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frame
Thanks, all, for the tips. The pack will built with a sleeve behind the back panel that I will slide a myog frame into, so I anticipate needing a way to adjust straps up and down externally. Right ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best / easiest adjustable torso length
January 19, 8:45pm

Best / easiest adjustable torso length
I'm in the process of designing MYOG packs for my growing kids. I've come up with a few ways to make the torso length adjustable, but none are very easy to implement. Anyone have any ideas ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best / easiest adjustable torso length
January 19, 10:36am

hole location
James, How many pleats and holes did you use to reach the 9 minute mark? Does it matter whether the holes are punched on the inside versus outside pleats? (The stove I made last week is very eff...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pleated conical alky stove
January 16, 9:31am

purpose?
How will the webbing and netting be used?

In Make Your Own Gear » Attaching webbing to pack
January 14, 9:58pm

Re
Thanks, Dan and Henry, for your comments. Very helpful.

In GEAR » Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire
January 12, 9:23pm

Why not use a PU coated floor?
I don't own any shelters with a silnylon floor, but my understanding is that they aren't very waterproof, a groundsheet is usually required to protect against punctures, and they are slippe...

In GEAR » Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire
January 11, 4:33pm

solid inner?
Henry, any plans to offer the SS2 with a solid inner like the Scarp?

In GEAR » Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire
January 10, 12:29pm

+1 on solid inner
The mesh roof is a drawback for me. My interest in a solid inner is for wind protection and added warmth. The mesh roof would seem to decrease warmth. From a marketing standpoint I think the Scarp-...

In Gear Deals » Tarptent Notch
January 10, 12:13pm

uncoated flashing
Anyone know where to get uncoated aluminum flashing? I bought some aluminum flashing from Lowe's to make windscreens out of, but it had some type of coating on it that turned brown and emitted ...

In Make Your Own Gear » My Caldera Clone
January 06, 11:37am

Paint
Do you suggest painting everything below the water line or just the bottom of the pot?

In Make Your Own Gear » Painting pot black
December 29, 9:41pm

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