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0.001" foil source?
Keith, I like the sound of 0.001" Ti foil (a 14g SBS!). Do you know of a source?

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium for windscreen, pot support.
February 23, 11:18am

Ti foil
I'd agree with the other posts, re. the use of 0.003" or 0.005" foil for windscreens. Thicker than that is unnecessary, and will be getting hard to work. Of course, it will depend...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium for windscreen, pot support.
February 23, 11:14am

Bodum Cafe Solo
I wonder if you've seen the Bodum Cafe Solo 'One Cup Brewer'? I spotted one in TK Maxx (TJX) a whle back, and thought that it might make a fairly lightweight travel brewer, as it use...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG SP 700 French Press, mark 1
February 19, 7:38am

anything interesting to report...?
> thanks man, I'm waaay beyond this now though. Anything interesting to report from where you are now?

In Make Your Own Gear » Alcohol Stoves: Best Simmer Design?
February 15, 12:44pm

puff...
> But that's not what the consumer wants to hear, so marketing obliges with promises. True enough. And many people seem to happily wash their Gore-tex items in detergent, as per the manu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Most Breathable Waterproof fabric?
February 15, 12:41pm

Event & Gore-tex are ePTFE
> I've recently met some garments by Endura using what they're calling "Expanded PTFE." (Polytetraflouroethylene methinks, aka Teflon.) I've looked at test graphs apparentl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Most Breathable Waterproof fabric?
February 15, 12:39pm

thanks
Glad you liked it, Jared. As I said in the article, it's not new, and I don't claim any novelty for the methods, but I was trying to collect them in a clear, concise article. As always,...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2.2 ounce stove system
February 12, 10:23am

getting carried away
It's all too possible to get carried away with making tiny stoves... Here's one I made a while back from a 'Femfresh' pump aerosol bottle. The bottle, next to a 250ml 'red b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Gram Weenie stove
February 12, 8:22am

types of fabric...
> There are different weights of many fabrics... there are different kinds of "Goretex." > I noticed that Epic isn't half bad, either, and unlike eVent it appears to be avai...

In Make Your Own Gear » Most Breathable Waterproof fabric?
February 12, 8:05am

smooth edge cuts
It's easy to get a nice, smooth edge to a cut-off can. Rather than hacking away at the can with a knife, or even using scissors, I find the easiest way is to simply score with a sharp blade ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2.2 ounce stove system
February 12, 7:48am

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