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Re: How does my backpack fit? (Pics inside)
>> I moved my belt up a little bit Have you tried walking some with it on (loaded)? Take a brisk walk around the block, so that your hipbelt settles into where it's going to be when y...

In GEAR » How does my backpack fit? (Pics inside)
June 06, 10:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How light can I reasonably get in a solo shelter?
Already addressed the quilt thing above. Just don't like them. I'm sure I can shed more weight, if that was simply the goal. But I sort of *like* most of my gear and I'm finding th...

In GEAR » How light can I reasonably get in a solo shelter?
June 06, 5:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: How light can I reasonably get in a solo shelter?
>> I think you can probably save around 10oz with a 20* Zpacks sleeping bag similar in specs (size and length)to the Ultralight. Yes, you're right. I switched from a Feathered Friends...

In GEAR » How light can I reasonably get in a solo shelter?
June 06, 5:52pm

Re: Re: How light can I reasonably get in a solo shelter?
Thanks, all, for your suggestions. @Matt, I've never quite understood the poncho tarp strategy. I picture myself waking up in the middle of a rainy night and having to go outside for some r...

In GEAR » How light can I reasonably get in a solo shelter?
June 06, 3:13pm

How light can I reasonably get in a solo shelter?
My lightest solo shelter right now is a DIY silnylon tarp based on Henry Shires' original 2p Tarptent design. Weighs 10.9oz. My base weight is around 11lb right now and, for a 4-day moderate-w...

In GEAR » How light can I reasonably get in a solo shelter?
June 06, 11:24am

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

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