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Velcro!
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

Threads
Searching this forum on "zpacks arc frame": From scratch: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/97664/index.html?skip_to_post=827360#827360 MYOG...

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

Numbers
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

Essential Single Use
I've looked at this problem as well, and I don't feel there's much win in it. Combining pack and bivy is a win in multi-use, but having a pack that always carries the same bivy, and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivyback concept solo system
June 22, 8:44pm

Windshirt
Windshirt coveralls, DWR facing in. Towel the dogs off so they're not actually dripping and this should prevent you from getting damp/dirty if they're under your quilt, and still allow t...

In Make Your Own Gear » A dog's dry overall
June 18, 12:44pm

Re: Condensation?
A second layer of the same? The condensation is due to cold, so if you increase the R value, you might get the temp above the dew point.

In Make Your Own Gear » Reflectix Sleeping Pad
June 16, 12:01pm

Re: What problem is being solved?
Yes and no. At this point I should probably state my design goals. Pot holder: - non-flammable - integrated - doesn't interfere with wind screen - single handed use - safe - si...

In Make Your Own Gear » Carbon Felt Pot Holder
June 09, 11:42am

Re: Re: Carbon Felt Pot Holder
Critical feedback appreciated. The fully insulated lid is a separate feature from the flaps (reduces boil time). You are correct in there being other ways to attach the flaps to the lid. Han...

In Make Your Own Gear » Carbon Felt Pot Holder
June 08, 11:56am

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