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No Folding?
I was not brave enough to look at the shipping, but maybe they are only shipping it rolled and not folded? If any body buys some I would like to hear about it. the material sounds interesting. I...

In Make Your Own Gear » heavy coated pack fabric
September 23, 7:30pm

Re: Re: Multi use belt
The belts look great, simple, clean and functional. The investment will now need to be in the shipping and handling work flow. You can get the costs down, but you will need to buy bubble mailer...

In Make Your Own Gear » Multi use belt
September 15, 11:20am

Bike bags to Back Pack?
I have a couple of bag designs that have made it to paper, and before I take them to the next steps, pattern and sew, I am looking for a little feedback on the concept. I generally ride with a...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike bags to Back Pack?
September 15, 7:25am

just a stretch,but have you considered just making pillows for the house? Easy peasy to sew up and stuff, and forever useful. Heck you could even use it as an excuse to try cuben or tyvek with ta...

In Make Your Own Gear » Recycling Old Sleeping Bags, suggestions?
September 08, 7:35am

4oz Canvas interest
How much demand do we have here for canvas like the Tentsmith offering? I have been thinking about something like this for a few different projects. If there are enough and we organize a bit, may...

In Make Your Own Gear » Internal Frame for Pyramid
September 05, 9:12pm

Digging the Clam shell bag
Terry, I really like the general look and shape of the clam shell bag. Can you share a little more detail and pics on how you will be implementing the straps? Thanks

In Make Your Own Gear » Large mouth and clam shell packs
August 27, 1:11pm

Base Layer - First
I recently threw together a quick shirt mockup from some of the wool jersey mateial I recently aquired (still need to take some pictures). The hem lines are not completed yet, but that shirt was t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone made their own baselayers?
October 01, 8:22am

Fabric Score This Week
Still catching up from this week, but I had to share this week's score with people who could really appreciate it. My wife works for, and I hope to, a big name in the outdoor business who is h...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric Score his Week
September 11, 7:40pm

Bulk Source for Sunshade? All Roads Lead to China
Remember when Ross Perot said: "Do you hear that whooooosh sound? it's the sound of American jobs leaving overseas"... I do remember, and a little more due dillagence in my searc...

In Make Your Own Gear » Car sunshade
August 25, 3:46pm

Bulk Source for Sunshade?
I have looked at these types of materials for a few different projects, the durability keeps me looking at cutting up sunshades, but the price starts to get a little high. Do any of you know of a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Car sunshade
August 25, 2:30pm

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