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Joe Federici (need2boat) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Avid kayaking, and when not in the water enjoys walking the earth. Always looking for a faster, lighter, and better way of doing things plus making my own gear.
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StateNew Jersey
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Frame sheet padding
I've not needed any padding when using the plastic frame sheet in my pack. I guess depending on the weight you have it might be needed. JFF

In Make Your Own Gear » Creating a LW Frame sheet for Jam2
December 13, 8:07am

BERNINA are great
I would agree with Ron and add that the newer 153 is also a great unit. It has adjustable foot pressure that's the older units do not. This is great for thinner fabrics. If you look at some of ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machines?
October 03, 11:59am

kinsman insulated pullover
The pattern is a Kinsman thru-hiker I made with primalof sport 1.8oz insulation. It weighs in at 9oz. This is the second pullover I've made but changed the pattern a bit for my siz...

In Make Your Own Gear » kinsman insulated pullover
September 26, 5:56pm

samples
All of the places Miichael listed will GIVE you samples for free most of the time but you need to ask. Seatle fabrics (I think) charges a bit much for there service and tacks on an extra 5.00 t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Buying Fabrics + where to buy them
August 23, 7:11am

RE: Better photo: Insul Bright
Sarah- I noticed your not using a liner and just the insul bright on the inside. how has it held up? I thought about going tha way myself but wasn't sure after repeaded use if it would hold ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Cozy material?
August 23, 7:00am

Reflectix for sale cheap!
Mike- Not to beat a dead horse but I've got quite a bit left from a roll I bought at the home improvment center that I've been trying to sell off. I"m just selling it for what I pa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Cozy material?
August 23, 6:55am

Questions?
Scott- I can give you a number of good places to buy outdoor fabric from and many of them are members of this site. If you call them all would be happy to help you. Thru-hiker, AYCE has B. board...

In Make Your Own Gear » Buying Fabrics + where to buy them
August 22, 5:42pm

Insul Bright Cozy
How is the top held closed. Do you just fold the flap over and tuck it inside the opening. JFF

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Cozy material?
August 22, 3:31pm

Reflectix or Insul Bright
Just to test the newer Insul Bright pack I made did work I did a test with 2 bags of 2 cups of boiling water in each then took a temp reading off them 15 min after they were in the cozies. The diff...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Cozy material?
August 22, 9:05am

the cozy cozy
I've made them from both the Reflectix and Insul Bright. To me it's really just a matter of time and how "into" doing something. The two pictures below are of cozies I've made...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Cozy material?
August 21, 4:52pm

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