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Re: Re: Cuben tunnel... Tested
As per Roger C's request, a few pictures from the tent in the Canadian Rockies at around 2200m altitude. It was windy all night with a light snow. A Chinook was coming which made for a 40Km/h w...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
March 26, 2:39pm

Myog Cuben instaflator
I took some left over 1.0 cuben and made an envelope style stuff sack for my sleeping bag, made a roll top closure reinforced with thin hdpe strips to facilitate the rolling and air intake action a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Myog Cuben instaflator
March 14, 4:30pm

Re: Lightweight Carabiners
Here is my 2 cent: I love my Petzl Attache 3D. Yes it does wear out but in this case it is a great compromise. The size is also great with gloved hands. I mostly ice climb in the Canadian Rockies....

In GEAR » Lightweight Carabiners
March 14, 4:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pack Fabric Selection
Fwiw, I used VX21 for the bottom of 3 of my home made packs. So far no complaints! It was easy to work with and is durable enough for my needs. I do not baby my packs although I'm concious of t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack Fabric Selection
March 09, 10:27pm

Re: Cuben tunnel... Done
Ok while I'm still thinking of the better Carbon Fiber poles to use for the tent... I did make the stuff sack. Roger's shoe box analogy worked like a charm. Anyone did some testing o...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 23, 9:59pm

Re: Cuben tunnel... Done
Sam: Well, an image is worth a 1000 words... I'm speechless! And I thought the only thing I had left to do was to click the buy button on the Fibraplex website. I'm now thinking I should s...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 20, 7:31pm

Re: Cuben tunnel... Done
Sam: Using elbow would render my tent poles useless as probes. I'm using no brand name aluminum poles for now without elbows. I really had no idea that the arrow shaft poles could take such a c...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 19, 8:09pm

Re: Re: Cuben tunnel... Done
Carbon fiber poles: I know that the Fibraplex poles can flex to the curvature of my tunnel (that why I made a 3 man tent) but I doubt arrow shafts would. I bet using these shafts imply using elbo...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 17, 7:50pm

Tunnel in action...
I'm with all of you for testing the tent in bad weather. It will most likely happen during March break. But by the looks of it, snow will be scarce. Thank you for all the positive comments. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 17, 6:47pm

Poles
Fibraplex makes Carbon fiber poles. It could be worth a look.

In GEAR » Single wall 4 season shelter
February 16, 10:32pm

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