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Re: 950 Fill Power?
I can't comment 950 fp but I've used 800 and 900 fp down in projects, both from Thru-Hiker. The 800 fp down definitely had more feathers in it. It was a marginal but the 900 had just no fea...

In Make Your Own Gear » 950 Fill Power?
March 05, 7:47pm

Re: AT NOBO gear list
Looks like a pretty awesome list. I did the AT in 2011 and I would have been very happy with that list. The only thing I would add is one or two extra tent pegs. I'm not too familiar with the n...

In Gear Lists » AT NOBO gear list
February 06, 8:29am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Any interest in EtaProof fabric?
Billy, A cotton tent probably wouldn't be completely watertight in a driving rain unless really heavily coated, but a cotton tent isn't meant for rain. It's a very specific style of ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Any interest in EtaProof fabric?
January 24, 5:50pm

Re: Any interest in EtaProof fabric?
I'm a little unclear on the description. Is it cotton to be used for a hot tent setup in the winter? Is yes, than I might be interested but $18 per yard is pretty steep.

In Make Your Own Gear » Any interest in EtaProof fabric?
January 24, 3:52pm

Re: stretchy material
I believe the lycra mesh from Quest Outfitters is what you're looking for. I remember liking the mesh material used for the pocket on a fellow hiker's ULA bag and I'm pretty sure the st...

In Make Your Own Gear » stretchy material
January 19, 2:18pm

Frogg toggs
I used a frogg togg suit my entire AT hike and loved it. It doesn't have many features but the brushed layer on the outside dried way faster and didn't wet out as much. It also easily laste...

In GEAR » Need advice on a rain jacket that will fit my needs for an AT thru hike.
December 26, 9:08am

Re: Stove jack placement in a 9x9 mid
Because the walls of a pyramid slope so much I think you may struggle to put it anywhere bu in the centre of the tent. I've used a pyramid with two foot side walls and we put it off the the lef...

In GEAR » Stove jack placement in a 9x9 mid
December 18, 7:24am

Not really
I've kept my eye out for a while and I haven't found anything worth mentioning. There was a place in calgary that closed shop a few years ago and there are a few places that do repairs in C...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where to buy cuben, sylnylon in Canada
December 16, 11:47am

Cat curves
I noticed I your post that you said that you didn't want to use cat curves because you wanted a good seal with the ground but you don't have to have them along the bottom seam. You should p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Just curious, re: Cubic tech and cuben fiber
December 13, 8:30am

Re: Top fabric choice for bivy
I haven't used nobul2 but I have used nobul1. The website says they are similar. I definitely would consider something different. Nobul1 is whisper thin and has very little water repellency. M9...

In Make Your Own Gear » Top fabric choice for bivy
December 10, 11:49am

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