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re: hikers friend
Looks interesting - shame I just ordered a sawyer mini! I may give the mitt's a try - I imagine they'd be nice and light if I used an uncoated nylon to use as a windproof layer. Still...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG project
February 26, 2:34pm

PHD kit
The pricing may be a little on the high end but that's why you have to keep an eye out of their biannual sale's. Luckily in the UK, more of Peter's kit ends up being resold on forums...

In GEAR » 2 New PHD jackets
February 26, 7:37am

40 degree bag
Last March I hiked a 3 day section of a long distance path here in the UK. My only down sleeping bag is a GoLite Adrenaline 1 which is rated to 40F and I slept on a thermarest prolite XS. Whilst ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Gear 'lists'
February 26, 7:31am

You may be surprised but most companies will honour Gore's lifetime warranty when the issue is with the membrane rather than their own 1-2 year manufacturing warranty.

In GEAR » Is there such a thing as a decent raincoat...? What should i buy?
February 26, 7:18am

shelter system clips
Has anyone seen, used or considered the following before? http://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/equipment-c3/accessories-c10/cord-clips-buckles-c86/shelter-systems-shelter-systems-grip-clips-p447

In GEAR » shelter system clips
February 26, 7:16am

Thanks for the advice. I have ordered second quality silnylon precisely because I don't expect my first attempts to be up to much. At some point I may graduate myself to some 'real' ...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG project
February 25, 10:57pm

Thanks for the reply James, lots to remember when my fabric arrives! Can I reinforce with almost anything stronger than silnylon? Such as 2oz PU nylon? Or is something stronger better? Anyone...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG project
February 24, 11:10pm

myog pack
You've got a real talent there And E. Great work. Again, love the fabric colour.

In Make Your Own Gear » My First Backpack.
February 23, 3:01am

myog mid
After having only made a few stuffsacks, this project feels a little ambitious. I'm not sure I got the cat curve quite right (I'm almost sure it's completely wrong!) I've deci...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG project
February 23, 3:00am

cape tarp poncho
Have you considered buying a single use polypro type poncho which you could cut up to work out a basic idea for a pattern? i mean this sort of thing http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/disposable-rain-...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Cuben Gatewood Cape (how to pattern?)
February 22, 6:49am

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