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Here is another vote for a custom quilt from Tim. Bought mine a while ago now but they were $300 each and 32F rated despite their 13 oz weight. That was without even going with cuben!

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Old school ultralight hiker me update my gear!
May 07, 11:14pm

The 1.0 oz/yd material is usually referred to as noseeum while the 0.7 oz/yd material is called nanoseeum. Joe at ZPacks sells nanoseeum in 63" roll widths for $8/linear yard. http://www.z...

In Make Your Own Gear » minimalist net tent
April 04, 3:17pm

Not So
There are plenty of epoxy resins that have heat distortion temperatures above 212F. In addition there are plenty of epoxy resins that are potable water approved according to ANSI/NSF Standard 61. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Carbon fiber spoon
April 04, 11:51am

Cuben & SevenD
If you are going for the absolute lightest design I would vote for black CT1K.08 in the front with 2012 SevenD in the back. The cuben will quiet down after a bit of use and it should be opaque eno...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need material for shorts
April 03, 5:03pm

Ditch the Back Plastic
The first thing I did with my Pack-It Folder 15 was toss it on my gram scale. The second thing I did was remove and ditch the superfluous thicker plastic sheet that resides in the center panel of ...

In Make Your Own Gear » packing folders
March 01, 7:28pm

Thickness & Grain
The tip about cutting across the grain is right on. It makes the resultant jerky much easier to bite/chew especially if it is a wee bit too dry. As to thickness, I tend to get my best results whe...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » MYO Jerky questions
January 15, 7:50pm

London Broil
Here is another vote for london broil. I have made a fair bit of jerky over the years and recently did a three meat three marinade test in order to work out for our tastes which cut is superior. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » MYO Jerky questions
January 12, 8:46pm

Colin, I forgot the mention that you can control the thixotrope and viscosity of any epoxy by adding fumed silica (trade name cabosil) to the base prior to mixing the two components together. E...

In Make Your Own Gear » Room temperature cure epoxies
January 11, 6:22am

Roughening Aluminum
You will want to roughen the aluminum to a >3 mil angular profile prior to bonding with the epoxy. This can be done on small areas by roughening with 80 grit or coarser sand paper. Ideally you...

In Make Your Own Gear » Room temperature cure epoxies
January 11, 6:12am

I sure like the idea of using polycro as the film layers since it is impressively light, has great abrasion resistance, and great puncture resistance. Its major drawback is tear strength but a wel...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG cheap version of cuben?
January 10, 4:02pm

All Reader Reviews by Chris Lucas

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
So Santa brought me a men's small for Christmas. The fit for me is perfect. I'm 5'6" 130 pounds and typically wear a 14.5 32-33 dress shirt. I have full range of motion in this siz...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 25, 3:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Men's Size small: 114 grams Dries completely in a few hours and is very soft and comfortable. Of course, since it is synthetic it stinks to high heaven after two days of light use.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
June 12, 9:39am