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nice buys
For a couple of years now I've been wearing the long inseam boxer briefs by Champion (not the same pair for all that time, of course...!). They sell for about $9 at Target. They are stretchy ...

In GEAR » Nice Backpacking Underwear From Wal-Mart
October 07, 2:17pm

Ray's book
I'm reading through Ray Jardine's tarp book now, having not read his stuff for about 10 years or so. He still rants against the gear companies but I must admit it is refreshing to see him ...

In GEAR » beaked tarps: a reasonable solution for muliple environments?
October 07, 9:50am

tarp size
John, I'm going through the same process as you with very similar parameters. Similarly, I have determined that an 8x10 is just about perfect: a palatial overnight retreat for the soloist and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tarp Size Rules of Thumb?
October 06, 1:10pm

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Neat link Steve, thank you. I'm trying to avoid tape due to added weight (particularly that ultra duty duct tape) plus in cold weather I have seen all sorts of tape adhesive give up, espec...

In Make Your Own Gear » What glue will bond polyethylene?
October 05, 3:37pm

bivys
Great discussion. Digesting all this, one could get the notion that a bivy sack is kinda useless. In dry, cool conditions where it adds some heat, you'd be better off with a slightly he...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unmanageable wetness this weekend
October 05, 2:06pm

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Great idea Brad. I did some searching and found that the typical bags used with impulse sealers are polyethylene. Maybe I can find one to borrow and experiment.

In Make Your Own Gear » What glue will bond polyethylene?
October 04, 10:32am

heat sealing
Any ideas on how to go about heat sealing it? I notice that the AMK emergency bivy bag made of the same material has seams that are fused in some way.

In Make Your Own Gear » What glue will bond polyethylene?
October 04, 8:59am

Ray J.
>IMHO, Ray Jardine is an engineer at heart and by practice. Did you >know he holds patents on the cam climbing devices? And he had the >cajones to stand down the conventional wisdom of a g...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone else put off by the Ray-Way?
October 04, 8:46am

What glue will bond polyethylene?
I have a little MYOG idea that would involve gluing 2 pieces of an Adventure Medical Kits heat sheet (space blanket) together to form a larger size. These AMK space blankets are made from metalize...

In Make Your Own Gear » What glue will bond polyethylene?
October 04, 8:14am

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>He is such a pro with such extensive experience, and the type person >who analyzes every single angle about effective lightweight trail >gear; I can't imagine a better example of a ha...

In GEAR » beaked tarps: a reasonable solution for muliple environments?
October 03, 12:57pm

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