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pentagon tarp
I too would love to know how much silnylon you used and any information regarding triangle size would certainly come in handy! Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Pentagon tarp (poor man's trailstar)
March 23, 8:26am

quilt design
I really like the look of that, I'd be interested to see a cottage company or MYOG version in lighter fabrics.

In GEAR » Better quilt design?
March 22, 9:15am

first time skiing
You'll spend plenty of time on the ground so waterproof top and pants is necessary, as others have mentioned. Something hard wearing is good too - you wouldn't want to take a fall on an icy...

In GEAR » First time skiing - help clothe me
March 13, 3:38pm


In GEAR » Double Rainbow, Lunar Duo, or Nallo 2 what would you choose?
March 13, 12:25pm

hooded down vest?
Have you thought about a hooded down vest? Less weight but still with a hood. I cant think of many off the top of my head but PHDesigns had one on sale size Large last time I was browsing there.

In GEAR » lightweight fleece hoodie or really light down parka
February 28, 12:52pm

Neat idea! When you say "puff up" do you mean with your lungs or with your hands? I ask because some people like the pump bag/dry sack/pack liner products because they don't have ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Schnozzle schmozzle
February 26, 10:54pm

mitts / adding waterproofing to softshell
Their only potential to see snow would be Easter in the Alps but I'll either be snowshoeing or snowboarding so they'd either be overkill or not quite enough. On another note...how hard ...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG project
February 26, 10:18pm

Sapporo stove
I'm still a recent convert to meths and will enjoy my caldera cone set up for a while longer before making anything myself but I have to say this is really impressive.

In Make Your Own Gear » The Silver Bullet Sapporo Bottle Stove
February 26, 10:10pm

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

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