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Good job!
Good job Piper! Every time I pop back in here you're making more progress. I've been having fun experimenting with different lacing patterns through plain soling sheets to make 'baref...

In Make Your Own Gear » My perfect homemade shoes
March 22, 1:39pm

Maxi-lock
FWIW, my local sewing machine shop turned me on to maxi-lock thread. It's a bit harder to find but is higher quality than Gutermann, thinner and stronger. I've only used this on apparel s...

In Make Your Own Gear » what kinds of threads?
December 21, 11:47am

Re: Chewed BearVault
Neat, Walter! Nice to see those things doing their job since I've got two of 'em.

In GEAR » Hanging Bear Canisters
July 07, 11:37am

Re: MYO Hexamid Solo?
Yeah, I made two recently which I dubbed the 'pentamid' :) I made some cutting mistakes on the first one that I didn't notice until it was too late. The second and much better one is ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Hexamid Solo?
July 06, 4:43pm

Re: Heavy gear that works
Yup. As an incorrigible side-sleeper I've gotta have my thick air mattress (NeoAir + foam) and pillow (MontBell) to get a decent sleep. BTW, I'm not totally satisfied with the comfort of ...

In GEAR » Heavy gear that works
June 30, 8:33am

Re: Re: How does one sew Momentum Fabric
"Backpacking gear" usually means heavier duty fabrics. Maybe all they have is a big industrial machine with #69 and thicker thread. If you can find a tailor that works on normal clothin...

In Make Your Own Gear » How does one sew Momentum Fabric
June 18, 8:32am

Re: Re: Re: Packtowel vs. Sponge Cloth
I'm seriously unimpressed with the MSR packtowels for the dry hydrophobicity and their lack of holding capacity. I've wondered about chamois but never got around to picking some up.

In GEAR » Packtowel vs. Sponge Cloth
March 12, 2:55pm

Re: Re: Re: SUL Self Tightening Tarp
Since I'm a bit of a knot nut, I just had to track this thing down. This knot is known by numerous names, most of which also refer to other knots: fisherman's, englishman's or angler&#...

In Make Your Own Gear » SUL Self Tightening Tarp
March 05, 2:44pm

Re: Comparing MB UL Down Parka to UL Thermawrap Parka
I've had both for a little bit now. They are cut quite similarly, but the thermawrap has stretch panels at the sleeve openings and at the waist sides. On me at least, this causes the thermawr...

In GEAR » Comparing MB UL Down Parka to UL Thermawrap Parka
February 22, 7:20pm

Re: Very nice!
Keith: Yes! That's exactly the sort of hint I'm looking for. I cut another round bit of plastic and slathered on some Ace Hardware brand silicone caulk, but I'm afraid it didn't...

In Make Your Own Gear » SnowPeak 600 Lid
February 02, 2:04am

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