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About Me I manage the Fabrication Labs for a university architecture program, and teach design courses.
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Re: Argon silnylon
Very interesting. Ordered some of the red. Seems like even if it's too thin for a shelter, it might work well for a poncho or bivy bottom, or even VBL clothing.

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 03, 9:26am

Re: aquamira vs filter
I prefer no treatment at all if I'm confident of the source, but for the past few years I've used Aquamira drops when I think the water needs treatment. Convenient, simple. If I treat heavi...

In GEAR » aquamira vs filter
March 29, 8:37pm

Re: Should we support stove manufacturers who don't supply replacement parts?
I'd bet Roger Caffin has the tech specs you need for the o-ring. A supplier like McMaster-Carr (McMaster.com) is prob. a better bet than a local hardware store. Looks like the FMS-116T (Fire...

In GEAR » Should we support stove manufacturers who don't supply replacement parts?
March 28, 2:00pm

Re: JMT Trip in July - First Solo Long Distance Hike
A few thoughts about your planned itinerary. This gets into HYOH territory, so these are more like questions to ask yourself, rather than advice or recommendations. 100 miles in 14 days is a jus...

In Gear Lists » JMT Trip in July
March 28, 10:44am

Re: Clothes
Lance, I agree with Shawn above: a better organized list will make it easier to provide feedback. Weights in ounces (rather than fractions of pounds) with total base weight given in ounces AND pou...

In Gear Lists » JMT Trip in July
March 28, 9:48am

Re: Why a 4" grinder, not a dremel
Didn't mean it to come across as sniper fire, Delmar. Yeah, a Dremel cut will take some cleanup (I assume since my Ti mug is soft enough to have a few dents, it's soft enough to file smooth...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cutting down a Ti pot
March 27, 4:33pm

Re: Cutting down a Ti pot
A fiberglas-reinforced cutoff wheel in a Dremel tool should work--more control and much thinner kerf than a 4" wheel in an angle grinder. A die grinder (also with cutoff wheel) would be in bet...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cutting down a Ti pot
March 27, 1:16pm

Re: should be disclosed
*What* should be disclosed? Thru-Hiker sells Shield brand silnylon, and lists weight 1.1oz/sq yard base fabric, 1.4 oz./sq. yard after coating. DIYGearSupply sells a less expensive (presumably &...

In GEAR » Seam sealing weight gain?
March 27, 1:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Seam sealer WEIGHT?
I'm not a textiles expert, Ryan, but your example may be apples/oranges. I suspect the weight of shell fabrics for bags (or Cuben, in the case of zPacks shelters) is far more predictable from l...

In GEAR » Seam sealing weight gain?
March 27, 12:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Seam sealer WEIGHT?
"A matter of ethics," is pretty strong stuff, Aaron. By your own figures, you're talking about an increase due to fabric weight of 2-3 oz, or 6-9%. People who make their own gear (...

In GEAR » Seam sealing weight gain?
March 27, 11:11am

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