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Re: Bivy Kit
Jamie S has some excellent instructions on his website. A bivy is a great first project.

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy Kit
March 02, 8:35am

Nylon thread
Nylon thread is usually slicker than polyester thread and often requires much higher tension. If you can't get enough tension by the tension knob, often (especially on industrial or older &quo...

In Make Your Own Gear » thick thread problems re backpack 0- tips?
February 28, 2:15pm

Re: Re: MYOG mummy bag
Footbox is 38" and it's about 60" at the shoulders. Next project is one for my wife with pretty much what you describe (M50 with probably more like 15 oz oz 900 fp)

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG mummy bag
February 22, 7:18pm

Re: Re: MYOG mummy bag
Thanks for the kind words... @ Sam-I'm not sure exactly how long it took me...I finished most of it over the weekend, probably working 5ish? hours both days. Add a couple hours of cutting ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG mummy bag
February 22, 5:48pm

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: and some discussion on the list I know what you mean about wondering what p...

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

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