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Dan, I would agree that the hot air will tend to cling to the pot as it rises. But even a gentle breeze will blow that column of air away from the sides of the pot. When I have boiled water without...

In Make Your Own Gear » Can a plain cylindrical windscreen be the pot support?
November 19, 5:34pm

Jamie, that jacket looks great. As others have said, the ratio of fill weight to total weight is very impressive. Nice work.

In Make Your Own Gear » M50 Down Max Pullover
November 17, 9:46pm

sleeping pads
"In summer or warm months it helps to moderate the temp between your body and the ground." Kevin, do you mean that the mat not only keeps you warm on cold ground but would also keep yo...

In GEAR » Results of comparing r-value, cost and weight to Downmat vs. Synmat
November 14, 12:50pm

I think "stove" might be a misnomer. This appears to be a campfire flue. The fire is on the ground and this flue goes over it. I think it is a clever design that could be useful in some s...

In GEAR » Seek Outside 'big sibling' hot tent wood stove
November 14, 11:34am

I use a dowel with sharpie markings on it to push out the glue. That way, you get exactly the same volume of each component. As Dustin said, the stuff originally recommended by Cubic Tech, which mo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hysol at retail stores?
November 11, 9:28am

Tad, kevlar roving (or "tow") is just a bundle of parallel fibers. It is usually available in small spools on ebay, but I don't see any right now. I do see small amounts of Vectran an...

In Make Your Own Gear » Metallury help needed for a MYOG Flash 30
November 07, 7:36pm

straight tubes
Tad, why not try straight aluminum or carbon tubes that meet at 90 degree angles? You could probably find Delrin or aluminum fittings for the joints, or you could fabricate fittings, or you could j...

In Make Your Own Gear » Metallury help needed for a MYOG Flash 30
November 07, 3:47pm

Fabric and Packs
I bought some of the white widow spectra from Seattle Fabrics several years ago, too. The selection of fabrics there is decent, and they often carry a few hard-to-find items, but they are just a cl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Two New Packs
November 04, 10:51am

Windproof fleece
I don't use fleece for torso insulation, but a thin windproof fleece balaclava is very warm and versatile, and I often bring it, with a down vest, for overnights around the Columbia River Gorge...

In GEAR » Is there any room for a windproof fleece?
November 03, 12:16am

Samuel, have you followed Lawson's thread about his shelter material? I haven't followed it closely, but that material sounds similar to the 2 oz DP laminate you have. Somewhat heavy for a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » .34 ounce Cuben over 10d nylon
November 03, 12:04am

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