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Kayak
Given your wood working experience I'd go for the cedar strip. I've built a cedar strip (nick schade deign Night Heron) and a plywood kit from Pygmy Boats (arctic turn). Both are easy to ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Kayak Question
June 24, 8:38pm

Attaching gossamer gear tips to poles?
I used these tips with golf driver shafts. Just jammed them in with some two-part epoxy. fit perfectly. Very solid.

In Make Your Own Gear » Attaching gossamer gear tips to poles?
February 25, 8:09pm

Hydrostatic Head
Unfortunately the water resistance of soft tyvek is about 50 inches compared to normal Gortex with hydrostatic head of 1100 inches. There are many different types of tyvek and lots of good (yet c...

In Make Your Own Gear » Coloring a Tyvek Suit
November 02, 1:36pm

Kids Pack
Can't really call it UL (3 lbs) but my son has an Osprey kids pack. He's 12 now but started using it last year at 11. (http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/product/youth_backpacking/ace_48) ...

In GEAR » kids UL pack
October 09, 2:17pm

Big mistake
I have washed running shoes without incident for years. But, we bought a new front loader with some "ultra clean" cycle. I threw in my new Merrill's and the heel support melted. As...

In GEAR » Machine washing trail runners
September 23, 6:12am

Shoulder season sleeping bag?
I'm ready to invest in a new down bag for fall and spring. I have a marmot 40deg summer bag already, but want to replace my old synthetic bag for spring and fall in the northeast. I tend to s...

In GEAR » Shoulder season sleeping bag?
September 20, 9:37pm

Had Lyme 3 times
I live in Connecticut and hike here regularly. I've had Lyme three times. My wife has had it once. Contrary to the fear- most people see a bullseye rash, take antibiotics and never have any ...

In GEAR » Gear to protect against THE most deadly backcountry beastie...
September 20, 9:08pm

2-person cook system
I use a super cat alcohol stove with an IMUSA pot. Solo I use the smaller IMUSA pot. Super cat brings water to boil with no problem. Normally I'm cooking just for dinner and using freezer bag...

In GEAR » What cook system do you use for 2 people for 3-5 days?
September 04, 4:16pm

Footwear Recommendations
Depending on the temperature generally there are two strategies: 1. Keep your feet dry 2. Let them get wet and dry out fast For most summer/3-season hiking I think #2 is the better strateg...

In GEAR » Help me choose footwear
August 31, 7:34am

IMUSA Pot Tips
I also use both the smaller and larger IMUSA pots. Not sure which is the 10cm? - I use the smaller for solo trips and the larger for trips with my son. - My lid for the larger pot is a plas...

In GEAR » IMUSA 10cm pot tips
August 30, 6:27pm

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