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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
My Website URLhttp://www.GOLDGear.co

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Re: ESBIT & pot buildup
A tip I learned from John Abela at last year's GGG in NorCal is to coat the bottom and lower sides of your pot/can with a few drops of Dr. Bronner's soap (whatever flavor you like) before y...

In GEAR » Esbit Corrosive?
March 14, 6:11pm

Re: Frustum cone mapping
Also, Zen Stoves has an app at the website that will do the calculations for you: http://zenstoves.net/PotStands-Conical.htm#ConeTemplates

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
March 14, 4:09pm

Re: Thanks.
"Looks like you put snaps on the sides? What kind, did they work? You can pull them apart without tearing the poly? You pretty happy with the poncho's functionality, other than the hot hoo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rainproof Headgear to go with MYOG PolyCryo Poncho?
March 14, 11:51am

Re: Rainproof Headgear to go with MYOG PolyCryo Poncho?
Hey Delmar, Funny you should ask...I made a polycryo poncho for GGG 6.0 to also use as a ground sheet. I tried my hand at making a hood on it too. Thank god I didn't have to wear it, since i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rainproof Headgear to go with MYOG PolyCryo Poncho?
March 13, 9:49pm

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

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