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Re: More wire on the way
Greg, You should have told me you were going to order 0.003, I would have sent you some of mine. You can get 0.001 from Omega. -Ben

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
March 13, 9:37am

Are you in the UK?
http://www.zappos.com/inov-8-roclite-295-grey-lime

In GEAR » Help please trail runners
March 12, 2:49pm

Re: Sleeping Bags: Fill weight, cut, thermal efficiency
Well, I think either temperature rating would work (depending on how cold of a sleeper you are). The question you need to answer is how often are you going to need/want the extra 10°F temperature...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bags: Fill weight, cut, thermal efficiency
March 12, 2:45pm

Re: The experiment with flask
"...I'm still curious if I will be able to make lighter with battery: just preheat the wire with electrical current while in methanol vapors...." RC Airplane glow plugs would be pe...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
March 11, 4:08pm

nice!!
Thanks Dan! looks good. It sounds like you had to play around a bit to get a stove configuration that lit easily. Is that correct? My own project has been at a standstill since I have been ...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
March 07, 9:51pm

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

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