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lots of choices
The reason I don't really need it to double duty is that 95% of the time, I'm going out with my hubby and my son, so no mug is going to be a suitable substitute for my larger cookware for t...

In GEAR » Best mug for morning coffee?
April 03, 7:11pm

Best mug for morning coffee?
I've been using one of those crappy mugs that come with mess kits forever, but they are too small and always annoy me. What's your favorite mug? I saw someone recently who used a yogu...

In GEAR » Best mug for morning coffee?
April 03, 6:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Satire
Fwiw, I think it's worthwhile to try out the z-rest, but my kid definitely does not sleep as soundly as all of your kids seem to. It's not just a matter of falling asleep, it's a matte...

In GEAR » What air pad for my toddler? Crazy kid won't sleep on foam anymore
March 30, 4:05pm

Re: fake down booties?
By fake, I meant not actually down, since I'm going to use Apex. I think I'm going to start with the tube sock design. I love the idea of having an over-sock so that way I won't get...

In Make Your Own Gear » fake down booties?
March 29, 9:20pm

Re: Re: fake down booties?
Thanks Bob and Jerry! I couldn't figure out what to do inside the sole, but closed cell foam makes perfect sense. Now I suppose I need to decide if they will just be worn in the tent or not...

In Make Your Own Gear » fake down booties?
March 28, 7:44pm

fake down booties?
I've got a ton of apex left over from making the quilts, and I was going to make some down bootie knockoffs with some of the excess. Are there any patterns out there? What would you use as th...

In Make Your Own Gear » fake down booties?
March 28, 7:12pm

Re: Crazy how the old ones do better
oh, and don't bother to take it in. You can easily clean and oil it yourself. The manual should have instructions on what should be oiled, but you can google it as well.

In Make Your Own Gear » Can't Sew Silnylon...HELP!
March 28, 7:07am

newer machines are a pita
I've learned the hard way that new machines just aren't built nearly as well as the older ones. I got a nice new machine about a decade ago and after 5 years of struggling with it, I junke...

In Make Your Own Gear » Can't Sew Silnylon...HELP!
March 28, 7:05am

Re: Re: Satire
I'm sorry Ben, the "not that I can blame him" was a nod to your comment. I feel bad making him sleep on something that I remember hating as a kid. Thank you everyone, you've g...

In GEAR » What air pad for my toddler? Crazy kid won't sleep on foam anymore
March 25, 3:16pm

Re: Crazy kid
Lol - as tempting as the slap is sometimes, I really can't say I blame him. Besides, it's really hard to reason with a 2 year old at night. The last time we went out was last October....

In GEAR » What air pad for my toddler? Crazy kid won't sleep on foam anymore
March 25, 12:33pm

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