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rain shorts
I'm also surprised to see so many people dismiss the idea of rain shorts: some people say bring rain pants, some say they aren't necessary. I've found rain shorts can be a very light a...

In Philosophy & Technique » rain shorts? ...possible or just plain stupid?
April 08, 4:45pm

winter gear
Jeffrey - I've gotten into winter camping over the past few years and have been using a nimbus meridian pack as well. I think it works great as a winter pack for the length of trips you'...

In GEAR » Winter gear
March 29, 7:16pm

What size Swift?
Hi Travis - Thanks for giving us all such a thorough rundown of your Swift: now I'm considering buying one as well. That brings me to my question: you noted that you are about 5'11&...

In GEAR » SMD new '10 Swift pack is shipping!
March 28, 10:23am

Whitney Down Parka finished....almost.
On friday evening I all but finished my parka in time for a quick trip to Minnesota's North Shore with my girlfriend over the weekend. I haven't added a waist or hood draw cord yet, but th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Down hood for thru-hiker.com whitney jacket
March 22, 3:30pm

VB Experiment
Roger - I may have misinterpreted, but I think Evan may be talking about using the sil-nylon tarp as a quilt/blanket inside of his bivy on his living room floor. In other words, he's not t...

In Make Your Own Gear » VB Experiment
March 09, 3:31pm

Spinn Twinn and 2 Net Tents
Christopher - I don't have direct experience here, but I have made my own two-person cuben tarp with very similar dimensions to the spinn twin, and also a net tent the same size as an MLD s...

In GEAR » Spinn Twinn and 2 Net Tents
March 03, 12:10pm

Adventures in Laminating Silicone-Impregnated Fabrics
Jim - Great article. I really appreciate all of the myog contributions you make to BPL. Dan - I've tried something similar with some of the 0.75 "breen" cuben from the o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Adventures in Laminating Silicone-Impregnated Fabrics
March 02, 5:13pm

The ULA Unique Selling Point (for me)
+1. I bought an ohm last summer and returned it solely because the belt wasn't adequate for me. A 2008 conduit style belt would make me buy again as otherwise i thought it was perfect for my ...

In GEAR » The ULA Unique Selling Point (for me)
February 28, 11:45am

Down hood for thru-hiker.com whitney jacket
Jan, this is wonderful. Very impressive work and certainly something to emulate. The drawstrings look great. What was the last seam you sewed (after filling with down?). Thanks! Matt

In Make Your Own Gear » Down hood for thru-hiker.com whitney jacket
February 17, 7:40pm

Down hood for thru-hiker.com whitney jacket
PM sent to Jan. Thank you both for your insights. I'm hoping my kit shows up in a day or two, and I'll be sure to post some photos as I make progress or finish. If all goes well the end ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Down hood for thru-hiker.com whitney jacket
February 17, 6:52am

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