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Pure Spectra/Dyneema fabric for $45/yard
Just thought I'd post this because it is the lowest price I've seen for pure UHMWPE fabric: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/High-Quality-Dyneema-Woven-Fabric-Plain-Weave-Spectra-Fabric-Wh...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pure Spectra/Dyneema fabric for $45/yard
October 10, 11:22pm

Marks
I made gradations in my titanium pot by pressing a piece of thick copper wire (ends rounded with a file) into the side with a C-clamp (wire on one side, fleece pad on the other). This gives embosse...

In Make Your Own Gear » Marking Gradations on Inside of Pot
October 10, 11:08am

1mm line
Plain old braided spectra/dyneema fishing line or kite line is very slippery, whereas polyester kite line, like the Oware stuff described in this thread, is much less slippery and holds knots bette...

In GEAR » The best 1mm Line
October 09, 1:50pm

tubing
The tubing I use is 3/16" outside and 1/8" inside (wall is 1/32"). It is NSF/ANSI 61 certified drinking water grade clear polyurethane tubing from Smallparts.com. They sell 25 feet o...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini rocks!
October 08, 3:11pm

Tube
Ah. Yes, we were totally making different assumptions about the outlet tube. That explains it. It didn't occur to me that you might be imagining a trickle of water through an air-filled out...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini rocks!
October 08, 1:44pm

Filter position relative to tubing
Dean said: "I don't think that's correct. As long as the tubing is big enough that resistance isn't much of an issue then putting the filter at the end of the tubing makes for a hi...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini rocks!
October 08, 10:34am

Gravity
Harris, a few feet of tubing between the filter and the clean water bag would work, too. As long as the tubing doesn't collapse, it will function the same way with the filter at the top end of ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini rocks!
October 07, 9:38pm

Thickness
dk, it's easy to get confused. I can't keep them straight most of the time. By my calculation, a one square foot piece of 30 gauge PVC film should weigh about 3.25oz. A piece of the sam...

In Make Your Own Gear » Material to make a tent window -- Help, please!
October 01, 3:07pm

PVC thickness
dk said: "The boat supply company I found on Google carried 20 and 30 gauge vinyls, so I assume both are pretty heavy duty. 30 would be the lighter of the two, so I might go for that." ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Material to make a tent window -- Help, please!
October 01, 2:31pm

Layers
That makes sense. The shirt seems like a good find. Keep us updated about your experience. If it holds up alright I'm inclined to order one.

In GEAR » Outer Bounds Polypro fleeces.
October 01, 2:05pm

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