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habidashery shop
Go to any fabric shop. You will find tapes like you want in polyester and nylon. Used for bra straps etc. Slightly thicker is the tape lanyards that come with many usb sticks. This stuff works ...

In Make Your Own Gear » micro-webbing
April 10, 3:47pm

Here is a very light bale handle
See this thread for a flexible bale handle on a Evernew 900ml pot. Pot with lid comes in at 69 grams (2.43 oz). http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html...

In GEAR » Titanium kettle/pot I can suspend above a fire?
April 06, 5:04am

Garmin Tempe
If you carry a Garmin GPS that talks to ANT sensors (eTrex 30 and above)try the Garmin Tempe. Current temperature + 24 hour highest and lowest readout on the GPS and only 10 grams (1/3 oz). The te...

In GEAR » Packable Min/Max Thermometer
February 23, 9:56pm

I think we should respect Dan McHales views. A person cannot build a successful business over a long period without having quite strong views on their design philosophy. He serves a market and th...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
February 15, 4:15pm

Reaching 0
When he reaches 0 he is on the long march up Bunyan's trail to the pearly gates - or will he choose the 'easier' option?

In Make Your Own Gear » reflective cord
December 21, 5:09pm

reflectix lids also work
I agree that an insulated lid should improve fuel usage. I've been using a lid made from a disk of reflectix on my pots for a while now. The lid for an Evernew 900ml pot weighs 3 grams. It&#...

In Make Your Own Gear » Carbon/kevlar insulated pot lid
December 19, 3:37am

Use a loop of shock cord
Just tie a short loop of shock cord into the apex of the hexamid with a cord lock on it to adjust the size. Clip the top of the inner to loop above the cord lock so that the length of the loop can ...

In GEAR » My Hexamid with SMD serenity net!
December 10, 1:50am

Check the track
Have a look at the track around this time. If the track has a small backtrack in it then it would seem to be an issue with the relative position of the readings in the file. I assume the file has ...

In GEAR » More Garmin woes
December 05, 11:58pm

I really like my LX-7 especially the ability to attach a polarizing filter plus the 24mm wide angle. The manual focusing works well for getting good closeups.

In Photography » Lumix LX7
December 05, 3:21pm

3M 9472
The roll of 25mm tape I just received from ZPacks appears to be 3M 9472. All these codes (9458 • 9471 • 9471PC • 9472 • 9671 • 9672 • 9673 • 9674) use the same adhesive, only the thi...

In Make Your Own Gear » What tape are we using with cuben these days.
November 29, 4:38pm

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Suunto Vector
I have used a Suunto Vector for the past 8 years (at least 200 days) and it has worked flawlessly. I use the watch, alarm, compass and altimeter/barometer functions. I replace the battery each year a...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
October 25, 11:00pm