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Re: Re: insect netting inner
If it's big enough, the simplest solution is to just use it like a bed sheet and lay it on top of your bag, pulling it up over your head. To hold it up off your face you can either poke a stri...

In Make Your Own Gear » insect netting inner
July 30, 12:15pm

Re: Re: Pyramid Vents
Sounds like there may be a thermal basis for vents and condensation. Hot air holds more moisture, so you'll get more condensation. Open the vents, drop the inside temp, and you get less moi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 29, 12:49pm

Related: Exped mod Video link at bottom. Maybe the same materials?

In Make Your Own Gear » Cut down Exped AirMat UL
July 28, 11:43am

Medical pillow
I have similar sleep issues and am happy enough with these inflatable medical pillows:

In Make Your Own Gear » Ideas for tall and light pillow?
July 20, 12:48pm

What if you corrugated this stuff? That would give you a larger trapped air volume than the material alone. The questions I see with that are: - how best to do it - sewn? that woul...

In Make Your Own Gear » Olefin Reemay as summertime insulation.
July 06, 12:56pm

Skip the wings and put a little hook-side adhesive velcro on the top side of the sole :)

In Make Your Own Gear » In camp footware
June 30, 6:44pm

Searching this forum on "zpacks arc frame": From scratch: MYOG...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modification to ULA Circuit
June 30, 2:18pm

His dimensions are 4' across by 5' - 6' in length, so about 2.5 square yards. He says this uses 82' of paracord, or ~27 yards. Let's look at some costs and weights (chair po...

In Make Your Own Gear » lightweight paracord chair
June 26, 3:43pm

Osprey, SMD
Have you taken a close look at the Osprey Exos series frames? They use some similar paradigms. You might like what you find if you think about shaping the lower circular portion of the frame li...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Backpack Suspension Questions
June 25, 4:03pm

Re: yeah
Believe me, I've been there :) But now you've got me thinking. If you're light enough, I wonder if there's a way you could roll all your gear up in your bivy or ground cloth, ti...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivyback concept solo system
June 23, 2:32pm

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