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Jump to new posts Re: Need Suggestions for Pack by Alf @ 05/17/18 05:59 AM

Originally Posted By 4evrplanOriginally Posted By Bill Kennedy...I think 1/2" aluminum would be strong enough, especially with the lighter loads people carry now. Titanium is lighter and stronger, but expensive. It's a misconception that ti is
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Jump to new posts Re: Need Suggestions for Pack by Alf @ 05/17/18 05:41 AM

Originally Posted By Bill KennedyI'm attaching a couple of pictures (links, I mean...problem with Photobucket) of one of my homemade packs, of course hoping you'll "ooh!" and "ahh!" appreciatively, but mainly in the hope that you'
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Jump to new posts Re: Homemade Potty Trowel by Alf @ 05/16/18 08:41 PM

Originally Posted By aimlessThat should work just fine. For those like me who are less handy and want a cheap, effective, multi-use potty trowel, I'd recommend this: https://www.rei.com/product/845328/rei-snow-stake It was $2 until recently. Now it
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Jump to new posts Re: What diameter poles for A-frames? by Alf @ 05/16/18 08:26 PM

Originally Posted By 4evrplan I've also used the same drop line for my guy lines, and I guess they stretched, because my ridge line was no longer taut. How would you deal with these issues - guy lines stretching and stake loops unraveling? Simple
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Jump to new posts Re: Apparently I am distinguished... by Glenn Roberts @ 05/16/18 05:40 PM

Well done, and congratulations! And, I can’t resist: did they vote before or after the tasting portion of the selection meeting? I forwarded this to my son, who took a course on wine in his senior year at Purdue (from, ironically, a professo
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Jump to new posts Re: Apparently I am distinguished... by OregonMouse @ 05/16/18 03:37 PM

Congratulations!!!
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Jump to new posts Apparently I am distinguished... by balzaccom @ 05/16/18 02:58 PM

My students have always told me how much they enjoy my classes....but it's another thing to win an award from the faculty.... http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=91522
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Jump to new posts Re: I Made Bamboo Trekking Poles by 4evrplan @ 05/16/18 01:51 PM

Originally Posted By AlfInteresting, I didn't know Bamboo contained wax...How much heat do you need to apply to the bamboo to get the wax to boil out and what is the best way to apply it?...an electric heat gun? Most people use a propane torch, but I
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Originally Posted By 41253First of all let me say that this is not a practical solution to a real problem: this is the product of an engineer with a little free time on holiday break. I wanted to try to make a light, low-capacity canister for a Linda
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Jump to new posts Re: avalibility of thin ti rod by Alf @ 05/16/18 05:46 AM

Originally Posted By the-gr8t-waldoProbably a poor choice of words. the last few years I've been using a premade wind screen....it's not heavy- more thick to withstand the daily folding up and unfolding. About 6years ago i bought them online...it was
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Jump to new posts Re: I Made Bamboo Trekking Poles by Alf @ 05/16/18 05:27 AM

Originally Posted By 4evrplanNice find! There's no varnish on my poles though; the shine is from the natural wax in the bamboo. When you heat treat them, it boils out, and you simply wipe it down with a rag while it's hot to remove the excess wax, a
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Jump to new posts Re: Rolltop Closure vs Drawstring by Alf @ 05/16/18 05:23 AM

Originally Posted By aimlessYou simply can't get that level of waterproofness with a draw cord closure with a lid. Ordinary dry bags are cheaper and much simpler to make than putting shoulder straps, waist belts and assorted other attachment points
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