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Quilt
Derek, I'll take a photo of the packed quilt over the weekend. Robert, we use two Synmat UL7s that I sewed together along a side seam. The side seam is about 1/2" wide on the UL7s, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Double quilt with draft flaps
August 30, 4:32pm

Film
Yes, as you point out, the impact strength of UHMWPE is amazing. I think it is substantially higher than any other polymer. This will be an interesting test. I don't know of any other exper...

In GEAR » alternatives to Cuben Fabric?
August 29, 10:45am

UHMWPE film
UHMWPE film and fiber are very different. UHMWPE film is in no way a substitute for a composite of UHMWPE fibers (like cuben). Consider carbon as an analogy. Carbon fiber composites (including ...

In GEAR » alternatives to Cuben Fabric?
August 28, 1:57pm

Double setup
Derek, my wife and I share a Zpacks twin quilt and two Exped UL7 Synmats that I sewed together along the side seam allowance. On the UL7s, the side seams stick out about 1/2", leaving plenty o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Design advice for making a two-person sleeping system?
August 27, 6:42pm

Material
Tom, the implication you inferred from that quote is not as clear to me as it is to you, but it would be interesting if it came to light that Opsaks are a multilayer film. The Opsak material is sof...

In GEAR » My scumbag opsack is now putting out an odor! :-P
August 26, 4:10pm

Ideas
Samuel, I'll give it a little thought. If I have any ideas for your test, I'll send them along. By the way, I should mention that disagreeing with you has been pleasant, thanks to you. ...

In GEAR » My scumbag opsack is now putting out an odor! :-P
August 25, 8:05pm

Bags
It goes without saying that we appear to disagree. We each recognize and accept that, I assume. I see no harm in disagreeing, and I also see no need to run from it. A good debate can bring interest...

In GEAR » My scumbag opsack is now putting out an odor! :-P
August 24, 2:13pm

Tests
I'm convinced. I'm convinced that what you're doing is working. If I was going on a trip with you I would ask you to put my food with yours because you seem to have found a good method....

In GEAR » My scumbag opsack is now putting out an odor! :-P
August 23, 12:47pm

Testing
Samuel, I don't know where to start. I agree that testing the function of something in a lab (or a locker room) is not the only way to learn about it. Testing under more realistic conditions is...

In GEAR » My scumbag opsack is now putting out an odor! :-P
August 22, 3:07pm

Source for strong polyester grosgrain
Nylon grosgrain is sensitive to UV and it absorbs water. Does anyone know of a source for strong polyester grosgrain? Maybe a kite supplies company? The polyester grosgrain I've seen in fabric ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Source for strong polyester grosgrain
August 22, 1:19pm

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