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Best materials for hiking in freezing temps.
I'm looking to make a light jacket for night hiking in temps down to 20F or so. For insulation down is out because of sweat, so APEX or Primaloft (others?) are in. What weight insulation sh...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best materials for hiking in freezing temps.
February 06, 1:00pm

Sunday scene?
What is the scene like on Sunday for a walk in?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 1/25-27, 2013 Henry W Coe
January 24, 8:24pm

Re: Dies
The pix of the dies I found thumbing to the left from the lighter pix. They show a beer can turned into a double wall with insulation inside.

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
January 23, 9:42pm

Toothpaste carrier
If you like using toothpaste, squeeze a bunch into a plastic straw and fold the ends over. One end gets taped permanently shut, the other has an easy to remove rubber band. This works for all k...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » can anyone beat my toothbrush and paste weight?
January 23, 9:39pm

Leatherman Style
The Leatherman Style at 23g is what I carry. 1.6" blade, scissors, file, tweezers. I've never used the file, but everything else has proved very handy, and often so.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » unltralite knife
January 23, 9:23pm

Dies
Zelph - I take it the dies for forming the double wall can are meant to nest together. Is that for easy removal of the can? Why are there two centers? Different inner walls? I have got to g...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
January 23, 8:55pm

Donut stove
Now I know what I'll be doing tonight. Really, really nice.

In Make Your Own Gear » Donut shaped center draft alcohol stove
January 23, 8:06pm

Right track
Zelph - I like the ribs. I bought some nylon sliding shower door wheels with bearings today to make a bead roller. Two flats and one rounded. Will post if they work. The video with the peen-bean...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Windscreen Design
January 22, 8:26pm

fins results
It seems clear from the smoke trails off the fins that the fins sapped heat out of as-yet-uncombusted gasses which then condensed on the can. In a jetboil, the gas is all burned before it gets to ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Windscreen Design
January 22, 3:55pm

Re: radiant heating
Check out Caswell for diy anodizing. I'm sure you could make a rig that only anodizes the exterior. Not sure if it is worth the effort. That said, paint doesn't conduct heat so well and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Windscreen Design
January 21, 2:09pm

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