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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: Secret?
Delmar, As tempted as I have been to describe the various methods I tried and what I finally came up with, I'm trying to make and sell ultralight products so I guess it's proprietary. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ridged Foster's Cans
March 04, 10:37pm

Re: Re: Ridged Foster's Cans
Yeah, Dan/Zelph's ridged Foster's cans are great. He's figured out a different way to do it. But, I believe they still have the plastic lining. Also, my tests indicate that brushed cans...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ridged Foster's Cans
March 04, 9:27pm

Ridged Foster's Cans
Giving credit where credit is due, I believe Dan Yeruski figured out how to do it first; Trail Designs figured out a way to do it too; and I have finally also figured out a way to fabricate ridges ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ridged Foster's Cans
March 04, 8:39pm

New Alcohol Stove Design (?)
Started playing around with penny stoves several weeks ago, but didn't like the priming, slow boil times, high fuel consumption, and need for a separate pot support. Came up with this design...

In Make Your Own Gear » New Alcohol Stove Design (?)
March 04, 8:30pm

Re: Al Bottles
Petra, There is a YouTube video on how to make alcohol stoves from Al bottles? I'll have to look for that.

In Make Your Own Gear » Micro XUL Alcohol Stove & Pot
March 04, 9:51am

Re: RE: "Micro XUL Alcohol Stove & Pot"
Hey Adam, I use the apps at Zen Stoves to design the windscreen: http://zenstoves.net/PotStands-Conical.htm#ConeTemplates Then I draw it on paper and cut it out for a template. To make a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Micro XUL Alcohol Stove & Pot
March 04, 9:49am

2-stake Poly-cryo Tarp
Aaron, Your design has inspired me to try a 4 stake design, with a bit more foot and shoulder room. Do you know what mil thickness the material is? Also, if I recall correctly from GGG 6....

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
February 10, 11:26am

Re: Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
I make ultralight saws for cutting wood to the proper dimensions. www.GOLDGear.co Nothing to assemble, no parts to lose, virtually indestructible. For the sake of comparison, a folding Ger...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
February 05, 1:27pm

Re: polycro tarp strengthened w/ fiber reinforced packing tape
I really like the reinforcement tape pattern, adding strength in all the directions of stress. To the extent that packing tape has exposure/UV issues, you could slice a roll of the 3M 2120 trans...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
January 16, 11:03am

Re: Nicely done
I attach the basswood grips with epoxy glue against the metal, then dip in Plasti Dip to enclose and bind everything. Sort of a belt and suspenders approach.

In Gear Deals » FS: Ultralight and Super Ultralight Saws - Free Shipping to BPL members
December 30, 1:43pm

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