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Re: polycro bathtub floor
a variation on that theme- I did a bivy floor in .67 Argon and used poly cro inside for WP. Good theory- lightest fabric out there to protect the waterproof inside. I didn't laminate them...

In Make Your Own Gear » PolyCro Bathtub Floor?
September 11, 4:34pm

Close enough?
http://lightheartgear.com/index.php/fabrics/product/view/3/17 Woodland camo pattern- not well versed enough in my "camo" flavors to say if it's close enough.

In Make Your Own Gear » 30D Silnylon in Multicam: interest?
September 11, 4:27pm

argon sil dead?
Quite a nice shelter! Perfect fabric/design combo as well. Nice steep walls means no huge worries on the Argon Sil, and with all that fabric, the lighter Argon is perfect. Is the fabric dead...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon Silnylon Pyramid Tarp - Hex
September 11, 4:25pm

Re: ULTRASIL
http://thru-hiker.com/materials/coated.php Shield? or From Judy- http://lightheartgear.com/index.php/fabrics/product/view/3/18 closest I can think of off hand. Been awhile, not that there...

In Make Your Own Gear » ULTRASIL
September 11, 4:20pm

getting closer
http://www.woojinplastic.com/products/detail/326/category:sternum-system The woojin system appears to be the one I am looking for. The clip on piece is solid, not a two part one like the nexus ...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to make a sternum strap that slides along piping?
September 11, 4:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: alternatives
Yar- I messed with a four panel design (two curves at the hips and a flat panel at front and back), end result- put enough segments in and you have a cone anyway. The fabric figures it out. You w...

In Make Your Own Gear » no-sew CF skirt - possible?
September 05, 2:41pm

Re: Re: alternatives
The wrap uses almost 50% more fabric. Never personally used one as I don't like the design, although the advantage is you don't have to step into it with muddy shoes. Wrap it like a Saron...

In Make Your Own Gear » no-sew CF skirt - possible?
September 05, 1:23pm

Re: How to make a sternum strap that slides along piping?
Bit sick of that system, I am moving into more fastpack style designs and wanted the ease and greater range of adjustment. I've found if I go much more than 4" of play in my lighter fabri...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to make a sternum strap that slides along piping?
September 05, 11:14am

alternatives
You may consider a rain wrap style if you don't want to sew. Something a bit like this- http://www.lightheartgear.com/index.php/rain-gear/product/view/4/24 or like Joe's- http://www.zpack...

In Make Your Own Gear » no-sew CF skirt - possible?
September 05, 11:08am

Down tip
haven't used it myself but- An excellent tip regarding down- Portion out the down by weight per baffle. Dampen it so it's clumpy but not saturated. Dump it in. No explosions, vacuu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quick question on quilt making
August 13, 5:01pm

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