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Serger for flatlock seams
The most useful MYOG use of a serger might be flatlock seams for clothing. More info: http://www.shelby.fi/tips/flatseam/ That site has some good free patterns as well.

In Make Your Own Gear » Serger
February 11, 7:40am

Re: Re: Scrubba Pros and Cons
I guess I don't get it...washing clothes by hand isn't very difficult if you feel the need...

In GEAR » Scrubba Portable Washing Machine (3.5oz weight penalty)
February 08, 10:56am

Prices dropped on what's left
You know you want it....

In Gear Swap » FS: Lots-GG LT4, BD Ultra Distance, Golite SL 2, quilt, down stuff, Patagonia, Darn Tough, Icebreaker, Deefeet Duragloves, PIF, etc
February 08, 10:48am

Konrad
I heard he speeds too...what a bad dude...

In Gear Swap » Ethics/Morality... Or Pay Pal Gift???
February 07, 5:01pm

Re: poles
Both sets of poles are available. The Gossamer gear poles don't have straps (though they have a loop for attaching some), the Black Diamond ones do have straps.

In Gear Swap » FS: Lots-GG LT4, BD Ultra Distance, Golite SL 2, quilt, down stuff, Patagonia, Darn Tough, Icebreaker, Deefeet Duragloves, PIF, etc
February 07, 12:27pm

Pole moddin
In a recent search for durable, lightish, adjustable poles I came up with the following 2 sets for my wife and I: 1. Changing the grips on some BD alpine carbon corks saves over 3 oz. I used som...

In Make Your Own Gear » Another MYOG Trek Pole thread - 3.3oz per
February 07, 11:03am

Re: Re: X-Pac Questions....
What they said. I'd go all VX21 and that Melco tape is good stuff. I had fine luck with a household iron but make sure you get enough of extra tape for testing.

In Make Your Own Gear » X-Pac Questions....
February 07, 7:34am

Gossamer gear and Black Diamond poles, Patagonia Rock Guides, Women's Precip, Patagonia Merino 1, down hoody still available
Socks sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: Lots-GG LT4, BD Ultra Distance, Golite SL 2, quilt, down stuff, Patagonia, Darn Tough, Icebreaker, Deefeet Duragloves, PIF, etc
February 07, 7:30am

Fleece
If you're looking for extra insulation while moving, a fleece vest is a super easy project and would be better than syn insulation. You can get Polartec/Malden Mills Hi-Loft fleece (same stuff...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best materials for hiking in freezing temps.
February 06, 3:15pm

Re: jacket measurements and added Patagonia Rock Guide pants
Hey Konrad, Jacket measurements are: Base of hood to bottom of jacket: 24" chest under armpits: 39" middle of base of hood to end of sleeve: 32.5" It's sewn through. My ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Lots-GG LT4, BD Ultra Distance, Golite SL 2, quilt, down stuff, Patagonia, Darn Tough, Icebreaker, Deefeet Duragloves, PIF, etc
February 06, 10:22am

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