Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by theoctagon, May 12, 2020.
Not quite finished but thought I’d post it anyway, today’s effort:
Aluminised DCF & Dyneema Gridstop
I like it! But I have to ask: is this to backpacks what tinfoil hats are to merino beanies?
Might help to stop your Snickers melting.
It’s certainly a little, erm, different
A few bits to finish off then I’ll weigh it and take a few more photo’s. Made it to gift to a friend but don’t think he wants it now he’s seen it
I had to down tools earlier as the sun was coming in through the window and blinding me as it reflected off the pack
Prevents 5G masts from infecting the quilt with Corona.
Amazing you can keep banging out great quality packs so quickly
But also kinda............
I had advanced notice so I opened the thread wearing sunglasses just in case
Ooh, jet pack, I like it
For volcano exploration - I like it.
eeeeee, my rucksack had to live in an ole in the ground....
...your's is lucky..
Matching DriDucks suit:
How long will it keep steaks fresh? Or is it climb & cook?
Where did you find the aluminised dcf?
I’ve had it sat on a roll for about 4 years I think, it came from Cascade Craftworks when that was a thing.
It was sold as being the same as the 1oz DCF but with the aluminium coating which takes it to 1.27oz, however it maybe feels a bit lighter than the 1oz. This grade of dcf has no real business being on a backpack but hey ho!
I think it’s the same stuff Zpacks used to make test shelters for Abela (vids on YouTube) and I think Locus Gear briefly offered it as an option on the Khufu. Treadlite used it a little as well on some of their stuff.
I’ve had this image on my phone forever so I’m not sure where it came from originally but I think it must have been Abela’s blog, space Hexamid:
Sponsored by "Basecamp foods"
Found it, Khufu
A long time ago (i.e. over forty years ago), I had a Fjallraven catalogue which I used to drool over as an impoverished student, which had some brilliant tents, some of which had aluminiumised flysheets. They were seriously cool (pun intended). It’s a shame they don’t still do them as I reckon they’d still be pretty good.
I think the Zpacks ones were to help shade from the sun and the tests done by Abela (vids on YouTube) seemed to show they worked in that regard.
Not sure on the Khufu, I’d guess the hope was for heat retention as they always seemed to show it/mention it as a winter version, or maybe that’s just how I remember it
135g in its current state
If you still have some on your roll and don't know what to do with it, i'd happily take 2-3 meters off your hands.
I have something like this in mind, tyvek reflex was not going to cut it
I didn’t buy a great deal of it so I’ve not got enough for something like that, there’s an Xpac which might suit though?
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Great, thank you for the tip!
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