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mesh for a chest pack
Looking for a source for a durable mesh to make a vest with webbing attachments for SAR work. I tried the ribz pack last weekend and was very disappointed. My chest got sweaty and hot. The strap...

In Make Your Own Gear » mesh for a chest pack
June 21, 9:04am

anser from another newbie
I don't have a lot of experience, but I know that for stiffness - Walmart sells a set of 3 thin plastic flexible cutting boards. You could use these to stiffen the bags. They cut very easily, b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Few starter questions from a newbie.....
June 14, 7:41pm

cost / function
Since I was in the design stage and had limited sewing skills, I opted for cost and function. $4 a yard pack cloth vs $20 a yard specialty fabrics. Many people have mixed fabrics to account for hi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Backpack fabric
June 13, 4:34am

Ribz pack
The RIBZ pack has been brought up before. you could mod it to include a waist pack. I am going to try the ribz pack on my next SAR next weekend. I'll let you know how it goes. Trying it on it s...

In Make Your Own Gear » pack design idea..?
June 12, 5:40pm

Thanks for your help. Maybe it is time to try down again. I remeber reacting to the down pillows as a kid and the michelin man coats as a teenager. (that was a long long time ago) As I look i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Might can quilt
June 10, 8:59pm

Might can quilt
I saw this at REI last week and it has me intrigued. I wonder if I have the sewing chops to make one. It will have to have synthetic insulation - as I am allergic to down. I like the integrated pad...

In Make Your Own Gear » Might can quilt
June 05, 6:37pm

Your packs continue to inspire me. I like of the outside the box thinking. The half pack is a cool idea - very versatile. I'm a very amateur pack maker (I can sew a straight line fairly wel...

In Make Your Own Gear » New Backpacks
June 05, 5:23am

awesome turtle pack
I like the low profile and easy access to gear. Are the side pockets removable? It looks like they attach to the compression strap attachement points. Rock on Dave

In Make Your Own Gear » My Center Zip pack I made
June 04, 7:35pm

This site is great
The ideas and help that you get is great. You had mentioned using tent poles for rigidity. why not rig them in a sleeve and they could be your load lifters , thus freeing your top lid to be part...

In Make Your Own Gear » Critique My Pack Idea
June 04, 5:57pm

hmm - I like it
I think I get the concept. It is a little hard for an old guy like me to follow the drawings, but is the top compartment the trapezoidal shaped part? Will it be able to scissor up and down to acco...

In Make Your Own Gear » Critique My Pack Idea
June 04, 5:33pm

All Reader Reviews by David Goodyear

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caldera cone w gram cracker esbit stove snow peak solo
Just returned from a 4 day bushwhacking trip. This setup achieved 2 near boils (small bubbles) per esbit tab. Morning and night temps in the mid 30's - water taken from cold creeks. I allotted 4 t...

In Stoves - Other
October 08, 7:52am

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
I bought this tent before becoming a member of this site. When I read the review of the SL-1, I was worried about its stability and durability. I am not a tarp camper so the seedhouse seemed to be the...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 12, 7:22am