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Re: noob botched her first summer quilt!
A couple of thoughts... If you've never worked with slippery fabrics before, PRACTICE by making a few stuff sacks. Sounds like you now have some scrap material, so there's your chance. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » noob botched her first summer quilt!
June 06, 6:54am

Re: Not Answering is Answering
>> So I think I've got my answer by omission: there really is no agreed-upon comfortable way to sit on the ground. A few folks can sit lotus position. Otherwise, people are recommending: ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
June 04, 9:37am

Re: Re: Re: How many F degrees of warmth can a silk sleeping liner and a LW down puffy add?
I'm wondering whether you even bother to read the responses in all the threads you've started on this subject... I suggested a 20deg down sleeping bag plus summer-weight synthetic quilt ...

In GEAR » How many F degrees of warmth can a silk sleeping liner and a LW down puffy add?
May 23, 11:24am

Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations
FWIW, I bought a cheap basic Singer machine from Target, paid around $70 on sale, and it's been perfectly adequate for all my DIY projects. One of the advantages of DIY projects in the UL real...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machine Recommendations
May 16, 12:40pm

Synthetic summer quilt
I made a really simple summer quilt last year. Used 4oz Apex, Pertex/Momentum type outer fabric (got it from OWFINC, I'm pretty sure) and Habotai silk (8mm) for the inside lining. Sewn shaped...

In Make Your Own Gear » Noob wants to make a summer quilt!!!
May 14, 1:15pm

Re: Wmn's UL gear recommendations
I'm about your size. My primary gear pieces for 3-season use are: Sleeping bag - Western Mountaineering Ultralite, 20deg bag in the 5'6" size has 15oz of fill, weighs 27.2oz. It...

In Gear Lists » Wmn's UL gear recommendations
May 06, 10:05am

Coffee
I like drip coffee, with fine home-ground coffee, water temp slightly below boiling, cone and paper filter. I make coffee manually at home (no coffee maker) and do the same on the trail. I thin...

In GEAR » Titanium Fold Down Coffee Drip from Snow Peak
May 06, 9:35am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MRT...
Forecast is improving! :)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Michigan GGG (or just a plain old backpacking trip)
April 23, 7:36am

Re: Re: Concern of scorpions, etc?
I stand corrected! Guess I've been lucky to have never experienced no-see-ums in all the times I've been below the rim. All the old-timer Canyon guys who introduced me to the GC always cow...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Fly needed in GCNP in late May?
April 23, 7:34am

Re: Concern of scorpions, etc?
>> If I use just a tarp is there any concern of scorpions or any other creepy/crawlies in the canyon? Someone's always going to have some anecdotal story but, imo, no concern. I've...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Fly needed in GCNP in late May?
April 22, 2:50pm

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