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Carbon
Yes, it's fairly easy to lay things up in carbon fiber. I posted about several items I made, including this knife sheath: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thre...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sources for Carbon Fiber sheets (weaved, ready for resin)?
July 11, 7:45pm

Ruta Locura
Dan, Josh at Ruta Locura doesn't advertise any composite layup supplies on his website. I don't know if he'd be willing to sell any of it. I made a carbon/kevlar composite lid for m...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sources for Carbon Fiber sheets (weaved, ready for resin)?
July 11, 4:09pm

Carbon
Yes, as Mike said, CST sales is one vendor with a decent selection, although I've found that their prices are higher than some others. Also, for an UL eating utensil, keep in mind that no c...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sources for Carbon Fiber sheets (weaved, ready for resin)?
July 11, 1:38pm

Guns
Chris, my points were specifically about considering pistols as an alternative to bear spray for backcountry protection from wolves in areas (like Alaska or northern Canada) where wolves are relati...

In GEAR » Pepper Spray lacking when wolf attacking
July 10, 5:26pm

Poles
I think David's point about one vs. two pole shelters makes sense. I have used both kinds and I've thought about this tradeoff. In high winds, when you'd want the edges of your shelter ...

In GEAR » Most storm worthy trekking pole tent?
July 10, 11:10am

Carbon fiber
Jordan, ebay has multiple listings for 3k plain weave carbon fiber cloth for less than 1/10th of the price you found. I have also found half a dozen or more other suppliers online using google. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sources for Carbon Fiber sheets (weaved, ready for resin)?
July 10, 12:05am

Yes
"If a person can't hold a spray can steady, would a pistol be all that useful?" "...so I guess I'd put my money on the noise having a greater effect." I would, too...

In GEAR » Pepper Spray lacking when wolf attacking
July 09, 11:51pm

Probability
Jerry, I think you make a good point. I don't own a gun, and I have certainly never carried anything backpacking that I intended to use as a weapon (a firearm or anything else), but I might...

In GEAR » Pepper Spray lacking when wolf attacking
July 09, 11:08pm

Firearms
Jeremy, it sounds like you're suggesting that a terrified and shaky person could expect the same result from using a pistol or bear spray against an approaching wolf. I must be misunderstanding...

In GEAR » Pepper Spray lacking when wolf attacking
July 09, 10:42pm

Wolves
Canis hystericus, the "teen wolf" is another variety of concern in some areas. Seriously, I'd be surprised if wolves were unaffected by bear spray. I see that there might be a ...

In GEAR » Pepper Spray lacking when wolf attacking
July 09, 9:18pm

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