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hah, same time posts
posting at the same time. Heed jerry's words, everything he says is right about sewing it. Forget ripping it, start bigger if in doubt, it's super easy to sew smaller, then cut, as he no...

In Make Your Own Gear » Harold / fleece stitch
January 27, 5:45pm

straight cylinder first
since I had no idea really how the bottom part would work, I just figured a straight cyclinder would be good, but that doesn't work very well, your neck is exposed. So I looked at how the th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Harold / fleece stitch
January 27, 5:37pm

hmm, is this right?
"if you make the right and left side parallel, it will tend to stay on your head. If you make them angled, it will gradually slide off the top of your head." I had to read this twice, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Harold / fleece stitch
January 27, 5:32pm

that was my first guess too
that was what I thought too at first, width top and bottom same, but I found that was not the case, especially the balaclava fit better with the bottom less wide than the top. Because fleece is so ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Harold / fleece stitch
January 27, 5:21pm

sample
There is nothing fancy about this, I got the basic top template from a zpacks hat, tracing it out on plastic then moving it to pattern paper. I don't use a pattern for the part that goes dow...

In Make Your Own Gear » Harold / fleece stitch
January 27, 5:08pm

wasn't hard to find
I wouldn't call it a beef, I just don't like that type of person. I didn't like Lance Armstrong, long before he was popped for the doping everyone inside the sport knew he was doing, ei...

In GEAR » Cat can stove
January 27, 4:30pm

I found the same, heh
Yes, I just discovered that one too, fleece is ridiculously easy to sew and work with, you don't really even have to match the edges that much, just pull at the side that is shorter to match it...

In Make Your Own Gear » Harold / fleece stitch
January 27, 4:09pm

to tell it apart
supercat jim wood I think it is called the fancy feast to distinguish it from another design that also used cat food cans, but it was completely different, also popular around that time (early 2...

In GEAR » Cat can stove
January 27, 3:53pm

CHS
After someone pointed me to the CHS design for alcohol stoves, I realized an alcohol stove could basically be perfect. I use pot stands, it's just easier to light, more stable, etc. The cat can...

In GEAR » Cat can stove
January 27, 3:37pm

stop making sense
eric, you've always been willing to poke at the fads of the day here, and you're more often than not righter than wronger, so to speak, I know you've correctly corrected me before as we...

In GEAR » 2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
January 27, 12:26pm

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