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Re: Where can I buy materials used to make a Running/Fastpacking type pack?
You might be interested in this if you're not already familiar: http://sub60.wikispaces.com/pack Your interests seem aligned with his.

In Make Your Own Gear » Where can I buy materials used to make a Running/Fastpacking type pack?
May 22, 12:50pm

Quilt mod
Here's a rather different solution: Mod your quilt so the bottom 18" or so zips off and use that as a body wrap. Add some light suspenders (Argon, z-line) and a few plastic watch buckl...

In Make Your Own Gear » My crazy ultralight insulated jacket idea
May 15, 1:32pm

Re: Minima
You really just need a sort of bib/apron. No need for a full front zip, or anything more than a string across the back of the neck and waist to hold it in place. A slice half way down the front f...

In Make Your Own Gear » My crazy ultralight insulated jacket idea
May 15, 12:55am

Re: 14 oz. 2-person cuben bivy tent for under $200?
+1 to simple mock-ups for sizing. Given the cost of Cuben, you might want to assemble your pattern in plastic film (painters drop cloth) and packing tape before you cut your material. Re. verti...

In Make Your Own Gear » 14 oz. 2-person cuben bivy tent for under $200?
May 11, 12:22pm

Re: clarification on design/goals
Cool concept. I think your splash doors will work as intended. Here's something you might considered that would reduce cost/weight/complexity. Rather than making the splash doors zip up th...

In Make Your Own Gear » 14 oz. 2-person cuben bivy tent for under $200?
May 09, 3:18pm

Re: pvc
One other thought: Gather the edges of the fabric sample around the hose end and secure with a hose clamp. When pressurized the fabric would inflate like a ball. No need for any sort of box at...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sharing the failures as well :) HH machine
May 01, 2:32pm

Re: thanks
Have you considered PVC pipe fittings? They can safely handle well over 100psi and some of the screw caps might work well to clamp the fabric, sort of like a canning jar lid. I'd second the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sharing the failures as well :) HH machine
May 01, 1:41pm

Re: Probably right
Sounds like you want something with a closed foot and open head. Comparing your 7x7 to an 8x10, cut 18" off the foot of the 8x10 and sew in a triangular wall. Best of both worlds and probabl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ground cloth with "storm flaps"
May 01, 1:27pm

Re: How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
Yeah, w/ just a 34" ceiling height, 49" poles may just do it. Might as well give it a try before buying anything. You could also try pitching the whole thing a bit lower if necessary ...

In Make Your Own Gear » How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
April 26, 11:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
Piper, Good point about spreader bars. That would probably add just 2 ounces. You could also just replace the existing poles with something lighter and spare yourself the trouble of all those ...

In Make Your Own Gear » How are your visualization skills? Bed-top netting without poles?
April 26, 5:14pm

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