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Re: Lightweight & Inexpensive - Philmont 2006
This answer assumes the goal is lightweight rather than ultralight. tyvek would work for a gear tarp but be warned, tyvek is *LOUD* in the wind. If you have access to a few sewing machines yo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lightweight & Inexpensive - Philmont 2006
September 06, 1:53am

Re: What kind of footwear do you wear ?
Paul, A nit, perhaps, but ... I should probably re-read that part of Beyond Backpacking to be sure but while he certainly did suggest boots for some conditions I'm pretty sure he suggests "th...

In GEAR » What kind of footwear do you wear ?
September 04, 7:38am

an alternative hat brim stiffener
Not being a gram weenie (yet, anyway) I've used, really like and will continue to use thru-hiker's timtex. But if that's too heavy you might try fiberglass window sceen material. At my nearest ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Light Weight - Make Your Own for an AT Thru-Hike
August 31, 7:44pm

Re: insul-mat uber micro pad
If you decide you want to try it you can find it for sale here

In GEAR » insul-mat uber micro pad
August 29, 3:06pm

Re: Make a Canister Cozy
I'm trying (and failing) to get my brain around the idea of a canister cozy for cold weather. But since I've not used a canister in the cold I suspect I'm just missing something. Cold weather r...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make A Canister Cozy
August 25, 9:24pm

sewing silnylon
Silnylon presents a lot of challenges. A walking foot is alleged to make it easier. Have you tried adjusting the downward pressure on the foot? It might also be productive to ask at thru-hiker

In Make Your Own Gear » Need silnylon sewing tips
August 22, 3:46pm

Re: Re: inserting an active hyperlink.......
ACK! Sorry about that typo. I've edited the original post to correct it. It ain't nearly as easy to include an example of HTML in a web page as it is to make a functional hyperlink. This ve...

In GEAR » Ultralight Outfitters Beer Can Stove System for Esbit Fuel
August 22, 2:55am

inserting an active hyperlink into a forum msg
Bill, How to create an active link here .... If you want rings on ebay to take you to http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ50QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQsassZbigcojones then put this &#...

In GEAR » Ultralight Outfitters Beer Can Stove System for Esbit Fuel
August 21, 8:22pm

Re: UltraLight Outfitters Beer Can Cook pot Stove small air gap?
I had the same initial reaction as David Lewis ... in that photo the windscreen is *WAY* too tight to allow adequate airflow for combustion. But when I watched the quicktime demo video and learn...

In GEAR » Ultralight Outfitters Beer Can Stove System for Esbit Fuel
August 14, 12:20pm

re: pillow talk
I too need (want?) a substantial head suppport at night. I had a Qualofil (sp?)camp pillow for many years. When the flannel cover finally rotted away I cut off about 1/3 of the filling and used...

In GEAR » Pillow Talk
August 13, 2:33pm

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My entry into the world of tarping was with Hernry's orginal squall. Later that year the Cloudburst was introduced. I contacted him about an idea of converting my squall to use an arched front p...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 30, 11:04am

1) good products 2) friendly and useful help before ans after sale 3) great customer service I'd rate Thru-Hiker a 6 if that was an option

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 8:10am

Minibull Designs Pocket Puck
Hector, I had similar experience .... but only the first time I lit it. Since then I've been giving the pocket puck about 15-30 seconds more warmup time and it has always stayed lit. There is a...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 16, 6:04am