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Glue is inelegant
I don't like using glue, silicone sealant or flue tape for making alcohol stoves, as it's generally unnecessary, and is an inelegant solution to the problem for low-pressure burners. The...

In Make Your Own Gear » JB Weld for alcohol stove?
September 25, 10:47am

Cotter pin
The cotter pin is to provide something to spread the load in the hand, when using the pin vice to hold a sturdy needle when sewing tough materials such as leather, as you might have to for repairs....

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
September 05, 12:04pm

Punctuation is important...
> There is no such thing as a Cad plated aluminum anything. Excuse my poor punctuation; it was meant to be a list of two items that had been mentioned in the thread, only I used a comma inste...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
September 05, 4:25am

It's a sewing kit...
7075 aircraft spec aluminium, mil-spec, cadmium-plated cotter pins... Isn't this all just a bit OTT for a sewing kit...?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
September 04, 11:48am

resistor droppers
> Resistors are used to reduce the vehicles 12 v down to whats required for the led's They can be, yes, but, following a lightweight/efficiency ethos, you're better off using a switch...

In Make Your Own Gear » 9v LED Do-it-Yourself project
August 30, 8:29am

Other toothpaste
I confess that I use travel samples for toothpaste; either a 15ml thing of Thera-Med, or sample tubes of normal toothpaste (free from your dentist, usually). e.g. Thera-Med sample http://www....

In Make Your Own Gear » You know you're having fun when...
August 21, 5:54am

ah, that's what it is...
> I resorted to stuffing them with a pillow. [breathes sigh of relief] ;-) Chaps, I think, is the closest to what you have, although I guess they're individual leggings suspended fr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Crotchless Pants
August 20, 12:03pm

Waterproof zip
This might be used to replace my suggested placket (aka flap protecting the zip). But I think your logic regarding use and the big hole at the top is probably sound; how 'waterproof' do yo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding a zip to an Event Bivy.
August 12, 10:13am

If you can add a zip...
If you are competent at sewing a zip, then I don't see any real problem. I'd probably remove any seam seal tape (warm iron and brown paper; the reverse of my OM article on repairing waterp...

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding a zip to an Event Bivy.
August 11, 6:49pm

Can opener
A similar pot and lid can be created by the careful use of a side-cutting can opener, cutting the lid off below the rolled lip of the lid. The advantage of this method is that the rolled lip is ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Headache and Heartache For Opening ( tiny/small/medium/large/XL/SL) beer cans ?
July 26, 5:57am

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