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Dion Dixon (RangyMouse) - BPL Guest

My Locale Blue Ridge Mtns.
About Me Love hiking and backpacking. And now I'm looking to make my own gear for my 2012 AT Thru-hike.
CityAsheville
StateNC
CountryUSA

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Re: Re: Solo 11oz quilt (MYOG)
Thanks for the well-wishes, Chad. And BTW... I've been calling it Climashield XP... I meant Apex, not XP... d'oh!

In Make Your Own Gear » Solo 11oz quilt (MYOG)
June 05, 11:27pm

Looks good.
Great job, Jake! Did you use a drawcord at the footbox? Or is that a zipper? Whatever it is, looks like a keeper.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG synthetic quilt w/ pictures.
June 05, 11:25pm

Re: solo?
By solo, I mean just for one person.

In Make Your Own Gear » Solo 11oz quilt (MYOG)
June 05, 7:05am

Tyvek...
That is a great idea. The 1443 might offer better translucence, it would probably get pretty flimsy, structurally. But the Home-wrap stuff would hold up really well. Does it let enough light throug...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lantern
June 04, 11:49pm

Nice!
I like it. Very clever. I wonder how heavy some plastic from those envelopes with the frosted clear dividers would work... Maybe even some milk jug HDPE... Guess it depends on how strong the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lantern
June 04, 10:15pm

Is there a drawcord at the top?
No there is not. I like tucking it in around me, and wondered at how obtrusive a cord-lock would be, so I decided against it. one of the reasons I went with snaps on the footbox instead of the draw...

In Make Your Own Gear » Solo 11oz quilt (MYOG)
June 04, 7:20pm

"Was there any doubt?"
Lol... No sir, there wasn't. That's why I purchased the material free of it.

In Make Your Own Gear » Solo 11oz quilt (MYOG)
June 04, 7:13pm

Solo 11oz quilt (MYOG)
Finished my quilt. 78" long, 50" wide at the top, and 40" wide at the bottom. 10.25oz. I think it'll be perfect for the AT thru hike I start on the 19th. Made with 8D fro...

In Make Your Own Gear » Solo 11oz quilt (MYOG)
June 04, 1:54pm

So... Frame sheet made a HUGE difference
So, I finally trimmed the framesheet and slipped it into the pack and me and the GF slipped off into the woods to check it out. Man! What a difference it made. The pack no longer buckles against...

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished my AT thru-hike Backpack (MYOG)
May 31, 10:48pm

More pics and shout out to DIY Gear Supply
Here's a couple more pics that show the pack on me, with not so large a load. I realize how big it looks in the first pics, with the collar extended a bit. Still pretty good size...

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished my AT thru-hike Backpack (MYOG)
May 22, 7:56am

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