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Tarp and Bivy
Looks great, John. Light and simple and clean-looking. One question: you say "the top of the bivy is 2/3 of Argon 67 for WPB". Do you mean DWR? In any case, nice work. It looks handso...

In Make Your Own Gear » My new DIY Solo Setup
August 16, 10:38am

Chemical resistance of UHMWPE
Cameron, I have to disagree with you. Dyneema and Spectra are Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylenes. UHMWPE, like HDPE and LDPE, are among the most chemically inert polymers in common use. Only...

In GEAR » DEET and dyneema
July 30, 2:51pm

Chemical resistance of UHMWPE
This convention of calling fabrics that are 95% nylon "Dyneema" complicates every discussion about fabrics of this type. The Dyneema component of the fabric is essentially impossible to d...

In GEAR » DEET and dyneema
July 30, 1:37pm

Hi Adam, On the whole, the quilt has held up well. My wife and I have used it quite a bit (maybe 30-35 times). I would change a few things, if I was doing it over again. The 0.29oz nonwoven nylo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bonded Cuben down quilt
July 04, 9:43am

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

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