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I put the reflective side toward my body. Tip on the Z-lite, I sprung for the "long" version and then cut it into two sections: an 8 panel and a 6 panel. Two pads for the price of one....

In GEAR » Z-Lite/Ridgerest Sol questions
April 04, 10:13am

Good ideas, poor wilderness ethics
I probably don't need to say this (because I expect that the people on this forum already know it) but while it is simple to light an estbit puck directly on the ground, its a pretty major viol...

In Make Your Own Gear » Frankenstein: The Cook Kit. Questions / Comments / Critisms welcome
March 14, 5:04am

Boiling water immersion
I removed the molded plastic grips from my BD cheapy collapsing poles by immersing the handle in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes. With a leather gloved hand I was able to pull them right o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Possible to replace handles on trekking poles?
February 08, 4:49am

Re: scaling down
1+ mocking up. For my first pack I mocked up the design using tyvek. The mockup lead to some adjustments. Then built a prototype out of 1.9 ripstop from the value bin. I took the prototype fully we...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG pack dimensions
February 07, 11:27am

Tyvek for shelters
I used tyvek for a 12x9 tarp of my hammock while I was in Co last summer. It hadn't rained in months when we hit the ground in Denver on July 4, right during the fires. By the time we got to Le...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek
January 16, 4:53am

Tyvek for MYOG projects
Tyvek is a great material. I've used it for a number of projects. It has a couple of drawbacks: 1. Most people don't want a 500' roll at the home center. You can buy 9' width on ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek
January 15, 5:10am

I don't think the Jerry-Chair was mentioned (thought I may have missed it). Requires adjustable treking poles and a sit pad is nice:

In GEAR » Camp Chairs?
July 23, 10:51am

Malto Source
The 50# bag price you've shown is competitive but you should have no problem finding malto locally. Best place to look is beer brewing and wine making supply companies. The place I go stocks 1#...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fast Hiking JMT: Sleep
April 12, 10:53am

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