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Re: Re: Hysol In Canada?
Great find!!! Thank you for sharing. I had been looking for a while.

In Make Your Own Gear » Hysol In Canada?
October 15, 7:53pm

Re: Re: Single AA battery headlamps
Eric, you are totally right, I forgot to mention that in the end the headlamp will be used for both camping and climbing. I do not plan on night climbing but, early alpine start and getting caught ...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
October 10, 7:42am

Single AA battery headlamps
Ok, thanks to this thread I have discovered the whole new world (to me) of the rechargeable lithium ion 14 500 cells. If and I'm still just saying a big if, I went with a headlamp that needed a...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
October 09, 8:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Join MEC?
Other shops downtown Calgary: Out There and Element/Patagonia. Once at mec, you should go see across the street Atmosphere might be of interest. On your way to Banff, go in Canmore for Valhalla pur...

In GEAR » Join MEC?
September 28, 11:39am

Re: HOLD UP!!
Oliver, nope, I did not cut into my cuben yet. I'm trying to slowly finish a 4th backpack. This keeps me busy enough that I don't feel the rush to jump into the tent construction. Plus, I n...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
September 03, 5:40pm

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Alright then, it is settled that I'll use silnylon for my sleeves. My sleeve technique and Roger's held 24hrs with a load of 40#. This was not a problem. I'm so far unable to test...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 20, 10:04am

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''Argon Silnylon: It would still have the stretching issues I dislike so much! Why? I'm curious, because I think the fabric stretch is essential to absorb wind blasts. It adds toughnes...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 17, 11:26am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
True enough, my seam sealing tape might not be needed. it did nothing to Roger's seam technique. It is made for the cold dough. It will (according to the manufacturer) still adhere at -10C'...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 16, 8:28pm

Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
Roger, your seam has not moved at all overnight. I'll take it down and see how I can better apply the tape to it or to a new testing strip if needed. But I do think that James is right for the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 16, 11:10am

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I just tested Roger's technique for the sleeve attachment and... The reinforcing tape under the fly (on top in my testing) started to peel of almost instantly at 20lbs of load. I'll let it ...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 15, 7:49pm

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