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FS: Randall Knives
Maybe a long shot here, but if you know what Randall Knives are you may have some interest. I am liquidating some things to raise money for a business start up, otherwise I would hold onto these k...

In Gear Swap » FS: Randall Knives
February 07, 10:11am

Re: Use for disposable water bottles.
I use them to make visor/hat brims- Generally- bigger bottles work best. Also might be nice to use for all you mid building folks on your vents- hole punch the crap outta them if you like- but...

In Make Your Own Gear » Use for disposable water bottles.
January 13, 8:07am

Re: How to join 2 panels
I just sew a zig zag stitch to join panels. Lay the out like for a flat felled seam with a 5/8" S.A. and stitch them with one line of zig zag. You can back it up with a straight stitch too, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Doubling up Climashield Apex - Any specific concerns?
January 13, 8:04am

Re: Robic fabric source?
Fairly sure that is their proprietary fabric name, if not fabric. Closest thing I know of- Thru-hiker's 140d dyneema ripstop at the bottom. You...

In Make Your Own Gear » Robic fabric source?
December 23, 3:43pm

Re: Re: got it
My error- the red is the sil-argon, the black is the sil-membrane. Sorry! but thanks for confirming my recollection either way. As Kyle mentioned, more than just HH.

In Make Your Own Gear » A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
December 18, 3:53pm

got it
Haven't had time play with it much- but right off the bat- It's not ripstop, I sorta assumed it was. That said, not disappointed and though I'm no expert I do recall a few posts here ...

In Make Your Own Gear » A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
December 18, 2:15pm

nearly here
I have some of this fabric on the way(maybe today even). I plan to use it on a relatively steep sided hammock tarp, possibly a mid, for the reasons Ryan mentioned. I wouldn't expect it to s...

In Make Your Own Gear » A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
December 18, 11:24am

Duck to duck
Got my down in- good product- good packaging- easy to use. Package came with order number, lot number, and control number from what I assume was the original supplier. So... I've always bou...

In Make Your Own Gear » bulk down
December 18, 11:12am

one more
Man, ask and ye shall receive. I was thinking about that the other day for a backpack backpad- I think I'd try a cheap aluminum yardstick- chop an inch off each side for a "stop"...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to score thin foam
December 04, 7:03pm

Ordered some up- heard good things about this source- sale price can't be beat. FWIW- I ordered 12 ounces from RBTR and it shipped in a 3.5" x 12" x 14" USPS box. It was 850 ...

In Make Your Own Gear » bulk down
December 01, 11:44am

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