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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 extremtextil.de
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 (http://www.extremtextil.de/cat...

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

anyone tried a polycro trailstar?
I'm contemplating making a 5 sided mid tarp with these materials in the style of an MLD Littlestar. I realise this will use quite a lot more material but would be a more versatile item for my p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
March 16, 6:13pm

Re: Re: down "blanket" and silk liner
I used 4 yards - 2 each for INSIDE and OUT of ti-goat's nobul-1. Sorry for delay in getting back - I've been away for a coupla days... will post some pics later today AU time.

In Make Your Own Gear » let's make a hot weather quilt.. cotton, fleece?
March 14, 1:41pm

down "blanket" and silk liner
I made a micro-baffled down quilt with some left-over 850+ down between two layers of nobul-1 (stitched through baffles with about 2cm (.8") loft. Because I perspire a lot I also use a ver...

In Make Your Own Gear » let's make a hot weather quilt.. cotton, fleece?
March 12, 2:57pm

Re: New Half Pyramid Poly-cryo Tarp
Aaron, thanks for your photos, looks very promising... I do have some questions. It's a little hard to see the proportions in you photos. 1. When you call it a half pyramid, is it a symmetr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
March 10, 5:11pm

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