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Re: HELP! Making my first pack ?
You do not need a free arm to do actually. I do not, and it is actually faster, I believe, not to use one. You just sew the bottom of the circle at the top, and rotate it. The best way to describe ...

In Make Your Own Gear » HELP! Making my first pack ?
July 02, 11:16am

Re: HELP! Making my first pack ?
I usually go about it in a slightly different way. I make the bottom of the strongest material, then the back of a slightly lighter material. The bottom also makes up 2 inches of the front and side...

In Make Your Own Gear » HELP! Making my first pack ?
July 02, 10:21am

Re: 2 new packs: DX40 panel loader and drybag hauler-ish pack
nice looking packs. DX 40 is great

In Make Your Own Gear » 2 new packs: DX40 panel loader and drybag hauler-ish pack
July 01, 11:15am

Re: joann fabrics and a sleeping quilt
They would not have adequate stuffing. The ripstop is not that great either. I haven't seen it in a while, but you can get much nicer material online for the same price or cheaper.

In Make Your Own Gear » joann fabrics and a sleeping quilt
June 28, 12:10pm

Re: more thoughts
Terry put it well. I have heard that a snow stake will work well also.

In Gear Lists » JMT first timer trying to get down to 15lb!
June 26, 5:04pm

Re: JMT first timer trying to get down to 15lb!
Here is what I would remove or replace: Rain pants- Remove. How much rain are you expecting? Even in the smokies, I never bring any rain pants. Shoes- Maybe go with something more breathable ...

In Gear Lists » JMT first timer trying to get down to 15lb!
June 26, 1:03pm

Re: Pack exterior configuration
Eugene's pack is a zimmerbuilt I believe. I agree with the above posts. I use a very stripped down, pocketless pack. No lid. Shock Chord to lash wet gear and tenkara on. Removable po...

In GEAR » Pack exterior configuration
June 25, 9:53am

Re: UPdating
Grab a cup. Put it on the scale. Zero it out. Then put the pack on top. That's the best way to get the weight on a small scale. Good Luck

In Make Your Own Gear » the DIY Gear Scramble-a-Thon!
June 23, 12:13pm

Re: pack straps
Nice looking pack Terry!

In Make Your Own Gear » Scraps the Pack/ FTZP
June 22, 10:38am

Re: Re: Re: VaprLoft Quilt - VB hooded quilt
Does the quilt close up on the top instead of bottom?

In Make Your Own Gear » VaprLoft Quilt - VB hooded quilt
June 22, 10:33am

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