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Re: starting a zipper
Tim is right on about needing 3 hands to start a zipper. Stills from video: Windows Media Player Video Quick Time Video Hope the links work OK. Just learning XHTML.

In Make Your Own Gear » 12-ounce down... sleep thing
May 26, 3:54pm

Re: Help Starting a Zipper
Have you looked at AYCE's "Using Continuous Zipper?" He includes a drawing along with the text. Also Specialty Outdoors Zipper Tips Text for starting a zipper pull is at the b...

In Make Your Own Gear » 12-ounce down... sleep thing
May 26, 1:29pm

Re: Corrugated plastic as a pack frame
Search the forums for 'corrugated framesheet'. There are several threads. Adding aluminum or titanium stiffeners seems to be popular. also has a entry fr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Corrugated plastic as a pack frame?
May 17, 6:24pm

Tubing clamp
Do you mean this? These are common in home brewing and can be found at many brewing supply stores.

In Make Your Own Gear » Where can I get a pinch clamp ??
May 17, 5:26pm

Re: Size of Backpack Mesh Pocket
Nick, Check out the Gossamer Gear G4 instructions Here. The G4 front panel material is 12" wide and the pocket material is 15" wide (including seam allowances). I have a modified G4...

In Make Your Own Gear » Size of Backpack Mesh Pocket
May 17, 1:13am

REI UL Poles - Personal Experience
I’ve used a pair REI UL Carbon poles for several years now. They do have issues with the locking mechanism. Here’s what I think happens with my poles: Because the pole sections are taper...

In GEAR » REI UL Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles
May 05, 10:27am

Why a Quilt
Dan, Here are a few of my thoughts on bag vs. quilt: A quilt can be lighter. To compare apples to apples, take the lightest bag, remove the zipper and a few inches of material and fill from ...

In GEAR » Why a quilt?
May 04, 12:56pm

Jon, Francis Tapon advocates SOBO on the PCT. On his website he explains why he feels SOBO is better, and he has journals, pictures and videos of his SOBO hike.Click Here for his website. Jack...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » pct southbound 2009
April 29, 12:19pm

G4 Kit
Michael, I suggest cutting out both upper shoulder strap pieces before sewing them together. If you cut out just one and then lay it on an oversized second piece, you have less control over stret...

In Make Your Own Gear » G4
April 22, 12:34pm

Re:Re: Soaking Cotton Balls With Vaseline
“I've noticed many people refer to "vaseline-soaked cotton balls" as a firestarter. I see why that would work, but how exactly do you "soak" them in vaseline?” Here...

In GEAR » What do you use to start your fire/stove?
April 21, 9:10am

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