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2 new packs: DX40 panel loader and drybag hauler-ish pack
So the main goal of this first one was to nail the fit of a harness and be able to use different sized main pack bodies for different seasons or needs. This is the the third of this type of pack t...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2 new packs: DX40 panel loader and drybag hauler-ish pack
July 01, 8:23am

Re: WTB: Dyneema X Scraps (or Similar Fabric)
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In Gear Swap » WTB: Dyneema X Scraps (or Similar Fabric)
June 19, 10:43pm

Re: August Backpacking Trip in Utah (?!)
Escalante area is well watered and would be good. Last July we did Boulder Mail Trail from Escalante to Death Hollow and the river back to town. Great trip. Dark Canyon (lower part) is great in ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » August Backpacking Trip in Utah (?!)
June 07, 9:02pm

I have a few frames left..
I have 3 left. Mike, you can have dibs on one if you want. $15 each shipped. PM me if interested.

In GEAR » Best practice consensus: adding a frame for Jam?
June 07, 7:50pm

price dropped again on Rain Trekker..
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In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Trailstar, MSR Titan kettle, merino and capilene baselayers, Montbell Rain Trekker
June 06, 7:01pm

Re: solutions
Mina, there's been a couple recent threads for group orders of nylofume bags, which are odorproof bags used in fumigating homes. Way cheaper than opsacks and no zipper to worry about failure. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bear safety, Colorado San Juan NF
June 06, 5:41pm

Re: Re: Any advice for pointy hips and backpacks?
The last couple packs I've made I cut out a section of the foam padding that goes across my hips (so the foam is "V" shaped with the tip of the V being where it buckles). Comfy and s...

In GEAR » Any advice for pointy hips and backpacks?
June 06, 3:23pm

"Bear safety, Colorado San Juan NF"
I've backpacked quite a bit in the Weminuche and usually just use an odorproof bag inside a cuben drybag and clip it to a tree or pile rocks on it. Never had a problem. I usually camp above t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bear safety, Colorado San Juan NF
June 06, 3:17pm

Re: x-pac taping
No, put the tape onto the fabric (PU coated side), then cut the strips of fabric so now you have essentially a one sided tape. Peel off the backing and tape the seams. edit: for this applicat...

In Make Your Own Gear » waterproof backpack fabric
June 03, 5:39pm

Re: taping WX vs TX vs VX
I've done some tape testing on the mentioned fabrics. The McNett iron on tape adheres very well to the VX taffeta back and fairly well to the TX/WX back. I've also made tape using 3M 9485...

In Make Your Own Gear » waterproof backpack fabric
June 03, 4:08pm

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