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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

Re: Re: Other approaches
Re. visualizing the zig-zags.. Here's one zig-zag seam: \ / \ / \ / Now here are 6 side by side: / \ / \ / \ \ / \ / \ / / \ / \ / \ \ / \ / \ / / \ / \ / \ \ / \ / \ / ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 27, 4:50pm

Other approaches
Hey all, Thanks for all the input - great to see a new idea resonate w/ an informed audience. Adam - somewhere I think you mentioned super short baffle seams (just skimmed your comments and c...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 27, 1:37pm

Re: Re: Low-grade down source?
Brilliant - thanks!

In Make Your Own Gear » Current Down Suppliers
August 26, 3:44pm

Low-grade down source?
Does any one know of a source for cheap, cheap, low-grade down in less than pound quantities? I'm interested in testing some new baffle ideas for loft and down mobility in 1 - 2 sq yd protot...

In Make Your Own Gear » Current Down Suppliers
August 26, 2:49pm

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

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