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Stuart R (Scunnered) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me "When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely in your thoughts advanced to the state of science, whatever the matter may be."
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Re: Bivying Tarp-Free?
In the places where I go hiking, the weather is either good enough to bivy or bad enough to require a tent. A tarp never comes into the equation.

In Philosophy & Technique » Bivying Tarp-Free?
January 03, 1:48am

Re: MYOG Winter Stove Stand
James I made this without the use of a lathe or even a drill press, so perhaps a brief tutorial is not out of the question if there is genuine interest. Almost all of the component parts are obtai...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
December 26, 12:27pm

MYOG A Winter Stove Stand
The modified Brunton stand is a great starter project, but the end product is far from light. After a couple of iterations in which a learned a few things which are not obvious, here is the final (...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
December 26, 7:27am

Re: How to Sew Guy Line Loops to Tent Fly??? Need Tips
There is a good tip in this BPL article: Basically, sew the tie-out loop to a patch of ...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to Sew Guy Line Loops to Tent Fly??? Need Tips
December 18, 2:03pm

Re: Recommendation for back up Winter Stove
The only gas that will work at -25F is pure propane and you can't get that in the normal screw-on canisters. If you want to use a pocket rocket (or any canister top stove) you will need to ke...

In GEAR » First time snow camping. Advice please.
December 17, 8:57am

Re: Re: Silicone/PU coated nylon
What are the advantages of a silicone/PU coating over regular silnylon? The hydrostatic head appears very similar to

In GEAR » Impregnation
December 16, 6:32am

Silicone/PU coated nylon
Roger You can get it from in your favourite colour PS why do posts not accept hyperli...

In GEAR » Impregnation
December 15, 1:56am

Re: Re: Single or some double wall tents, any difference?
> Having a separate mesh inner tent just adds to the weight in practice, while not really bring any special advantages I agree with Roger. If you are expecting strong wind or snow, a mesh inn...

In GEAR » Single or some double wall tents, any difference?
December 12, 2:17pm

Re: Question for HRP packing
I camped beside this lake (2300m) in early July with a 30 degree (F) bag and was just fine. Disclaimer: sleeping bag ratings are notoriously inaccurate

In GEAR » Haute Route Pyrenees, Gear List and Assessment
December 02, 3:21pm

Re: Canister stove in cold weather
I don't see much contact surface between the aluminium and the canister - you would improve the heat transfer if you could increase this. However, it's not necessary to heat the whole ca...

In Make Your Own Gear » Canister stove in cold weather
November 24, 2:28pm

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Coleman Exponent Non-stick Cook Kit
At first glance this looks like just another anodised aluminium cook set, but on closer inspection you will find that these pots have a real standout feature. There is a spiral groove machined or stam...

In Cookware - Other
March 29, 12:43pm