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RE: Heat Exchanger vs. No Heat Exchanger
My limited experience with a JetBoil pan and small alcohol burners suggested that they're not a good match; quite a lot of sooting on the pan, and slow boil times. The thing to remember is t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Frankenstein: The Cook Kit. Questions / Comments / Critisms welcome
March 26, 6:42am

Why bother?
Surely, all you're trying to do is use the silnylon bag to protect the more fragile PE food bag. In which case, why do you need to attach the PE bag to the silnylon bag? Just roll up the PE b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Food storage bags
March 22, 10:07am

re: KISS
> I think you don't understand what I mean. You're right; I didn't. And, as you say, the resulting seam will be off-centre (the initial seam is roughly the centre of the panels)...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Felled Seam
February 28, 6:14am

re: windscreen hinge
Whilst I love the look of the Kapton tape hinge, I'd be concerned about its longevity. An alternative way of making a two-part windscreen is to use my flissure joint. Again, whilst the popp...

In Make Your Own Gear » Winter stove MkII
February 27, 12:00pm

purple asparagus bands and latex bands
The asparagus bands may be purple so that they are clearly visible during food preparation, in the same way that caterers use blue sticking plasters for small cuts, etc. Purple and blue are genera...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rubber band.....rubber band man.
February 27, 11:51am

Actually, the reason there are five layers is because the seam allowances are the same for the first seam; the two edges of the fabric are aligned, then the seam is sewn with a large seam allowance...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Felled Seam
February 27, 6:54am

I'd echo the concerns regarding the fragility of Ti foil. As soon as you crease it, you work harden it so much that it will crack very easily*. And if you try to glue it with JB Weld, the foi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Foil as a Bowl?
February 22, 8:45am

European zips
Actually, American men's zips are on the same side as European women's zips... I've no idea what side American women's zips are on... Judging by the placket in the picture, it loo...

In Make Your Own Gear » MAN-ifying a jacket
February 20, 6:07am

re: Re: Silicone floor wax
> Be very careful about lubricating the teeth on a zip. That's a good observation, Roger. I guess because I clean off almost all the polish, I've not had problems with this. Either ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Way to waterproof a zipper?
February 18, 11:38am

re: Re: Reflextix is a magic material, and DIY work can be better than most manufacturers
Denis, I think Tim was being complimentary... The only comment I'd make on your instructions compared to the way I did it was to note that you cut triangles out of the tape that hold the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - Reflectix Pot Cozy
February 18, 11:33am

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