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Re: Nobul 1 vs Nobul 2 vs Argon
+1 for Nobul-1! as I said above I've used it for a light down summer quilt (inside & outside), also down jacket (inside) & winter down quilt (inside) and it has a luxurious light softn...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric suggestions for hot summer bag (using a liner only)
June 30, 5:28pm

Re: Re: nothing beats silk for a hot sweaty night
JW wrote: Hi Benjamin (is this a common Aussie name btw?) Pretty much, there are herds of us down here, 'tho most are referred to as "Ben". The name appears to have escaped its r...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric suggestions for hot summer bag (using a liner only)
June 29, 5:31pm

Re: better than nothing but long to setup.
I do like this solution as I have one of these too... Have you tried tying the guy-lines directly to the pedco? You could then leave them permanently attached and wind them around it for storage....

In Make Your Own Gear » Staked out trekking pole "tripod"
June 28, 10:49pm

nothing beats silk for a hot sweaty night
Most other replys are about the down-proof-ness of quilt/sleeping bag material but if you're asking regarding a light inner sheet that you might sleep in by itself on a hot night I think nothin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric suggestions for hot summer bag (using a liner only)
June 28, 9:48pm

nice pack, who made it?
Sorry I can't help work out the harness system on that pack, but I'd sure like to know who made it? Looks like very nice work...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG shoulder straps
April 10, 7:12am

glasses cases - my take
I've made several glasses cases using a piece of HDPE plastic sheeting, scored and folded into a rectangular or triangular tube. I then insert this inside a kind of long thin stuff-sack with ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunglasses case
April 10, 5:53am

check out Yama's MYOG bug net tutorial
James mentioned Yama Mountain Gear. They have a great MYOG tutorial for a bug-net inner tent on their website: Bug Net 1.25 There is a step-by-step guide plus patterns and lots of tips and tech...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bug tent Questions
April 10, 4:55am

Frame Sheet with Aluminum Stays
I made a backpack with an HDPE sheet and Easton tent poles for stays. I bent the poles to the profile I wanted against my back and attached them to the frame sheet by sewing sleeves of 1 inch grosg...

In Make Your Own Gear » material/form factor of aluminum stays and framesheet
April 06, 10:47pm

tyvek bootie grip sole?
You could glue some strips of "toughtek" on the sole to add a little grip or even a full sole of the stuff. It's quite resilient but will add a bit of weight if you cover the whole so...

In Make Your Own Gear » tyvex bootie
April 06, 7:17pm

7D from
These german guys have some excellent products, you will pay a premium for them however. I bought some 7D Ripstop (like ye olde M55 but better quality IMO) from them (

In Make Your Own Gear » Momentum 50
March 28, 11:09pm

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