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don't do it
I would suggest it's a bad idea. that fabric is designed for garments, not the abrasion and pressure of ground contact. Reckon it will wet out pretty quickly. You can make sil less sli...

In Make Your Own Gear » need advice for floor
March 26, 3:06am

non stick
the non stick versions that AGG used to sell had a non teflon coating which is easily scratched. As opposed to the more readily available hard anodized. I have had the non stick 3 cup and 2 qu...

In GEAR » open country non-stick pots
March 24, 1:58am

bothys
I have used various bothy bags. Manufacturers designs vary. The simplest design I have used (which is effective and light) is a basic floorless cuboid , with a drawstring around the open edg...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bothy bag plans
March 17, 3:52pm

pertex
pertex endurance is specced at 1000mm HH it's got a pu coating on the inside so nominally waterproof pertex quantum decidedly less HH so as it's uncoated just a DWR

In GEAR » quilt material for good water resistantance
March 13, 12:21pm

Re: RE: Two-person bivy
Eliot Dimensions weren't planned exactly but based on a groundsheet fabric start point of 2.5m long. So base length is that -seam allowances and the 6" bathtub walls. (We are both tall) ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Two-person bivy for use with quilt and Neoair 3/4 length pads
March 09, 2:58am

Re: Two-person bivy for use with quilt and Neoair 3/4 length pads
Hi Eliot I made something like you describe last year. Used for a 10 day trip. We're very happy with it. details here: http://www.trek-lite.com/index.php?threads/double-bathtub-g...

In Make Your Own Gear » Two-person bivy for use with quilt and Neoair 3/4 length pads
March 08, 2:13pm

Ok
I see - makes sense. Thanks

In Make Your Own Gear » Tie Out Strength Tested by Oware
March 05, 2:18pm

test
Hi David, I saw your blog post (from the OP) yesterday. I wondered about the stitching. Can you explain why it is stronger? I'm interested in the strength of tie-outs stitched solely...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tie Out Strength Tested by Oware
March 05, 1:11pm

lighting Esbit
A few drops of ethanol on an esbit tab make sit light fine with a spark! Easy. On a 2 week trip with Esbit last year, (resupply every 4 days, boiling 2-3 cups 2-4 times a day) I took a dropper b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Esbit - what am I doing wrong?
February 21, 1:28pm

grid out/grid in
grid out wicks/dries better than grid in, but is less warm when worn without a shell. I have confirmed this is true for me with my own Grid base layer top which is designed to worn grid in. ...

In GEAR » Grid Fleece Question
February 19, 12:13pm

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