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"stove"
I think "stove" might be a misnomer. This appears to be a campfire flue. The fire is on the ground and this flue goes over it. I think it is a clever design that could be useful in some s...

In GEAR » Seek Outside 'big sibling' hot tent wood stove
November 14, 11:34am

dispensing
I use a dowel with sharpie markings on it to push out the glue. That way, you get exactly the same volume of each component. As Dustin said, the stuff originally recommended by Cubic Tech, which mo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hysol at retail stores?
November 11, 9:28am

Kevlar
Tad, kevlar roving (or "tow") is just a bundle of parallel fibers. It is usually available in small spools on ebay, but I don't see any right now. I do see small amounts of Vectran an...

In Make Your Own Gear » Metallury help needed for a MYOG Flash 30
November 07, 7:36pm

straight tubes
Tad, why not try straight aluminum or carbon tubes that meet at 90 degree angles? You could probably find Delrin or aluminum fittings for the joints, or you could fabricate fittings, or you could j...

In Make Your Own Gear » Metallury help needed for a MYOG Flash 30
November 07, 3:47pm

Fabric and Packs
I bought some of the white widow spectra from Seattle Fabrics several years ago, too. The selection of fabrics there is decent, and they often carry a few hard-to-find items, but they are just a cl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Two New Packs
November 04, 10:51am

Windproof fleece
I don't use fleece for torso insulation, but a thin windproof fleece balaclava is very warm and versatile, and I often bring it, with a down vest, for overnights around the Columbia River Gorge...

In GEAR » Is there any room for a windproof fleece?
November 03, 12:16am

materials
Samuel, have you followed Lawson's thread about his shelter material? I haven't followed it closely, but that material sounds similar to the 2 oz DP laminate you have. Somewhat heavy for a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » .34 ounce Cuben over 10d nylon
November 03, 12:04am

materials
Aaron, thanks for the diagram. Your design is unique, and I understand it better now that you provided an image. It is similar in some ways to some prototype Mountain Hardwear tent/bivys that were ...

In Make Your Own Gear » .34 ounce Cuben over 10d nylon
November 02, 7:00pm

materials
Aaron, I'm confused by several things in your post. First, you say that you are so hard on your gear that a 0.75 oz cuben tarp is not tough enough. I'd note that the tear strength of 0....

In Make Your Own Gear » .34 ounce Cuben over 10d nylon
November 02, 2:42pm

weight
I agree with Bob that the larger canisters, which are also often more squat in shape, probably have a higher fuel weight to canister weight ratio, but not by a very significant amount, I'd gues...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lightweight canister for lightweight stove
November 01, 5:18pm

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