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MDBB > MS
in my experience, minimizing maximal distance between baffles (MDBB) helps more to reduce down shifting than mouth size (MS) does. in one quilt i added really short additional baffles in the inn...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 21, 4:48pm

force on your tent
I might be wrong but I think paul said your tent will experience 15 pound for everv square foot that your tent is exposed to 80 mph wind. All of this force will then be acting on your sleeves, so t...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 04, 10:14am

personal experiences about warmth of uninsulated air mattresses
In short: what are your experiences with uninsulated air mattresses regarding temperature/insulation? I own a TAR xtherm, which I currently use all season. Recently I've been thinking of ...

In GEAR » personal experiences about warmth of uninsulated air mattresses
July 05, 9:17am

Re: MYOG karo-baffle quilt with extra interior baffles
>> start your own quilt company. Yeah that's a nice idea, thank you. But at this speed I'd not even finish 1 quilt/week. There would have to be quite a price tag on it^^ Makes me ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG karo-baffle quilt with extra interior baffles
June 10, 3:35am

MYOG karo-baffle quilt with extra interior baffles
I finally finished my quilt (almost). Thanks for all the information and input provided by all of you on this forum. It took me quite some time to gather all the great pieces of information, so I...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG karo-baffle quilt with extra interior baffles
June 02, 6:40pm

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In User Test Forum » picture test
June 02, 6:11pm

Re: 5F for every 10%, ~35-40% max
adding down to a bag: You will pick up ~2.6F for every ounce of 850-fill that you add. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=27480&...

In Make Your Own Gear » Overstuff existing bag?
May 14, 4:29pm

triangles
Divide your fly up into triangles... as you said, triangles always define a plane.

In Make Your Own Gear » Planer tent walls
September 06, 7:46pm

gas canisters
When i was in romania a few years ago we flew in through bucharest. There we found a place that sold gas canisters. Hiking is quite popular in romania, so it is definitely possible to find this stu...

In GEAR » Gear question about Romania
April 24, 9:47am

roll hemmer to sew true lap seam on single needle sewing machine (instead of flat felled seam)
I am definately no expert in sewing. Please correct me if there is something I misunderstand. context/terminology/definitions: professional tent makers (like hilleberg, etc.) use a "true l...

In Make Your Own Gear » roll hemmer to sew true lap seam on single needle sewing machine (instead of flat felled seam)
March 28, 4:54am

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