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The TPU sealing film on the nylon fabric is a barrier. The water won't be in contact with the nylon. But I see no reason to be concerned about nylon. I put it in the same category as TPU. That ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Water bag/bladder
April 25, 1:52pm

Water containers
Hi Roleigh, I think polypropylene (less common) and polyethylene (more common) containers are as unlikely to leach anything into water as stainless steel, titanium, or glass. A polyethylene bott...

In Make Your Own Gear » Water bag/bladder
April 25, 12:48am

I agree with Kevin that slots and tabs are good alternatives to magnets, but they are more fiddly. I made a little woodstove with 0.005" Ti foil (a very brittle 15-3-3-3 alloy that was prone t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen secured by magnets
April 22, 1:30pm

I agree with Glenn; the only potential problem I can imagine is that the windscreen might not stay in place if the placement of the magnets exposes them to heat. The strongest magnets per unit weig...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen secured by magnets
April 22, 10:20am

I'm not sure of the answer, but it occurs to me that ultralight backpackers are willing to pay for a $500 cuben tarp/tent that replaces a $250 nylon one to save a few ounces. Tent manufacturers...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 03, 10:15am

I share JMole's curiosity about the weight. David, when you receive yours, would you mind weighing it for us?

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 03, 10:00am

I have read posts by others, too, who noticed varying amounts of down leakage through Nobul1. I guess it might be variation in fabric lots and variation in batches of down of a given fill power. Th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Momentum 50
March 31, 11:35am

Titanium Goat Nobul
I didn't go back through this whole thread to see if this has been mentioned already: Titanium Goat also sells two ultralight nylon fabrics that you could consider: Nobul1 and Nobul2. Nobul1 is...

In Make Your Own Gear » Momentum 50
March 30, 6:06pm

Fred, thanks for that explanation. The watertight bottom joint between the vessel and the chimney is the tricky part, and the difficulty of that part of the design is the only thing that prevents m...

In Make Your Own Gear » 3d printed plasticap
March 29, 9:41pm

Kevlar line
Nathan, I'm always interested in new UL backpacking gear startups, and I wish you the best of luck in your venture. One concern about one product though: you're selling twisted Kevlar line....

In Gear Deals » 10% off Accessories, Materials and Hardware at Cascade Craftworks Including NEW Aluminized Cuben!
March 28, 3:06pm

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