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Bill, as Ken said, this is for protection against birds and small mammals. I hang my food to keep it away from bears, coyotes, and foxes, but I've had mice and birds break into a hanging food b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified (enlarged) steel mesh food sack (Outsak)
July 08, 9:46pm

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Ken, thanks. I'm pleased with the increased space and minimal increase in weight, but I think the feature I'll appreciate most is the modified shape. It's handy for it to stand up on it...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified (enlarged) steel mesh food sack (Outsak)
July 08, 8:27pm

Modified (enlarged) steel mesh food sack (Outsak)
My Outsak UL has sometimes been too small to hold all of my food on longer trips or on trips with groups. I happened to have some 304 stainless steel mesh of the same gauge and knit as the mesh use...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified (enlarged) steel mesh food sack (Outsak)
July 08, 7:42pm

TPU
Heat sealable fabrics with a PU coating or PU film laminate are commonplace. The heat sealable nylon fabrics from Seattle Fabrics are TPU laminates, as were the fabrics that Bender used for his Koo...

In Make Your Own Gear » PVC vs PU coated for sleeping pad?
July 07, 5:02pm

Westcomb Shift
I'm offering a Westcomb Shift in Men's Large (black) on Gear Swap in case anyone is interested.

In GEAR » Any news on Westcomb Shift LT Hoodie?
July 06, 9:01pm

FS: New with tags Westcomb Shift
This is a brand new men's large Westcomb Shift. It was tried on once indoors but never worn outside. The weight on my scale is 11.9 ounces. The material of this shell is 3-layer Polartec...

In Gear Swap » FS: New with tags Westcomb Shift
July 06, 6:20pm

Use
"I am not going to rely on an odor proof bag. In areas that are known to have bear problems I just take a canister. Since I am solo I can't risk losing food." Rely on one? Nick, I&...

In GEAR » odor barrier bags
July 06, 1:56pm

Odor barrier bags
I recently looked into this, and bought some foil barrier bags on Ebay. From my recent reading, my understanding is that barrier bags (designed to prevent ingress or egress of odor molecules, oxyge...

In GEAR » odor barrier bags
July 06, 11:19am

Spinnaker
Spinnaker (silicone, melamine, or polycarbonate coated ripstop polyester) enjoyed a relatively brief (2-4 years) period of popularity among ultralight backpackers. It is appealing because some form...

In Make Your Own Gear » Substitute fabric for Spinnaker (5 Yards to SUL Article Pack)
July 02, 1:20pm

Bear bag hanging on tree trunks (not branches)
I recently camped in an area where I had difficulty locating branches for food hanging. The only sturdy branches were too high or surrounded by impenetrable tangles of twigs. Is anyone familiar wit...

In GEAR » Bear bag hanging on tree trunks (not branches)
June 30, 12:57pm

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