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Re: Interesting Knife
that blade is made from Damascus steel. The method of manufacture was lost a long time age and only recently has the process been rediscovered. apparently the organic looking pattern on Damascus s...

In GEAR » Interesting Knife
January 03, 2:16pm

Re: How do I re-waterproof eVent MLD Rain Mitts ?
Nikwax is not a waterproofing treatment. It is only a water repellent finish (DWR). Even if the DWR completely failed the Event fabric will still be waterproof due to the plastic Event membrane g...

In GEAR » How do I re-waterproof eVent MLD Rain Mitts ?
January 02, 1:04pm

Re: MSR white gas stove pump failure
"Some people blame "bad fuel", so I searched for that. What's bad "Coleman fuel"? In other words, can anyone explain what happens to the fuel when it goes bad? Do some ...

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
January 01, 9:46pm

Re: Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 3: Performance of Inverted Canister and White Gas Stoves For Boiling Water and Melting Snow at Subzero (F) Temperatures
Questions: 1. What type of canister fuel was used, butane propane mix or isobutane propane mix? Butane boils at about 0C while Isobutane boils at about -15C. Also what was the mix ration % ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 3: Performance of Inverted Canister and White Gas Stoves For Boiling Water and Melting Snow at Subzero (F) Temperatures
January 01, 6:23pm

Re: Waterproof Breathable Fabric
From time to time people do post about their project with Event fabric. Someone does sell Event it but I don't know who.

In Make Your Own Gear » Waterproof Breathable Fabric
December 28, 2:39pm

Re: Re: 2wd front wheel drive car in the sierra nevadas
Since my parents moved to Bend Oregon I have driven highway 97 a number of times in the winter. Frequently the road is covered in packed snow. My car is a front wheel drive car. My brother has a...

In GEAR » 2wd front wheel drive car in the sierra nevadas...
December 26, 4:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Last piece of my puzzle: A lighter weight metal water bottle. Ideas?
Are there methods for stripping the lining from the aluminum bottles? Combination of heat and chemicals perhaps? The plastic lining is typically very thin. It's only purpose is to prevent t...

In GEAR » Last piece of my puzzle: A lighter weight metal water bottle. Ideas?
December 26, 3:45pm

Re: Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
years ago my dad had something get in his sleeping bag when he was sleeping. When he noticed it he didn't move in case it was a snake. However after a while the animal did move and he could t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
December 26, 1:37am

Re: waterfi a Kindle
I haven't used this product. However the Kindle is charged through a USB connector. The connector itself must not be coated otherwise the wires would not conduct electricity and the kindle wo...

In GEAR » waterfi a Kindle
December 22, 10:18pm

Re: Restore DWR on Goretex jacket?
Looking for suggestions here for a used goretex jacket. After hi hopes, it let water in after about 5 minutes in the shower. The seam at the collar is missing, not likely the cause: my lower back w...

In GEAR » Restore DWR on Goretex jacket?
December 21, 5:24pm

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