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Re: Thanks!
if it's a one off project, you could probably just take a rasp/file/dremel to a square block of nylon and carve an almond shape easily enough after you drill a proper sized hole.

In Make Your Own Gear » Inflation Valves from Inflatable Sleeping Pads
November 10, 1:05am

Re: Check Gearswap
Gearswap for sure. Also other places to look (not so much cottage manufacturers but big names) would be geartrade.com. Lots of used gear sold on their for good prices (most comes from Backcountry.c...

In Gear Deals » Looking for slightly used packs and sleeping bags
November 09, 3:14pm

Re: Inflation Valves from Inflatable Sleeping Pads
You can buy a thermarest replacement valve as posted above. Jsut be warned that you'll have to fashion a plastic block similar to what TaR uses, or use a lot of glue to seal it to your project.

In Make Your Own Gear » Inflation Valves from Inflatable Sleeping Pads
November 09, 2:43pm

Re: Shoe Mesh
My old Inov8 roclite 315s had a stiff-ish mesh on them (like bug screen for windows) but it was brittle and eventually broke/tore at the flex point above my big toes. The slit slowly grew after for...

In GEAR » Shoe Mesh
November 08, 11:06am

Re: So what are we talking practically for 3-season shelters?
I like the Beaufort scale, with just a little memorization it can calibrate your wind "sensor" pretty well. I've experienced "gale" force winds on a cruise where I could lea...

In GEAR » Accurately Estimating Wind Speed
November 08, 10:01am

Re: Re: Pertex rain shell as windbreaker
Just checked and Tom is absolutely correct. Pertex Endurance is in no way water proof. The company itself only claims high water resistance. Much more water resistant than a simple DWR but still in...

In GEAR » Pertex rain shell as windbreaker
November 08, 9:31am

Hand stitch it using a speed stitch as someone else suggested. If you go slow and steady you'll have a great repair, even with no experience. Machines are nice but for small repairs they're...

In Make Your Own Gear » Backpack repair question
November 08, 9:09am

Re: Re: warmth vs breathability
So I'm confused, is this the same fabric used in the Cap 4 baselayers? If so, maybe make a hoody since everyone seems to rant and rave about it as a deep cold baselayer? Lets you try one out fo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polartec Power dry high efficiency baselayer fabric???
November 08, 9:02am

Re: Pertex rain shell as windbreaker
Pertex Shield Plus (2nd gen) is noticeably more breathable than Pertex Shield DS (generation 1) but it's still going to be far far less breathable than a true windshirt. That said, open up the ...

In GEAR » Pertex rain shell as windbreaker
November 08, 8:41am

Re: Hiking staff for hexamid shelter?
I'd second the LT4 suggestion. They're pretty stiff. Mine only broke when a buddy stepped on it directly and crushed the lower section on talus. You can buy them individually now and the...

In GEAR » Hiking staff for hexamid shelter?
November 08, 8:36am

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