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Re: Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
I most definitely wouldn't take a canister stove out in winter where I am. But then again, one trip saw a low of -36F so that's probably not what most people are experiencing. I had a frien...

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 21, 10:50pm

Re: Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
I don't think there's been a ton of advancement in the liquid fuel stove arena. I would say though that you can simmer with most stoves even if people say you can't. Pump up the your bo...

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 21, 2:03pm

Re: Re: picts of my gear
I didn't use a pattern for the balaclava. I made up a pattern using an old hood for the bomber hat. Then, I made a few changes to make the new pattern for the balaclava. I've since made a n...

In Make Your Own Gear » picts of my gear
July 14, 10:24pm

Re: Seam sealing
Manufacturers don't seam seal silnylon tents because there isn't a tape that will adhere to silnylon. The big manufacturers always use nylon that has a PU coating on the underside for that ...

In GEAR » Why Doesn't Tarptent Seam Seal Their Tents?
June 15, 8:10am

Re: Optimum Tent Floor Material with or without groundsheet.
I definitely second the idea of a separate ground sheet. It's also dual use because you can sit on it when it's rained recently. I haven't used the ground sheets from gossamer gear but ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Optimum Tent Floor Material with or without groundsheet.
May 30, 5:43pm

Re: Help with inner net material choice?
Denier can be used as a general gauge for fabric thickness/strength but it's not completely accurate. The denier refers to the number of fibres per square inch (I think) but doesn't say any...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help with inner net material choice?
May 13, 3:05pm

Thanks
Thanks Mark. I wonder if putting cat curves on the edges would make a difference. It wouldn't change the coverage that much but it might make it pitch a little tighter. I'm really leaning t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cat curves on ray way tarp
May 09, 1:19pm

I agree
I agree with what you said Jeff. I wasn't planning to make the panels any bigger to begin with. I figured I would just use a gentle cat cut with a 2 or 3 inch deflection. I don't think that...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cat curves on ray way tarp
May 09, 9:29am

Cat curves on ray way tarp
So it's finally time to replace my ray way tarp with a new one. I can't think of too many changes I would make to the tarp and net tent setup that ray designed but using catenary curved sea...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cat curves on ray way tarp
May 08, 2:47pm

Re: Anybody ever used Thinsulate 3M for a quilt
I had a sleeping bag made of thinsulate lite loft years ago and did not like it. An issue with thinsulate is that it doesn't breathe as well as other insulations. Didn't matter what I wore...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anybody ever used Thinsulate 3M for a quilt
May 07, 2:42pm

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