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Brendan Swihart (brendans) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: this is great work
Good eye, it's actually a 401a. I have two industrial machines and that singer's still my favorite to use, especially for light fabrics. I found it at a thrift store, cleaned it up to sel...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Felled Seam
February 26, 10:00am

AW rechargables for Steripen
I've used these for at least a couple years with my Opti. I've never run out of batteries or had any issues on a trip. These are high quality and I believe I read somewhere the only recha...

In GEAR » Steripen Opti still the way to go?
February 26, 9:42am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Modified Felled Seam
I played around with this a bit last weekend and a lot of what I said above didn't end up being true. Adding extra layers does improve strength, as does a third stitch, although provided your ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Felled Seam
February 26, 8:42am

Re: I want those pants if you have em
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In Gear Swap » FT: My Patagonia rock craft pants size 32 for your size 30
February 25, 6:03pm

Re: Cuben Hybrid Decoded
I think that the Zpacks is a lighter face than the wov.32. From their site: "This material is made from the same 1.43 oz/sqyd Cuben Fiber as seen above on the inside, with a protective layer...

In GEAR » McHale dyed cuben packs.
February 23, 6:22pm

Re: Cuben hybrid: Decoding the numbers
Hey Dan, I corresponded with Cubic and got some samples a while back. Some sample specs: CT9K.18/wov.32 • Average Weight: 124 g/m^2 (3.7 oz/yd^2) • Average Tensile...

In GEAR » McHale dyed cuben packs.
February 23, 4:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: membership
It's going to take a LOT of down for a -10 bag. A much easier and cheaper route would be a synthetic overquilt to use with your summer down bag. A quick glance at a FF -10 bag uses 32 oz of f...

In Make Your Own Gear » sleeping bag/quilt baffles
February 23, 9:05am

Re: Found This Gem
Meh... For me, spectra core is worth it. Where I usually hike, stakes are usually useless and I have to use rocks for anchors. I've been on more than one trip that a gusty night has shredded...

In GEAR » Examples of "Stupid Light"
February 22, 11:18pm

Re: sleeping bag/quilt baffles
Do you mean how to join the ends together? If the seam is on the bottom, it doesnt matter too much because you'll be laying on it; a french seam works fine. If it's on the side, sew the s...

In Make Your Own Gear » sleeping bag/quilt baffles
February 22, 5:10pm

Re: Re: Modified Felled Seam
With long seams having having exact tension matters, and I've found that often the bobbin tension is a bit too tight, leading to the two pieces not lining up like Jerry mentioned. Pinning a bi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Felled Seam
February 22, 1:57pm

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