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Thanks for a great review! What size does the whole thing pack down to?

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Hardwear SuperMegaUL 2 SpotLite Review
March 06, 1:42pm

Cat curves
Great article and much appreciated. How do you determine how deep to make your cat curves for a given edge? I've been having trouble with this on a bike packing shelter I've worked up i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Google SketchUp Tutorial for MYOG Enthusiasts
August 09, 7:16am

Thanks Jim!
Jim, this was great! Does the wax paper work well as a buffer between the fabric and the weight or will you see some sticking? On the side, what (besides snow) are you sleeping on in that la...

In Editor's Roundtable » Adventures in Laminating Silicone-Impregnated Fabrics
March 03, 5:19pm

Thank you!
Thanks to the judges for their kind remarks and apt criticism! Considering the entries, I feel very lucky! Thanks again!

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Light 2009 Reader Photo Contest Results
November 25, 12:55pm

Re: My beercan volcano kettle
Nice work! Couple questions: How did you make the chimney holes in the beer cans so they fit so well? Could you use a similar system but make it into a wood burner (for example, extend the chi...

In Make Your Own Gear » My beercan volcano kettle
September 28, 8:07am

Is the colored cuben still the same weight? And are they 60" wide rolls? I know this may be a silly question, but Bill, do you recommend cuben for quilts (now that you've had your cube...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber in Colors
September 16, 7:33pm

Wanna make some extra bucks?
Hey all, I am in need of ripstop nylon (preferably 1.1) but I can't afford to buy retail right now, and my local Walmart is severely lacking in the $1 bin arena. So if any of you get lucky ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wanna make a little extra cash?
September 14, 10:03pm

Ray-Way Bomber Hat
Have you looked at Ray Jardine's bomber hat? Check it out at

In Make Your Own Gear » How do you make a warm hat for the winter
September 13, 4:56pm

Elephant's Foot Quilt?
It makes sense to me...has anyone tried it? My idea isn't exactly a quilt, I suppose, more like a Big Agnes style half bag, where you have a quilt top and foot box, connected at the bottom wit...

In Make Your Own Gear » Elephant's Foot Quilt?
September 13, 12:49am

Half Bag Info
I'm sure this has been talked about before, but I can't find it. Are there any threads on DIY Half Bags/Quilts? Seems like a pretty simple project, but I'd like to do my homework....

In Make Your Own Gear » Half Bag Info
September 12, 12:46am

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