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Re: Folding = Legal
> So folding the 1" samples in thirds made it WAY easier to load it in the jaws perfectly vertical and evenly tensioned. I just got a result of 36.8 pounds force which exceeds Cubic Tech...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber Meet My Tensometer!
July 17, 7:10pm

Re: Improved Results
Hi Chris, I wonder if you would get closer to CubicTech's numbers if you removed the effects of micro-tears at the edges by taking the 1 inch strip and folding/gluing the edges over. Al

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber Meet My Tensometer!
July 17, 10:39am

Bear Bag Pulley System used at Philmont
> To all it may concern: > > I spoke with one crew advisor on the phone about the bear bag system as proposed by Al Geist. Hi Mike. I just heard back from Philmont Crew 627-B-13 w...

In Philmont » Philmont Bear ropes
July 13, 7:38pm

Re: Sewing thru duct tape
> How did you manage to sew through the clear duct tape without gumming the needle? Hi Michael, When sewing the no-see-um to the taped edge of the tent body, I had to pause about every 12 ...

In Philmont » Homemade tents
July 12, 11:44am

Re: Haven is a well thougth out design
Steve writes: "I consider the Haven to be the best designed double wall, bathtub floor, ultralight two person backpacking shelter made so far. It might take some experience and practice to und...

In GEAR » No More pup tents please
June 28, 2:28pm

Re: My Observations
> We had one night where the forecast was for strong gusts, rain and hail so I did my own simulation and found that even 9" Easton stakes, in firm ground, at 45 degrees, pulled out easy wit...

In GEAR » SMD Haven - First Impressions
June 14, 8:33pm

Re: Aluminized LDPE tent body
> 6 wire stakes are 1.0 oz. Are you sure your listed stake weight is correct, Al? Your Tent looks nice Michael! Your stakes seem quite heavy. I just pulled out 6 wire stakes out of my tent...

In Philmont » Homemade tents
June 08, 11:18am

Re: Aluminized mylar tent body
> Did you try the Jay Ham "5 yards to SUL" tarp? No, I've gotten sidetracked. Instead of making Jay's tarp I've been busy testing ideas to build an under 2 lb version of...

In Philmont » Homemade tents
June 07, 6:25pm

Re: Aluminized mylar tent body
> How is your tent holding up? Hi Michael, Tent is continuing to hold up fine on our regular scout outings since Philmont. I've replaced the ground cloth once, that is about it. N...

In Philmont » Homemade tents
May 31, 12:01pm

Re: Quart freezer bags
> I regularly use freezer bag "cooking" techniques during our other outings and wonder if the same approach will work at Philmont. > Thoughts and feedback appreciated. Hi Greg,...

In Philmont » Philmont Food
May 27, 10:38pm

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