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Re: feeling lazy
With only four vertical poles, only two will be against your back. That will be two flat ridges up each side of your back, then the hoops on either side will be protruding into you. It doesn'...

In Make Your Own Gear » idea for a UL, fabric less backpack--bamboo, carbon fiber, dyneema line--suggestions, feedback welcomed
January 30, 10:50pm

Omega thermocouple wire
http://www.omega.com/pptst/SPPL.html As far as I can tell, your link is for pure platinum wire for use as the negative terminal in type R and S thermocouples. I am pretty sure the stuff I bough...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
January 30, 8:09am

Re: Re: Re: Platinized Titanium Anode 2"x3"
According to the ebay ad I bought pure platinum thermocouple wire, though the ad was thin on details. Standard high temp thermocouples use a pure platinum wire with a platinum alloy wire to form t...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
January 28, 11:08pm

Re: Platinized Titanium Anode 2"x3"
I bought the last 10 inches from the ebay listing... sorry :( They have some 0.005" stuff for $2.50/inch. That anode certainly might be a better deal. I wonder how the plating will hold u...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
January 25, 5:16pm

Re: Fancee Feest is somewhere
I see 4 support wires and the little ball, so maybe 6 inches or so of wire. It probably contains somewhere around $10-30 worth of platinum wire. I question whether I fully understand how the cata...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
January 25, 12:00pm

Re: Re: Can we make one today?
Zelph, Was it able to directly light your fancy feast stove? I don't see why it shouldn't be able to. Also, do you think you could take a close up photo of the catalyst? I am trying...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
January 25, 9:28am

Can we make one today?
Does anyone know how these things work? The best I could find on the web was this page: http://www.toledo-bend.com/VCL/articles/index.asp?request=catalytic It appears that platinum reacts wi...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
January 24, 6:17pm

Feedsacks are another option: http://www.backpacking.net/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=154834#Post154834

In Make Your Own Gear » Big blue ikea bag pack
January 22, 6:12pm

Re: Modified Titanium Pot
wow... really impressive project. After the amount of effort you went through to glue that thing on, I think I would have went down to a weld shop and had them spot weld it on for $20 or so. I w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Titanium Pot
January 08, 1:44pm

Re: Unavailable
yeah... I can't seem to find it anywhere. Probably a liability issue :(

In GEAR » Coleman 1Lb Propane tank to Primus Omnilite adapter
December 28, 11:47am

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