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re: deodorant
> My experience has been that once I cool down and dry off, whatever smell there is drops significantly. Different people have different bacterial flora on their bodies, determined by a whole...

In Make Your Own Gear » Deodorant in a chapstick tube
October 11, 11:23am

re: hollow punches
I've used hollow punches for making holes in Al foil, and it's fine (I use it onto two layers of cereal packet cardboard, on a quarry tile floor). Even then, the edges of the hole are depr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sheet metal punch for stove project
October 09, 11:12am

what's really needed...
What's really needed is a punch that clamps the thin workpiece first between two clamp pieces, and then passes the punch through closely-machined holes in the upper and lower parts of the clamp...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sheet metal punch for stove project
October 09, 11:05am

re: SqueezeBox
> Origami meets the ultralight hiker kitchen! ;-) Newton, glad you liked it. It made it to BPL briefly at the time, but seemed largely to fall down the cracks... The idea won Alpkit's...

In Make Your Own Gear » canister windscreen
October 03, 12:09pm

folds are useful...
The rigidity provided by a simple fold is very useful*, and I started playing with foil BBQ trays, and then developed the idea into the SqueezeBox Stove, which involves some tedious double-folds......

In Make Your Own Gear » canister windscreen
October 01, 11:33am

lightweight mirror
Many years ago, I thought about playing with a very lightweight mirror created using a flexible, metallised plastic (e.g. acrylic mirror 'glass'), mounted onto a vacuum ring system. You...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Light telescope.
October 01, 11:18am

re: rethink...
> This image made me rethink everything ... LOL! Ah, you found R_Mac's blog, then...

In Make Your Own Gear » BatCave - TentBivy
September 14, 8:44am

using two poles
If you use walking poles, then they can obviously be used to support the shelter. Some other examples can be found here. The crossed poles idea I've thought of using means that they sort of...

In Make Your Own Gear » BatCave - TentBivy
September 13, 11:07am

bivvy bug niche
Your design is moving closer to an old one, the Bivvy Bug Niche. [this is an observation, not criticism...] I do like the SketchUp models.

In Make Your Own Gear » BatCave - TentBivy
September 13, 10:47am

Typo...?
I would suspect that they failed to type a second '0'; i.e. my guess is that the FP is 700 or more. Don't ask us what we think; if their spec isn't clear, ask them to clarify; af...

In Make Your Own Gear » Duck Down Fill Power
August 29, 7:50am

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