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David Gardner (GardnerOutdoorLD) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern California
About Me Long-time backpacker and ultralight fan. Day job as an attorney. Did civil and mechanical engineering before law school. Have a cottage business making super ultralight stoves, cook kits, trekking poles, polycryo tarp/tents and saws
CityPetaluma
StateCalifornia
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.GOLDGear.co

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Re: Awesome Conquistador Beer Can
Miller also makes 32 oz cans of the same diameter as the Foster's cans. Much cheaper than Conquistador if you're buying the cans full, but probably not as cheap as if you're able to get...

In GEAR » Awesome Conquistador Beer Can
March 12, 11:16am

Re: Windscreen downdraft
Disclosure: I make and sell conical windscreens. I've had great success with tight fitting windscreens, but they are all conical so that may be why they work so well. I think the shape may a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen downdraft
March 12, 10:56am

Re: Tarp camping in the rain
Depending on the number and spacing of your side tie-outs, it may be possible to stake the corners in and under until they meet, essentially closing off the end. In the pictures below I use a zippe...

In GEAR » Tarp camping in the rain
March 12, 10:19am

Re: Painting pot black
Disclosure: I make and sell brushed aluminum beer can pots. Originally I brushed the cans for aesthetic reasons. I continue to brush them because of test results like those below. One huge varia...

In Make Your Own Gear » Painting pot black
March 10, 11:46pm

Re: More Foster's Fun
Glenn, How tall is your windscreen? If it's shorter than your can, you can roll the windscreen and put it inside the can, along with the stove, fuel bottle, spoon and lighter. It's hard ...

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
March 10, 9:21pm

Re: Re: Stainless Steel and Titanium Windscreens
Actually, I suspect the cone does a pretty good job of focusing hot gas convection and IR radiation into the pot vs. an open fire. Haven't tested the concept yet. Probably not nearly as efficie...

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
March 10, 9:07pm

Re: New Half Pyramid Poly-cryo Tarp
Cool design Aaron. Where are you using the 4th stake? It looks in the pictures like there's one at the foot and 2 at the head? Would love to see a detail picture of your tie-outs and the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
March 10, 9:03pm

Stainless Steel and Titanium Windscreens
Glenn, If you make your windscreen from SS or Ti, and put four properly spaced little notches or 1/2 hole punches in the top edge of the cone, you can fill the cone with twigs/wood, then put two...

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
March 10, 3:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Eyelets and Bail Wire Alternative
Sorry, I meant "from here to there" not "there to here" so we can go see your other thread. I tried finding it in "Recent Threads" but didn't see it. Thanks.

In Make Your Own Gear » New Alcohol Stove Design (?)
March 10, 1:57pm

Re: Re: Eyelets and Bail Wire Alternative
Glenn, can you also throw in a link from there to here?

In Make Your Own Gear » New Alcohol Stove Design (?)
March 10, 1:06pm

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