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Re: re polyester
"if it's the right weight and character, use it?" You bring up a good point. If polyester is more UV stable than nylon is, why is nylon so popular? is it because there is no such t...

In Make Your Own Gear » determining fabric type
April 23, 6:59am

Re: RE: determining fabric type
Valarie, Thanks for the info. Too bad you can't trust what on the cardboard. I'll try to post some pics of it once I can get back to the store to buy a couple of yards. After I ask for ...

In Make Your Own Gear » determining fabric type
April 22, 6:15pm

determining fabric type
I have a bit of an off the wall question. Is there an easy way of telling polyester from nylon? The reason I ask is that I came across a nice very lightweight micro-ripstop fabric at a local store....

In Make Your Own Gear » determining fabric type
April 22, 4:01pm

Re: Re: Re: pros and cons
"Tent body is silicone treated nylon rip-stop with 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating." Generally that kind of fabric does not refer to silnylon. The nylon is coated on the inside wi...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Scout UL2 Plus - Initial Impressions
April 21, 10:11am

Re: Kid's sauce packets = UL containers
If anyone is looking for something a fair bit larger than these but in the same style, I found that Capri Sun has a "Big Pouch" that is roughly the same construction with a small twist ca...

In Multiple Use Gear » Kid's sauce packets = UL containers
April 19, 9:57pm

Re: ground. cloth
I would think your answer lies entirely in what you want in your groundsheet then. As long as you do what others have said and make sure that it's not extending past the walls of your shelter s...

In Make Your Own Gear » ground cloth
April 10, 10:18pm

Thread link
I have no experience with the wide version, though you may want to check out this thread from a while ago where a few people discuss it: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/...

In GEAR » Exped UL 7 Mw?
April 10, 2:07pm

Re: Sawyer Mini and Platypus Drink Big Zip
I just got a Sawyer mini for my birthday and was contemplating this myself. I thought I had heard others indicate that it took a bit of work to pull water through the filter in an inline setup. Wha...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini and Platypus Drink Big Zip
April 06, 7:15am

Using what you have...
There's the kicker, my previous tent failed catastrophically on my last outing. It was an older tent and the fabric at the stake out points gave way. Long story short between the holes in the t...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Flashlight 2?
April 06, 6:58am

Sierra Designs Flashlight 2?
I know that there was recently an extensive thread on this tent where we even had one of the executives at Sierra Designs chime in and give some additional insight. I'm wondering if anyone has ...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Flashlight 2?
April 05, 11:10pm

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