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two reasons
I make my own gear for 2 reasons: Every piece of hiking/camping/backpacking gear I've ever owned I've found aspects that I maybe didn't love, or wished would have been made different...

In GEAR » MYOG/DIY Gear - What preforms as well or better than "store bought" stuff?
July 11, 8:57pm

grips
Did you use anything to adhere the grips to the pole? When I first did my MYOG poles, I didn't use any glue, and the first time out, the grips wanted to slip down on the poles, and poke thro...

In Make Your Own Gear » FLIPLOCK, 3sect, Al walmart pole -- modified to 6.9oz
July 08, 7:05pm

recommendation
I have and love my MT101s, but would probably not recommend them for a narrow foot, the heel might work for you, but the toe box area is probably too wide for you. I'd still suggest trying a p...

In GEAR » Light hiking or Trail running shoe recommendations?
July 08, 6:12pm

lost me too...
As an owner of a UL Down Inner, I've been overall quite happy with the product, but a company unwilling to take care of customers who pay good money for a product and are JUSTIFIABLY unsatisfie...

In GEAR » MontBell repair Am I being to picky
July 07, 8:22pm

zipper
yet another "zipper is really easy to sew" vote here. This was probably the simplest part about my recently made DIY bug tent.

In Make Your Own Gear » Velcro vs. Zipper???
July 07, 8:04pm

virga/z-lite
I've used my virga with the Zlite as a "frame" with great results, really conforms nicely to the curve of my back, transfers a decent amount of weight to the small of your back/hip ar...

In GEAR » Best Support for a Frameless Pack
July 06, 9:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Maps midwest
Bradford, I did most of the northern half of the Smokies AT last summer (newfound gap to low gap), I had considered an AT/BMT loop through the southern half of the park, but I've grown a lit...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Resource for good trail maps?
June 27, 8:30pm

Re: Maps midwest
Mark, I had already made peace with driving 10-11 hrs to get to Roan or Mt Rogers areas, so anywhere within that driving distance would be doable. I tend to hike faster, 20 or more miles per da...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Resource for good trail maps?
June 27, 6:27pm

Resource for good trail maps?
I'm looking to put together a last-minute trip for this coming weekend, and have my eyes on the Roan Highlands. I've wanted to get out that direction for a long time but have no good trail...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Resource for good trail maps?
June 26, 7:52pm

Re: D.I.Y. Gear Supply
I too have had outstanding customer service and overall experience from Scott at DIYGearsupply, highly recommended.

In Make Your Own Gear » Places to buy 1.1 oz nylon with a dwr
June 25, 1:17pm

All Reader Reviews by Mat Tallman

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e-OMC (Oregon Mountain Community) Customer Service
Bought a pair of shoes from them (Montrail Mountain Masochists) and got them quickly, as advertised, for a good price. Ordered an Integral Designs Siltarp which leaked terribly out of the box (not ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 26, 1:32pm