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Heat Exchanger
"A mid-sized grease pot with a built in "fresnell" style heat exchanger to increase the bottom area by about 15-20%, and a tight fitting wind screen is what I use on most camping tri...

In GEAR » My Latest Alcohol Stove Design
October 26, 10:21am

I agree that it seems prudent to be cautious about using plastic or plastic lined containers with hot food or water. It seems to me, though, that some are likely safer than others. My reading in th...

In Make Your Own Gear » PB jar vs hot water...
October 23, 10:05am

Plastic containers
I've done that same experiment. It seems that about 20% of ultralight backpackers will eventually feel compelled to shrink a peanut butter jar with hot water. The Glad Lockware and Ziploc T...

In Make Your Own Gear » PB jar vs hot water...
October 21, 9:11pm

Food bag leader
When I was hunting for line for this purpose, I considered bowstring, "fused" fishing line, monofilament fishing line, and metal wire. I chose the bowstring because it is stronger than an...

In GEAR » Does slick Spectra bear bag line deter rodents climbing down it?
October 21, 10:12am

bear bag line
I've wondered about this, too. I also have an Outsak, but I've wondered if I might be able to leave it at home and just hang the food bag from a slippery, small-diameter string in areas whe...

In GEAR » Does slick Spectra bear bag line deter rodents climbing down it?
October 20, 10:24pm

triangular hammock tents
They're neat, but probably weigh more than 20 lbs each. I can imagine a version made with Amsteel and ripstop nylon that might weigh 5-7 lbs, but I don't see much appeal beyond novelty. I d...

In GEAR » Tree tent hammock tent hybrid
October 19, 6:02pm

Have you seen this commercially available wax burner? An MYOG stove of a similar design would be a tall order, so forget I mentioned it if you're just interested i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wax burners
October 18, 7:32pm

"*It should be noted that a SteriPen does not "kill" anything - it sterilizes. All the little bad guys in the water are still going to be in the water, and thus make it into your bod...

In GEAR » Sawyer MINI Filter
October 16, 10:07am

Yes, solid copper wire. The marks are not perfectly straight, but they are very close. I forgot to mention that I taped the wire to the outside of the pot with strong packing tape (the pad went on ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Marking Gradations on Inside of Pot
October 10, 11:41pm

Pure Spectra/Dyneema fabric for $45/yard
Just thought I'd post this because it is the lowest price I've seen for pure UHMWPE fabric:

In Make Your Own Gear » Pure Spectra/Dyneema fabric for $45/yard
October 10, 11:22pm

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