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Tom Holbrook (Zandar) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Central Coast of California
About Me I packed quite a bit in my teens and 20's, and then started a family. Now, after about 30 years I am getting back into the adventure.
CityArroyo Grande
StateCa
CountryUnited States

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Fugu Jacket
Tad, I buy shirts with 35/36 arm lengths, but when I buy other clothing with 35/36 arm lengths, the body tends to move towards XL, and I have a better fit with Large. So, this mod works wonde...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fugu Jacket new cuffs
February 09, 9:07am

Fugu Jacket new cuffs
Like many of you, I bought the FUGU Down Jacket, and I just love it, exept for one thing. The sleeves were too short. The body of jacket fits perfectly, but when I reached my arms out the sleeve...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fugu Jacket new cuffs
February 08, 9:59pm

Finished Rain Jacket
Roger, The hood has a draw cord that tightens to create a visor, and it works very well. We had a huge rain storm on Saturday, and I found if I just release some of the tension on the hood, it ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished Rain Jacket
February 07, 6:53pm

Finished Rain Jacket
K. I used 70D coated nylon, polyurathane, and I ordered the fabric from "Rain Shed". They are very fast with their order processing and shipping. I went back and forth regarding &q...

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished Rain Jacket
February 07, 12:50pm

Finished Rain Jacket
I just finished my rain jacket. I used pattern 134 from Green Pepper. It rained all morning, so I had the chance to test it, and I am proud to report all was dry. I have not sealed the seams, bu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished Rain Jacket
February 06, 4:56pm

NB Fugu down jacket
I just received my new jacket....wow!.. very light, great fit, and warm. I am glad I noticed this thread, since I believe it is a great value for the money. Now, to give it a good testing....

In Gear Deals » NB Fugu down jackt $119
January 28, 7:13pm

G4 Finished
Thomas, Well done, and I like your modification for the two side pockets. I am considering adding a "y-strap" to my finished pack, in order to carry a bear cannister on top. Well...

In Make Your Own Gear » G4 finished
January 27, 11:26am

Finished thru-hiker vest
Thomas, Very nice, and it looks like your sewing talent is wonderful !! Question: Have you felt the vest to be warm enough? And, what temp do you feel the vest will support? Z.

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished thru-hiker.com Minima vest
January 01, 10:37am

Fabric
I just sent my email re: silnylon

In Gear Swap » Fabric for MYOG projects -- $15
December 27, 9:07am

Fabric
If there is any silnylon left, I would like some... Z.

In Gear Swap » Fabric for MYOG projects -- $15
December 26, 10:03pm

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