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Kevin, photos of skinned tarp or my current set up? Below are photos of the tarp & shackled in the oSS. Gusty (10-25mph) winds while setting up for photo. No more difficult than using skins....

In Make Your Own Gear » UL "carabiner"
August 15, 5:25pm

Sort of yes. Right now I'm using 3 oSS. The WS may work better under real windy and adverse conditions. The oSS stay on the tarp. Just sliding them to the ends like snakeskins. Prefer to sl...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL "carabiner"
August 11, 11:11am

more resources/links has a good resource page on splicing, WS, technical info. pdf downloads. Applicable to most types of braided line. The oSS have replaced the snakeskins for furling the ham...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL "carabiner"
August 10, 10:31am

Windscreen mod
Brent, nice windscreen set up. On the BB I have been using heavy foil punctured with four holes and couple of the MSR stakes (note the scorch mark on my post photo) to hold everything together. Y...

In Make Your Own Gear » RRR: spoke stakes.
July 20, 9:56am

RRR: spoke stakes.
Managed to misplace some pricey Ti stakes. In need for some tarp stakes before any replacements would arrive. Options were make stakes from saplings/branches and/or scrounge the "junk" pi...

In Make Your Own Gear » RRR: spoke stakes.
July 19, 10:40am

UL "carabiner"
aka opie Soft Shackle (oSS). opie at has a tutorial on making a variety of items. I use these oSS made of spare lengths of AirCore, DynaGlide, Amstell in place of the mini S-Bine...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL "carabiner"
July 19, 10:25am

Would the length of the MM55 Balanced Pockets(BP) be an issue with short torso length people? Use the Aarn NB, which has the volume to pack a bear can, but looking for a smaller pack for the canis...

In GEAR » Aarn Pack Mountain Magic 55 L
June 08, 1:57pm

Not unless the price of Cuben drops.
Cuben at ~1/2 the weight of Spinn was tempting. Added up the costs for a DIY Cuben tarp. Ended up more than a stock Spinn tarp. Too expensive for my checkbook.

In GEAR » Is spinnaker dead
April 07, 4:46pm

OES or WB?
Use an early gen OES Spinntex Deluxe. Bit smaller than the current MC Deluxe. Similar in size to the WB Edge Spinn tarp. Properly pitched the WB Blackbird & I have stayed dry in heavy drivin...

In GEAR » Tarp for Hammock
April 07, 4:34pm

Postives and Negatives
Made some petrolatum impregnated beeswax tack cloth fire starter. Photos and comments at Non-hammock forum thread titled "amazing new ul firestarter".

In GEAR » Amazing new UL firestarter
March 28, 6:36pm

All Reader Reviews by Noel Hong

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Playpus CleanStream
Built a Jason Klass inspired DIY gravity filter but replaced the FrontierPro with the MSR/Platy gravity filter. The MSR/Platy filters down to a finer level and at a magnitude faster rate. Over a 2...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
June 12, 8:23pm

Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant
General impression. As advertised. The two extreme temps I've worn these pants packing a not very light total pack wt of 16-19kg (not exactly backpackinglight) have been a windy, off & on ra...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
June 12, 8:07pm

Jacks R Better Fast and very helpful
Happy user of JRB Mt. Washington Under Quilts. The Jacks are great people to deal with pre and post purchase. Their products function as described and are built to be dependable. They could have b...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 12, 7:51pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
Just an update regarding the "Recall". Received an email from Amber Wright, Consumer Services Rep. stating: "We have recently identified a flow performance issue with some of the hol...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 25, 1:40pm

SteriPen Adventurer
Purchased a sale priced SteriPen Adventurer as a possible replacement for a MIOX unit. The negatives I knew of prior to purchase include 1L at time, bottle mouth size requirements and probably not ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
November 11, 1:26pm