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wow
Nicely done, David. Looking forward to the burner test. p.s. an infrared thermometer is not part of my home repair arsenal. What else do you use that for?

In Make Your Own Gear » Painting pot black
December 29, 5:04pm

yep
I used the same stove used with each pot, but I wasn't strict about water temperature or environmental conditions. Would be interesting to see results from multiple tests using two identical st...

In Make Your Own Gear » Painting pot black
December 29, 3:18pm

tests
3-4 tests in garage. Not rigidly controlled, but every time a faster boil by 20-30 sec. I wonder as well about paint slowing heat transfer. On the other hand, everyone knows that black is hotter...

In Make Your Own Gear » Painting pot black
December 29, 1:22pm

Painting pot black
Just received a 700ml Ti pot from Backcountry.com. Has anyone painted the exterior of this type of pot black and compared boiling times? With a Heiny pot I get a boil 20-30 seconds faster if it'...

In Make Your Own Gear » Painting pot black
December 29, 10:40am

xpac
The only other place to get it is dimension polyant. They typically make the stuff to fill large custom orders, but they do often have limited supplies in stock that they will sell by the yard. The...

In Make Your Own Gear » XPAC Sources?
December 19, 9:24pm

hipbelt foam?
What foam do y'all like best for hipbelts?

In Make Your Own Gear » Foam for Backpack Straps?
December 16, 10:39am

Scout edition?
Henry, What's the chance of producing a scout edition of the Notch or Moment made with polyester to bring the cost down like SMD did with their new Trekker/Scout tent? For scouts the Moment ...

In Gear Deals » Tarptent Notch
December 07, 1:08pm

Anyone ...
... know where to buy the power stretch mesh used on the GG Gorilla?

In Make Your Own Gear » ULA Ohm mesh
December 05, 1:02pm

Thanks ...
... for all of the great feedback.

In Make Your Own Gear » UL Backpack Fram Question
December 02, 1:29pm

bending aluminum
Does anyone know how to make an aluminum hooped frame like GG or SMD uses? I thought I read on here that you can buy a tool at harbor freight to bend aluminum rods, but I can't seem to find tha...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL Backpack Fram Question
December 01, 5:19pm

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