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Re: anorak
I modified the "Rainier Wind & Rain Suit" pattern by Green Pepper. I used the pattern for the hood, with minor modifications to the drawstring casing, and the raglan sleeves. I chan...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunday projects... rain jacket, layover pack, pillows
March 16, 6:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Pack Shape
>> Second, they hug that bottom piece nice and tight, the concave of your lower lumbar. While I'm sure some people prefer this, I don't agree that it's the "best" or...

In GEAR » Pack Weight
March 16, 1:49pm

Re: Minimal foodstuffs
>> I don't know if I'm making this up or not, but i had heard that women do a much better job than men of using calories efficiently during extended endurance activities.... That&#...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Minimal food
March 16, 11:58am

Re: Re: Re: Awesome packs!
@dk, I used the 3D Mesh from thru-hiker, which is mesh backed with very light fabric (actually a really fine mesh). I edged it using 3/4" grosgrain tape.

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunday projects... rain jacket, layover pack, pillows
March 16, 11:49am

Re: Just had Zimmerbuilt make a couple of custom kid's packs - check them out!
>> In a couple of months I'll be taking my 8 and 9 year old boys on their first "real" backpacking trip. << OK, don't get me wrong, I think they look GREAT. And if...

In GEAR » Just had Zimmerbuilt make a couple of custom kid's packs - check them out!
March 16, 11:44am

Re: Awesome packs!
Thanks. Construction is really simple -- front, sides and bottom are one piece of fabric. I just mitered the corners to create a box. Total volume is about 7L. Shoulder strap is one piece, more ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunday projects... rain jacket, layover pack, pillows
March 16, 11:26am

Re: Re: :p
This is apropos as I'm gathering supplies for an 8-day hike with my 14yo in two weeks. Yesterday, I went shopping specifically for the CANDY supplies... very important! :D We always take these...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight meals for Kids
March 14, 11:01am

Hilton Tent City
Winter Sale until 3/21. 15% off their regular prices, of which many are already discounted by about 10%. MSR products in particular seem really well-priced. Clearance-priced items are excluded. ...

In Gear Deals » Hilton Tent City
March 13, 9:55pm

Hi-Vent
Sorry, I don't. But my husband has a Marmot jacket with their "MemBrain Strata" and the fabrics seem very, very similar. This is what Quest says about the fabric and I believe the M...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunday projects... rain jacket, layover pack, pillows
March 13, 8:52pm

Sunday projects... rain jacket, layover pack, pillows
Seems like I rarely have time to tackle big projects lately, but I had fun doing these small ones to solve a few gear quandaries. I've been looking for small summit packs to take for side hi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunday projects... rain jacket, layover pack, pillows
March 13, 8:13pm

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