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I agree with Dan. That paper towel might have gotten wet with a five pound weight on top. And it might be that a weight would only be necessary for observation of leakage because it squeezes water ...

In GEAR » Cuben Ground = Sieve
September 19, 9:00pm

Cuben vs. "space blankets"
"As I read it, each is a BoPET, or Mylar (biaxially oriented PE) laminated to fibers--High Molecular Weight PE, in the case of Cuben. Aluminization involved for SBs. If you didn't care muc...

In Make Your Own Gear » How is Cuben mylar not-equal space blanket mylar?
September 17, 12:58pm

Body odor and individual variation
Justin said "Eric, maybe azns don't smell as bad as us Europeans ;) It is really interesting that some people have issues while others don't at all." Actually, this is true. P...

In GEAR » Synthetic Stink: Scientifically proven
September 12, 12:07pm

I would love to switch over to merino from synthetics. I tried it. I got a 150wt merino shirt and used it several times for hiking and running. I have never in my life been so overheated with so li...

In GEAR » Synthetic Stink: Scientifically proven
September 08, 10:31pm

Diluted chlorhexidine
I wash my synthetics in diluted Hibiclens (chlorhexidine). It leaves an antibacterial film on the fibers and my subjective assessment is that it helps to control odor until the next wash. I'm r...

In GEAR » Synthetic Stink: Scientifically proven
September 08, 5:57pm

I second Paul's recommendation. Butcher paper and Tyvek have worked well for me for making patterns for cuben shelters. As Paul wrote, paper has zero stretch, so fiddling with the paper model w...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
September 08, 4:53pm

Tarp and Bivy
Looks great, John. Light and simple and clean-looking. One question: you say "the top of the bivy is 2/3 of Argon 67 for WPB". Do you mean DWR? In any case, nice work. It looks handso...

In Make Your Own Gear » My new DIY Solo Setup
August 16, 10:38am

Chemical resistance of UHMWPE
Cameron, I have to disagree with you. Dyneema and Spectra are Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylenes. UHMWPE, like HDPE and LDPE, are among the most chemically inert polymers in common use. Only...

In GEAR » DEET and dyneema
July 30, 2:51pm

Chemical resistance of UHMWPE
This convention of calling fabrics that are 95% nylon "Dyneema" complicates every discussion about fabrics of this type. The Dyneema component of the fabric is essentially impossible to d...

In GEAR » DEET and dyneema
July 30, 1:37pm

Hi Adam, On the whole, the quilt has held up well. My wife and I have used it quite a bit (maybe 30-35 times). I would change a few things, if I was doing it over again. The 0.29oz nonwoven nylo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bonded Cuben down quilt
July 04, 9:43am

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