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Re: late afternoon sunclock
As an amateur astronomer, I was familiar with this, and it is a very useful thing to know. There are several useful approximations like this for measuring angular distances. I have always heard th...

In Make Your Own Gear » late afternoon sunclock
May 28, 7:33pm

Picking up your water filter out in nature
Similar to using a wood stove so you can find your fuel at your destination, here's an interesting experiment out of MIT - making a water filter out of wood. http://video.mit.edu/watch/water...

In Make Your Own Gear » Picking up your water filter out in nature
March 06, 7:32pm

Adjusting the Kenmore 158 tension assembly
If your tension assembly is out of whack, maybe this page could help: http://mysewingmachineobsession.blogspot.com/2012/08/kenmore-158-tension-assembly_11.html Disclaimer: I have not done thi...

In Make Your Own Gear » thread loop issues
February 03, 8:51pm

Re: Want to dip my toe in the MYOG water...
Hi Jen, I agree with the stuff sacks as a start. If you want to go this direction, a bivy sack may be a decent project. Some of the patterns for bivys are little more than a very big stuff sa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Want to dip my toe in the MYOG water...
February 02, 4:34pm

Re: Alternative materials
I was thinking the same thing recently after finishing my down quilt. The 900 fp down I had reminded me of dryer lint as it came out of the bag (though lint obviously wouldn't have the nearly t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Alternative materials
January 27, 7:02am

Re: MYOG Down Hood
Excellent job, that looks great! I've got about the same amount of down left from my quilt materials, you may have just pointed me in the direction of my next project.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Down Hood
January 22, 11:13am

Re: Re: Re: Re: First down quilt/sleeping bag
"the down will seem to suck in some moisture out of the air, so the overall weight might seem to increase." Hi Bob, I live in eastern North Carolina - believe me, I understand the p...

In Make Your Own Gear » First down quilt/sleeping bag
January 06, 1:12pm

Re: Re: First down quilt/sleeping bag
I knew I forgot something. It included nanoseeum netting in the bundle for the baffles. I haven't made a stuff sack for it yet, and I haven't weighed it after finishing the edge seams...

In Make Your Own Gear » First down quilt/sleeping bag
January 05, 10:33pm

First down quilt/sleeping bag
Using Roger Caffin's article about making a quilt/sleeping bag, I tried my hand at making one so I can get my pack weight down to a reasonable amount. I used a Thru-Hiker quilt materials bundle...

In Make Your Own Gear » First down quilt/sleeping bag
January 05, 10:17pm

Re: Re: Momentum 50 ?
I heard from Ayce that new stock arrives 1st quarter 2014.

In Make Your Own Gear » Momentum 50 ?
December 18, 8:27am

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