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1.1 oz ripstop
Silnylon is not breathable. Regular 1.1 oz nylon ripstop is definitely the way to go for a cheap, breathable quilt. Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics is a good supplier for this, as well as for anything...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt - first project, need advice!
May 05, 2:01pm

Re: Colin Ibbotson's 'Skins'
I wish there were pictures of the back side of the pack (the side that goes against your back). I can't figure out how the straps are attached to the internal frame through the skin. Are ther...

In Make Your Own Gear » Colin Ibbotson's 'Skins' pack
April 22, 5:55am

"Sh*t Stays"
"Shirt stays" sound like a much better idea than "shi*t stays" :) (I did not know we had a profanity detector, but apparently we do and it searches the body of our message on...

In Make Your Own Gear » "Shirt Stays" to keep a quilt closed?
April 11, 8:36am

Re: For Sale - Singer Commercial Grade Sewing Machines (CG-590 & CG-550)
This thread is over a year old, and all the machines were pending sale anyway. Good luck finding something though.

In Gear Swap » For Sale - Singer Commercial Grade Sewing Machines (CG-590 & CG-550)
March 01, 6:36pm

Re: Making Cuben Airtight
Huzefa reports using 1" 3M 9485 and 1" 3M 9088 as adhesive in his cuben/down air pad. Not sure what tape z-packs uses, but these might be worth a try.

In Make Your Own Gear » Making Cuben Airtight
January 11, 7:07pm

Re: Custom Tarp Tent for 2 is done
Great process pics! Nice job. Peter

In Make Your Own Gear » Custom Tarp Tent for 2 is done
January 08, 5:54am

Re: design mods?
"I didn't change any measurements from the henry shires website for the tarptent for 2" The photo is a little misleading because he took it before he had his poles. In the photo t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tarptent for 2 is done!
December 13, 6:10pm

Re: Guterman thread source?
Should be available locally at most fabric stores such as Jo Ann Fabrics. Internet retailers such as owfinc often provide better prices, but shipping is a deal killer if you are just looking to bu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Guterman thread source?
November 10, 3:58pm

Re: The Deionization of a Golite Ion Backpack
Tim I assume it is the lycra micro mesh from quest but you probably want to wait for confirmation on that. Are you doing a ion mod/clone for Hunter? Good luck, hope to see pictures.

In Make Your Own Gear » The Deionization of a Golite Ion Backpack
August 26, 1:13pm

Re: Rubber Tips for Trekking Poles
What about PlastiDip? It would be a permanent rubber coating like the stuff commonly found on tool handles. Not sure how much it would change the sound, but it should be quite durable and weigh...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rubber Tips for Trekking Poles
July 31, 9:01am

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