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winter use
add the extra tie outs and some guyouts

In Make Your Own Gear » Octamid Help
March 22, 7:53am

Angle also matters
The steeper the less cat cut, you don't need much at 90 degrees :)

In Make Your Own Gear » Octamid Help
March 20, 7:41pm

That is my general hypothesis
It's where I start usually on a proto, although that assumes all have the same length. If you odd ball shaped then it would factor in as well.

In Make Your Own Gear » Octamid Help
March 20, 3:46pm

Gravity and Angle
Longer runs to the corner of mids require more, and more of a turn in the fabric (like 90 degree) seems to bring some sort of a natural tension against each other rather than a rounding effect. It&...

In Make Your Own Gear » Octamid Help
March 20, 12:52pm

Cat cuts
As a point of reference, our BCS which is a vertical seam, mid / tipi hybrid has vastly different cat cut amounts from the mid / corners to the more tipi style front side. In fact the cat might onl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Octamid Help
March 20, 8:36am

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In Gear Deals » Win a Backcountry Shelter
March 20, 8:26am

It depends
Hi You can use a selvage / bias orientation on each seam and stretch will be similar. The thread also comes into play, minimizing stretch in the seam. Circular vs. Vertical and Hybrid orient...

In Make Your Own Gear » Octamid Help
March 20, 7:00am

Wind etc
The shape, fabric being taught , staking , pole and guyouts are the main things that will determine wind performance. I spent the night in this the other night It's 260+ square feet. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Octamid Help
March 19, 12:37pm

Staking mids or tipi's should not be taken lightly. It is very important when the weather turns poor. You can also create a lot more interior room with guyouts, especially vectoring and tensio...

In GEAR » Wind v Snow resistance w/r/t Mids
March 09, 8:59am

I like it
Hi Lawson I like it. I am probably in disagreement with most of the posters here, because I would trade 6 ounces for a lot more flexibility and load capacity. Here are my observations: - ...

In Gear Deals » Possible Backpack- Feedback Wanted
March 08, 7:15pm

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