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Wax
Have you seen this commercially available wax burner? http://www.gattgen.com/ An MYOG stove of a similar design would be a tall order, so forget I mentioned it if you're just interested i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wax burners
October 18, 7:32pm

Irradiation
"*It should be noted that a SteriPen does not "kill" anything - it sterilizes. All the little bad guys in the water are still going to be in the water, and thus make it into your bod...

In GEAR » Sawyer MINI Filter
October 16, 10:07am

Gradations
Yes, solid copper wire. The marks are not perfectly straight, but they are very close. I forgot to mention that I taped the wire to the outside of the pot with strong packing tape (the pad went on ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Marking Gradations on Inside of Pot
October 10, 11:41pm

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

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