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re: drooping sides
> Nice idea, but the stuff is thin. Even if the corners stand up with some sort of reinforcement, the sides will droop. That's true of almost all groundsheet materials. At least of any g...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Bathtub!
March 30, 9:08am

impromptu bathtub?
Well, you can fold a raised corner in any sheet material. Turn up the edge of each side of the corner, make a diagonal fold in the corner (this will tend to form of its own accord as you turn the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Bathtub!
March 30, 7:16am

re: huge tent
The MHW Space Station is 3m tall, and uses 13mm poles. It uses 11 of them, though... (A friend of mine has one, bought at a car boot sale for a tiny fraction of the RRP. I remembered the poles...

In Make Your Own Gear » Calculations for Tent Poles
March 28, 11:34am

re: snow loading
> Snow loading - you didn't mention what thickness of snow? Jennifer mentioned 'All loading values were determined using the National Building Code of Canada'. This makes me thin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Calculations for Tent Poles
March 28, 6:12am

re: water filter advice
> Tannins are NOT harmful. No that's fair, but the OP was bothered by the taste, so I guess we tried to address his enquiry. > Bugs and w*** in the water can be, but not tannins. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » water filter advice
March 22, 12:04pm

flocculation
This question pinged one of those deep memories, so I googled and found this which was what I was struggling to remember. Water treatment works use a flocculant to cause microparticulate matter ...

In Make Your Own Gear » water filter advice
March 21, 12:42pm

re: fleece doesn't unravel
The stuff I've used tended to shed a lot of fluff if the edges weren't sealed. I guess there's fleece, and there's fleece... so worth experimenting with the candidate fleece; if ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fleece material
March 20, 12:34pm

re: second attempt
> 1. Your boiling pot is too large for the burner. So, heat is lost from the top of it almost as fast as heat is going into the bottom. 1a. Your boiling pot is too small for the burner, and h...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Cat stove musings
March 19, 1:05pm

Pertex no longer in the UK
> Unless you live in the UK pertex is a pain to properly source for MYOG Perseverence Mills (and Pertex) was sold to Mitsui in 2005, so Pertex is no longer manufactured in the UK. And so UK ...

In Make Your Own Gear » shell fabric confusion!
March 19, 12:58pm

re: sewing fleece
> is there anything special about sewing this kind of material? I'd suggest that you find a sewing machine that can sew an edge-locking stitch right up to the edge of the fabric (it makes...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fleece material
March 19, 12:03pm

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