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first backpack
Great looking materials - you see too many bags which all look the same. z-lite sections for back support - will that be removable to use in your sleep system and/or as a sit mat? I can't a...

In Make Your Own Gear » My First Backpack.
February 22, 6:45am

MLD bivy
Any photo's available? Thanks

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD cuben/momentum bivy
February 17, 10:27am

re: rain pant
another note RE rain pants: if you're wearing waterproof shoes you may have to consider some gaiters for when wearing the rain pants because the rain will glide straight off and into the top of...

In GEAR » Summer layering advice for newcomer, hiking in Alps in temps from 0C up to 25C
February 08, 10:25am

Re: summer EU alps
sorry I was thinking of a Rab piece boulder fleece I have but in fact it sounds more like a TNF snake eyes one I own. With a name like that I'd presume it's has more pile than the most c...

In GEAR » Summer layering advice for newcomer, hiking in Alps in temps from 0C up to 25C
February 07, 5:28pm

as mentioned above
setting up an inner first tent in the rain is a pain enough already, I bet you don't want to do it without a WP jacket on either?

In GEAR » Solo Tent Fly as Poncho / Rain Gear?
February 07, 12:11pm

sawyer mini
without meaning to hijack the thread, is the sawyer mini one of the better systems for cleaning water?

In GEAR » Life Straw Water filter...anyone use it?
February 07, 12:09pm

summer EU alps
even snowboarding in april in the alps I only need a merino short sleeve top and waterproof trousers so your kit might be a little over kill. even soft shell trousers are too warm for July. a...

In GEAR » Summer layering advice for newcomer, hiking in Alps in temps from 0C up to 25C
February 07, 12:08pm

shorts
I like to run so my hiking shorts do double duty. I really love my Haglofs "Intense" shorts (great colour choices) but I find them a little short to hike in so I have a pair of Pearl I...

In GEAR » Looking for Recomendations for Shorts
January 26, 3:30pm

fabric width
Sadly I've already cut into the fabric and wouldn't have enough! If I made the triangles narrower, should I make them shorter too? Perhaps I should scrap the project for now and use t...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG project
January 14, 1:10pm

welding rods
Funnily enough I had actually considered plastic welding rods for the corners already Jared but never having seen what they are I dismissed them! I'll order some now. It's not actually s...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG stuff sack & bathtub groundsheet
January 13, 11:20am

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