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Re: Re: MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
Nick, can you post the dimensions of the case of the original kit? Thx!

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
September 05, 4:24pm

Sawyer delamination
My "new stronger" Sawyer 2L bag from MLD started delaminating in a similar way on the 3rd day of use. Didn't inspire much confidence.

In GEAR » NEW Style Sawyer Water Bladders 1L and 2L
September 03, 9:32pm

Foam pad + pillow
Also side sleeper, also get sore hips. Use a Ridgerest foam pad, mostly b/c I don't have to baby it. Seems like someone pops an inflatable on almost every trip I'm on. I can sit on it, u...

In GEAR » Switching to a foam pad?
August 16, 4:05pm

hillmap.com
Check out hillmap.com too. Like Gmap4. You can pick different layers, including CalTopo, satellite, etc. And you can see satellite and caltopo side by side. Also print, make paths (with elevati...

In GEAR » Mytopo quality?
August 16, 3:44pm

Pm
Hartley, PM'd you about a borah set up

In GEAR » Best Beginner Tarp/Bivy Combo
August 16, 3:01pm

Tarp/Bivy weight savings
All, thanks for thoughtful and clarifying responses responses! Eric, Alex and Dale, I think you kind of got to the heart of the matter. Link, thanks for the links! The tarp I have in min...

In GEAR » Tarp + Bivy weight savings, what am I missing?
August 12, 6:34pm

Thread
My 69 and 92 polyester thread arrived. Either looks great for outdoor sewing. Will see if the 92 works with the size 16 needle and probably use that if so. I got a ton of thread, if anyone wa...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
August 12, 6:23pm

Tarp + Bivy weight savings, what am I missing?
In an effort to lighten my pack, I've been exploring a shelter switch from a tarptent moment (which I currently own) to a tarp + bivy setup. Also considering tarp + MLD serenity net tent. W...

In GEAR » Tarp + Bivy weight savings, what am I missing?
August 12, 2:21pm

Montbell Thermwrap Parka
Bump for Sunday shoppers

In Gear Swap » Mont Bell Thermawrap Pro Parka - New, Grey, XL
August 11, 12:08pm

Chouinard Sewing Kit
by the way, I saw the new kit at the Patagonia store the other day. Was pretty neat, and inspired one to make your own!

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
August 09, 1:05pm

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