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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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Eyelets and Bail Wire Alternative
@Glenn: I picked up an eyelet kit at a local crafts store, and it worked great. Thanks for the tip (I didn't even know that eyelet kits existed before you wrote about it). I used a step drill b...

In Make Your Own Gear » New Alcohol Stove Design (?)
March 10, 11:01am

Improved Windscreen Design
@Adam: Thanks. I've just run 10 boil tests, and the new windscreen design also improves fuel economy. The system now uses slightly less than 13 ml to get a boil (a 9% improvement) in an aver...

In Make Your Own Gear » New Alcohol Stove Design (?)
March 09, 1:26pm

Windscreen Design
@Adam: I was surprised at how much of a difference the tight-fitting windscreen makes, but it definitely works better. I think at least a part of it is that the hot top of the windscreen touches th...

In Make Your Own Gear » New Alcohol Stove Design (?)
March 09, 10:14am

Re: Re: New Alcohol Stove Design (?)
@Thayne: Thanks @Glenn: With a windscreen, absolutely. It's an integral part of the system. I mentioned under one of the photos "sans windscreen for clarity." But it would have ...

In Make Your Own Gear » New Alcohol Stove Design (?)
March 08, 9:59pm

Annealing Temper
I do not know exactly what temper it produces. It makes the aluminum more malleable and keeps it from cracking, crinkling or breaking when rolled. I use the self-cleaning cycle in my oven. I kno...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ridged Foster's Cans
March 06, 8:41pm

Re: Re: BPA in Foster's Cans
Glenn, Thanks for explaining "OP" for me. Rolling the ridges does not get rid of the plastic lining. The plastic lining is removed by another part of the process. Annealing at 800* ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ridged Foster's Cans
March 06, 6:55pm

BPA in Foster's Cans
Well, one thing is for sure. If the plastic lining of the Foster's can is removed there is no possibility of any BPA getting into your water or food.

In Make Your Own Gear » Ridged Foster's Cans
March 06, 4:41pm

Re: Cool Rig
I put a piece of balsa on the anvil, which forms valley/troughs for the wheels to push against.

In Make Your Own Gear » Ridged Foster's Cans
March 06, 9:35am

Re: Re: Ridged Foster's Cans
Adam, my rig requires a wide mouth. It barely fits in the can. It could be made smaller, but I'm not sure it would have the necessary rigidity. 1" is pretty small, though it would be very ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ridged Foster's Cans
March 06, 12:26am

"Weatherproof" 3M Tape for Shock cord tieouts
3M makes an "all weather" duct tape, which is supposedly more durable than their own "tough" transparent tape: http://www.amazon.com/Scotch-Heavy-All-Weather-1-88-Inch-45-Yar...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
March 05, 11:42pm

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