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Bill Townsend (Olmanwilly) - BPL Lifetime Member

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first night
I jury rigged the quilt to my bridge- You lose a little loft, but that's partially design related. Otherwise- pretty windy nasty wet evening. Low 22, windchills in single digits. Beatup 1...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jerry Quilt Idea
November 25, 1:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Jerry Quilt Idea
Ask around here as I never got my hands on any, but I did hear of some issues with Nobul. Argon or M50 have generally been safe as far as I know. I do personally think that the higher fill downs ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jerry Quilt Idea
November 21, 5:16pm

Re: Re: Jerry Quilt Idea
Yar, the down is recycled. As far as the full baffles- I think I am onto something with the overstuff insights on fill area in traditional baffle shapes. I saved the first shell and may try re-s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jerry Quilt Idea
November 21, 3:55pm

Jerry Quilt Idea
I made a 3/4 tapered Underquilt using Jerry's idea of half radius sewn through baffles. The taper added a little challenge to things but I think will actually be a bonus in that the down canno...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jerry Quilt Idea
November 20, 2:36pm

pattern
A cheap poncho would make a good starter pattern for you- just trim out the waste on the sides until you are happy with the shape. You can use the cut offs to add length if needed and an extra sea...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hunting Sleeping Bag
November 18, 8:17pm

Getting there- Summer early shoulder rig all in at 32 ounces.
https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/100307-UQ-sewn-direct-to-hammock-body?p=1359403#post1359403 Sorry didn't feel like retyping- It's post 32 if the link doesn't take ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The 32 ounce problem
November 18, 3:21pm

Likely the Alien Probe
No food since afternoon, a tall glass of whiskey on the rocks, two smokes and bad thoughts before bed. The wind was unpleasantly busy. During one period of semi-wakefulness there was a soft glo...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 18, 10:31am

the mysteries of Apex
Here's an odd one- I am playing around with hammocks, and spent the night last night in a bridge prototype of mine. I has built in Apex 2.5, one layer on the entire bridge, and a second narro...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 17, 6:57am

Thanks!
I'm happy enough with Roger's explanation- tests or not- it passes the logic test, if not the laboratory one... If there is a bottom line for me- For a consumer- You must trust your v...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 15, 10:19am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Jerry's baffle
LOL, my apologies. I wasn't implying that you were implying anything against Tim or his work. It just seems that there is some "X Factor" in Apex that allows it to perform a bit b...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 14, 11:19pm

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