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Re: Re: Re: Bottom of the hipbelt? The Exped Lightning packs have a socket at the bottom of the hip belt for the stay. The belt is connected to the pack body via a large velcro flap that wraps...

In Make Your Own Gear » Stay placement help
October 01, 2:12pm

Re: Tent design
If you (or your partner) hike with adjustable trekking poles, your design looks compatible with them for the 110's. You *might* be able to use one for the 70 as well if there are two of you. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Upright tent pole diameter?
September 24, 12:05pm

Re: Re: Lighter heat sealable?
In trying to answer the airtight question myself I applied a little common sense. Hydrostatic head measures the pressure of the height of a water column in millimeters. This can be converted to...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lighter heat sealable?
September 14, 9:59pm

Lighter heat sealable?
Has any one tried heat sealing PU coated fabrics that aren't explicitly designated as heat sealable? The lightest "heat sealable" fabric I'm aware of is Seattle Fabrics' 3o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lighter heat sealable?
September 14, 1:38pm

Re: Kneading
Ha! That is fantastic. Minimalist iteration at its finest! I think a piece of tubing long enough to reach in to the bottom of both sides with some holes cut in it at the center, inserted in to...

In Make Your Own Gear » PHD vest
August 14, 9:49pm

How have you solved the problem of drawing water out of the bottom of the bladder with the hose attached up at the top? Do the sides tend to drain evenly?

In Make Your Own Gear » PHD vest
August 13, 8:41pm

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

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GossamerGear Ultralight Handle Toothbrush
I recently took this toothbrush on a 7 day trip. I actually skipped brushing one day because it's such a nuisance to use. That's pretty much the definition of dead weight in your pack, never...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 17, 12:05pm