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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

Re: Flat Felled Seams
I tried out several different variations (true felled seam as Samuel describes, faux, faux with a third stitch in the middle, and faux without the extra fabric folded under like Roger describes) y...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Felled Seam
February 22, 12:13pm

Re: Re: Re: sausage
only if you were able to light it in the rain... edit: and have video

In GEAR » Examples of "Stupid Heavy"
February 22, 12:18am

Some seek arrowheads and artifacts, others...

In GEAR » Examples of "Stupid Heavy"
February 21, 11:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Examples of "Stupid Heavy"
Damn, I always have to carry in my own sausage. How has more than one person found a giant sausage in the wilderness?????

In GEAR » Examples of "Stupid Heavy"
February 21, 9:54pm

Ti mugs
Just curious for those that are using ti mugs...why? They're expensive and heavy. What am I missing? Head down to the thrift store for some sexy plastic. Cheap and well under an oz.

In GEAR » Coffee - carry a mug?
February 21, 3:11pm

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