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David Gardner (GardnerOutdoorLD) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern California
About Me Long-time backpacker and ultralight fan. Day job as an attorney. Did civil and mechanical engineering before law school. Have a cottage business making super ultralight stoves, cook kits, trekking poles, polycryo tarp/tents and saws
CityPetaluma
StateCalifornia
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.GOLDGear.co

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Re: Re: Uses for hatchets and saws
There are some great saws out there that are half the weight or less of even the lightest hatchets. Ed Biermann makes a couple of great buck saws Sawvivor was also a good buck saw, but I un...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review
March 26, 11:07am

Stretchy Cord
I use 1/8" shock cord: http://www.amazon.com/T-W-Evans-Cordage-SC-108-050-50-Feet/dp/B00DKA4TSQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1395804462&sr=8-3&keywords=shock+cord (How does a perso...

In GEAR » Stretchy cord for tent guy lines?
March 25, 10:06pm

Re: Stretchy cord for tent guy lines?
You could make loops of shock cord a couple inches long and attach them to your tie-outs, then attach non-stretch cord to the loops. This gives enough stretch to get a nice tight pitch and also to ...

In GEAR » Stretchy cord for tent guy lines?
March 25, 8:02pm

Re: Re: Is it really an increase in efficiency?
Rats, should have recorded burn time too. Did not record burn time since assumption was that 15 ml of fuel represented a pretty good bench mark for efficiency. I will run another set of tests and w...

In GEAR » Faster Boil Times with a Polished Windscreen
March 25, 12:19pm

Cozies
A full size cozy is a beautiful thing for water-boil stovers vs. simmer stovers. I'm a boiler because I seem to incapable of making a simmer mechanism that I like, whereas a cozy is easy to mak...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 24, 10:25pm

Re: Re: Insulated Pot Lids
Have you tried comparing boil times for the cool pot lid vs. the light one? The cool lid seems to seal pretty well so it might actually work better.

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 24, 7:56pm

Insulated Pot Lids
Delmar, Performed some boil test on pot "hats" made from Thermofelt vs. bare aluminum pot lit vs. Thermofelt disc the size of the pot lid vs. no pot lid. Hat Disc of Thermofelt on alum...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 24, 6:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Excellent
Delmar, You're right, it was a "no ice" test. The reflectix seems to work very well. Only did one burn, but it was very close to the range of results for the welding blanket. Just a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 23, 7:44pm

Re: Re: Excellent
Glenn, You're surely right that the pad's effect on performance will vary between different kinds of stoves, but in general hotter. This stove and two others of different design all ran a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 23, 7:20pm

Re: Excellent
The main advantage of welding blanket vs. reflectix is that the welding blanket won't melt or burn. If you happen to spill some alcohol while filling the stove or accidentally knock the stove o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Welding Blanket Under Alcohol Stove for Winter Conditions
March 23, 10:09am

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