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Attaching mesh to flysheet
Hi Stuart Can you post more details about bonding the noseeum to the flysheet? Did you just put down a healthy amount of silicone and stick the noseeum to it (squeezed with books or something un...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 1 person tunnel tent
April 25, 4:55am

Apparently you can bond them with an iron! Never tried it myself though.

In Make Your Own Gear » Tape
March 18, 2:06am

Re: my first post-retirement project?
Rectangular works fine also. Just means that its more stable in one direction than the other. Mountain Laurel Designs Duo Mid is rectangular and very popular, so it must work ok. With a floor le...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Silnylon Floorless 2-Person Tent
August 26, 5:20pm

The BPA thing is urban legend. Stick to the cheap plastic bottles t...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Water bottles
May 29, 6:29am

If you are happy to use a sewing machine, why don't use just use a lightweight silnylon? Its actually waterproof (unlike tyvek, which is close to) and is sew able. You can increase its duraboli...

In Make Your Own Gear » Looking For Ideas On a Group Shelter Project
May 21, 10:54pm

Re: Digital mapping software
I dont know heaps about it but I believe there is a 1:250 000 series for all of Australia but the other maps are state based and typically sold by region. Eg in SA, there are 9 sets of 1:50 000 ava...

In Philosophy & Technique » Question for Aussies - water.
December 22, 12:27am

Re: macpac
I have been very happy with macpac products over the years and know lots of people who own their tents, packs and jackets. Durability and construction is always excellent. Weight - well its a bit h...

In GEAR » Macpac news (tents)
December 09, 2:49pm

Re: Plastic Bags
Thanks for the advice guys, maybe ill just line the original stuff sack with a tough plastic bag and stuff it in there. Few twists and rubber bands to hold the top shut.

In Make Your Own Gear » Best material for MYOG dry bag
November 27, 6:53pm

I am pretty sure standard silnylon would leak to much, not enough water resistance there. The cuben could be an interesting idea, but for this circumstance I want something proven. The last l...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best material for MYOG dry bag
November 27, 1:15am

Best material for MYOG dry sack
I am planning on making a dry bag to store my down sleeping bag in but am wondering what the best material is to use. The kayakers use a 200 or 400d Heat Sealable Oxford type material but I am wond...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best material for MYOG dry bag
November 26, 8:58pm

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Appy Trails Mark III
I guess I better start with the price is right, so we don't really expect it to be perfect do we? There is nowhere near enough room to have two people lying in there with their feet down the sm...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 21, 1:28am