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Re: I never meant to be my own gear maker
The 70d silnylon will work just fine. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » I never meant to be my own gear maker
August 09, 5:58am

Re: Re: Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived?
"The next presidential election will be in fact be the DNC primary as the GOP has exactly zero electable candidates to offer at the moment." No kidding. Amazingly enough, Romney was by...

In Chaff » Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived?
August 07, 5:18pm

Re: missed one
Bill, I've got some TX07 I could sell you really cheap if you want to try it out. Think I've only got $4-$5 per yard in it. Ryan

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions
August 07, 5:08pm

Re: edges
Lou, I folded the edges over twice and then ran a stitch around the entire length. So, the tie outs are stitched through three layers of cuben and three layers of sailcloth. Even though cuben wo...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Cuben 9x7 Tarp
August 07, 4:58pm

You pretty much nailed the pros/cons. If you can afford a cuben tarp, that's the route I would go. Cost is the only real advantage for silnylon IMO. If built properly both fabrics are strong en...

In GEAR » Tarp Materials - Cuben & Silnylon
August 06, 7:41pm

Re: Bright Colors vs Drab Colors
I think if we could comprehend how well a bear smells, or even a dog, we would realize the color of the food bag will not make a difference. Best food bag - I like just a plain old cuben one wi...

In GEAR » Best Food Storage Bag
August 06, 5:26pm

Re: Quick question on quilt making
Jimmy, On my quilts, I simply run the baffles all the way to the edge, then fold the part that would be in the hem like an accordion, then sew. That part of the quilt will be under you anyway so...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quick question on quilt making
August 06, 11:12am

Re: Looks Great!
Hi JP, The member I made this tarp for requested the catenary ridge line, so that's what I used. With that said, catenary curves will make for a more taught pitch compared to a standard ridg...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Cuben 9x7 Tarp
August 05, 7:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Re:
"Take a look at Joel Osteen's mansion for example; hardly an example of a Christian abandoning all of their riches to serve the poor. " Ahhh yes. The prosperity doctrine. Osteen is...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
August 04, 10:31am

Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
Sounds like a cool project. I would probably try heavily reinforcing the area where the cuben fly meets the pole sleeve and then sew like normal. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 03, 8:22pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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I've had an Ohm for about a year now and have taken it on a few trips. It's very comfortable provided that you keep it in the weight range it's designed for. When carrying 20-25 lbs it car...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 10, 5:36pm