for food-grade materials. The less stringent standard is FDA CFR 175.105. An epoxy that meets this standard is...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sources for Carbon Fiber sheets (weaved, ready for resin)?
July 12, 10:30am

Film
PE = polyethylene. A piece cut from a kitchen garbage bag.

In Make Your Own Gear » Sources for Carbon Fiber sheets (weaved, ready for resin)?
July 11, 10:30pm

Carbon
Yes, it's fairly easy to lay things up in carbon fiber. I posted about several items I made, including this knife sheath: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thre...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sources for Carbon Fiber sheets (weaved, ready for resin)?
July 11, 7:45pm

Ruta Locura
Dan, Josh at Ruta Locura doesn't advertise any composite layup supplies on his website. I don't know if he'd be willing to sell any of it. I made a carbon/kevlar composite lid for m...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sources for Carbon Fiber sheets (weaved, ready for resin)?
July 11, 4:09pm

Carbon
Yes, as Mike said, CST sales is one vendor with a decent selection, although I've found that their prices are higher than some others. Also, for an UL eating utensil, keep in mind that no c...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sources for Carbon Fiber sheets (weaved, ready for resin)?
July 11, 1:38pm

Guns
Chris, my points were specifically about considering pistols as an alternative to bear spray for backcountry protection from wolves in areas (like Alaska or northern Canada) where wolves are relati...

In GEAR » Pepper Spray lacking when wolf attacking
July 10, 5:26pm

Poles
I think David's point about one vs. two pole shelters makes sense. I have used both kinds and I've thought about this tradeoff. In high winds, when you'd want the edges of your shelter ...

In GEAR » Most storm worthy trekking pole tent?
July 10, 11:10am

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