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Pot Lid Philosophy
I've made a variety of lids, and was wondering what the consensus was on non-rigid lids. Say foil, for example: it's too soft to be useful as a packing cover, and anything inside the pot co...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pot Lid Philosophy
May 01, 6:16pm

Re: Patagonia UL Down Shirt
Aren't there diminishing returns with tiny amounts of down compared to synthetic insulation? I think Richard Nisely stated that somewhere here. To gain an advantage over synthetics at this weig...

In GEAR » Patagonia UL Down Shirt
April 30, 10:12am

Re: Is one large boil more fuel efficient than two small?
I asked almost the same question about a year ago, and wound up doing a slew of tests: 2 X 8 oz. vs. 1 X 16 oz. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.htm...

In GEAR » Is one large boil more fuel efficient than two small?
April 27, 11:14am

Re: light lockblade knives
My choice is the SOG Flash 1, 1.2 oz. on my scale, 2.5" blade, 3.25" handle. Handles well for typical cutting tasks, not really for killing bears and making rafts. Also good for EDC. T...

In GEAR » light lockblade knives
April 23, 1:02pm

Re: Anyone handle the REI stuff travel pack in person?
I have last year's model, which looks similar to the 2011 model. The mesh shoulder straps are almost identical to the straps on my Flash 18 (c. 2009) in design, material, and width. Not sure if...

In Gear Swap » Anyone handle the REI stuff travel pack in person?
April 04, 10:04pm

BPL Bulwer-Lytton Contest
I thought the Contest & Sponsored Giveaway! would be ripe for lampooning in a Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest (BFLC) way, but I didn't want to pollute that noble thread, so here goes: &quo...

In Chaff » BPL Bulwer-Lytton Contest
March 30, 7:12pm

Re: Really thin velcro
Wow, that may work, and it's cheap too. But this does give me another hands-on source (maybe Lowe's and Home Depot). Thanks Nancy!

In Make Your Own Gear » Really thin Velcro -- source
March 28, 11:07am

Really thin Velcro -- source
The guys in our computer room have this 1/2" wide, really thin and flexible two-sided velcro. They use it to tie the computer cables and what-not together. It's like Velcro One-Wrap, but i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Really thin Velcro -- source
March 28, 10:40am

Re: Sunscreen Container
I use old contact lens cases. "Advances" (i.e., cost-cutting) in plastics have made these very lightweight, and with a free case packaged with some packaging. They're definitely water...

In GEAR » Sunscreen Container
March 28, 7:35am

Re: Daypack with Large Front Mesh Pocket?
Thanks everyone for their input. I think Ben got the closest to the mark. Just looking for something even simpler, like an REI Flash 18 without the daisy-chains, and instead, a mesh pocket. I don&#...

In GEAR » Daypack with Large Front Mesh Pocket?
March 26, 8:23pm

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