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Re: Attaching ventilation tube to tent wall
If possible, attach the tube material to the tent wall before turning the tube material in to a tube. Sew the seam along the length of the tube after attaching it to the tent wall. The reason is ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Attaching ventilation tube to tent wall
March 19, 1:50pm

Re: Hot cutting
I've used a soldering iron to cut nylon with good results. One project was untreated 1oz ripstop, the other something heavier, also untreated - maybe 70D. You do want good ventilation, and it...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack Fabric Selection
March 11, 2:17pm

Re: Re: Another noob trying to make a versatile down quilt!!
Maybe make a removable bed sheet for it. Same dimensions as the quilt and able to attach at a few points around the edges. This preserves the blanket/sprawl functionality, keeps you from getting ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Another noob trying to make a versatile down quilt!!
February 17, 1:40pm

Re: Wilderness Serape or Quilt Head Hole
Cut the shell material as if you were creating a down baffle. Don't just pinch the edges together - account for a vertical dimension in your pattern to preserve the loft. If you're usin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wilderness Serape or Quilt Head Hole
February 06, 7:04pm

zpacks
Zpacks is now selling the material they use for the mesh pockets on their packs by the half yard. http://zpacks.com/materials.shtml about half way down the page.

In Make Your Own Gear » gossamer gear stretchy mesh
November 07, 4:10pm

Re: Update
Well this is exciting to see :) Given that a number of commercial quilts have continuous baffles head-to-toe, I wouldn't worry about the lack of horizontal baffles, but over all I agree that...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help with hybrid delta baffle design (topquilt)
November 07, 1:23am

Re: Large Stand-Up Cozy Ideas?
You could divvy up the meal before hydrating and let every body 'cook' their own. That'd be one less item your party as a whole has to bring. I think you should be able to use the t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Large Stand-Up Cozy Ideas?
August 28, 10:27am

Re: Re: Re: What I'm working on...
Adam, I've been considering making the shell out of cuben, but putting an 18" wide strip of Argon (.67oz) up the middle, top and bottom. This kills the vapor barrier factor but still l...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 28, 1:58am

Some responses
Roger, Taking a step back, my motivation here is to see if what folks have been doing can't be done better. People seem to be making karos. Initially I sought weight reduction. When I ran...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 28, 1:31am

Re: Re: Other approaches - no sewing?
Roger, Agreed on a little more difficulty sewing the second side of the baffles. It sounds like your repair only loads the tape in shear. If you were to tape the baffles w/ a single strip, y...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 27, 5:13pm

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