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improving strength of mesh?
Has anyone tried thinning down some silicone and brushing it on their shoes? I haven't tried it but was thinking it might strengthen the mesh a little and have the added benefit of reducing wa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Shoulder Season Footwear Tips
February 22, 5:36pm

Re: Pattern
Thru-hiker's liberty ridge pattern is pretty good half zip pattern. It doesn't include a hood but I've made a couple and added a hood in place of the collar. If you want to cover the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing techniques for M90 windshirt
February 22, 10:44am

MYOG mummy bag
Just finished this up for my mom. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Details: About 5'6" long 17 oz 800 fill down M90 nice fat, non-flap draft tube/collar different...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG mummy bag
February 22, 9:21am

Re: Quilt Baffles
I usually cut the baffles to to the baffle height I want. Using up .25 or so on each side shortens them enough to manage the down well (I also usually overstuff ~20-30% over the caculated need).

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt Baffles
February 22, 8:37am

Re: Re: Re: Heavy Gear List
I remember seeing a documentary about the AT and there was something about someone carrying a hammer for tent stakes...

In Gear Lists » Heavy Gear List
February 21, 12:05pm

Re: Heavy Gear List
28 lb base weight list: http://twohikers.org/Gear/web_equiplist.pdf and some discussion on the list http://twohikers.org/Gear/gearlistcomments.htm I know what you mean about wondering what p...

In Gear Lists » Heavy Gear List
February 21, 11:46am

Re: Pictured Rocks
Fantastic report, thanks.

In Post-Trip Reports » Pictured Rocks in Winter
February 20, 9:59am

Trailrocs
Those trailrocs look promising. I like the idea of the different rubber densities and more lugs. The uppers look super comfy.

In GEAR » Inov-8 Shoe Choices and Favorites?
February 17, 5:46pm

Re: Patagonia Merino1 & 2, Montbell Rain Trekker jacket still available
bump...feel free to make offers...

In Gear Swap » Kookabay pad, Montbell Rain Trekker, merino baselayers, etc
February 17, 5:02pm

Re: Re: patagonia catalog-- .02?
Eh, I don't think things have changed that much. They've always frustrated by discontinuing awesome stuff (Traverse pants), but sometimes it comes back (ex Merino 1) and their quality is s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » patagonia catalog-- .02?
February 17, 2:11pm

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