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@Stick & Chad
Stick: > I feel like the stress alone will immediately begin to stress < I’ve been thinking about this as well and, if several layers wouldn’t work out, it would be easy to add, instead o...

In GEAR » Tarp size: is 10 x 4,5 enough???
January 17, 12:41pm

Reinforcing holes - back wall angle
Stick, to avoid damage when tightening the tarp (and skirt), I plan on reinforcing the CF (at least three layers) before making the holes. I also want these holes to be very tight around the tips (...

In GEAR » Tarp size: is 10 x 4,5 enough???
January 16, 3:17pm

Rear beak ????
Hi Monte, First of...... Thanks for your input in my thread about the tarp size in the Gear-Forum :). I really like your “Cuben Summit Tarp”. If I wouldn’t be set on a flat tarp, I’d ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL Cuben Summit Tarp: rain/wind bomber?
January 16, 6:42am

Wow. Good to get so many answers.
Hi Jimmer. > Good luck and get some mockup pics. A 6ft 3inch dude under a 10x4.5 polycro tarp in a storm pitch would be very interesting to see...< When I get a bit of spare time, I’ll star...

In GEAR » Tarp size: is 10 x 4,5 enough???
January 16, 5:03am

Thanks for input
Steve. You are certainly right about 2’25” on both sides not being enough, but...... I’m not thinking of using the ordinary A-frame pitch when weather turns bad. That’s why I thought about ...

In GEAR » Tarp size: is 10 x 4,5 enough???
January 15, 2:46pm

Tarp size: is 10 x 4,5 enough???
Within a few weeks I’ll start designing my own (MYOG) tarp. I have been thinking about where to post this thread (my first thought was in the MYOG-section), but since my questions are more about ...

In GEAR » Tarp size: is 10 x 4,5 enough???
January 15, 10:40am

RE: Water Bottle Pillow - Sleeve
Nate: >I really like the idea of using a fleece(?) sleeve to keep it all bound and piled neatly. What a great idea. Now if only I could sew ...< Don't need to sew. Mine is an "ordin...

In Multiple Use Gear » Water Bottle Pillow
January 29, 11:40am

Re: What's tfd stand for?
Somebody (can't remember who) called me The Flying Dutchman many, many years ago and when I started making my own gear (also quite a few years ago), I used the abbreviation of same to make my l...

In Multiple Use Gear » Water Bottle Pillow
December 27, 1:41am

My Pillow
Hi all, You are right, the water bottle or water bladder idea is certainly not new. I've been using mine for years and am very happy with same. The picture above shows how round, thick ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Water Bottle Pillow
December 26, 1:51pm

"take something for enlightenment"
>I mean come on, when you get to camp what are you going to do, just sit there and twiddle your thumbs?< When I'm out with friends, we talk and have a great time (can't tell jokes ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 3: M-SUL Base Weight Gear Lists
June 07, 2:41am

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