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Re: 2011-2012 in review
Nice bunch of hikes and awesome pictures. Southern Utah and northern Arizona are our favorite places to hike. Unfortunately we only get out there about every other year for a week trip. I'll be...

In Post-Trip Reports » 2011-2012 in review
November 27, 11:13am

Tyvek for a water bucket
I don't know about tyvek, but I made one out of silnylon. I cut about a 25 to 30" diameter circle of sil and sewed a 1" double layer reinforcing rim on it from heavier sil and then se...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek for a water bucket
November 21, 6:25am

Re: Your "Nothing Pack"
Bobby: Sorry I just now saw your question.The shoulder straps are 2 pieces of sil sewed together to make a strap 2" wide. That is sewn to a strip of 30 denier near the top of the pack. The web...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Daypack/Summit Sack/Stuff Sack
November 18, 6:37pm

Re: Re: Reducing the Fiddle Factor
I added the rear tie out and the little flap for the pole handle to rest on because it really does help a lot to stabilize things- I'm a side sleeper and tend to flip sides a few times while I ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Reducing the Fiddle Factor
November 17, 8:11pm

Re: Re: Reducing the Fiddle Factor
Thanks Todd. Yeah the elastic tie-outs on the tyvek really work great and add very little weight. I think my tyvek was 3 oz before and is 3.4oz now. I know my exped is heavy at 19oz but it's pr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Reducing the Fiddle Factor
November 17, 6:56pm

Reducing the Fiddle Factor
Sometimes I wake up and my ground sheet, foam pad and air mat have all shifted. It looks like train wreck sometimes so I decided to fix it. I got some elastic cord, glove hooks and plastic grommets...

In Make Your Own Gear » Reducing the Fiddle Factor
November 17, 11:57am

MYOG daypack/stuffsack
I can get my wind shirt and pants, vest,water,FAK,and.snacks/lunch in it.I can also fit my jacket instead of the vest.But a bivy too would not fit at this size. I'll try to put a pattern togeth...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Daypack/Summit Sack/Stuff Sack
November 03, 7:02am

Re: Re: daypack/stff sack
Exactly why I wanted it. Hard to see but there is a small haul loop between the straps so that it can be hung as a food bag too.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Daypack/Summit Sack/Stuff Sack
November 02, 1:36pm

daypack/stff sack
Silnylon for pack and shoulder straps and 1/2 in webbing. Used 1/2 in seam allowances.I can try to post a pattern if anyone is interested.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Daypack/Summit Sack/Stuff Sack
November 02, 5:24am

MYOG Daypack/Summit Sack/Stuff Sack
I wanted a small daypack or summit pack that would also double as a stuff sack for my extra clothes. So I made one. It mesures 16"l x 10" wide x 4.5" deep. Weighs a meazely 1.5oz. I ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Daypack/Summit Sack/Stuff Sack
November 01, 6:58pm

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