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boil time
5 minutes to boil 1.5 cups is pretty good! I've had similar results with my cat can stoves, so if you have managed to make something more stable for your pot without sacrificing efficiency or w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Dog Stove
September 14, 7:39am

boil time
cool. Whats your boil time?

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Dog Stove
September 13, 10:05am

MYOG success
I have a 12 oz pack I made for under 20 bucks, and probably spent 3-4 hours working on it. So if I value my time at even only $10 per hour, its a $50-60 product in terms of cost. Not bad. I would h...

In Make Your Own Gear » In Defense of "Make Your Own Gear"
September 13, 10:00am

hmmm
I went back and read more on this orange fabric I had bought, it's been laying around since last year. It says "Lightly Urethane Coated". I guess if this bivy doesn't breathe ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Bivy
September 07, 1:43pm

MYOG Bivy
This was inspired by Jamie Short and his bivy design, which can be seen here: http://lytw8.com/My_Gear.html#LytW8_Bivy I enlarged some of the dimensions a tad, since I am 6', large framed, a...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Bivy
September 07, 10:57am

beak
Yeah. I didnt taper the beak enough toward the front, so it does need an extra long line or tree to pitch it. My trekking pole is nice and rounded and grippy on the top, so I wasn't worried ...

In Make Your Own Gear » My first tarp
September 04, 7:46pm

beak
I cut two very long right angled triangles from extra fabric. (see crappy pic 1) Before sewing the two triangles together to form the beak, I cut away a portion of the material so it tapers and fo...

In Make Your Own Gear » My first tarp
September 04, 8:34am

My first tarp
I found a great deal on 1.1 Silnylon, under $7 a yard in dark green so I snatched it up and made the biggest tarp I could get without a ridge seam, about 5.5' x 9.5'. Weighed in at 8 ounces...

In Make Your Own Gear » My first tarp
September 03, 8:17pm

Re: Re: feedback on UL list for Fall in GA/NC mountains
It depends on when I can get away from work. Likely late September, late october max. Elevation: anywhere between 2,500 and 5,500 though I would try and camp *away* from ridgelines for protection f...

In Gear Lists » feedback on UL list for Fall in GA/NC mountains
September 03, 11:46am

Re: MYOG quilt
A lighter bag or quilt is definitely on my list for the future, probably next year though. I'm a bit burnt out from being hunched over my sewing machine making my pack, bivy, and tarp already. ...

In Gear Lists » feedback on UL list for Fall in GA/NC mountains
September 03, 8:09am

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