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Delta Karo Step?
Are squares the best shape to use for a karo step? What about triangles? To answer this question, let's begin by identifying the performance aspects we design for. Loft is probably the m...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 15, 12:00am

Re: Re: baffles/down
Consider tapering the height of the baffles towards the edge. You might even taper to zero before the edge and thru stitch for the last 6" or so since this area will either be flattened under...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quick question on quilt making
August 11, 12:03am

Thanks!
Hey - thanks for the feedback guys! Brew concentrate avail. via: http://www.patsbcb.com/ They'll link you to a retailer in your region and again, the food grade C02 is readily avail. via ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultralight Beverage Carbonator
August 10, 9:24pm

Sleeves inside the fly?
EDIT: Doh! Just noticed John's foot note... Maybe you're already in progress on a design by now, and maybe I'm missing a key aspect of the tent, but... Why not put the poles insid...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 08, 12:23pm

Ultralight Beverage Carbonator
I'm sure by now every one is familiar with Pat's Backcountry Beverages Brew Concentrate (and if you're not, you reeeelly should be!). Which means you're also familiar with their ca...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultralight Beverage Carbonator
August 08, 1:19am

Re: Cuben fibre poles
I'm taking Zpack's product line as a reference on the ground cloth. Bladders don't require any tensile strength, just gas impermeability. Inflate a spare tube outside of a tire if y...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben fibre poles (theoetical post)
December 14, 11:42pm

Re: Hydrophilic on cuben
Everybody has seen water droplets slowly crawl down a window. When the surface in question is *completely* covered in water, there are no longer little sacks of surface tension holding volumes of ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hydrophilic on cuben?
December 14, 10:18pm

Re: coating
Wow - was not familiar w/ corona treatment. I think a hydrophilic effect with NO coating is the clear winner. Just as a reminder, my interest isn't in eliminating seam sealing, but misting....

In Make Your Own Gear » Hydrophilic on cuben?
December 14, 8:11pm

Re: Re: airbeams
I happen to be tinkering w/ airbeams w/ the intent of using cuben. I just finished a proof of concept bladder using .5mil plastic painter's drop cloth. I was able to get an air-tight seal (su...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben fibre poles (theoetical post)
December 14, 5:23pm

Hydrophilic on cuben?
Has any one tried applying a hydrophilic coating to the inside of a cuben fiber shelter? The hope is that this would encourage water to stick to the material and slide down it rather than bead up ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hydrophilic on cuben?
December 09, 5:05pm

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