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Epoxy vs. Carbon Fiber
The only conceivable way that an epoxy adhesive would damage a carbon fiber component would be the following: 1) Carbon fiber is laid up with a resin that has amazingly poor resistance to solven...

In Make Your Own Gear » Room temperature cure epoxies
January 10, 11:33am

Plasma Bombardment
In addition to what Colin listed, the Spectra fibers have been plasma bombarded which serves to significantly raise their surface energy and thus their interaction with adhesives and other plastics...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG cheap version of cuben?
January 10, 11:17am

+1 for Homebrewing
I enjoy homebrewing tremendously for many reasons; geeking out, making styles that don't really exist, tweaking the perfect recipe for my wife (oatmeal stout with a IBU/GU ratio of 0.4), or jus...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 21 on the 14th!!
November 20, 12:25pm

Forget WalMart
WalMart's beer selection is shameful at best. I have trouble even finding one of my safety beers there. If you want to enjoy beer do yourself a favor and skip the Chinese embassy. The recomm...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 21 on the 14th!!
November 15, 12:52am

Tights?
What about medium-weight women's tights? Thicker than stockings of course but surely some of those moderately warm ones would be durable and not 2.5 oz/yd. I don't know that for sure I...

In Make Your Own Gear » Very light, stretchy fabric?
November 12, 6:29am

AirCore1
I know I'm more extreme than most but I prefer AirCore1 for any cord requirements including the rare stuff sack.

In Make Your Own Gear » What draw string line for stuff sacks?
October 21, 2:41pm

Insul-Bright
I know that this was the fabric of choice once upon a time thought I believe Sarah has found something else that she prefers. Insul-Bright

In Make Your Own Gear » Best material for pot/ziplock bag cozy?
October 16, 12:16pm

Further Measurements
I also reweighed 10 sets each in order to get more precise numbers and got the following: #14: 10 sets = 4.7 grams or 0.47 grams/set #16: 10 sets = 5.1 grams or 0.51 grams/set

In Make Your Own Gear » Plastic Snap tool
October 15, 7:12am

Not Mine
I can hardly take credit, I think I first read the suggestion here from Roger Caffin. None the less it is a solid idea which I've found to be perfect. Enjoy!

In Make Your Own Gear » Shoe Lights
October 15, 6:06am

Velcro Dots
Work brilliantly to secure these lights to whatever. I recommend stitching the fuzzy side to whatever and then just relying on the adhesive to stick the rigid side to the body of the light. I use...

In Make Your Own Gear » Shoe Lights
October 14, 10:21am

All Reader Reviews by Chris Lucas

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
So Santa brought me a men's small for Christmas. The fit for me is perfect. I'm 5'6" 130 pounds and typically wear a 14.5 32-33 dress shirt. I have full range of motion in this siz...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 25, 3:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Men's Size small: 114 grams Dries completely in a few hours and is very soft and comfortable. Of course, since it is synthetic it stinks to high heaven after two days of light use.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
June 12, 9:39am