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pull cotton into straw
You might be able to pull the cotton into the straw with a paperclip bent into shape of hook. Insert paperclip into side 1 of straw pass paperclip through straw until hook protrudes out side 2 ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Cool firestarter idea
September 29, 6:17pm

toque with water bladder
I commonly wear a toque (pronounced tuuk...I understand some americans don't know the name of the great canadian winter headware) to bed in almost any weather and will commonly pull it down ove...

In Philosophy & Technique » What do you use for a pillow?
September 29, 6:14pm

Grip Clips
Actually, those grip clips are phenomenal. If you are going to get some, get the smallest ones, I think they are white. And pick up some mini-water-balloon balloons. Slipping one of those over t...

In Make Your Own Gear » TT Contrail Modifications for Strong Wind
September 29, 8:39am

Tarp size rules of thumb
I actually did take the bulls by the horn and developed a way to objectively choose my tarp size. Assumptions: pouring rain, hunkered down for the day waiting for weather to pass, thus tarp need...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tarp Size Rules of Thumb?
September 28, 11:03pm

fastening a tarp to a line
Granted there are alot of assumptions there, and this is only suitable in some situations. But the times that this technique works, it works wonders and is IMHO a good little trick to keep in your...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Tarping techniques 101
September 25, 11:45am

fastening a tarp to a line
I chanced upon this technique as a bit of experimentation. It ended up working better than I ever could have imagined. I have used it extensively ever since. This works best with tarps that ha...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Tarping techniques 101
September 23, 11:23pm

Tarp Size Rules of Thumb?
Hey all I am crunching numbers and designing/redesigning a cuben tarp. But, I must say I am having a hard time determining the size I will ultimately cut this tarp to. The uses: solo sh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tarp Size Rules of Thumb?
September 19, 7:27pm

Further testing and the Cuben tears before the seam gives
Thanks for the input Lawson. I do use hiking poles usually, due to a bum knee (military souvenir). But, I am thinking I will enjoy the freedom that comes from a simple flat square tarp. I will...

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice on a new tarp project.
September 18, 11:44pm

Why would anyone use anything else but Contact Cement on Cuben?!?!
So, I tried your suggestion regarding bonding the cuben fibre with contact cement. Simply some "Lepage Heavy Duty Contact Cement". Didn't thin it/accelerate it with toluene. 1. S...

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice on a new tarp project.
September 18, 8:20pm

Contact Cement....that simple?
Really.... So, you are saying that I don't need to dig up specialty glues.....hmmmm....seems to good to be true. Well, won't I look like "a tool" if that is all that is needed...

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice on a new tarp project.
September 15, 12:11am

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