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Cat curve along the base
" I put a 3" cat curve along the base of each triangle panel and 1.5" along the other two sides." It looks good but, I think you must avoid a cat curve along the base. The ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Pentagon Tarp
June 26, 10:17am

VBL principle
what works for me: according to the principle of the VBL put your legs in a trash bag. (e.g. up to level of the knees) The vapor of the feets goes outside where there is more body heat produced ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need advice redesigning my Bivvy
March 29, 1:53am

you are right, it is possible to trim but... the cap is screwed onto the bottle with the trash bag between the PE foil is reinforced there. I need some force when screwing. I need a handle for...

In Make Your Own Gear » Myog pump for exped downmat 7
March 16, 1:25am

silicone glue
I never dilute the silicone. It weakens the glue i think. Use a putty knife to spread it as thin as possible. A roller can help a good bond. Work fast

In GEAR » Repairing a silnylon tent
March 16, 1:08am

Myog pump for exped downmat 7
I have an exped downmat 7 with integrated pump. An integrated pump fails in deep cold because the elasticity is gone Therefore exped sells a schnozzel pumpbag. I found a good adapter for the inl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Myog pump for exped downmat 7
March 15, 1:28am

akto fly
Once, when I was in Scotland, an akto used as a tarp more

In GEAR » Using the Akto As Just a Fly?
January 21, 3:33pm

pulk brake
For those who want to use a rope instead of poles: Insofar you do not know it yet. In the following way you can build a (basic) brake. See the youtube film at the end of my (Dutch) blog .

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a Pulk and need to find right sled
December 21, 6:54am

Question on the Triangles
Adam, you can read the last comment(there i give an aswer in english For my: the 3 sites are not the same

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Pentagon tarp (poor man's trailstar)
December 12, 4:48pm

What are the advantages of such construction?

In Make Your Own Gear » How hard is it to make a tunnel tent like the one in the photo.
December 07, 5:15am

gasoline/ethanol mix
I found an (older) aswer on the net about the MSR bottles from Cascade Designs for gasoline/ethanol mix fuels

In GEAR » Ever wonder why there isn't an aluminum Trangia alcohol burner?
December 02, 2:20pm

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