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RECYCLE - easy panel loading pack for 12 ounces
I took a 23 ounce, 1100 cu in old book bag that I modified for use on the trail. I cut off all the bells and whistles, used a seam ripper to remove the pockets, and cut out the bottom of the...

In Make Your Own Gear » easy panel loading pack for 12 ounces
June 19, 10:29pm

MOYG Solar charger
I made one of these last year .... works great. unfortuntatly, It takes more than 100 MA to charge my ipod, but it will trickle charge my cell phone with it turned off.

In Gear Deals » Solar charger $29.99 after rebate
June 19, 9:25am

Kite fabrics
I just bought about 10 yards of material. It's important to realize that they measure in sailmaker's yards not square yards. Their 0.75 ounce per square yard material was heavier than...

In Make Your Own Gear » Kite fabrics???
June 19, 5:36am

solar cell
Good idea ..... I may start playing with this next ..... Hummmmmmm For this summer's trip, however ... I'm using Aquamira tablets .... 0.7 ounce per pack of 24. Tablets 0.7 Lamp...

In Make Your Own Gear » 3500 cu in pack for 3.1 ounces
June 18, 4:13pm

3500 cu in pack for 3.1 ounces
The 1.8 L canteen comes in stock at 2.1 ounces. I've modified it by adding a solar lantern cap ..... they just came on the market. It's 2.5 ounces but replaces my candle lantern, my flas...

In Make Your Own Gear » 3500 cu in pack for 3.1 ounces
June 18, 5:40am

3.1 ounce 3500 cu in pack
The cord is Spectra cord and I tie a type of Prussic knot to make it adjustable when there is no load on the pack. A Prussic knot is a type of friction hitch, the simplest friction hitch is to tie ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 3500 cu in pack for 3.1 ounces
June 15, 10:03am

3500 cu in pack for 3.1 ounces
A few more pictures to tantalize .....

In Make Your Own Gear » 3500 cu in pack for 3.1 ounces
June 14, 8:59pm

3500 cu in pack for 3.1 ounces
Made from 1 running yard of 1.44 ounce per square yard Sil Nylon 2nds I found several years ago. The main body of the pack has a 2750 cu in capacity. I added an Ion type like zipped lid instead ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 3500 cu in pack for 3.1 ounces
June 14, 8:32pm

Pillow for Sub 5
I've used the Platy thing for a while now ..... but with a twist ... ha ha ... Turn it sideways and put half under your pad. Then put your clothing stuff sack on the top part with whatever...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My first sub 5 lb trip!
June 14, 11:31am

Backyard Tom and the Sleeping Pad Slugs
Tom, A True UL backpacker would have picked the slugs off the Sleeping pad and cooked them in their morning oats. Protein can be heavy.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » You slugs!
June 14, 11:21am

All Reader Reviews by mark henley

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Snow Peak 600
This cup is big enough to cook in for a solo person, a huge cup of java, or it's great for just boiling water. I use a piece of simple foil for a lid and it works amazingly well on a Snowpeak Giga...

In Cookware - Titanium
February 22, 8:34am

Thru-hiker Liberty Ridge Shell
I have made a few sewing projects, several quilts, and about a zillion stuff sacks, but this was the first time I attempted a piece of clothing. The pattern that AYCE provides is very well thought ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 22, 8:29am

White Box Alcohol Stove
This little stove ROCKS! I'm in agreement that it needs a primer pan, but other than that, I actually melted my windscreen when it got too close to the cup. It's like firing up a blowto...

In Stoves - Alcohol
February 22, 8:23am

Muscle Milk Cookies and Cream
For years I've heard hikers talk about carrying a protein suplement along on trips to ensure that they don't sacrifice muscle while hiking. Most people who have ever tried a protein powdere...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
February 21, 2:51pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
15 ounces of pure, 2.5 inch thick, heavenly sleeping bliss. I have a Max Compact, several thermarests, a Full length Max thermo, and several types of closed cell pads in my gear closet. This is withou...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
February 21, 2:41pm

Gregory G pack
I bought two of these packs, one for myself and one for my wife. After two years of use the packs have held up well, but we have both found that the load rating is VERY optimistic ... The pack beco...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
January 03, 2:27pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
I've been backpacking seriously for about 4 years now, not including my Scouting days of yesteryear. This is my first Down bag as I've always used synthetics in the past. I've used the bag...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 03, 2:21pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
This Filter weighs in at 2 oz and once installed it has a very small impact on flow rate from the hydration tube/bite valve. I'm using it in conjunction with a Platypus hydration setup and you get...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 03, 2:12pm

Ray Way quilt one person - standard
Fantastic instructions ... I had never used a sewing machine before. I ordered the Ray Way stow bag kit and made it as my first project. The Quilt was a great second project. The instructions were ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
January 04, 3:09pm